Learning the Ropes

Hi again.

I’ve got a few small announcements to make. First, after a bit of fighting and formatting, I think I finally got the professionally edited version of the first book into a form that looks right on a kindle. (I do not yet own a kindle, so this is actually difficult for me to determine without shenanigans.) I have thus informed the Amazon folks to send out notifications, but they are a busy bunch, and I am low on the literary totem pole, so it may be a while. On the plus side, in my various investigations and analyses, I discovered that there is a way to directly request to receive an updated edition of the book. (I’ll warn you that this is untested by me, so pursue at your own risk.) In the words of Amazon’s Support page, in reference to how I can receive a new copy of my own work:

… We request your explicit permission, and will do the same for any customers who contact us to receive the updated content, prior to sending the revised file because the new version will not have previously saved Highlights, Last Page Read, Bookmarks, and the location of notes may not match. If this is acceptable, please email kd*********@am****.com confirming your permission and which title/s you’d like to have re-sent. Thank you.

Note: Customers who purchased the old content can also contact our Customer Service department to have the new file delivered.

So there you have it. If you are impatient to see the multitude of minor adjustments that have been made to Book 1 (and to a lesser degree, book 2) in the trilogy, and you have a kindle, feel free to give that a try and let me know how it works out.

I’ve also been getting plenty of excellent feedback in the form of emails and comments, and I am, as always, glad to hear from people. Strangely, hot on the heels of my recent appearance on Pure Textuality, I received a message and a twitter follow from a certain Ebook Apothecary. Aside from indicating she was planning to feature a review of my book, and graciously offering to take a look at the updated version, she also brought to light one or two ways in which I had been remiss in my authorly duties. Based on her observations and suggestions, my twitter presence has gotten an overhaul, which hopefully will make it more clear that the jrlallo floating around on twitter and the Joseph Lallo making the eBook rounds are in fact the same person. I also spruced up the appearance of my twitter page to bring it more in line with my overall visual style. There was also talk of other things authors tend to do, like book giveaways and interviews. While I did do something of an interview a while back, I hadn’t really thought about doing a giveaway for my non-free stuff. I’ve got one or two ideas of how that might go down, now. I haven’t made any firm decisions, mind you, but you may just see me hand out some Smashwords coupon codes ’round about the time my next book comes out.

That about wraps it up for now. Until I have something interesting to say, thanks for reading.

UPDATE: Amazon let me know that they will send out notifications within 5 business days, so you’ll likely be contacted sometime next week if you bought it through them.


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