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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Fires of Waterland 3rd Edition!

2017  by Raymond Alexander Kukkee


      3rd Edition of The Fires of Waterland  published by Whitewood Forge Publishing

 Cover artwork for the 3rd Edition of The Fires of Waterland

The 3rd Edition of The Fires of Waterland 

Guess what? 
The 3rd Edition of The Fires of Waterland is now available  after much thought, publishing choices,  re- editing details, new cover design,  obtaining ISBN's and actual publishing by Whitewood Forge Publishing,  Thunder Bay, Ontario.

What's that, you ask?  Why, an independent publishing company. My own independent publishing company of course.  Why go independent? Is it just a trend that more and more authors are going independent and publishing their own books?  The answer, we believe, lies in one word: control.  

How helpful that is when making crucial  publishing decisions?  Very. 
Must we also take responsibility for those decisions, mistakes, successes or failures?  Absolutely.
We look forward to the challenge.  "A Whitewood Forge Book" is being considered for our tag line.

The  eBook format (Kindle) of The Fires of Waterland is available immediately online at:
 https://www.amazon.com/Fires-Waterland-Raymond-Alexander-Kukkee-     --and  the PRINT 3rd Edition will be available in print very shortly.   

Stay tuned for further developments .....

Thank you, my loyal readers, for your incredible patience. As most of you know, I can usually be found over on the "dot.com" site  (www.incomingbytes.com).  Clearly, content and venues are more critical  decisions which must be revisited and made in the exciting, scribbling  world of writing, authorship, and blogging.
Time will certainly tell where we're all headed...  Until next time, HAPPY NEW YEAR --have a safe, prosperous and healthy 2017 and hopefully the 'sabbatical' won't be as long next time... 


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

We Carry ON...With Morgidoo's Christmas Carol, 3rd Edition!

by Raymond Alexander Kukkee


Writing....it's always about books and stuff.... so here we go...

It is always a VERY difficult decision for an author to change the status quo, change publishers, change an 'edition' of any book, --particularly if we got along fine with the past publisher, admired the old cover, and we are always busy doing other things anyway.  We must smile about that.
Procrastination, inertia, and being busy (as we all perhaps pretend to be at times) all help to  delay decisions and --the pain and  extensive detail work required to make  necessary changes effectively. 

 Progress and change for the better, is fortunately inevitable in any endeavor as we carry on, and the way we see it, publishing cannot be an exception. Change is necessary.

Even the 'simple'  republishing  of any book  takes a lot of work, thought, time, and dedication,  --especially for unique, timeless Christmas classics written for ALL AGES, like Morgidoo's Christmas Carol (the Bells of Blister )

Why Change??

The *2nd  print edition of Morgidoo's Christmas Carol (2013) offered a 'square' *8.5x8.5 " format --which we sadly discovered --readers actually said they dislike very much and reportedly would not tend to purchase because it was perceived to be only a child's book, --a 'skinny book' that real readers, teens and adults don't read, --but most surprisingly,  said it was a bad, floppy format which could not stand alone by itself on a bookshelf !  
(---although most also commented the cover  artwork was amazing and beautiful!  go figure!  )

*the 1st, edition,  the original Morgidoo's Christmas Carol  was published originally in 2011 only as an eBook. 

 Wow--what to do?  Carry on and Republish.

We had to.  We reasoned,  readers choose books based upon many factors,  including genre, author, size,  format, comfort to hold, read, print size, paper,  cover aesthetics, back jacket, and many other factors.

 So...finally...a new cover,  was designed with a *6x9" *standard novel vertical format ---for what is now the 3rd edition!  
Morgidoo's Christmas Carol 3rd Edition is  170 pages in softcover--which WILL stand proudly upon any bookshelf.  Reportedly,  "much better to read, hold and enjoy. "

About the 3rd Edition: 
The 3rd edition remains true to the original 1st ed. content with additional, original photos, and also has had   "The Bells of Blister"  (the original story file name)  added,  taking it's rightful place on the cover as a subtitle.

 Morgidoo's Christmas Carol  (The Bells of Blister)   is NOW  available in the 3rd Edition  in both eBook and Print through Amazon and other fine outlets.


Complete cover, front and back --Morgidoo's Christmas Carol (The Bells of Blister) 3rd. Ed.

The Kindle eBook is offered in full colour.

The 3rd edition Print:  Softcover,  B&W --as a classic should be, 6x9" format ,170 pages.

  • ISBN-10: 1523683821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523683826

Available now,  even if Christmas is a few months away--who's counting?

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Friday, December 25, 2015

The Tradition: Merry Christmas!

©2015  by Raymond Alexander Kukkee


Once again it is upon us, THE tradition: Merry Christmas!  

What does 'Merry Christmas' mean to you?  A warm, happy occasion shared with friends and family, a celebration of  the birth of Christ in the Christian tradition?
A big turkey dinner with all of the trimmings? Gifts? Sharing with others? Giving? Good times?
An excuse to go shopping and splurging?   A combination of all of the above?

Or is it just another day? -- a holiday celebrated unnecessarily by others, using up a money-making business day  like E. Scrooge would suggest?  Bah, Humbug! comes to mind.
Is Christmas a holiday celebrated by "others" but not you and your family because of alternative religious beliefs and "other" cultural traditions?

No matter.  Here at IncomingBytes  we happily wish everyone a Merry Christmas because it is our tradition. You may, in return, wish us  'Happy Holidays"  a "Holiday Season" or any combination, language, or interpretation of  "best wishes" you wish to offer.  We will not be offended.    Peace and Goodwill  is offered to all.  

Merry Christmas!  And have a Happy, Prosperous New Year too!


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