Tracy C. Gold

AUTHOR, EDITOR, TEACHER

Preorders

My debut picture book, Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby, is available for preorder!

To encourage preorders, and to give back to my community, if you preorder a book and let me know, I will donate a book to ShareBaby, a Baltimore-based charity that gives baby items to families in need.

All you have to do is forward your preorder receipt to tcgpreorders@gmail.com and your preorder will be counted. You should receive an automated response right away. I will also check the emails manually; if you preorder multiple copies, I will donate multiple copies.

The book is available for preorder most places where books can be bought, including:

Indiebound

Amazon

The Ivy Bookshop

Barnes and Noble

Workman Publishing

You don’t even need to spend money to donate a book; I will also donate a book if you request that your local library purchase a copy. My daughter Ava and I love checking out books at our local branch of the Enoch Pratt and I would be so excited if families could check out my book, too. Just send proof of your request (a screenshot or picture is fine) to tcgpreorders@gmail.com. For Baltimoreans, here is the Enoch Pratt’s request form.

You can also add the book as “want to read” on Goodreads.

Preordering books gives authors a huge career boost. The best chance to hit bestseller lists is by having a ton of sales in the first week after a book publishes, and preorders count toward those first week sales.

Of course, there is a story behind why I’ve chosen to donate books to ShareBaby. After I gave birth, a program called The Family Tree sent a nurse to my house for free to check on our new family. Ava wasn’t gaining weight appropriately, and the nurse helped us with feeding and weighing her. She sat with me as I cried over the stress of raising a baby while recovering from a C-section, especially after my husband went back to work and left me home alone. It was wonderful to have a kind, knowledgable nurse visit in this isolated time. Along with a folder filled with parenting information, the nurse brought a bag of diapers, clothes, and books for us to keep. Those baby items came from ShareBaby.

I had financial resources and family help available to me when I had a newborn, and I still treasured the kindness of the nurse and the special treat of receiving clothes and books for myself and my baby. I was struggling immensely, and look back at that nurse’s visits as bright spots in a very dark time. I chose to give back to ShareBaby so other families can have those bright spots, too. Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby is in board book format, so it’s perfect for the littlest babies to read with their family.

The book comes out on March 2nd. When you receive it, I would love for you to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or wherever you purchased it. Reviews are crucial for helping an author build a career!