At least I think it is! I've spent a large portion of today trying to negotiate with Amazon. And I know what some of you are thinking. "Negotiate? With Amazon? Are you completely out of your mind?" Ok. OK. I agree. But it would be nice to have my books listed correctly. That makes life easier for me and for my readers. I would think that would be Amazon's goal, too, since they're the ones making a profit.
Here's where we stand at the moment. I have now published the second edition of "Left by the Side of the Road" in both paperback and in a brand new Kindle second edition. The old version of the Kindle edition is no longer available. If you have the first version, great. But you should not be able to purchase it new anywhere. (Hah! That's the first roadblock. It does turn up now and then. I'm still trying to chase it down and kill it, but it has a certain zombie-like nature. I'm thinking of labeling it as my "walking-dead book."--published by Katzenzombiehaus Books.
Where Amazon and I fall into our differences is in their linking process between the paperback and the Kindle edition. And just try talking to them on the phone. The same pleasant-voiced people cannot handle both Kindle and paper books. Each one simply says to contact the other. Aarrgghh! Never mind. I shall continue to fight.
In the meantime, here's where you might like to go to order the new paperback edition, all 228 pages of it. It contains the old stories, but I've rearranged then and added thirteen new ones. To order your copy, go to http://www.amazon.com/Left-Side-Road-Characters-without/dp/0984592830
Or, if you want the newest Kindle version, go here: http://www.amazon.com/Left-Side-Road-ebook/dp/B00G5M2M6C
And if someone tries to sell you a copy of the old book (hint, it has only 119 pages and it doesn't show "Second Edition" on the front cover), break out the garlic, grab a stake and drive it through the heart of the book, and then run. It is close to Halloween, after all.
Update: Garlic works.!The links seem to be functioning this morning. Order away!