Hi everyone! Hope this Easter season has you all rejoicing at the victory that is ours in Christ! This post is to give you an update on our grandson Carter, share the news that the reworking of the books is done, and ask if you would please help out in a few different ways.
Before we get started, I wrote a Facebook mini-devotional that goes along with the pic above if you’re interested:
"After His suffering, He showed Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive." Acts 1:3a"God…
Please Help By Continuing to Pray for Carter
My family and I are so appreciative of your prayers for our grandson Carter. Words just can’t fully express our gratitude.
Carter will be undergoing surgery on May 2 to replace the NG tube with a G tube. He will be in the hospital for several days after that for recovery, appointments with specialists, and a brain MRI.
Please specifically pray that Carter will do well, for exceptional skill and wisdom for medical professionals, for Carter’s parents and siblings, and for healing and answers.
Please Help by Sharing the Free eBooks
I finally finished reformatting the books and getting them uploaded to various places. This process also involved much website work. You can find the free eBook links (Barnes & Noble, SmashWords, Apple, Kobo) for each book below. (You’ll notice that Amazon isn’t mentioned. More on that at the bottom of this post. *big sigh*)
On each of the book pages, I’ve included easy-to-share links for Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. My goal was to make it as easy for folks to share as possible!
- TEXAS ROADS – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/Texas-Roads
- A PATH LESS TRAVELED – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/A-Path-Less-Traveled
- THE WAY OF GRACE – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/The-Way-of-Grace
- PILGRIMAGE OF PROMISE – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/Pilgrimage-of-Promise
- A BRIDGE UNBROKEN – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/A-Bridge-Unbroken
- CROSSROADS – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/Crossroads
- PIECES ON EARTH – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/Pieces-On-Earth
- THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/The-Fragrance-of-Crushed-Violets
- BELIEVE & KNOW – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/Believe-and-Know
- NEW BEGINNINGS – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/New-Beginnings
- THE POWER OF GODLY INFLUENCE – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/The-Power-of-Godly-Influence
- LIFE LESSONS FROM MY GARDEN – http://www.CatBryant.com/books-2/Life-Lessons-From-My-Garden
Reviews Also Needed
If you have read any or all of the books above and have accounts at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, & Apple, please consider leaving your honest review for the books on these book sites.
Many people won’t buy a book with no reviews so this not only helps me out, but other readers as well. A Win-Win! :)
Please Help With Amazon
In the past, if an author’s books showed up as free on other book sites, Amazon would price match and move the books from the lowest price they allow authors to set ($0.99) to free status.
Apparently that has changed, even though they still allow you to tell them when you find a book free on other websites.
While those of you with Kindles can get the eBooks for free via Smashwords, if you prefer to get it from Amazon you’ll need to follow these steps (and hopefully Amazon will move the books to free for you – no guarantees!).
1. Find the “Would you like to tell us about a lower price?” link on the book’s page on Amazon.
In my browser window, this link shows up about half way down the Amazon page underneath the metadata information for the book.
I’ve marked the link with a big red arrow in the screenshot I took of an Amazon book page.
2. Click the “Tell us about a lower price” link.
When you click this link, a screen will pop up that asks where you saw the lower price.
Click the first option: Website (Online).
This will expand the screen for you to input more information.
3. Input the URL of other book sites to prove that the book is free at other locations.
To get the URL (website address) to the other book sites, use the links to the books’ pages on this website that I shared above.
Click the link(s) of your choice (Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple, or Kobo) and new browser windows will open at these book sites. Make sure that it’s the same book you are trying to get Amazon to change the price to free on.
Copy the URL (see photo below) and paste it to the Amazon form.
For the price and shipping cost, type in: “0.00.”
The date will automatically be filled in for you. (Or at least it was for me.) If it’s not filled in for you, just use the current date.
Last, click on the “Submit Feedback” button.
I don’t expect that Amazon will move the book to free automatically. But if enough people complete this process for each book, hopefully they will eventually move the book to free status.
If they don’t, I’m still in a quandary about what to do next.
My objective was to make all the eBooks free so I wouldn’t be funding agendas that are contrary to God’s Word. But my whole reason for writing Christian fiction and non-fiction in the first place is to make God known. Amazon currently accounts for about 65% of the eBook market, and people who might not ever pick up a Bible would pick up a novel.
See my dilemma?
Please pray that I’ll make the right call here and that my decision will honor God and bring Him glory. Also, I always appreciate your input and insight. Feel free to send me an email.
Still I Will Follow
Now that I’m through with all the reformatting, getting the books up at various book sites, and website work, I’m headed back to the edits and rewrites on the seventh Miller’s Creek novel, STILL I WILL FOLLOW.
At the same time, I’ll be continuing with the mounds of farm work we have this time of year. Though much work has been accomplished, there is still more to do.
As always, God has been faithful to direct my steps between that work and the book work over the past couple of months. So I have no doubt that He’ll continue to lead, guide, and direct!
Thank you so much for your patience, prayers, support, and help!!!
Much love to you all,