A Special Thanks to Special People

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Today I am unveiling my new book cover image for “Red Clay and Roses”,

But first I have some things to say:

Most significantly, I want to express appreciation for the warm sincerity that I feel from my new wordpress family.  Without your support and encouragement I do not know where I would be.  You have given me both strength and hope.  I have learned so much from your posts. Learning is an ongoing process and you have been so kind. I learn something new and useful from all of you every day, even if it is from example and you are not setting out to teach anything in particular. I am delighted to have become a part of a great blogging experience.  Thank you for being who you are.

Second, I made a lot of mistakes.  I did significant research on publishing books, just not in the right places.  My book is well edited, but the “package” sucked…really it did.  I have, with your help, been working on improving that.  I have updated both my book description and author bio.  I have received more reviews and am learning how to market my book.  I am also very excited to be posting my new book cover image today.  Since this is not a series or a new publication I am not planning a formal book cover reveal.  It will be posted on my site and you most certainly have my permission to reblog and that would be greatly appreciated.

One of the nicest things about being an Indie Author is having the control to make changes when I feel like changes are warranted.   I am following my dream of getting this book read, taking a deep breath and trying again.  The book is selling, but of course, not as well as I would like it to sell.  I have asked my family and friends NOT to post reviews, until I can see what strangers have to say and so far I have not been disappointed.  I do, however, wish to produce a quality product and feel that I can do much better on the cover image so that is what I am focused on today.  I am also launching a paperback print on demand version that will be coming soon and I am very excited about that.  While I feel that ebooks are the wave of the future, there are so many that I want to reach that are not as technologically prepared.

Again, I offer warmest appreciation for your kindness.

~ S. K. Nicholls

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