I’ve spent the last few days hard at work on the finishing touches for Reflections on the Ring, now scheduled for release on November 22. As with most worthy projects we hit a few snags along the way, mostly in the techie arena, but we’re working hard to overcome them. I can’t believe how much has changed in the past five years since I published Water Signs — mainly the price tag for certain services like formatting!
Actually, it’s not really the formatting that has skyrocketed; it’s the fact that you can no longer pay for a simple, stand-alone service like formatting. No, you must now purchase “packages” that include formatting (and probably a whole lot of other things you don’t really want or need), beginning at the “reasonable” price of $999! Um, yeah, sure.
As I told the guy on the phone, my client has already paid good money for professional writing and editing services, in addition to online marketing. We’ll figure out the formatting ourselves, thank you very much. And we did. Because all I had to do was model the PDF for my own book to get all of the necessary elements into the document, in proper order. Of course, this book is also including lots of great family photos so there’s an extra element of challenge. But we’re up to that task, too!
I want to thank all of my bloggers who are standing by waiting to publish their Reflections on the Ring reviews, and/or have already sent me excellent feedback via email. We cannot wait until the book is ready for purchase, just in time for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all of the upcoming family-oriented holidays!
While sorting through pictures over the years with my client and friend, I came across this one from Easter of 2008. My how time flies!
I won’t give away the names of these adorable munchkins who really aren’t so little anymore, although even more precious than ever. Readers of Reflections on the Ring will know them soon enough!
In the meantime, I’ll be interviewing the gorgeous, talented U.S. Air Force veteran Lisa Mei today at 1 p.m. Eastern on Writestream. If you are a vet (or someone who supports our vets), feel free to call in to the show at (347) 945-7246. We look forward to seeing you there!