Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Coming in 2 Days - March 21, 2019 - Alzheimer's Kindle Book

Good Morning on this Tuesday morning.

Only two days to the launch of the book, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George on Amazon Kindle.  

It has taken me well over 3 hours to create this video for you. 

I was low energy to start but it picks up, so hang in there.





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Until Tomorrow!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Only 3 Days to Alzheimer's Kindle Book Launch

Good morning!  Only 3 days to the launch of the first Trippin' book, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George, Diagnosis to Discovery in 10,000 Miles.

I am up REAL early again this morning.  Too much excitement.  That's ok, I can get this post launched before heading over to the clubhouse for exercise and yoga.




Here is the link to the Laidback Bike Report.  The audio for me was awful!  I need a new computer.  Something I will have to invest in after the launch and all the activity after the launch.  I am afraid of switching right now.  But maybe I should just for these kinds of opportunities... on-line interviews.

A few months ago I arranged to have a service notify bloggers about the book launch.  They will be calling for interviews and posting about the book the week after the launch. 

My former neighbors are hosting an event in celebration of the book launch on Thursday morning at their clubhouse.  And later in the day my friends Kiersten and Denis will be arriving from Victoria Canada!  It will be great to see them.   It will be fun to see pictures of their grandkids.  They are flying in and won't have their trike with them so I am asking around to see if they can borrow a couple trikes for a few days.  Got trikes??? or a trike?

Comment below or on my Youtube Channel.

I am getting likes on the new page on Facebook.  Thanks to all who liked the page, Trippin' with Susan.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Alzheimer's Book Launch Count Down Day 4

Hello!  It is Day 4 of the countdown to the launch of the Amazon Kindle version of the book.  Watch and then there are links below. And Share Share Share!  Thank you!




Be sure to share this blog with anyone who loves recumbent bikes or is just now dealing with dementia in a friend or family member.  It isn't a depressing read, you will flow through the days just as we did.

Here are the links I promised in the video.

Laidback Bike Report March 17, 2019
Inverness, FL 12 Days of Cycling
Facebook Page @TrippinwithSusan
Facebook Group Susan Straley Writes
Kindle with Joy Cover
Kindle with Sunset Cover

Back again tomorrow...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Alzheimer's Trippin' with George Book Launch Count Down Day 5


Here you go!  Count down to the book launch.  5 days left!!!!

A bit about the bike club, the Hen House Restaurant, and the City of Inverness, Florida.




Please share with those you think might benefit or enjoy reading Alzheimer's Trippin' with George.

The links to the book is below.  One book, two covers.

Sunset Cover:



Joy/Covertible Cover:
http://bit.ly/AmazonAlzTrippnConvKindl


So far pre-orders on the Kindle are 26 total, 2 Sunset, 24 Joy.

See you tomorrow... well, you will see me anyway.  I will imagine seeing you.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Count down to Launch - Day 7 - Alzheimer's Travel Book

Hello!

I was up real early this morning.  I couldn't sleep!  I had forgotten to record the video yesterday for the Count Down to the Launch of the Kindle version of the book, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George.

This was recorded at about 4:00 this morning.




They have Youtube live and I have been meaning to try it as well as facebook live.  But I think I need to get good at presenting.  I have to cut out a lot of UMMMMM, and silent thought still from my videos.  LEARNING so much.

Anyway,  If you can share this blog pretty easy on your social media, just send them to http:www.susanstraley.com

The front blog post will change daily during the count down.

I am debating about whether to have an open or closed group on facebook.  Right now the group is closed so that my personal page isn't full of the book focus.  But, being close means that it is harder for the members to SHARE!! and those SHARES are so important if the book is going to reach folks that are seeking what it has to offer.  If you have done this before, your thoughts would be helpful!

Comment below, or message me on Facebook.

The video is up on my channel on Youtube.

I am also looking for lessons on instagram.  I can't figure out how to get my videos up there. So much to learn.

Maybe I will see some of you on the trail!  Off I go.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Day 8 - Count Down to Kindle Book Launch

Wow, that day went fast!  Already only 8 days left before the Kindle Launches.






When you set a date for a kindle launch you have to have everything up and ready to go several days before you launch.  Amazon wants to make sure it can fulfill the pre-orders. So if the publisher (in this case me, the author) goofs up and tries to make changes after the deadline, Amazon will ban them from publishing ever again.

That is scary.  I have had my book up and ready to launch for a long time.  BUT now I am working furiously to not only promote the books but to go in and make the pictures bigger and crisper (more pixels).

See, what I didn't know is when you copy and paste, some of the density of the pixels is reduced.  Then Kindle provides a special software for the Kindle and that reduces the size of the pictures.  So the pictures are tiny and when I zoom in they are fuzzy. 

I am going picture by picture and I would guess there are well over 900 pictures in the first book.  So it is taking time.  In the meantime I am trying to answer email, get out and exercise and socialize, and take care of daily business of living.

It's all good.  A learning experience.  I hope to have the pictures all done if all goes well and the new kindle formated and loaded by this weekend.

Thanks for your support.  It is working, can you believe how I just sat down next to the woman who could really enjoy and relate to the book?  I love that!    Meet Janet Siegle.

My friend, Kathie Heimsoth who is also a just-published author found that her seat mate on a plane was exactly who she should share her book with and she did it.  She inspired me to hand out more books to strangers.

There is a great book called The Tipping Point .  I keep thinking that all it takes is a few of those people who champion a cause or product to be the game changer.  A point where things change.

Who knows where this will lead.

MORE TRIPPIN'

After the launch fun, I want to start preparing for a trip I am taking to the Netherlands.  My next door neighbor and friends invited me to join them and some of their friends on a bike and boat trip.  We booked it through Tripsite.com  This is my first trip to the Netherlands.


Well, it's late.  Time to post this. 

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