I’m Self-Publishing Another Book: “My Japanese Husband STILL Thinks I’m Crazy”

I am publishing another comic book!

Good news everyone!

Book sales for book number one (My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy) were good enough to justify publishing another book! I did an “unofficial” poll on my Texan in Tokyo Facebook page – and the title “My Japanese husband STILL Thinks I’m Crazy” won by a landslide.

I am self-publishing the book “My Japanese Husband STILL Thinks I’m Crazy.”

The tentative release date is February 25th, 2015. 

(in a month and a half – maybe earlier, depending on how the drawing/editing/formatting goes)

Comic book cover art sketch

  • The book will be 188 pages. I thought the last book I published was a tad bit short, so I wanted to add an extra 30 pages. Just like the last book, most of these pages will be comics (we’re looking at ~150 pages of comics,  ~38 pages of text).
  • About 60% of the comics will be new, exclusives comics JUST for this book. Why? Motivation to buy the book. Also, I’m drawing about 10 comics a week these days (hey, it’s REALLY fun!) and am only able to publish 3-4 a week. That’s a lot of leftover comics. Hence another book. Maybe someday I will set up a another website just for comics, so I can publish every day, but I don’t want to overwhelm/bore y’all with posting comics every day.
  • I’m not using Kickstarter. I am self-publishing using Createspace and selling on Amazon. While I loved the support and funds I got from all y’all on Kickstarter… trying to fulfil rewards was incredibly overwhelming and frustrating. Shipping was supposed to take between one and two weeks – but some books arrived after three months. Some books are still missing. I’ve lost quite a bit of both time and money re-drawing/reshipping about 40 books in the last two months. I can’t do that again. If I sell on Amazon, I ship a box to an Amazon warehouse and Amazon is in charge of shipping. One day I might set up an online site on my blog and sell signed copies of the books… but not for now.
  • I need reviews. Congrats on making it this far in the post! Good for you. As a reward (?), I want to send you a PDF of the new book – in mid February. All I ask is that you please, please, please write an “honest review” (1-2 sentences about how you really feel – I don’t want any blindly loyal 5 stars) on Amazon.com and/or post a review on your blog. Since I’m self-publishing, I need to rely on word-of-mouth and good reviews to boost sales.
  • If you want a PDF of the book, please send me an email at Grace.Buchele@gmail.com

Thank you very much y’all! I feel lucky to have such awesome group of supporters. Here are some of the comics!

Click here if you want to pre-order a print copy of My Japanese Husband STILL Thinks I’m Crazy

OB_10_3  Tokyo Japan comic cartoon erection election


OB_9_17  Tokyo Japan comic cartoon motivational speaker



About Grace Buchele Mineta

I got into the writing business by accident. Now I live in the countryside near Tokyo with my husband, Ryosuke, where I draw comics, blog, and make videos about our daily life. Contact: Website | More Posts

28 Comments on I’m Self-Publishing Another Book: “My Japanese Husband STILL Thinks I’m Crazy”

  1. cool! Looking forward to seeing it on Amazon!

  2. This is great news Grace! Of course, I would be THRILLED to get a PDF and feature your book once again on my blog! (And will send you an e-mail.) Your comics are so much fun to read. Congrats on all your success thus far with your efforts!

  3. (Whoops! So sorry, i prematurely clicked the post comment button!!!)

    But, OMG, I`M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! The first had moments of LOL for me and very enjoyable! I`m so happy you get a chance to write and publish another book ! HOORAY!

  4. Grace pls do me and Ryosuke a favor and go back to your long beautiful hairrr! I’m not trying to be rude I just loved u WAAAAY better in your long hair than in your current one :( I do hope your gonna let it grow out and cut some bangs I missed your shoulder length hair with bangs. Anyway always loved your blog, a big HELLO AND MABUHAY FROM THE PHILIPPINES <3

  5. Big erection (=゚ω゚)

    Something I always wondered: who’s the bunny?

  6. Exciting! I really loved the first book. I wish you could live in different countries and make comics about life in all of them!

  7. Will you be selling it through Amazon Japan? I am living in Japan and would love it if you can sell it through Amazon Japan too. :)

  8. Congrats on getting ready to release your second book. I bet it is going to be a huge hit just like the first one! And I had a similar, not so funny, situation this past weekend with tobacco being referred to as tomato.

  9. Oh great I really love your book :)!
    Do you sell it on amazon Japan too in the future?

  10. Do you want the review for the original “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy” book or the upcoming sequel?

    I already put the sequel book in my Amazon cart! Can’t wait! :-D

  11. awww I want one, but then I like your comics so much I won’t be able to review them in an objective way :D but I keep my fingers crossed for you! btw. the glove looks like it laughs so hard that it cries :D

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