Winner! Global Ebook Awards!

Wishful Wedding - Silver Winner!A.S Chung’s LGBT children’s picture book about marriage equality has won Silver in the annual Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Award for 2016! Wishful Wedding, although a children’s book, was entered into the Fiction – Gay/Lesbian/LGBT category. Normally reserved for adult fiction, Chung wanted to be recognised in a category true to the message of the book.

Still a prevalent topic in Australia, marriage equality still continues to elude the Australian LGBT community. This accolade only further highlights the topic and Chung is beyond pleased!

More about Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Award:
Dan Poynter believed in ebooks. He spoke about them since the early 90s. He sold them from his website since 1996. Dan knew ebooks better than anyone in the publishing business. He was an evangelist for ebooks, an ombudsman for ebook authors, an advocate for ebook publishing, and the godfather to thousands of successfully-published electronic books. Dan Poynter was the author of more than 130 books, has been a publisher since 1969 and was a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

His seminars were featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street Journal, and his story has been told in The New York Times.

The media came to Dan because he was the leading authority on ebook publishing. Often referred to as The Book Futurist (and ebooks are the future), he was the most-often quoted authority on book publishing today.

Pigeonhole Books is ever more grateful for the likes of Dan Poynter, who has created significant awareness in ebooks. Thank you for this wonderful win!

Press: Gay Times Magazine UK

LGBTQ children’s picture book by A.S. Chung is featured in the Modern Family section of this month’s issue of GT Magazine, UK!

Gay Times Magazine UK

GT Magazine CoverGT (Gay Times) is the original and best lifestyle magazine for gay and bisexual men. In each issue we bring you everything from interviews with your favourite celebs to quality photo shoots with some of the hottest men on the planet. You’ll also find hard-hitting comment and opinion – keeping you up-to-date and informed about more serious issues affecting our community. On top of this we cram in page-after-page of fashion, music, arts, film, travel, gadgets and much more besides. The digital edition packs an extra special punch – look out for our interactive front covers, exclusive photo galleries and behind-the-scenes videos that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you prefer to read GT on a smartphone, tablet or laptop you’ll never have to leave home without it. With so much going on it’s no surprise that GT is THE go to magazine for discerning gay and bisexual men the world over.

Wishful Wedding: Amazon Giveaway!

WW CoverPigeonhole Book is giving away 2 hard cover copies of Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride, an LGBTQ children’s picture book about same gender marriage equality.

SYNOPSIS:
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy and I get ready, a flower girl I am. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.

Should you reside in the US, click here for a chance to win a copy! Competition ends August 24, 2015 11:59 PM PDT.

 

 

Press: Joy 94.9 Radio Interview

Joy FM 94.9Author A.S. Chung was interviewed by Australia’s only gay and lesbian radio station, Joy 94.9. The station’s very own book reviewer, Gordon Wilson, loved A.S. Chung’s book, Wishful Wedding, a children’s picture book about same gender marriage equality. Gordon invited her in for an interview at their studios today. Thank you Joy 94.9 for this wonderful opportunity! Click here to listen to the interview.

Wishful Wedding Review: by Reader’s Favorite

Readers' Favorite Five StarsWishful Wedding receives a 5 star review from Readers’ Favourite! Readers’ Favorite is owned and operated by authors for authors. Their staff and nearly all of our 500+ reviewers are authors who have come together to provide their fellow authors with a valuable set of resources to help them succeed.

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite.
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“Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride is a children’s picture story written by Amy Chung and illustrated by Paula Bossio. It’s the story of a little girl who is quite excited about her aunt’s wedding. She’s to be the flower girl, and she has a special dress and shoes to wear. Her Dad is getting a little panicky about all the preparations for the wedding, but Papa is more relaxed about the whole affair. After she and her aunt approach the altar, she goes back to sit with her two fathers. They’re happy for the bride and groom, but she can see that they’re also feeling sad inside and wish they could be up there at the altar getting married themselves. She realizes that some people are frightened about her dads getting married, but she can’t figure out why. She just keeps on hoping that, one day, she’ll get to see them make their vows.

Reading Amy Chung’s children’s picture book, Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride, on the historic day that the Supreme Court made its decision to uphold marriage equality across the United States made a compelling tale even more poignant, I loved how Chung’s story made clear just how much the lives of the children of same-sex couples have been impacted by the fact that their parents can’t get married like other kids’ parents. She contrasts the feelings of joy and fulfillment experienced by couples who were allowed to get married with the feelings of those who were denied that right, and she explains the situation in a way that can be comprehended and, to a point, understood by young children. Paula Bossio’s illustrations are marvelous! Her fanciful line drawings and pastel colors are beautiful accompaniments to the plot, and her style is whimsical and inspired. As I was finishing the story, I began to visualize Papa and Dad finally getting to exchange their vows with their beaming daughter as their flower girl. Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride is most highly recommended.”

Wishful Wedding – AVAILABLE NOW!

Wishful Wedding by A.S. ChungPigeonhole Books is pleased to announce that its second book Wishful Wedding is now available! We are proud to present our first LGBTQ children’s picture book and contribute to much needed diverse books. Wishful Wedding is suitable for children ages 3-6 years and delves into the topic of same gender families and marriage equality.

SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK:
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy and I get ready, a flower girl I am. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.

Here are some of the sites you would be able to obtain a copy from. We shall update this list constantly as the book surfaces across the different websites.

HARD COVER

Alibris      Amazon      Books A Million     Barnes & Noble     Book Falcon

Book Depository     Book Manager     Booktopia     Fishpond

PAPERBACK

Alibris     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     Books A Million      Book Manager     Booktopia

Fishpond     Kent Bookstore    superbookshop

EBOOK

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     bol.com     booklikes    bokus.com     Collins Booksellers

Hugendubel     Infibeam      eBookmall     Feedbooks     Kobo     Rakuten

Wishful Wedding – Book Cover Reveal!

Wishful Wedding by A.S. ChungPigeonhole Books is pleased to announce that Wishful Wedding is well on target to being released mid-2015 and we are absolutely delighted to share our book cover for a taste of things to come!

This children’s picture book will be the first story from our next series, A Pocketful of Pride. This series within the Pigeonhole Books collection features stories about children from families with same-sex parents.

Synopsis of Wishful Wedding:
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy helps me with my flower girl bouquet. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.

With Ireland becoming the first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote, it only highlights a social revolution much needed in society today. The United of States of America have yet to pass Federal Law in the Supreme Court whilst in Australia it remains a contentious issue and the only English speaking nation not to follow suit.

This book aims at bringing awareness to children about marriage inequality in a gentle manner. We hope for nothing more than people who love each other to have the legal right to declare their lifelong commitment to each other.

Wishful Wedding – Book Announcement – Mid 2015!!

We are excited to announce that our next book, Wishful Wedding, will be available mid 2015! Working with illustrator Paula Bossio once again, here is a sneak peek of the first draft of book.

Wishful Wedding by A.S. Chung

This children’s picture book will be the first story from our next series, A Pocketful of Pride. This series within the Pigeonhole Books collection features stories about children from families with same-sex parents.

Here is a synopsis of Wishful Wedding:
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy helps me with my flower girl bouquet. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.

This book aims at bringing awareness to children about marriage inequality in a gentle manner. We hope for nothing more than people who love each other to have the legal right to declare their lifelong commitment to each other.