Here is the backgound story. Many of you probably don’t know that in 2005 I wrote a book with my mother-in-law Helen about her life. The book is called My Light at the End of the Tunnel, The journey from abandoned child and abused wife to a loved woman. She has had quite an interesting life. You can read details at http://www.usucceed.com/helen/
We printed a couple thousand books and now they are all gone. Now eight years later there are new publishing avenues that didn’t exist when the first book was done so I have been thinking about updating the book with what has happened to Helen in the last years and publishing it as a print on demand book and a Kindle type book. For the last several months I have been learning about and working with createspace.com, a division of Amazon.
I am extremely excited to say that this afternoon I successfully finished a new cover and have all of the old book into the new createspace.com book format and most important, my formatting was accepted. I was really worried about getting the right formatting. Although I hit a few snags it was much easier than I expected. Now Helen and I can write the new content and I already have a very good idea what that will be. My goal is to have it done well before her 91st birthday in October. I told Helen about it a few weeks ago and she was quite surprised and delighted. I didn’t want to tell her until I had worked with the new format and knew I could do it. I will admit that I am pretty proud of myself. I don’t expect to sell a lot of books but I really want to make her story easily available to others. It is quite inspirational.