1. The audiobook. I thought it would be ready for pre-order from Audible.com by now, but it’s not. I will let you know as soon as it is! This is a very chatty book, so audiobook will be a great format. Plus, you’ll never guess whose voice they’re using:
Okay, fine, I don’t know whose voice they’re using.
2. The contest. The rules are:
1. Read my book. Come on, it’s $4.99, and it’s short.
2. Leave an honest review on Amazon, and email a screenshot of your review to simchafisher [at] gmail [dot] com. Please put “MY AMAZON REVIEW” in the subject line.
3. That’s it. You’re entered. People who’ve already written reviews, are of course, welcome to enter.
I will work like an insane-o to have a picture of the prize ready by Monday, and the contest will run until that Friday, the 25th. (Hey, that’s our wedding anniversary!) Thanks to everyone who’s already entered! I love hearing from you guys.
3. To readers who don’t own a Kindle or Nook: I don’t have one, either — I just downloaded a free reading program onto my laptop. Here is a list of free apps you can download, so you can read Kindle editions on your computer, tablet, phone, chip implanted in your parietal lobe, etc. We got you covered.
4. The print edition. I have been talking to publishers all week. YES, there will be a print version. I will make an announcement as soon as I can! It is lovely to be courted,
but a little nerve wracking for a first-timer like me. But I am very grateful to have choices!
5. The first radio interview. I just had a nice interview with Brian Patrick on the Son Rise Morning Show. It got cut off unexpectedly — I don’t know if my phone crapped out, or what — but I did get a lot of talking in first. You can download a podcast of the show here.
6. Something something something that is not about my book already. Oh, wait, here: Head lice!
We don’t have ’em! But lots of people do at this time of year. This is the system that worked for us. No neurotoxins, no seven-hour nit picking sessions. If it works for my kids’ insanely thick hair, it will work for you.
7. While I’m being helpful, here’s something else: My knuckleheaded son broke his glasses for the third time this year. The school year. Which started last month. Apparently it’s not his fault because, while it’s true he was deliberately provoking his younger brother into punching him in the face, he never expected etc. etc. etc. Anyway, my husband recently got glasses from Zenni Optical, and they are great. And cheap (seriously, I think it was $30 for lenses, frames, case, and shipping)! And got here fast! You just need a prescription, and away you go. Now I just need a website that will quickly and cheaply dispatch ninjas to beat some sense into your knuckleheaded sons. I’m pretty sure I could get a doctor’s note for that.
Okay, don’t forget to check out Conversion Diary for all the other quick takes! Have a wonderful weekend, everybody.