Posts Tagged ‘caregiver book’

Why Are They Stealing It?

October 27, 2016
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It’s only a $4.99 e book. Free with Kindle Unlimited. So why are they stealing it? Perhaps I shot myself in the foot when I wrote on the last page of my award-winning caregiver book  Are you done with this book? Please give it to a caregiver. Don’t know any? Look around. They are everywhere.

I didn’t mean put it on the internet as a free download. But that’s what’s happening at half a dozen websites. One website charges a membership fee so they aren’t just “sharing.” True, I did write my book with humanitarian rather than monetary goals and I could be flattered that so many bloggers want to circulate it, but I did spend a lot of money and even more time writing my book and it would be really nice to receive something for my efforts when a new reader enjoys it.

I have learned what a DMCA is. Did you know you can file a complaint (a take down notice)when someone infringes online on your copyright?  It is tedious. Lots of places with confusing instructions. As soon as you hit SEND on your DMCA form the abusing website shuts down and moves to a new URL. I’ve been chasing them for a few weeks now and I see it is pointless.

I miss the royalties yes, but even more, there are no kudos. When I sell my books locally I hear “I loved your book,” “thank you so much for writing it,” I’m getting this copy for my friend.” I do miss that.

So to all of you out there and you know who you are. Could you at least give me a kind word? Please write a review where my book is legally available on Amazon.



3 Weeks Left . . .

September 18, 2016

Oct. 9, 2016, Health Faire and Safety Show. 9 AM – 1 PM. Check it out!

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Lakes Recreation Center, 19251 N Westbrook Parkway, Peoria AZ




I Love It When They Love My Poetry!

August 30, 2016

Thank you Claralee, Carl, Tamara, Ginger, Lainie, Melanie, Betty, Rita, Elena, Edgar, Craig, Becca, Cathy, Cindy, Louise, Michelle, Allen, Peggy, Betsy, Carol, Beth, M.J., Mary, Felipe, Bertha, R. L., Jane, Greg, Gayle, Tatyana, Franklin, Pat, Sheila for making my day!

Dale open mic 2016

Library Selfie

December 29, 2014

I returned a book at the library a few days ago and almost ran into a tripod at the front door. They have posted my Jan 14 book signing event. I hope it’s warmer than it is today on Jan 14 at 1 PM. It was 33 degrees last night here in the Valley of the Sun.

Book Signing  Jan 14, 2015 at 1 PM

Book Signing
Jan 14, 2015 at 1 PM

The Ups and Downs of Caregiving

The Ups and Downs of Caregiving

Title Survey

June 16, 2014

I had a title for my caregiver book long before I finished writing it. It was a title I was in love with because it was the center of my relationship with Rich. It was down-to-earth, direct, but with a hint of humor. It came from his words to me at the end of Chapter 10– “Hold My Hand, But Don’t Rub It.”

My editor convinced me that the real “ah, ha” moment of my book happens later in Chapter 17 (Last Call). And that is the title that made it to the cover.

I wonder what readers think. Do you like the current title “More Thank I Could Ever Know” or do you think “Hold My Hand, But Don’t Rub It” better?