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.
I got my first paper book proof last week on Wednesday and have been working hard reading the whole book to make sure there weren’t any mistakes. Unfortunately I found many. I worked hard to read the whole book again in just a few days so I could correct all of the errors so that I could republish the e-book files and order another proof. Done and done!
I republished everything last night and today the e-book files went live again with the updated file. Tonight I got an email saying that my paper book was ready for me to order a proof which I did. So now all I can do is wait for it to arrive and hope there are no new errors that I might have missed lol. I probably should read the whole thing again before the proof gets here. I’m pretty sure it’s all good now and I have nothing to worry about. Then again that’s what I said when I originally published my book lol.
I’m tired. Not just because it’s 1:30 A.M., but because I am tired of reading my book so many times. Writing it only took 2, maybe 2 1/2 months, the rest of the 7 months was all editing. I read my book about 50 to 100 times, I lost count so I can’t even say how many times I’ve read it. I just want to wash my hands of the whole thing and say it’s finished, buy it lol. But, it’s my baby and I want to give it all of the attention it desires. It is my first book and if I plan on writing any future books I have to get used to reading it again and again and again until I can’t see ANY errors at all. But that would be obsessive compulsive, which is why I published it when I did lol.
Ok seriously, it’s 1:30 A.M., I am exhausted so goodnight!
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.