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UPDATE!!! TEMPLE GRANDIN ENDORSEMENT!!!!
"I looked up your book on the internet and it is absolutely gorgeous. Your book is really beautiful and it should be published. I think it will help people understand the sensory world of a person with autism.
You are a really a great artist.
Anybody who is interested in creativity should experience your book.
You have permission to use the email to promote the book.
Temple Grandin, author
Thinking in Pictures and
The Way I See It
My name is Anie, I'm autistic, and I wrote/illustrated a book on what it's like to live in my head. Visuals of my oversensitive sensory system, the surreal nature of living with Synesthesia
, illustrated maps of social/sensory theories I've made to make sense of the world, the history of the people who live in my head, and more! Take a look!
The problem is it's a large, full colour book without precedent, which makes it an expensive, scary risk to a publisher.
So, if you could, please help me assuage their fears by
placing a comment (PLEASE PLACE A COMMENT!)
on why you think this book should be available/affordable to the public and who you are demographically, like age and/or profession, ie '35 yr old, autistic CPA' or 'midwest housewife with autistic gerbils'.
Also state if I can quote you. Publishers like quotes.
I know it's wanted. I've sold over 30 of them through Gallery51
, even though I'm a no-name and the book is $100 ($100 is how much it costs to print each book). There are even more people asking for it that can't afford to drop that kind of money. If I can get a traditional publisher to take it, it will drive the price down so people can actually buy it, or at least so that libraries can buy it to rent it out.
Is making a petition for such a thing odd? Yes.
Am I actually going to push the 'Publish' button when I'm done typing this?
Yes. Yes I am. It is my destiny