Let’s Play Follow The Leader – @rijanjks #RRBC #RWISA

Thank you all for dropping by today.  I hope it was the title of this post that enticed you to do so.

Many of you may be aware that early last year I took my debut novel, “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” down from Amazon.  (I’ve recently discovered that in my haste to do so, I only removed the e-book format and it is still there in paperback format, but hopefully, no one’s buying it).  I did this, because although it received many positive reviews, I just happened to open a paperback copy one day to find some very glaring “hiccups.”  I was so blown away (that they were glaring…at least to me) that I rushed to Amazon and yanked it down with such force, I think I hurt my arm. (I’m sorry, poor arm).

Anyway, with running the hugely busy and successful communities known as RRBC & RWISA, I have yet to re-edit and put the book back up for sell and I won’t, until it is at its absolute very best!  I’d like to apologize to those of you who still promote that book, even when you notice that I haven’t retweeted your tweet.  That’s only because I am strongly opposed to doing so when I know it’s not at its best in the current form.  But again, thank you so much  for supporting me. (Honestly, if you would stop pushing it at the moment, I’d greatly appreciate that).

On my mission to encourage others to take their writing reputations seriously by only allowing the best of their work to be sold to readers, I think Author, Jan Sikes might have just heard me screaming all over the place.  Not long ago, Jan realized that there were “hiccups” in one of her books, so what did she do?  You guessed it!  She took it down, sent it thru a re-edit and now it’s back up and ready to lay cradled in the crook of your arm, each night as you read yourself to sleep.

Jan notified me recently that the book was “ready” and it is also on sale now for only $.99, and because I am so proud of her for taking her book down to ensure that it was at its best before she sold another copy, I want to assist in the book’s promotion, especially while it’s at this great price point!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the NEWLY POLISHED & RE-EDITED

“FLOWERS AND STONE”

Flowers and Stone by Jan Sikes

Jan is a superb story-teller so I am asking you to please, please, please join me in helping her to push her re-released, newly edited book, “FLOWERS AND STONE!”

Jan is also a member of the very elite and exclusive RWISA: RAVE WRITERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS and so I invite you to visit her profile page there.  You’ll quickly learn why you should check out her books.

My final request, if you want to go a step further in helping to promote Jan’s re-release: how about re-blogging this page onto your own site and definitely share it on your social media forums.  I know it would move her to tears to see all the support!

Friends, anytime you’d like me to help you promote you or your good reads here on my site, just drop me a line at NonnieJules@gmail.com.  Being able to be of service to others (to you), is my greatest mission in this beautiful life of mine.

Until next time…

 

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36 Comments

  1. Congrats & best wishes, Jan!

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  2. How marvelous to find Jan here. Hi Nonnie — nice to meet you. Best to Jan with this re-release. And good luck working on yours. I know how hard it is to find the time! Hugs all around.

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  3. In deciding to (finally) work on book 3 of a series, I realized I needed to re-read book 2. Well, guess what? I’m now once again editing the darned thing! I thankfully haven’t come across any errors (yet!), but I am polishing it up quite a bit with rewording. It’s a very important process!

    However, one thing that seems to get missed quite often in the self-pub world is the need for professional-looking covers. Yes, nearly everyone does judge a book by its cover! I see so many awful covers on Amazon and think, “I bet that’s a great book, but no one is going to buy it because the cover looks like a 3rd grader did it.” I’m currently working on getting some of my own covers redone by a professional (and no, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
    Self-pubbing is hard, time-consuming work: Writing, editing, re-editing, editing yet again, book layout, cover design, and marketing are all necessary steps to ensure success. I’m taking those baby steps myself now to make this hobby into a career!

    Blessings to everyone in their endeavors 🙂

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  4. karenringalls

    Editing is so important and a good editor is a treasure. Jan good for you to re-edit your books. The general public has no idea how much work goes into being a respectable and responsible author.

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  5. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Reblogged this on Our Lady of Victory Remembered!.

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  6. Reblogged this on Room With Books.

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  7. I can relate. I’m currently revising my first book, The Basement. Good luck with your new release, Jan! Thank you, Nonnie for sharing the good news. All the best!

