I’m so excited to share with you guys that my book is finally out today!
For those of you that know me well, you’ll notice I published this book using my maiden name. That’s my way of giving the gift of deniability to anybody who feels they might need it. Except for the two poor souls who had the misfortune of signing my birth certificate. My mom and dad are kinda hosed.
There are a few different ways you can help make this book launch a success.
1. Buy the book. It’s officially out today in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com and you can order your copy here. In celebration of Heart Month, I’m donating one dollar for every copy sold during the month of February to the Children’s Heart Foundation.
The book will also be available at Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo, but it hasn’t shown up on those sites yet. Go figure. I’ve been assured it could be as little as two hours, but could take up to two weeks, which is an enormous window. It makes you appreciate the four-hour window service people provide. And I must say, I never really feel all that appreciative when they say, “We can be there between 8:00 and 12:00 or 1:00 and 5:00.”
2. Review it. If you like it, I’d appreciate it if you would leave a review on Amazon. I’ve been told this is really important. It involves complicated algorithms and a bunch of other stuff that makes my head hurt. I don’t pretend to understand.
(Colman just pointed to a shape on a math worksheet and asked me, “Is this a polygon?” and I had to google it. So just know I’m way out of my league when someone mentions the word algorithm.)
You don’t have to write a lot, but just a few words to say why you liked it or didn’t like it. If you hate it, just make sure when you leave your review that you use all caps and lots of exclamation points. This will ensure I don’t miss it. You know, SHOUTY CAPS!!! I would sincerely appreciate it. 🙂
3. Share it. Tell all your friends about it. The e-book is lending-enabled so after you’re finished reading it, you can lend it to a friend.
(The cool thing about this feature is they HAVE to give it back at the end of two weeks, so they can’t keep your book forever like I’m wont to do with other people’s hardbacks and paperbacks.)
A few of my friends have already shared it on Facebook and twitter and every time I see it, I’m like, What a pretty cover! Oh, that’s mine! So I’d love to see you guys share it on social media. You can even use the hashtag #IHatePiñatas and #HeartMonth or #CHDAwareness. You can either do the fancy ñ or not. It’s totally up to you.
I think that pretty much covers everything. If you leave a comment in the “Comments” section of this blog, you’ll be entered to win a copy. I’m giving away two copies to kick off Congenital Heart Defects Awareness week, which is February 7th through the 14th. I’ll choose the winners using random.org. Only one comment per person, please. I’ll post the winners on February 7th.
Happy Heart Month, Y’all!