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,
Hi Howard I bought the book through Booktopia Australia and it doesn’t allow me to write a review in Amazon. Bummer! I’ll have to buy another copy from Amazon. One to share with others. Thank you for everything it’s a brilliant helpful, inspiring honest book. Helen Australia 🇦🇺
Hi Howard, apologies my friend but I have not got to read your book yet. I am in a lot of pain still with my left arm and shoulder. The pain is now in the bone and into my fingers. My left side was my good side. I just can’t hold the book open as my right side tremors too much and my neck is affected so I can’t keep it bent to read for long.
I’m still trying to do the recipe each day but can’t bend to either side and can’t do circles as my arms can’t. I just do what I can and know that I have an amazing spirit that keeps me going. As Melanie S said last week it’s really tough when the journey has been so long which it has been for so many of the Warriors. Hang in there guys, we will get there. Howard don’t worry about reviews, your book has its own energy and will reach who it is meant to reach. Trust. xx
Dear Karen so sorry to hear that you are suffering so much. My prayers and thoughts are with you
love and blessings Waseema. Xxx
Bless you my friend. How you doing? xx
I’m okay thanks Karen. Life has its ups and downs but I’m okay with that because it comes from the Divine as Howard tells us. Xxx
I am the most grateful for the body, mind, soul/spirit connection that you teach and that you remind us to consider it’s impact on our overall health. As the ancient prophet, David, taught, we are passing through the valley of the shadow of death, we are not taking up permanent residence in that darkness.
I wrote my review on your book. When Amazon releases it, mine will be the review from “Zilverb”.
Love, hugs, and all God’s blessing be upon everyone.
Sorry to hear you are struggling. Some days I can do the Liver exercise perfectly and other days I can’t do circles or bend sideways for no other reason than it feels as if I am being stopped! I take heart that I am clearing a blockage and do my best.
Have you thought about buying a kindle to help with your reading. No pages to turn just tap the screen and it can be propped up against something so you don’t need to hold it. You can get Howard’s book on kindle too.
Hope you’re having a better day today 😊
I came across this beautiful poem this morning and I had to share it with you all. It made my heart flutter. I hope it’ll do the same for you too.
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
by Derek Walcott
Love and blessings,
P.s. Howard your last post was incredibly useful as a summary of how the recipe works. I really appreciated it. Thank you.
Beautiful poem Waseema!
Beautifull! Thanks for the poem! xoxox
Thanks Waseema for sharing this beautiful poem.
Hi Karen, Your symptoms sound like mine. When I feel my symptoms strongly, I try to breath deeply and focus on doing qi gong visualizations. Sound healing helps me too, because, like Howard says, the sound vibrations go deep into the body. They help me to calm down. Also, I read Howard’s book on line in Kindle, which was easier than holding a book. Have faith too that your tremors will pass. Best, Pippa
Thank you for the beautiful poem it made me cry but in a good way.
I will print it and read it every day on this road to recovery.
Best wishes to everyone.