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  1. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Thanks ABC, much more to come!
  2. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    ...and then there were eleven! It's been an amazing 7 months so far this year. I've finally released the first two children's picture books and the characters continue to grow. Ohhh yeah and I've won two awards, a king of pre-school educational content and a small business award from Theo Paphitis! Yep, Strawberry Monkey will get to meet him. The website has been redesigned with loads of new content as well. To find out what it's all about head over to mystrawberrymonkey.com It's been an exciting journey so far! And it all started with Affinity Designer!
  3. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Don't just stand there Strawberry Monkey, RUN!
  4. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    It's always so encouraging when the reviews start coming in. Check out this amazing review from Small House Big Trips. http://www.smallhousebigtrips.co.uk/ohhh-my-strawberry-monkey/ Allan Thompson
  5. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Here they are, the whole family, so far. If you haven't already, don't forget to check out the home of the cutest monkey around mystrawberrymonkey.com. Loads of free educational content and activities on there. Naturally, this is aimed at pre-schoolers, so if you have kids, nieces, nephews etc then spread the word, there's a new monkey in town and his cute and pink... The website, the two books so far, iMessage stickers all designed in Affinity Designer... Allan
  6. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Super excited. After much work and many changes, the 2nd book in the 'Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey' series is now available on Amazon. Really happy with the feedback and progress of the first book so far, some amazing reviews coming in from mums on social media. Now to get working on the third! (hurry up publisher) If you have kids or grandkids, nieces, nephews go grab a copy here! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1999708032
  7. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Thought I'd share this as well... A great blog post for parents on why it's important to let children make mistakes...FT Strawberry Monkey. https://senresourcesblog.com/2018/03/13/why-children-need-to-make-mistakes/ Allan Thompson
  8. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Thank you Hokusai, Yes, I agree we all have our own little passions, I cut down my hours at work and just studied, read, researched and put in a lot of hard work, along with passion, determination and the desire anyone can achieve their dreams. The font is one I downloaded, can't remember, at some point I may create my own. Allan
  9. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Thanks Peter, don't forget instagram! Netmums is coming! The revolution has begun!
  10. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Ohhh My. Super excited to have my children’s picture book reviewed. All created in Strawberry Monkeys favourite app. Affinity Designer. So happy to see this moving in the right direction! “Thoroughly recommended” by Club Hub UK - Kids Activities Check out this great review of Strawberry Monkey from Club Hub UK below https://clubhubuk.co.uk/ohhh-strawberry-monkey-club-hub-uk-review/
  11. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Thank you! Yep, had to get on with what I had. I'm sure we are really close to seeing Publisher!
  12. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Ohhh my, so much in common. Love the mindset. Naturally, yes there are benefits to being with a publisher and if anyone publishing a book was offered a good deal, consider it. I like to do things differently. Your book is coming very soon! make sure you shout me out in the acknowledgements.... Look at what Affinity, @MattP and the other cool dudes have done, whilst they may have had a head start on Windows with the Serif range, coming over to macOS and iOS is big and they have done an amazing job, taking on the so called big guns (I do love Adobe BTW, Audition, Character Animator is cool) changing up the game and having their rightful success. By the end of 2018 we will have a stable Affinity Designer on iOS and Publisher. It's inspiring, many have gone on to create amazing things against the grain, against the norm, despite the noise and negativity, but its all fuel, its what drives us on.
  13. mystrawberrymonkey

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Sooo looking forward to this. Hopefully in time for the 2nd release...This is going to make putting the books together so much easier...
  14. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Thanks... I chose not to pursue a publisher, didn't like what I read with their submission guidelines. Plus I'm so much further ahead then I would be with them and I feel penalised by them and some picture book bloggers by choosing to go down this path. It's 2018, we have Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, there is no reason besides the cashflow why anyone needs a publisher. Just some patience, hustle and hard work and all will be good. However, if Ladybird came along then we'll talk...Plus I'll be in a much stronger position if I hit some seriously good sales. Also, I'm not going to give up control to just anyone, I've worked seriously hard on this, the website, the content on the website, the book, design, copy, editing, proof-reading, the iMessage stickers, social media etc etc. What would involve maybe 5/10 people and many more years, I've learnt and created by myself all in one app....
  15. mystrawberrymonkey

    Ohhh My Strawberry Monkey

    Thanks Miguel. The second is already in production and ideas for the third are in my head. Hopefully at least 3 books before 2018 is out. Just waiting for publisher to make my life easier...
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