There has been a lot going on in the last 24 hours or so and I need to stop and take a deep breath!
Friday I got the new issue of the Gypsy Journal done, and once Miss Terry proofs it I’ll upload it to our printer’s webserver later today. Then I can get back to work on my new book. Because of having to make such a fast trip west due to Terry’s dad’s health issues, I got behind schedule by about a week.
Speaking of the new issue, if you are starting your summer travels or going back up north, please let us know your new address ASAP. Every spring and fall we get a ton of papers returned because people are going to or leaving their winter snowbird roosts and don’t update their addresses. The post office will not forward Standard Rate mail single issue replacements must go out at First Class rates.
My buddy Greg White created a pair of QR codes for me, which I included in the new issue. I’m not as tech savvy as Greg is, but as I understand it, you can scan the codes with a smart phone and it will take you right to either this blog or our online E-book Store. Of course, if you’re already here you don’t need the codes, but Greg says having them in the paper will help readers find us online easily. Here is the QR code for the blog:
And this one is for the E-book Store:
Yesterday afternoon my daughter Tiffany and her family stopped for a visit, which was a real treat. It’s been almost a year since we’ve seen them and I think our granddaughters grew at least a couple of inches. Little girls sure have a lot of energy! We stocked up on hugs and kisses to last us until we get up to Show Low to see them again in a few weeks.
After the kids left we dropped in on Terry’s parents for a quick visit and to pick up a package that we had sent to their house. Then we had dinner at JM Chinese Restaurant before going home and back to work.
For almost two years now I have been fighting with Barnes & Noble to get an account opened to sell my e-books directly through them for Nook readers. To say it has been frustrating would be an understatement. Every time I called, they told me the account was in review and would be live soon. Eventually I just gave up on them and put the books on Smashwords.com. But finally, after another series of telephone conversations that amped up my stress level, it looks they may have resolved the issue, and hopefully I can get my books uploaded to their online bookstore in the next couple of days. I will post something here when they are live on the B&N website.
Thought For The Day – Don’t wish for it, work for it.