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It’s Free!

Who doesn’t like free? Starting today, and ending on Saturday, March 1st my book will be available for FREE on the Kindle. It’s a three day promo through the Kindle Select program to help get the book out there and into more hands. If you already have a copy of the book, and you liked it, please spread the word. Every little bit helps, and I definitely am thankful for all of the help I can get.

Getting the word out is how you sell more books. I have already seen this in the short amount of time I have had the book available. Recommendations by family and friends has basically been my most successful form of advertising, and I thank you all. If you would like to help even more, and have a free minute here or there: a review on Amazon would be greatly appreciated. Reviews are the life’s blood of writing, and favorable ones help sell books.

If you are more about the hard copy when you read, then there is still a giveaway going on Goodreads until March 17th. You could win 1 of 5 copies of the trade paperback version of the book.

Thanks again for your help, and wish me luck!

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Just a Quick Update

Now that the book is out there in both versions, I just wanted to take a moment to post a quick update. It is a pretty great feeling to have the book actually selling, and I want to throw out a quick thanks to everyone who bought a copy; I really hope you enjoyed it. I am hard at work on book two, but writing is what I do in my spare time, not how I make a living, so please be patient with me. That is not to say it will take forever; it seems to be rolling right along, and I like how it is turning out so far.

For those of you that are still on the fence about buying the Kindle edition of the book, you are in luck. Next week the book will be available for a three day free promo through the Kindle Select program. Starting Thursday, Feb. 27th through Saturday, Mar. 1st ‘A Soldier’s Honor’ will be available for FREE on the Kindle. Get your free copy and enjoy!

If you do not want to wait, and you have an Amazon Prime account, you can always borrow the book from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and read it on your Kindle device.

From the Amazon website:

“The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is available to Amazon Prime members—paid Amazon Prime, paid Amazon Student, 30-day free trial, and customers receiving a free month of Prime benefits with a Kindle Fire device—who own a Kindle device. The Lending Library features over 500,000 titles, including many New York Times bestsellers. Books borrowed from the Lending Library have no due date and can be delivered to other Kindle devices registered to your Amazon account.

Note: Books that are borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library can be read only on Kindle devices.”

For those of you that do not have a Kindle, but would still like the digital version of the book, a Kindle app is available for most smart phones, tablets and your PC. You will still need to have an Amazon account, but you can read via the app on any of those devices.

Digital books not your thing? There is always the paperback version. The price is a bit more, but you do get the tactile feel of having a ‘real’ book in hand. If you need to keep your book purchases to a minimum (like I do), you can always enter for a chance to win a copy on Goodreads.

If you love to read, and do not have a Goodreads account, you are really missing out. It is a great social site for readers and authors to find new books and old, connect with other readers who enjoy the same books, and find many of your favorite authors to keep tabs on. You can rate the books you add to your library, put them on shelves you can label whatever you like, or review the books you like to help others decide. There are tons of different communities to join, or even make your own.

Again, thanks to all of you for your support.

Proof!

I just received the proof for the print version today. It is definitely a different experience having a hard copy of your own book in hand. How that might feel never crossed my mind, even through the process of getting it set up for ‘print on demand’ via the createspace.com site.

It took several tries, some trial and error, and learning a few things I did not know about Scrivener (awesome writing software) and MS Word, but I finally submitted the correct files to get it printed. The actual submission process was not that difficult. I found the site to be pretty user friendly. It was quick and painless, and if not for the need to reformat and review multiple times it probably would only have taken me a half an hour, tops. That is only to submit the files, of course. Then I had to wait for Createspace’s review process, which they guarantee takes less than 24 hours. They were right, it took less than that each time I had a ‘do-over’.

Next time I will have a better idea of what I am doing, and should have a much less stressful time of it. Now all I have to do is go through the proof, and if I feel it is ready to publish, I approve it to be placed on the website for sale. They offer many channels to sell through, but it will definitely be listed on Amazon along with the Kindle version.

So, there it is… it’s a pretty neat feeling, and I hope it gets the book out there and into the hands of some non-kindle users.