I will just never be a consistent, regular personal blogger. While Empire Avenue has made some changes this month, in particular a new and improved layout for profiles and support for mobile check in service Four Square and iPhone photo sharing suite Instagram. So I am going to have to do some re-writing and revising in the next two weeks, for the most part the book’s text will stand as written. I am going to allow a handful of other players to send out a free coupon code for Walking Down The Avenue 1.0 via shareholder mail. I will also send out the coupon code via shareholder mail to both my (e)LIBDRONE and (e)WALKING accounts and via e-mail to everyone who signs up for my mailing list. (Look in the right sidebar!) For those who do not receive a coupon code, the list price will be $2.99. Since I will be heavily promoting the 100% discount coupon, I don’t know how many copies I may or may not actually sell very many copies, but I am looking forward to at least potentially beginning to make some money from the eBook.
Still to be done, I need to get a new book cover image ready. I also need to finalize arrangements with the folks who will be sending out the coupon codes for me, and make those last changes and additions to the manuscript. August 30 will be here before I know it. (Although the book will officially launch on September 1st, I intend to actually upload it on August 30th, to allow time to be sure that the book is up and available on launch day.) I am so pleased with all of the great people I am meeting on Empire Avenue and am especially grateful to the nearly 250 folks who (as of this writing) have downloaded the free beta edition of Walking Down The Avenue. The free beta will continue to be available until approximately August 30th– the new 1.0 version will replace the beta version on Smashwords. If you download the beta version from Smashwords prior to the upgrade, you will be able to re-download that beta version again for as long as Smashwords exists. However, you will not be able to download the new 1.0 version unless you buy it, either for $2.99 or using a coupon code as described above.
Thank you so much for your help and support. I look forward to continuing to write and update Walking Down The Avenue for as long as Empire Avenue itself keeps going.