The Dads Behaving Dadly project has far exceeded our expectations already. When we began the project a couple months ago, we hoped we could get enough good stories to make a book. What we have received are phenomenal stories that give us an excellent start at one incredible book. As we have shared our idea, we have received tremendous praise for our project from influential people in the fatherhood movement and assistance from the energetic actor, musician and father Tray Chaney.
Three weeks ago we submitted our manuscript proposal to a publisher who Hogan has a good working relationship. They had been receptive to this project idea and we hoped would jump on the opportunity to publish it. They didn’t.
In our experience with the publishing world, though, this is nothing unusual. It is hard to get a book published no matter how good the idea is (and this is a really good and timely idea).
We are now shopping our proposal to other publishers. The hard work the dads who have submitted their passionate and honest stories make it easy for us to feel confident pitching this book to any and every publisher. We know one of them will understand the idea and realize the time is right for a book like this to sell big with a public hungry to identify with fathers of this generation.
As we work on finding the right publisher, we need your help. We currently have enough for about 1/3 of a book so we need the final 2/3. This means we still need your stories! We have a new deadline of June 30, 2012 to receive about another 60 stories so we can finish the book.
We also need your help in talking about the project. Share this post with your friends. Encourage other dads and moms to get involved with the project, offer praise and submit stories. The more people talking about Dads Behaving Dadly will help a publisher understand the book will sell.
The support everyone has shown to us and this project has been overwhelming. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to paying you back by getting this book in a book store near you soon!