Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Aiming for December 1st Release Date

In a concentrated and complex effort to encourage a reluctant reader (and test the ebook market) I've just written a 5,000-word chapter book. I've checked the reading level and it returns a 2.5 grade level. I'm thinking that's close to what I was aiming at.

The cover on the left is one I created last night. The model is my nine-year-old granddaughter (Samantha Brooke, the reluctant reader who I'm trying to encourage.)

So, when I finish editing it, and sending it to my beta readers, I will upload it and publish it as an e-book. Just to see what happens. We're shooting for a December 1 release date. We'll see how it fares at the .99 price point. I've told Brooke I'll split the money with her if she reads the book and gives me a book report. (And a review.)

So, don't get upset if I keep reminding all of you to get your very own e-copy. By the way, you can download a free Kindle for PC or Kindle for MAC on the Internet and enjoy any ebooks you'd like to acquire.


  1. Beautiful photo, congratulations!I'm contemplating the ebook route as well..

  2. Thanks Kimberly. It was a quick snapshot of my granddaughter. No makeup, No hair stylist. Just a quick shot, and it turned out more than acceptable.

    If you do test the waters and go the ebook route, let us know what happens. We'd love to know how the experience goes for you.

  3. Congrats! Good luck with that and do keep us posted as to when you upload it!

  4. Thanks, Lisa. I'm almost finished editing, so it may get uploaded prior to the 12/1 target date. I hope we sell a few. That would be really cool.


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