Bye, Bye, Buy the Book Page

Yes, Bye, bye, Buy the Book page . . .

I’ve decided to eliminate the Buy the Book page for a couple of reasons. In the past, I was selling enough copies to justify having such a page. But, I suspect that people nowadays are afraid their sensitive information might be compromised even though the CHEC payment gateway I was using is a secure page and website. Books would’ve been delivered immediately.

So, I’m going to recommend those interested in purchasing a copy of the books to visit Amazon, iBook, Nook, or Barnes & Noble. International readers can also visit Tolino. At some point I’ll either post or make a page with links to all the places you can buy the books.

You can also buy at The site is McAfee secure, and uses the secure CHEC payment and delivery system.  There is a page there with a list of all the places worldwide where my books are offered. That list is here.

When you get to whichever site you want to buy from, just search for the book’s title, or my name. I would be absolutely thrilled if you would also leave a review once you’ve read the story or stories. If even a small percentage of readers would be so kind as to do that, it would be awesome. But so far, only one person has taken the time to do that.

One reason that reviews are so important is, of course to persuade other people to jump into an author’s world. In this case, Mine! But, when an author is trying to promote her/his books, and would love to use say, BookBaby to help to that, any author with less than ten reviews on Amazon or elsewhere, will not be welcome to start a campaign with them.

So . . . on all of my stories, and my recipe book, I need nine more reviews. So, I do beg of you dear readers . . . pleeeeeaaase, please, leave a well thought out, constructive review for us struggling authors!

Hmmm . . . maybe that will be the subject of a future post!

Until next time, keep warm if you’re experiencing winter, as I am, or keep cool if you’re having some nicer summer temperatures!

New Site Coming!

Yes, I have a new site coming., which I’d purchased when I thought I’d lost this one. If you’ve wondered where I’ve been lately, that’s one of the projects I’ve been striving at getting up and running. Always real life stuff to deal with, plus working on writing projects, and graphics for books and headers, memes, etc. If I had a bigger budget, I would so outsource the covers, even though I enjoy designing them myself. Just, I’d rather be writing!

Losing a site is traumatic. All that work gushing down the proverbial drain!

What’s happening to my emails all the time it’s out of play? What am I missing? Probably nothing important, but who knows?

Most of the pages, I  had on my PC, but the posts were gone. Wah! I lost heart for a while. Then bought the new domain, which is still under construction, for this domain came back into public domain finally, and all my stuff was back. Yay!

Yeah, I just couldn’t throw away $80 at the time to buy it back once I realized I’d missed the grace period for renewing it. Was hard at work, at the time, learning to build PowerPoint videos, and I totally missed all the reminders because I neglected to check my email. As this domain wasn’t the only one I had to worry about, I had to make a choice, so I bought back the publishing site, and let this go. So, that’s the sad story of that event. I shall be ever more vigilant in future!

But now, what to do with the new site? Still working that out, but here’s the thought. This site is going to be about the books exclusively, and the site bearing my name will be about me and whatever is going on in my life at the time. Writing life, personal life, muses, and all that sort of stuff. I know I need to add more stuff to both sites, some links to my favorite sites, some guest posts, and maybe a contest or two. My son feels I should be posting more than one chapter of the novels for public reading, so I am considering it. Considering a donation button if I do that, for I’ll be posting at least half of the books. But we’ll see.

I’m hoping to go live with Neenah today, but we’ll see. I need new author pictures but haven’t had the funds in the budget for that. Last professional pictures I had taken were about eighteen years ago. I use those for my other writing endeavors.

That’s the news for now! I’ll announce when the new site is open and have a link to it.

As always, thanks for stopping by!