Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Relearning Book Promotion

 Some doctoring and studying of late have drawn me away from blogging. If you’ve been reading my posts, then my apologies to you! I’m planning to run an Amazon promotion in December for my eBook, Diabetes by Marriage: A Memoir. For this, my first such promotion, I had to sign up for KDP Select (which I did not realize only ran for 90 days at a time, then you must renew. If you want to). And, you must not schedule a promotion until you have been enrolled in KDP Select for 30 days. SO: if I have done it correctly, my eBook price will reduce to $1.99 on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Christmas.

Considering its content, I now see that my memoir might bring light to a husband with Type 1 brittle diabetes who really does not know, or understand, what his spouse goes through during one of his insulin reactions (insulin shock / hypoglycemic attack). I’ve a lot to learn about self-publishing now, so different from when I began in 1986! Until next post, I wish you all a Blessed Thanksgiving Day. 

~ heleng ~

Friday, October 30, 2020

My introduction to books . . .

At three years of age, my mother encouraged me to print words on paper, and introduced me to the magic of water colors. By age nine or ten, I was making little paper books and "teaching school" to the dolls sitting against the pillow on my bed. In elementary school, fiction stories for extra credit flowed from my pencils and in college, I researched and wrote my final term paper about Christmas in Sweden, earning a Grade A result.

In the mid-1980s, I revised that effort into my first self-published book-utilizing my typewriter, self-drawn line art illustrations and cut-and-paste methods for "How to make a Swedish Christmas!". Books that followed were "Finding & Keeping Customers, A Small Business Handbook", and "How to make Newsletters, Brochures, and Other Good Stuff without a Computer System". The latter reached number nine on Quality Books Top 40 list of sales to libraries, and served as an alternative "Pick of the Month" choice in the Writers Digest's Book Club catalog. Now, after years of office work and family care giving, I am revisiting my love of writing, artwork and self-publishing.  

A memoir of my nearly thirty years of marriage to an insulin-dependent, Type 1, brittle diabetic is complete (Diabetes by Marriage) and resting on Amazon.com (print and eBook).  This week, however, my efforts are focused on the redesign of my Website ... just about ready to upload!  Cheers!



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

My First Post - Helen Ingeborg

 Words & Wishes . . . my first attempt to blog in probably a decade. This is, then, a test, a learning experience. Short, I know, but setup work done to this point, it's time for a break from this desktop computer screen!  

Relearning Book Promotion

 Some doctoring and studying of late have drawn me away from blogging. If you’ve been reading my posts, then my apologies to you! I’m planni...