Tuesday, November 8, 2011


MAXMOM here...

Dear friends,
There are approximately 18 days left!!!!
... before the publication of

This is a time of many varying emotions...

Anticipation, Apprehension, Sleep deprivation, Elation, Celebration, Disbelief, Prayerfulness, Fear, Nostalgia, Humility, Thankfulness...

Would you please allow me give an update on the roll-out process?

As I write this, MAXDOG, is in final production and will be going to print in the next few days.
The book is published by Porcupine Press. You can view their website at:

Porcupine Press is a South African production house that enables self-publishing. They have an excellent reputation and, unlike other self-publishers, they do go through a screening process before they are prepared to attach their name to a book.

We have elected for a limited initial print run of only 500 copies. If you would like to order a copy directly from me, I will reserve one for you with the greatest of pleasure.
(Please email me at carylmoll@yahoo.com).
Alternatively you can approach
who will be happy to help you.



The price of the book in South Africa will be R160.

MAXDOG will be available through all major bookstores here in South Africa, but you can also purchase it from me directly (carylmoll@yahoo.com) or from Porcupine Press http://www.porcupinepress.co.za

It will become available as an ebook (during December 2011) – shortly after its launch.

If you would like me to post the book to you, a postage charge will be added to the price of the book: The postage charge in South Africa is R30, in addition to the price of the book.



International readers will be able to purchase the book online through a number of channels (including Amazon.com - mid December 2011) as a 'Print-on-demand' book. It will also become available as an ebook at a later stage. The various links to all MAXDOG’s online distribution channels will be pasted up on my blog
towards the end of November 2011:

If International readers who would like to purchase autographed copies of Maxdog directly from me, I will do this with the greatest of pleasure. Please keep in mind, however, that I will have to add on a further postage charge.
Unfortunately, postage from South Africa is very expensive and will effectively double the price of your book.
(Maxdog R160 + International Postage R150 = R310)

My suggestion to you, my important reader, is the following cheaper option:

You can purchase the book directly from an online source (eg Amazon.com, during December when it becomes available) – as a ‘print-on-demand’ book, which they will send directly to you. I am in the process of trying to organize special post-cards for autograph purposes which (if you like) I can send to you at a later stage - in replacement of an autograph. Please let me know if you want this.

Please think about all these options above ...


Readers can also read about the book, MAXDOG at: http://africanwhitechild.blogspot.com/p/maxdog-book.html

Max’s original blog can be viewed at:

MAXDOG on Facebook:

MAXDOG on Twitter:

Max’s memorial website can be viewed at:

Any further queries can be directed to me:
or my publishers:

"Wherever MAXDOG goes, let it do good!"

Sending lotsaluv


Anonymous said...

Dearest MaxMom,

I just wanted to let you know that Mom and I are VERY proud to know you!

We are so happy that MaxDog is so very close to publication.

You did Good, and I know that MaxDog is very proud of you too!

woos, Tessa and Blu too

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So excited for you dear friend. I definitely will get two books, one for me and one for Avril but I'm not sure how to go about this yet so I think I'll wait. Sending lots of love to you today dear Caryl.
Noreen & Reggie

Angus said...

Great news. The Amazon system works really well.

WFT Nobby said...

Best of luck with the roll out. I'll probably opt for the Amazon + autographed postcard route.

Don't forget to get some sleep MaxMom!

Cheers, Gail.

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Can't wait.. can't wait... chasing my tail... can't wait!!!! Mom's requested this for her birthday from her family. I know she's going to LOVE it!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack
and Samantha too (aka MOM)

sprinkles said...

I'll order it from Amazon and see about getting a postcard autograph at a later time.


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My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maxmom, we're going to opt for the "print on demand" option. I'd appreciate a reminder when it's available so that my dad will remember to order it for us before the Christmas rush.

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Wonderful news, so furry glad to hear this!

Brandon's Raiser

Shane Kent Louis said...

Max, it's great to hear that you had a lots of good news for us. Just keep it up and Good luck!

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Maxmom

I have to figure out how to get the book, cause we want it!
Do you mean 500 books will be at your house?

houndstooth said...

You must be so excited to see it so close to the finish date! Congratulations! I'm an ebook reader, so I'll be looking for it in that format when it's ready!

Two French Bulldogs said...

this must be so exciting for you
Benny & Lily

Suka said...

hey Maxmom,

Love seeing all the beautiful pictures of Maxdog! Especially the one of you and baby Maxdog. So sweet! Thanks for listing all the options and information. Porcupine Press sounds like a great little company!

It is all so very exciting! Stay calm, breath deeply, and know it will all be perfectly O.K.!

Suka and K

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Maxmom, What an exciting time in your life. We can't wait to read your book. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

How Sam Sees It said...

I hope we are still on your list for one, and we would like it signed! :D


Mrs. JP said...

So, I wonder if it would be better for me to get mine on amazon.com and then wait for your autograph card? Maybe that's what I'll do.

FiveSibesMom said...

Exciting times!!! I'm just in the mid-final stages of my book, and so I am thrilled at your news! The public will welcome it with open arms. Books written from the heart are pieces of us and I so look forward to your release and wish you much success with it. Max would be so proud!

Your photos of the purple trees are just beautiful. What an amazing sight.

Happy Book Release!