I’ve worked up new covers for both books, and was ready to republish them when I became aware of some embarrassing mistakes and typos in both. I can’t let them slide a second time, so I’m now involved in a line by line edit of them.
Struggled with the question of giving in to the temptation of rewriting parts of them, and decided that I hadn’t sold enough copies of either one for it to make a difference if I did that. Joleigh’s story is much better for it. I’ll be done with it by the weekend, I think.
Thomi’s story is 33 chapters and over 400 pages long. Be a while editing that one. But I have to say, it’s felt good to reread the stories and be with those beloved characters again. I’ve actually been away from my craft for too long, and doing this has helped me to get my passion back. I’ve some ideas for some scenes in stories for Rikki and Halleigh. Can’t decide if I’ll give each their own book or if their romances will unfold at the same time in the same book. I’m sure when I get to it, they will tell me what they want me to do!
I’ll be putting up the free sample chapters with the new covers and edits as soon as I have them done. Thanks to my WordPerfect Ebook Publisher plugin, I will have .mobi editions to offer here as well. At least for the free copies. I guess I’ll just direct readers to Amazon for the actual Kindle book. Especially since I am thinking of putting the books in their book programs that require authors to sell exclusively from Amazon. Can’t decide how I feel about that, but I guess I can give it a three month try to see if it’s worth it. If it isn’t, I’ll offer all formats here.
I’ve done this before, but this time, I will use the five free days to promote the books. I don’t know why offering them for free will help sales, but . . . they say it works, so we’ll see. I’m still skeptical.