On November 17, 2017, I posted, “Fighting Parkinson’s…and Winning; my new book.” I am grateful to all of you who have ordered a copy of the paperback or Kindle ebook and for those of you who have posted reviews on Amazon. Today, I would like to share some updates with you.
Kindle ebook. It was brought to my attention that the spacing was off in the Kindle version of the book. The file that was uploaded to Kindle looked okay, but the spacing changed when it was converted to Kindle. I downloaded software from Amazon and was able to resolve most of the spacing issues. If you have “Automatic Updates” turned on for your Kindle or your device where you have the Kindle app, then the next time your Kindle or Kindle app updates, it should load the cleaner looking version of the Kindle ebook.
Paperback book. One of the reviewers on Amazon pointed out that he also got a Kindle ebook because it has a search tool so he could go back and reference things from the book. I did some communicating with Amazon and I learned that anybody who had purchased a paperback book could get a Kindle ebook for $1.99 by my participating in what they call Matchbook. So, if you already have purchased a paperback book and you would like to have a Kindle ebook, it will only cost you $1.99. When you click the book link near the end of this blog post, it will show the full price of the Kindle version, but when you click the $9.99 Kindle version, it reloads the screen to $1.99.
Reviews on Amazon. I attended an Amazon-related web seminar last week, and the lecturer said, “If you want more reviews, you have to ask for them.” In the entire time I have been writing this blog, almost eight years, I never have asked somebody to post a comment; I wanted the comments to come when people felt like they had something to share or something to ask. I just checked, and to date, there have been 7,361 comments posted on this blog. Thank you.
After the web seminar, I decided that I needed to ask for you to post a rating and review of my book to assist in rankings and getting the message out. I have received many emails from people telling me how much they have enjoyed the book and how much it is helping them in their recovery, so I would ask that they put that in an Amazon review. In the Amazon review (you can see this if you look at the reviews already posted) you do not need to use your name if you do not wish. And, it does not have to be an extensive review; a rating and few words would suffice.
The importance of the reviews is that they give credibility to our message and help with rankings so more people will see the book as an option when searching Parkinson’s books. The other Parkinson’s books present the Western Medicine viewpoint of Parkinson’s. Honest reviews of my book will help bring forth the message of Parkinson’s recovery, that Parkinson’s is curable. The reviews will provide the strength-in-numbers needed to open people’s eyes and hearts and help others with Parkinson’s. If you have read my book, I am asking you to rate it and write an honest review on Amazon.com. Thank you.
I am very grateful for those of you who already have posted reviews on Amazon. Currently there are 19 reviews on Amazon.com, 2 reviews on Amazon.de (Germany), and 4 reviews on Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom). What I learned from Amazon is that they do not transfer or count in rankings the International reviews. Two of the four from the UK copied and pasted their reviews on Amazon.com and it worked. A person in Canada tried to do the same thing and it declined the process and eliminated the Amazon.ca (Canada) review as well.
So, if you are going to be posting a rating and review, if at all possible, it would do the greatest amount of assistance if you post it on Amazon.com using the Amazon.com link below.
Click here for the Amazon page to my book, Fighting Parkinson’s…and Winning. On this page, you can scroll down to the reviews and write a review, you can purchase a paperback book or Kindle ebook, and if you already have purchased a paperback book, you can purchase a Kindle ebook for $1.99 if you wish.
I began the year with “Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2018…the year of possibilities!” I want the world to know that yes, in fact, Parkinson’s is curable, and that we have a strong, courageous group of people who are doing just that: curing themselves from Parkinson’s. To make this message grow from a possibility to a probability to a reality, I need your help with Amazon reviews. I am grateful for your assistance and I am grateful for how hard you are working on your recoveries.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,