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.
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 . . .