Remember I posted an interview awhile back about a husband and wife self-publishing team; Dreamboat Books, and reviewed a couple of their books. In case you have forgotten here is one post…. Here. Mark Somerset and his illustrator wife Rowan have just recently scored a partnership with Australian Harper Collins Publishers. Not only that, their book “Two Little Bugs” won the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book, at the PANZ Book Design Awards in Auckland recently, as well as receiving the Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book.
Check out Panz Books Design facebook page …. https://www.facebook.com/groups/166634796767542/#!/PANZBookDesignAwards
And check out Marks facebook page ….. https://www.facebook.com/groups/166634796767542/#!/MarkSommerset
Congratulations to you both
Thanks Lori, isn’t it great?
I HAVE TO READ THAT BOOK! I love the cover. It is great that they got awards for their book! 😀
Thanks very much Erik. And I think it’s brilliant that you are having such fun reading and sharing and reviewing so many books with your friends and fans on your blog. When I was 10 the internet didn’t even exist!
Thanks Erik, isn’t it wonderful.
This is indeed wonderful news. I plan to share.
Thanks Darlene, it’s wonderful news and thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing Diane 🙂 Rowan are delighted with the award – I especially for Rowan as so much of the success and charm of the book hinges on the clever she treated the design (like how the die-cut holes and shapes allow the bigs to talk ‘through the pages’ to each other). Up, up and away!
Your welcome Mark and Rowan. It is one cute book and maybe the next stop for it is a SCBWI meet in LA….. sometime !!!
A lot of hard work and a bunch of talent are perfect elements…this wonderful success shows what happens when you combine them…Congratulations! Thanks, Diane, for bringing this amazing duo to our attention. 🙂
Thankyou for your kind words and you are very welcome.
Looks terrific. Just put in a purchase suggestion at my local library!
Cool! Thanks Julie!
I remember the interview and was inspired by their philosophy of writing and publishing. Glad they have received recognition and will be printed by a Haprer Collins. Inspiring story for those who self-publish. I wish them a lot of success.