|Please excuse morning hair and face. Too excited to get dolled up for the picture!|
The color edition of this book is more expensive than the black and white, and I went back and forth as to which one I should pick, but I'm so pleased with the color, and especially when it comes to the photos in the book, it makes such a difference:
I seriously cannot believe I'm holding a book in my hand with the words "by Ellie Schoenberger" on the cover. I can't even pretend to be modest or sheepish about it. I'm thrilled.
As I wrote about before, the profits from book sales are going to fund Crying Out Now and The Bubble Hour. These labors of love have reached hundreds of thousands of people, and I've reached the end of what I can afford to do on my own and still keep these sites going. Some wonderful people (announcement coming soon) have volunteered their time to help me keep them going, but the actual expenses are growing (just to maintain the sites).
If you want to support these sites - if they have helped you or someone you love -and you want a "Best Of" compilation of my posts so far (talking about my journey through alcoholism/recovery, weight loss, my father's sudden death, cancer and the joys and trials of everyday life with two young kids) there is still time to receive it before the holidays. The softcover (color) edition is pricier than normal, but it goes to a good cause. You can also get the eBook edition (for MAC products) and pdf versions (for PCs) for $9.99.
But the book makes a great gift, if I do say so myself. :)
Even if I never, ever sell another one, I still can't believe I accomplished this dream that has been on my list for ages. Thank you to Heather of the EO for the idea, and to Blurb.com for making it uncomplicated to do for a technically challenged person like myself.
If you are interested in ordering the book or eBook, you can go here to do so.
Thank you to everyone who has supported these causes by buying the softcover or downloading the eBook or pdf so far. I can't tell you adequately in words what it means to me. And the thousands of people out there struggling with addiction thank you, too.
And if you think I should make it available in black and white at a more affordable price ($15.99) will you leave that feedback here? I'm so in love with the color photos, but maybe it makes more sense to make it black & white so more people can afford it? Unfortunately I have to pick one or the other. What do you guys think?
I am smiling from ear to ear today. I am still working on a book of original writing that I hope to find agent representation for someday. Someday. Achieving this dream makes my confidence level to be able to achieve that next goal so much higher.
It's a good day.
I'm going to give away one autographed copy of my book! If you have already purchased one (eBooks and pdf files count, too) or you purchase one in the next three days, leave a comment and I'll give you FIVE entries. If you leave feedback on whether I should produce a black & white version instead, I'll give you TWO entries. And if you comment and say you'd like an autographed copy, I'll give you ONE entry.
The winner will be chosen on Friday, December 7th via random.org: