I am nervous and excited that this book is going on sale on Monday, October 10, 2016!
Six years…blood,sweat, and tears…
Why October 10th? For the last nineteen years, this day has cast a shadow over my heart. Bart died on this day nineteen years ago.
For the first time since that tragic day, I am excited for October 10th to get here. I am still sad that Bart is no longer with us, but I believe he knows that this book is a labor of love dedicated to him, his family, and his friends.
My daughter, Amy, and my grandchildren watched the emotional video of me opening my proof copy of the print version. In case you have not seen it on Facebook , I am including it in this post. She let me know that my grandsons think I am a celebrity. I was quick to tell her that they are a huge part of why I wrote the book.
I chose to self-publish to have control over the content, marketing, and pricing. Print on Demand is different in that I don’t stock books and mail them out. Anyone may go to Amazon.com and order the print copy. Create Space is Amazon’s print on demand company. They print it and mail it directly to your door.
On Monday, the e-book will also be available. You do not need a Kindle to read it. You can download a Kindle Reader App on your desktop, phone, or iPad. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200783640
For 24 hours, the e-book will be on sale for $.99. This is my way of thanking all of you who have helped edit the book (Bill Ungerer and Pam Schofield), create and perfect the cover(https://www.fiverr.com/pro_ebookcovers and Joey Ungerer), photograph me for the cover (Allison Wofford), format the book (Amit Dey, and help me market the book on social media and on this website (Laura Cole Gonzalez and Jan Granger).
I also want to make the book available at a discount for anyone who has lost a child or loved one or who knows someone who is grieving.
The more people who buy the book on Monday, October 10, the higher up in the Amazon rankings the book climbs so that it is visible when anyone searches a book on grieving the loss of a child.
I would be SOOO grateful if you would leave a review (hopefully favorable 🙂 ) on Amazon. A five-star rating does not mean the book is perfect, only that is worthy of others buying and reading it.
I could not have written and published this book without my husband, Albert, encouraging me, spurring me on, and giving me the “kick” to get this baby birthed!