When the Sun Met the Moon by Simran Mohinani
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books ~ Release date: March, 2021
Tour dates: Mar 15 to Apr 2, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
In this enchanting tale of the origins of the Sun and the Moon, the Sun flies across the universe on an adventure to look for someone whose light matches his own. When the Sun Met the Moon is a story filled with so much love, excitement, and equality that you won't want to put down, and can be told for years to come.
After centuries of brightening up the sky by himself, the poor Sun is exhausted, lonely, and in need of some help. So, he decides to search the galaxies for someone whose light is as strong and powerful as his to help him shine down on the people of Earth. When the Sun decides to take a holiday to go on this adventure, Earth is left with its first-ever nighttime where the sky goes dark and cold, leaving people afraid to come out of their homes.
Will the Sun be able to find somebody whose light is equal to his? Find out in this gorgeous love story how the Sun met his perfect Moon.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is a quality made, colorful book, ideal for very young children.
Illustrator: Leo Hartas, has created simple images on beautifully illustrated pages.
The story is written in short poetic verse. However, it lacks skill in rhyming.
It is a whimsical, incredulous tale,
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
How to Get Your Children's Book Published the Right Way
My latest book, 'When the Sun Met the Moon', was actually never even intended to be a book at all! I started writing it one day as a poem for my second book 'The Storyteller' after having the thought: 'What would the Sun even be without the Moon?', for starters: lonely, exhausted, and incomplete. I wanted to tell the love story between two characters the whole world knows and can relate to. After writing this poem and editing basic errors, about 20 minutes had passed. I immediately sent it over to my editor to see if it was good enough to be included in the manuscript. "Good enough?" He questioned, "this is some phenomenal stuff, you could turn this into a book for kids if you wanted to".
The process of book publication is a very personal, yet grueling one, for anyone who encounters it. There are always inevitably going to be bumps in the road when trying to find someone to publish your book. My previous trilogy of books came relatively easy to me, I found a publisher whose vision aligned with mine and most importantly gave me autonomy with my creative process. Children's books are a whole different ball game. I emailed manuscripts to several literary agents and heard no after no. I submitted my manuscript to a ton of places, tried networking within the field, spent countless hours trying to figure out my next move, all to no avail. Fast forward a few months and 'When the Sun Met the Moon' was performed in interpretive dance at a festival I was attending; that ensemble touched so many people I thought: wow, I should just get this published, even if it means going down the self-publishing route, which I had never encountered before.
As I started to do my research on self-publishing, I got an email back from one of the biggest publishing houses in the world, reaching out to sign me on for the rights to ‘When the Sun Met the Moon’. I was elated, and we quickly started the motions of bringing the book to life, except for one problem, the book they wanted to release was not the book I wrote. What do I mean by that? They changed the words, storyline, added more and subtracted most of what I had written, had picked a fancy illustrator for me that added arms and legs to the planets I loved and quite frankly in my eyes, made a mockery out of my work. I decided promptly that I wanted no part in this, and left the best traditional publishing contract I think I will ever see in my life.
I moved on and forgot about publishing for a while, I put this project on the back burner and focused on producing things that I could control to avoid more disappointment. Eventually, one day, when I was checking my email, I received a notification from a company called Mascot Books telling me that they would like to publish my book and explaining that they were a hybrid publishing company, almost like traditional publishing, just with a different revenue model and way more freedom for creative expression. After doing my thorough due diligence, I assessed this would be the best option for me, and haven't looked back once since. Working with Mascot has been so amazing, they've truly provided me with the best in the industry and every opportunity possible to try and make my book a success!
The key to getting your children's book published in the best way is by analyzing your options not based on the financial returns or notary success you may receive, but by finding a team that can support your goals, genuinely believes in your ideas, and works with you to make them flourish daily.
Meet the Author:
Simran Mohinani, otherwise known as Simi Moh, was born on September 8th, 1998. She is a graduate of Northeastern University, studying entrepreneurship with a minor in global fashion. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, and now lives between there, London, and Boston. She first worked for the United Nations with their environmental conservation team before also collaborating with Amazon, Marriott, and Snupps. She published her first trilogy of books comprised of poetry and short stories which are very successful. She now owns and runs three of her own businesses in the fields of consulting, denim supply, and commercial goods. She also has her own charity: The SiMission. After college, she also worked full-time at her family business, which deals with properties in Europe. On the side, she still loves to write, which came to fruition with When the Sun Met the Moon, for your enjoyment and pleasure.
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