Ebook Launch! 3, 2, 1

launchThe past few days have been a whirlwind of ebook formatting, and I haven’t taken the time to keep up the idea of a regular “diary” here, so I’ll just plunge in with a countdown from where I am.

3. New Cover

Since the last post, I came up with a final ebook cover that spoke “this is it” (after several trial versions)”

Oscar's Gift ebook coverI wanted the cover to capture several aspects of the story and the characters: farming and breaking ground for a new life; Oscar Micheaux’s film career; a still shot from The Great Train Robbery, which Oscar describes to Tomas. An e-cover is often different from the paperback cover, in my case for a couple of reasons: 1) The ebook image needs to be able to stand out as a thumbnail (which my paperback cover doesn’t do as well), and 2) I used CreateSpace’s cover creator tool to design the paperback cover, and the only electronic version I have access to isn’t of high enough resolution to use for other purposes. I used Paint to make the ebook cover.

2. Ebook Now Available

Oscar’s Gift is now available as an ebook on Amazon.

1. Limited-Time Free Copy!

Finally, another advantage of publishing on Smashwords is that it allows me to offer coupons for discounts as well as free copies! As a thank you to this blog’s readers, from now until the end of Thursday, August 18th, 2011 (GMT California time), you can order a FREE copy of Oscar’s Gift in the e-format of your choice from Smashwords. Just enter the code VM64S before completing checkout. And, if you enjoy the book, I would greatly appreciate your recommendations to friends or a review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc.

Blast Off!

14 thoughts on “Ebook Launch! 3, 2, 1

  1. I can’t wait to share this with my kids! We’ve gotten so much out of your old homeschool book and I have really enjoyed your other blog, Everyday Intensity as well.

    • Thank you for your generosity, Mina! I hope you all enjoy Oscar. I definitely have enjoyed the entire process so far of getting this book into reader’s hands (and on their screens) 🙂

  2. Hey Lisa, Thank you so much for sharing this great book with us! All your books are great!
    I was able to download the pdf before we take off on our trip today! I can’t wait to read it, share it with my son, when we get back. Keep up the great work! 🙂

    • Dee, I’d love to hear your feedback (and your son’s, too)! Have a safe and fun trip, and thank you so much for all of your encouragement and support. 🙂

  3. I am so excited to read the final version. Have it downloaded on to my Mom’s Kindle. :D!!!! Can’t wait to read it.

  4. I can’t wait to share this with my son! 🙂 Thanks for posting about it on G+! I’ll be sure he reviews it on Goodreads, where he has LOTS of other students in his network – mostly all GT.

  5. Well done, Lisa.

    I am currently working on some posts on writing and publishing e-books in Norwegian, and your experiences are very useful.

    With the Kindle app for iPhone/iPad I have decided not to buy a Kindle device. I wanted to let you know that I just downloaded the free Oscar sample from Amazon to test the iPhone app. Works fine.

    • Best of luck! Please let me know what your experience is like. I’m enjoying the process much more than I thought I would.

      Thanks for letting me know about the iPhone app free sample test. There were a couple of minor formatting glitches in the first chapter, but those should be fixed within a day. I love reading apps.

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