Book Update : Oct 14, 2016

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Hi Folks!

Well, things are getting real!

I currently have 3 proofreading copies of my book in my possession. I must say, it’s pretty exciting to finally see my work in its intended form!

It’s also interesting to note this is a pretty hefty book (current version is 444 pages and just a couple hundred words shy of 100,000).

The picture above features two competing covers. Both have gotten a good reception, but based on feedback, I’ll be creating a 3rd version which features the design of the dark book with the colors of the bright book. What you can’t see very well in the picture is that the dark cover has text in the background. It’s easier to see in the mockup (click the blue square book image on the book page to zoom in). If you’re interested, I may hold a poll to see which cover most people find appealing.

Next up (PROOF-READING!):

I’m now working with proofreaders to correct any and all issues including:

  • Missing words
  • The wrong word used (example: “right” vs “write”, “isn’t” vs “it’s”, and other really silly stuff)
  • Pieces that lack impact or don’t flow correctly
  • Semi-nonsensical or confusing statements (yes, it happens)
  • Etc.

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If you’re interested in being a proofreader, contact me (and say so) and I’ll work with you to determine which chapter or section of the book to send you (in PDF format) for review and feedback. 

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Release schedule:

It’s hard to estimate exactly when my book will be available for order. Once the proofreading process has eradicated as many issues as possible and there’s nothing left to do, advanced copies will be ordered, inscribed, and sent to those who signed up for them. At this point — and if everything goes smoothly — this likely won’t happen until November. I’ve never gone through the book writing, editing, and publishing process before, so my early estimates were a bit ambitious with regard to how much time each stage would take.

The mainstream release of Not Everyone Will Understand Your Journey (online ordering through Amazon…) will follow a few weeks after advanced copies are shipped — likely in December (although it’s possibly it may slip to January).

Please know, I really want this book available for the winter holidays, so I’m really pushing to have it available by then. The sooner, the better. I want folks to have it as quickly as possible, but I also want to make sure it’s a book I can be proud of.

Ok, that’s it for news for now.

More news when I have it.

Thanks for reading.

Zero

Book Update : Sept 15, 2016

Hi Folks,

It’s been a while since I’ve sent any updates regarding my book, so here’s the latest news. (If you are on my advanced copy waiting list, you’ve already seen a version of this).

For my blog subscribers: I will resume posting new content once finishing my book isn’t the central focus of my life.

BOOK STATUS:

NOTE: zerodean.com/book is nearly always updated to reflect the latest information

Here is where things stand as of Sept 15…

Today I’m editing the final existing piece in my book. This is basically previously written content that needs to be updated to reflect the style in which I’ve written the book as well as to reflect my current views. I’m hoping to be done with that today.

Next up:

Due to the editing process, the number of pages in my book have dropped from a high of about 465 pages down to 437. However, I literally have hundreds (if not thousands) of notes I want to review and write a few new pieces (lessons) from. My book already has several new pieces, but I’d like to add a few more to get my book closer to the 450 pages I originally anticipated.

These new pieces will take me anywhere from 3-12 days to complete.

While I’m working on these new pieces, I’m going to have a few “beta” copies of my book printed just to get a feel for the design and layout and make sure everything prints as expected.

Provided everything is as anticipated (and/or corrections are made), I’ll be printing advanced copies of the book for everyone who signed up for one and a few extras in case there is a demand.

If you plan on ordering multiple advanced copies, it’s important you let me know. Otherwise, I may not order enough copies to be printed.

These advanced copies will basically be a special edition of the book which may (to be determined) feature a special cover that will vary from the mainstream release. How exactly, I’m not sure, because I haven’t designed either. So that’s also on my todo list.

I will also be personalizing the book for you or anyone you wish to gift it to. So I’ll be asking for both instructions on personalization, billing information, and addresses to ship to (don’t send me any information now, I’m not ready to receive it). When the time comes, you can pay for your advanced copy via Paypal, amazon payments, google wallet, or personal check (although that will take longer) and I will send you instructions on how to do that.

Roughly speaking, I’m hoping to have advanced copies of the book available to send out in early October. There are roughly 140 people on the waiting list. I don’t know if this is good or bad, but it sounds like a lot of personalization.

The mainstream release (Amazon, etc) likely won’t be available until November (hopefully) or early December. The digital edition (to which advanced copy owners are entitled) won’t be available until early 2017. This is because my preferred format of the book is the print edition (because of how it’s designed to be read).

Also, the ebook _may_ be a slightly revised edition of the initial print version based on feedback I receive from people like you. Note: I’m still considering the idea of revised editions — it’s going to depend on the kind of feedback I get. Obviously, I will want to correct any potential errors, but also clarify or expand on anything that people think there is a need for.

Will it be available in bookstores? I’m not sure yet, but that’s the goal. But it will certainly be available on Amazon and also from my own website.

That’s it for now.

 

Thanks so much for your interest in my book. I hope my note finds you having a great day.

Sincerely,

Zero Dean

If you have any questions or comments, you can reply to this email or message my page on facebook (if you want to be certain I receive it).

Benefits of signing up for an advanced copy of my book

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Benefits of signing up for an advanced copy of my book:

  • You’ll get a copy of the book weeks before it’s available anywhere else.
  • I will personalize the book for you (or anyone you gift it to).
  • It costs nothing extra. You pay the cover price and shipping. That’s it.
  • You are under no obligation to buy the book. You won’t be asked for payment until you provide your address, personalization instructions, and the book is ready to be shipped to you.
  • You are entitled to a complementary digital edition for e-readers when the digital version becomes available.
  • You’ll be one of the first in the world to get one of the first copies of the first edition of this book available anywhere.

To get on the waiting list for an advanced copy use the sign-up form at: zerodean.com/book. This will allow me to email you with updates when I have them and ask for your details (personalization instructions, address, billing) when I’m ready.

Getting on the waiting list is obviously not an obligation to buy the book. What the waiting list does is allow me to make sure I order enough books for my own inventory to personalize and ship out to those who are interested. Unless you show up at a book signing, this will likely be one of very few opportunities to get a personalized copy. And it will certainly be the only opportunity to get one of the very first copies ever sold.

The latest details:

You can always get the latest details about my book by visiting zerodean.com/book and/or signing up for an advanced copy.

Thank you so much for reading.

Zero Dean

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