We’re moving right
along toward release day on December 7, 2016.
1. Here’s a quick peek at the final cover design, all ready
to send off to the printer.
2. I’m holding in my hands the second (and final) printed
proof of the new book's interior layout. I just need to read it one more time to make sure
we haven’t missed a typo or two.
3. Watch for the official trailer early next month.
4. For those of you who have read “Damned Yankee,” but not
the second book in the trilogy, Amazon will offer a free day for “Yankee Reconstructed”
next week. The Kindle edition will be available at no cost from midnight on
Wednesday to midnight on Thursday, November 3.
5. If you’ve already read books one and two, it’s not too
late to get in on this deal. I will be happy to send you a free PDF copy of “Yankee
Daughters” if you agree to write a short review and post it on Amazon on
release day, December 7. Here’s what’s required:
a. A star rating (one through five). And I’m not asking for
all five-star reviews, either. They are nice, but not everyone believes them. Readers and purchasers want to hear
your honest opinion. The perfect book
has not yet been written, and this is not it. Even the Bible does not get all
fives, and most critics have learned to look at those perfect reviews with
b. A title. You don’t need to be creative here. “Good read”
or “Fun” or “Liked it” will do.
c. At least twenty additional words about your reaction to
the book. And that’s not many. This explanation has twenty words.
d. The important thing to remember is that you can’t post
your review until the book goes on sale on December 7. But it won’t
help me as much to have your review posted on Dec. 8 or 9.
For the greatest impact on the book’s
rating and sales, your review needs to appear on that first day.
e. You will also need to include this statement. "I received a free ARC of this book." (ARC stands for "Advance Review Copy" and you can state it that way if you prefer.)
f. So . . . read the book, write your comment down
somewhere, and try not to lose it until Launch Day! And I’ll remind you.
Happy Reading, Everyone. And since today is National Chocolate Day, have a piece of Halloween candy while you read.