We have not begun the process of editing the manuscript, however, we are heavy into the details of the cover design, book title, marketing, etc. It is fascinating to see how a book gets created!
After some discussion with The Upper Room Books staff, we have decided to change the title of the book from “One Bead at a Time: A Beginner’s Guid to Praying with Beads,” to “A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying with Beads.” This was the result of a casual Google search of “One Bead at a Time” that brought up a bunch of stuff on bead embroidery and jewelry making. The Upper Room Books staff thought the new title would help to clarify the connection between beads and prayer, and work better in Google searches, marketing, etc. They also liked that it connected with my blog name. I like that, too!
So here’s the latest cover design. What do you think? Sounds like we are still on track to offer advance copies at SOULfeast in July, with widespread publication in August 2013.