Mar 10, 2013

To My Readers

I just want to say thank you to the thousands of people who have downloaded one of my ebooks. I am very grateful for your support and enjoyment of my writing. Many of you have left comments on Amazon for one book or another, and I appreciate that too, even when the reviewer obviously did not like the book. Criticism is necessary to improve one's art.

I have noticed a vast majority of the complains that have come in are mostly over editing issues. I am well aware these issues exist. If you have never written a book, it is hard to explain why a writer cannot fix all of this in their own manuscript. If you are a writer, I don't need to say anything. You already understand. But this is the truth for most writers, that you cannot edit yourself into a clean manuscript. I have been looking for a copyeditor for a while that is not cost prohibitive. I have found someone who is working with me under terms we both find agreeable.

The first work to be looked over is the "Wal-Mart Book of Ethics Abridged Edition". If everything goes well, the new edition will be released on Amazon to replace the current copy, and the thousands who already have a copy will receive an email (Amazon willing) linking to the new download so it does not have to be repurchased. That book will then see it's first print run, just as "Have You Seen My Meow?" has.

If all of that goes smoothly, then "Endospore" will be next, and then finally "The Tragedy of Macbeth: A Novel" will be last. Every book going forward then will be copyedited before being released. (I just can wait to begin really talking about the next series I'm currently working on!)

I do hope that those who found the books difficult because of the errors will give them a second chance once the updated copies are available. And those who have read them and enjoyed the books, maybe you will find an even deeper love for the books afterward.

Happy Reading
R.A. Wilson

2 comments:

  1. "I just can wait" Can't?

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  2. lol! Yep, editing issues. Just like that

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