My Birthday E-Book Giveaway

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From May 20th to June 2nd, I had a giveaway on the Goodreads website as my birthday present to you.  I was humbled by the response that I got when I saw that 328 people wanted to win a free signed paperback copy of my book.  I wanted to offer an ebook giveaway as well, but Goodreads only allowed paperback giveaways, so I am offering the ebook giveaway here on my blog instead.

If you want to win a free ebook, all you have to do is leave a comment, it’s that easy.  Just tell me what ebook reader you have, Sony, Nook, Kindle, android, iPad, iPhone, iPod or whatever you own and WordPress will choose 2 winners at random from the comments.  The free giveaway begins today and will end at midnight on Friday, June 8th 2012.  Make sure you enter a valid email address because that is how I will send the file, and make sure you give me your name so I can sign it to you as well.

Good luck 😀

I have a comment spam filter which will automatically delete a comment if it looks like spam.  So if you are a real person who wants to win my ebook, please use your real name and your real email address and don’t use any links in your comments otherwise it will be considered spam.  Just type in your comments what device you have, thank you.

Update: Thank you all for playing along.  There were 2 winners Jason and Angelica.  I am in a good mood and since only 3 people played, I am giving all 3 of you an ebook for your device.  I will email the winners and let them know when the ebook will be ready.

Waiting for the GetGlue Sticker

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If you are wondering what is going on with the GetGlue sticker, well I will tell you.  My book isn’t in their system because it doesn’t have an ISBN number yet.  The paper book will have an ISBN number, but the e-books won’t.

The Kindle has an ASIN number and the Nook has a BN number, but there is no way to add the e-book to the GetGlue database with those numbers.  I actually do have an ISBN number, but that is for the paper book only.  When the paper book is available on the Amazon website then I will be able to add my book to the GetGlue database.  When that happens then you will be able to check in and get your sticker.

When will that happen you ask?  Soon.  I am waiting for my paper book proof (2nd proof) and if it is acceptable, then I will publish it and immediately add it to the GetGlue website.  As soon as that happens I will add another post.

Thank you for your patience.

Revised Edition

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If you are one of the many who bought my book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Rainbow eBooks and have noticed a lot of errors, please feel free to redownload the file because I have corrected all of the errors.  Well, all of the errors that I recognized to be errors.

I spent the last 3 days re-reading the book to find and fix the typos and grammatical errors.  I seriously have no idea how that even happened because I thought it was finished, otherwise I wouldn’t have published it when I did.  Thank goodness Chip caught a few of the errors when I got the proof book on Wednesday.  There was one error that I wouldn’t have even caught if I didn’t read it again, the page numbers on one side of one of the chapters, I believe it was chapter 11 was missing.  I don’t know how I missed that lol.  He also noticed some redundancy issues in the description on the back of the book which I had to fix in Gimp.

I was glad that I found the errors and fixed them because I didn’t want the paper version to have the errors.  I mean, e-book errors are one thing because they can be downloaded again, but a paper book is forever.  You cannot update a paper book.

I don’t know if the Nook and/or Kindle will automatically update the ebook for you, but I do know that the files from Rainbow eBooks will have to be downloaded again.  I would send out an email if I knew who downloaded the book, but I don’t so I only hope that you are going to my website and are reading this right now.

Thanks for your purchase.

Edit: Rainbow eBooks files have been updated, the Nook and Kindle files may take 12-24 hours.  Check in at Noon on Sunday…

Edit: The Nook file on the B&N website and the Kindle file on the Amazon website have been updated.  However, it will not update on your Nook or Kindle automatically.  If you want to receive the update, you will have to delete it and download it again.  Here is a quote from the FAQ section:

“If you replace your NOOK Book file, customers who have already purchased and downloaded your NOOK Book will not have the NOOK Book replaced on their devices. If they delete and re-download your NOOK Book, or if they download the NOOK Book for the first time to a new device, they will receive the updated file.”

I can only assume this would be the same for the Kindle.  Again, I am very sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you, but it is worth it if you have found errors that drive you as crazy as it has driven me.

I tried to delete an e-book from my Nook that I bought in the Nook store but there wasn’t an option to delete.  So maybe you are wondering how you can delete a book if your Kindle or Nook won’t let you.  Perhaps you can plug your device into your computer so you can view the files.  Find where the e-books are that you paid for and delete mine.  When you unplug it, go into your library where your paid books are and have it check for new content.  It will find my book and download the updated version.  I hope this helps.

Re-editing My Book

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I was so ready for my book to be published and I thought that I had fixed every error there was to fix, but apparently I was wrong.  I knew I should have read it one final time just to be sure, but I just wanted to be finished with it and have it out there in the world.

I got the proof of the paper book and started to “proof” it and found 6 errors in the first 10 minutes.  I continued to read and found 2 more errors 40 pages ahead, but since then have found even more.  I have been working hard to read it and get it ready to print so just know I am working on it.

For those who bought the e-book version through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Rainbow eBooks, I would like to apologize for the grammatical errors you may have come across.  As soon as I finish reading the whole book again and fix all of the errors I will be uploading the file so you can download a fresh copy.

Rainbow eBooks users can just go in and download the file again, but I’m not positive how it works for Nook and Kindle users.  I am not sure if your device will automatically update the file or if you have to do something special but I’m pretty sure that it should update on its own if you log in to the book store for your device.  Of course I will notify Amazon and Barnes & Noble of the update so they can update devices if that is what they do.  I won’t really know until I do the update.

At any rate, just know that I am aware of the grammatical errors and I am working on it and I thank you for your patience.