A Quick Book FAQ!

Normally, I try not to blog too much about my books because I don’t really want to bludgeon you to death with their existence.

Yes, I currently have three books for sale featuring tons of gorgeous religious art. You can look at them here. They help support the site (and my family!), they’re beautiful, and they help you pray the Rosary in a devout manner. They also make beautiful gifts for the Catholic in your life!

However, honestly? I’m happy just to have you around and share with you lots of beautiful religious art with you. After all, religious art is a beautiful way to draw people to Jesus, and if I can inspire you to love Jesus just a little bit more, then so much the better!

Still! I’ve gotten a bunch of questions lately about my books that I figured I would do a quick blog about it for some of the more common questions that I’ve been asked.

 

Are you making a book for the Luminous Mysteries?

Yes! I am! In fact, it’s almost done… I’m busy doing the last minute edits and changes before I get ready to publish it. You’ll hear more about it in the coming weeks, I’m sure!

 

When will you release it?

Early November! I’ll give you more details as it gets closer.

 

How about paperback versions of the Illustrated Rosary series?

After I finish the Luminous Mysteries book, my plan is to make everything available in paperback. So, by the end of the year, everything will be in paperback!

 

How about ebook versions?

Honestly, I’ve looked into this briefly, but I have nothing concrete planned so far. Since these are art books that are heavy on formatting, they are pretty tricky to convert into ebooks and I just haven’t had the time to look into formatting this into an ebook version… yet. Maybe later?

 

Since this is the last book of the Illustrated Rosary series, do you have anything special planned? (Boxed sets, book collection, etc.)

Maybe… I’m currently looking into this. What I can tell you is that boxed sets are probably not going to happen this year, but I will try to make a HUGE book containing all the mysteries of the Rosary that will hopefully be available by the end of the year!

But, we’ll see… I have a lot of commitments on my plate already, plus three young children to take care of, so this may not happen for this year!

 

How about a Spanish version?

I have been requested to make a Spanish version by several people, including a Californian priest who kindly let me spend some time with his congregation! (Though, he suggested that I put a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe in instead of the picture of Our Lady of Częstochowa in for the Spanish edition… which honestly is a brilliant idea.)

Honestly, I would loooove to make a Spanish version eventually. But, not for this year. Maybe next year?

The books are really beautiful, but they would be absolutely stunning with glossy art pages. Are you planning on doing a printing run with glossy pages?

OH MAN. I would love to do this. But alas! That would make the product super expensive (even more expensive than it is now!) and at the moment, it’s just not going to happen. 🙁

Is there an option to buy books directly from you instead of going to Amazon or Barnes and Noble?

Check back in a couple of weeks. 😉

Do you have any other projects planned after this?

Yes!

…oh, you want more details?

So, nothing is set in stone yet as far as the next project, since I want to focus on finishing the Luminous Mysteries book. But! I’ve been fiddling around with designs for a short devotional book for the Angelus, which will be suitable for wiggly toddler boys, like my son. (My daughter can sit through a Rosary thanks to my books… alas, the same is not true for my son!) So that will probably be the next project!

I’m also musing over the idea of compiling some of the blogs together and publishing it as a book, since, let’s face it: I have almost 200 blogs right now on this website featuring art pieces. And they’re a bit unwieldy to navigate right now.

And then I have a couple other ideas running through my head… for instance, a book containing Tissot’s masterworks. And the Way of the Cross. And the Seven Sorrows of Mary…

But, like I said, nothing is set in stone!

So, those are most of the questions that I’ve been asked about the books! Hopefully, this blog has been informative.

If you have any other questions, please either ask in the comments section below or email me and I’ll do my best to answer. 🙂

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of three, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer

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