December 26, 2012
For Author Christine Rice, Her Life is an Honest and Open Book. Today I received this awesome review of my book, My Not-So-Ordinary Life. Thank you, Penlady.
July 31, 2012
Recap time! July was an excellent month for me, especially with working on my manuscripts. I edited a whole book (Freelance Writing Guide), wrote 15,800 words in Chronicles of a Troubled Girl, and wrote 2,700 words in Freedom from Fat. On top of that, I published 22 blog posts (between my two blogs), was interviewed by a book cover designer, edited two of my colleague’s articles, published five book reviews, participated in a Goodreads Giveaway and mailed out two copies of My Not-So-Ordinary Life to two winners, read four books, and contributed to a writer’s blog post. I also got my very own, really nice office chair after working hard as a writer for over 14 months. I still felt – and feel – privileged to have this chair.
August is going to be really busy, I can already tell, because I plan to do the final edit of Freelance Writing Guide and publish it, which also means that I’ll be sending out copies to my blog tour participants. Organizing a blog tour is like communicating with 20+ colleagues through email – it’s quite fun and keeps me busy! I will also be reading and reviewing three books, and posting to my blogs to keep you all updated :), as well as my other daily duties.
I hope you will all have a good month and stick around to see what’s happening next!
July 18, 2012
I found the ability to create my own book covers recently, so I redid My Not-So-Ordinary Life‘s epub and pdf covers. The book with the new cover can be found at Lulu, Barnes & Noble, and the iTunes iBookstore. The new cover has not shown up at B&N and iTunes yet, but it is showing up at Lulu already. You can also view the cover and a description of the book on the book’s page of this blog.
I like the slogan: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” which is the reason why I chose the cover design. It’s a simple cover, and I love how it is so easy to read, which helps people when they are searching for ebooks online. Here is a sneak peek of the new cover:
And here is what the old cover looked like:
I liked the abstract design of the old cover, however, it didn’t have meaning to me and the text was hard to read. I hope you like the new cover!
July 1, 2012
For the month of July, all three of my books are 50-75% off at Smashwords. You simply enter the coupon codes that are on the individual book pages. My Not-So-Ordinary Life is $1.00 and Essays for the Soul and Poetry for the Heart are $1.50. This is a unique opportunity to read my work at a terrific price. I hope you will take advantage of the sale, which is ongoing for the entire month of July.
Have a great day, everyone, and welcome to July!
May 17, 2012
I sold paperback copies of my books at a cafe from the end of February to the beginning of May and I have a few copies left over. I have 1 copy of Poetry for the Heart, 1 copy of Essays for the Soul, and 3 copies of My Not-So-Ordinary Life and they are only $5 each, which is 50% off the cover price. This is a great opportunity to get a copy of one of my books. Plus, I will ship them to you for Free! If you are interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and which book(s) you want. I will issue them according to whomever contacts me first. So if you’re interested, let me know right away, because there are not many copies left.
Thanks for your continued support in my writing!
March 4, 2012
I just want to let you know that all of my books are marked down on Smashwords this week (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/christinerice31)! Poetry for the Heart is FREE (coupon code: RE100), Essays for the Soul is $1.50 (coupon code: REW50), and My Not-So-Ordinary Life is $2.00 (coupon code: REW50)! If you like my writing and are interested in getting a copy of my books, this is a great opportunity!
Thank you all for your support!