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February 7, 2014


Happy February,

I am happy to announce that three of my eBooks for kids, will be available as FREE downloads for a limited time next week, as a special deal with Amazon/Kindle.

Between Monday, February 10 and Friday, February 14, 2014, my first book (A Monkey Among Us), my latest book (War and Peas) and my middelest book (Duck Duck Moose on a Plane), will be FREE, FREE, FREE.

Click the links above to be directed to the relevant Amazon pages.
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Published on February 07, 2014 04:48 • 94 views • Tags: download, duck-duck-moose, ebook, free, giveaway, illustration, kids-books, monkey-among-us, new, on-a-plane, war-and-peas

October 15, 2013

Finally, by request, Ugly Pumpkin T-shirts are available at my gift shop.


As my niece informed me, "I should have thought of this sooner". True that.

Check them out HERE!

Happy Halloween Thanksgiving!

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
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Published on October 15, 2013 06:02 • 131 views • Tags: autumn, gifts, halloween, humor, kids-books, pumpkins, squash, thanksgiving, ugly-pumpkin

September 17, 2013

Finally figured out how to make art for sale as T-shirts and posters and stuff.



Taking special requests!
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Published on September 17, 2013 16:26 • 96 views • Tags: five-little-gefiltes, gifts, kids-book-art

August 19, 2013

Good News! As promised, I am pleased to announce that Buy My Hats! is now available as an ebook.

Check it out HERE.

I call this an artist's edition, because this eBook edition uses the original art files—before the publisher made me change the colors to the drab grays seen in the print version.

More samples HERE.
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Published on August 19, 2013 06:35 • 81 views • Tags: art, buy-my-hats, dave-horowitz, ebook, ebook-picture-book, illustrator, kids-book, kids-ebook, picture-book

May 31, 2013

So you want to self-publish an eBook and make it available on Amazon.com?

It is surprisingly easy to do.

I have met a lot of author/illustrators at book fairs and author conferences, who, when I tell them that I am putting my out of print titles back in print digitally, and self-publishing eBooks that my traditional publishers don't have "room for on their list", they want to know how it's done.

I have been putting together a step-by-step guide to the process over HERE.

Go and use it well. If you want to thank me, you can always purchase one of my eBooks :)
The eBooks I self-publish will forever be only $2.99.

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Published on May 31, 2013 08:27 • 70 views • Tags: a-monkey-among-us, dave-horowitz, ebooks, how-to, ipad, kids-books, kindle, printing-pree, reading, self-publish, self-publish-ebook, tablet

May 18, 2013

Once upon a time, as a kids book author/illustrator, I used to be very much against eBooks.

"Who the hell wants to hand their kid a couple 'o hundred dollar device to get peanut butter all over?" I'd say. Or, "how can a teacher hold up an eBook at story time?"

But then I did some traveling and noticed that EVERYONE (even kids) were looking at iPads or Kindles.

So, I went and started making some of my out of print books available as eBooks (see my previous few blog posts). But then I had a better more relevant idea: Why not make an eBook specifically for kids on planes?



Check it out HERE.
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Published on May 18, 2013 14:27 • 95 views • Tags: air-travel, airplane, children-author, dave-horowitz, duck, duck-duck-moose, duck-duck-moose-on-a-plane, ebook, funny, humor, kids, moose, travel

February 19, 2013

Announcing a new book from, me. It's called Birdbrains and Featherheads.

As of now it is only available as an eBook from Amazon, but this book was specially designed (by me, also) to be an eBook, picture book: The art is deliberately minimal, with hand made art.

You can preview the whole book for free right here

Or purchase hi-res eBook HERE

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Published on February 19, 2013 07:29 • 92 views • Tags: a-monkey-among-us, art, birdbrains-and-featherheads, birds, critics, dave-horowitz, ebooks, ipad, kids-books, kindle, printing-pree, reading, tablet

January 26, 2013

It's a good thing I'm not running for office. Because I am about to flip-flop, big time.

eBooks: For the longest time, I've been saying ebooks won't replace traditional books. And even if they do, picture books will remain insulated.

After two recent trips by airplane—observing my fellow humans, in the wild—it is clear. The writing is on the, um... tablet? Mr. Guttenberg, we thank you for your contributions, but sadly, humans are moving on to eBooks. Even the kids. Especially the kids!.

So aren't I glad my favorite picture book A Monkey Among Us is already an eBook.

ALSO check out the new eBook: Birdbrains and Featherheads

ALSO the new NEW eBook (made just for kids on planes): Duck Duck Moose on a Plane

A Monkey Among Us by Dave Horowitz
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Published on January 26, 2013 09:25 • 95 views • Tags: a-monkey-among-us, dave-horowitz, ebooks, ipad, kids-books, kindle, printing-pree, reading, tablet

January 20, 2013

Enjoy a (1 minute) video tour of my studio made this January 2O13.


Happy New Year.
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Published on January 20, 2013 10:49 • 65 views • Tags: art, art-studio, birds, dave-horowitz, illustrator, kids-books, painting, photoshop

November 20, 2012

Announcing an opportunity to support Freadom and to get original art from some of today's leading children's book illustrators.

Bid on art here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_from=...

Get more details below:

For Immediate Release
ABFFE Previews Holiday Children’s Art Auction
NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 19, 2012 – The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), the bookseller’s voice in the fight against censorship, today posted an online preview of the original children’s art that it will auction on eBay beginning Nov. 27. The auction ends Dec. 3. “The Holiday Children’s Art Auction gives the public a rare opportunity to bid on art from some of the book industry’s leading artists and illustrators,” ABFFE President Chris Finan said. “At the same time, they will be supporting the free speech rights of kids.” ABFFE is a co-founder of the Kids’ Right to Read Project and a sponsor of Banned Books Week.
For more information, visit the ABFFE website, email or call (917) 509-0340.
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Published on November 20, 2012 05:56 • 114 views