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  8. Reblooged the post – and this seemed like the perfect time to get myself a copy of Jan’s book – looking forward to having a read 🙂

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    • Woops – I needed an editor for my reply there !!

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  9. Reblogged this on Dawn Delivers.

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  10. Go, Jan! I’ll tweet this out for everyone.

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  11. Reblogged onto my blog: https://lauralibriczblog.wordpress.com
    Have a great day, Jan and Nonnie and everyone else!

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  12. Reblogged this on Laura Libricz, Authoress and commented:
    Let’s Play Follow The Leader – @rijanjks #RRBC #RWISA

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  13. I’m reblogging this timely post to my second blog. Thanks Nonnie and Jan!

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  14. Reblogged this on MarethMB and commented:
    Thank you for such timely reminders, Nonnie! Yes, I’ve also taken down the colour edition of one of my books and rewriting it first. So, I hope those of you who read Nonnie’s post today will support Jan for doing just that!
    Have a look at her newly edited book, FLOWERS AND STONE, which is on special st just $0.99.

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  15. Reblogged this on Lynda Filler-Author, Freelance Writer, Soc Media Lover and commented:
    Love Jan Sikes! Her writing and poetry are spectacular. Check it out!

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  16. Oh my goodness, Nonnie! I am moved to tears by your post. I simply could not accept that the beginning story of my series was so poorly written. At the time I wrote it, I did my best, but I had a crappy editor who did not catch any of the errors, yet took my money anyway. The lessons that stick are always learned the hard way.Anyway, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for helping spread the word about the book. If I hadn’t believed in the story so much I would never have bothered. I’d like to add that an honest review was my motivation and I thank the reviewer for their honesty. Thanks everyone for sharing! Hugs!

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    • I’m on my third editor. The last book I uploaded I found 13 mistakes after formatting. Now I have an amazing supportive reader who has sent me yet more changes. And they are small annoying things. But I’m like you, I can’t stand the idea that a product hits the market with errors. I reblogged this. It’s a testament to how hard we all work to deliver a really great experience for our readers. Congrats!

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  17. D.L Finn, Author

    Yay! Congrats on re-release of the first book in your amazing series, Jan:) I understand too well that part, but it worth it I agree. Thanks for this post lettng us all know.

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  18. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    I deleted my kindle copy but forgot the process for re-loading the updated version of your book. I’m on automatic update so I know I did something wrong. Drat!!

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  19. I just purchased Flowers and Stone and I’m looking forward to reading this shiny new version. Writers should never settle and I’m so proud of you both.

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  20. Reblooged on http://mallie1025@wordpress.com/ I have the original and was not overly disturbed by the errors and repititions. But I understand how she feels —-the same as me when finding errors after tons of editing.

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    • Thank you for reblogging, Micki!

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    • So sweet of you to say, Micki, and I’m very glad you enjoyed the story.

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  21. Reblogged this on mallie1025 and commented:
    Great new re-release off Flowers and Stone, by Jan Sikes.

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  22. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    I know about re-releasing and re-editing. I’ll see if I already have it and just download it. Congrats Jan.

    Thank you Nonnie for sharing.

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    • Thank you, Shirley, and kudos to you for doing the same thing to Our Lady of Victory!

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      • Shirley Harris-Slaughter

        Yes Jan. I didn’t know the extent of the problems until I decided to get it done. So I quietly started the editing and ran into a couple of horrors. Just learned that a photo was completely missing when the book was re-launched and it took til now to discover the error, and that photos were misplaced in the book. The formatting was bad from the transfer and I never knew any of this but just felt like something was not right. Its tough when you are an Indie Author because you are not taken seriously and stuff happens.

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  23. Gracie Bradford

    Reblogged this on GRACIE BRADFORD: Grandma Midnight Book Reviews – Sassy and Outspoken and commented:
    Jan’s re-release, Flowers and Stone, is waiting for your thoughts. Read and post your review. I am racing over to download my copy now. Get in line and try to catch me before I reach the finish line, Amazon.com.

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    • Thank you for reblogging, Gracie!

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  24. Reblogged this on The Angry Scribbler.

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