#BookRelease – Plateau: Beyond the Trees | TINA FRISCO


Today I’m happy to reblog my dear friend Tina Frisco’s post about the FREE promo she is running.


Tina has been through all sorts of hoops trying to regain her first book, Plateau, back from the original publisher. She waited until her contract was up to claim it back and found that they still wanted to charge her an exorbitant amount of money to have her book back, but I helped her come up with a plan to get it back free and it worked. I’m not going into details but suffice it to say. she had a lot of work to do after, reformatting and editing and today her book is back on Amazon as the author and publisher and in honor of that she is offering the book FREE! 


If you haven’t read this amazing book, here’s your chance to grab it now! I wrote a review on this book last year that you can read HERE. Please read the heartfelt post Tina has written to share her newly published book below.



I am pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of my first novel, PLATEAU.
Plateau: Beyond the Trees by Tina FriscoAvailable in both eBook and paper.

They will show in the Amazon store within 3-5 business days but are available now through the Kindle and CreateSpace stores. The old version is still showing on Amazon but will be removed.


To celebrate, the eBook will be free to download from the 15th through the 19th.

Download it HERE.

I’m so grateful to have this task behind me! It took quite a bit longer than I expected, largely due to how poorly I wrote five years ago compared with now. I decided to give the book a quick overhaul, forgetting it was not a vehicle that merely needed an oil change. And once I started, there was no turning back. I did all the formatting, which can be a nightmare. But I learned a lot when I published my book Vampyrie last December, and fortunately I remembered most of it.


I also needed to make a cover. On the front I wanted to use the same image, which was created by a friend of mine and was easy to upload. I used GIMP  to apply the text. Since CreateSpace’s cover design choices are limited, the back cover was more of a challenge. How to get the color I wanted? I was blessed with a light-bulb moment. I scanned a sheet of white paper into my computer, uploaded the image into GIMP, applied color, and added the text. This project was a full day’s work. When I uploaded it to CreateSpace, it looked fine. But CS said the text went too far to the border (even though it was within the border shown), so I had to redo the text, which took another half day. (I need to go to GIMP school.)


During all of this, my mum became seriously ill and had to be hospitalized. I thought I might have to hop a train and travel cross country. Thankfully she recovered and is doing well.


Now that the dreaded book business is completed (I need to go to formatting school), I can resume writing posts and visiting blogs. I can tackle that collapsing pile of books on my TBR. I can open the stack of mail on my desk.  Maybe I’ll get around to cleaning and doing the laundry. My neglected little car needs a bath, and I really should jump in the shower. Wash my hair? Yes, I need to do that as well. I even hope to go out to dinner or the movies before the end of the year. An author’s work is never done.   Please continue reading . . .



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43 thoughts on “#BookRelease – Plateau: Beyond the Trees | TINA FRISCO

  1. I am so happy for Tina and would like to extend all my love and best wishes for the second edition of her book. I agree so much with her…when we re-look at our old work, we feel it can be written better…that is a sign of growth!
    Thanks for being such a wonderful friend Deb! Love and hugs. 🙂


    1. Thanks so much Balroop. It’s lovely to have Tina back in the blogoverse sharing her wisdom.:) Love and hugs back my friend. Enjoy the weekend. ❤


  2. Oh wow, sounds like Tina had quite the process to get the book back. I’m glad she got it and so nice that there’s a free promo coming in celebration of its re-launch! I’ll head over to Tina’s original post to express my congrats. Thanks for the update here, Debby 🙂


  3. I can so relate to the challenges with reclaiming our books. And it’s quite a journey revisiting a previously published book as we’ve invariably grown in the interim. Big sigh of relief, Tina, and congrats on the re/new release!


  4. Thank you so much, my lovely friend, for the reblog as well as the terrific intro. I think you should hire yourself out as a Tech Sleuth. You could not only make a little extra money, but also start a whole new business category! “Stymied? Can’t find what you need? Take in a deep breath and contact the Tech Sleuth.” Seriously, Deb, I appreciate that you took the time to format and post this despite all you’re dealing with right now. Hugs and much love to you, sweet friend ❤❤❤


    1. Lol, you’re so funny T. You know me, if I can help I will and if I can find a way to solve I will. Nobody should have to be bullied by publishers. The beauty of being in charge of our own work! My pleasure to feature you here my friend. 🙂 🙂 <3<3


  5. That does sound like an incredible amount of work, indeed. I’m glad that Tina was able to accomplish. I wouldn’t have a clue, I will probably leave my books with the publisher til the end of time, lol. I have also experimented with Gimp, I always have trouble and find it very complicated to use. Everytime I do a tutorial on it, then get back to it months later, I forgot what I learned. Book writing is no easy task!


    1. Thanks Lana. I have the same issues using Scrivener, so I stick to Word. But it seems our Tina here has a good working relationship with Gimp. Maybe she could offer you a few tips. 🙂


    2. Thank you, Lana. GIMP can be confusing, especially when dealing with layers. But it’s a cinch to use for scaling images to increase the dpi. I found this most helpful when uploading the 32 images in my children’s book to Amazon 🙂


      1. Thanks, Tina. Very cool to know. I am going to get back to Gimp one of these days. There are probably newer and more additional user-friendly videos on YouTube since I last checked, ha ha!


    1. Thanks M and lol, congrats you’ve managed to upload Tina’s book, now open your Kindle and you will see the book listed and just use the arrows to scroll to it and click on ‘okay’ or the middle button to open. 🙂 xo


  6. Congratulations, Tina! You’ve put your heart and soul into this second edition. I want to read this book! P.S. I have a formatter who only charges me $50-$75 U.S. and I love him b/c I could never attempt that task. Kudos to you for doing so! The cover image is beautiful as well!


    1. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Tina took on a huge feat, I can’t even imagine what it took to get this new edition out. And I’m with you, on farming out the formatting for just those reasons. 🙂


  7. Wow! a crazy amount of work and lots of determination. Congrats on the second edition!! Whatever you do, don’t take a train across the country… 🙂


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