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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Great News.....



Some of you may remember or have noticed on my sidebar references to me having published my Dad's book 'KIT - A Biography Of My Mother' on LULU.com in 2007.


I've just had an email from LULU saying:


Dear Lulu Author,
Congratulations, your book has been selected for listing on Amazon.com's Marketplace! As a result, your book will now be easily found on the world's largest online bookseller.


I am over the moon.


My only intention in getting it published was to keep my promise to my Dad to get his book published, so that he could keep his promise to his Mother to tell the story of her life so that 'in a hundred years people will know that KIT lived!'.

You can read about how I went about it here and here. I first set up a webpage and published it there but I really wanted my Dad to see it in print hence my publishing it through LULU.



You can buy it here from Amazon.com, if you're interested, though it is cheaper to buy it straight from LULU.com. here. I don't make any profit from sales of the book, my only intention was for as many people as possible to read about my remarkable grandmother.


I'm not touting for sales, if you just want to read without buying please feel free and look on my webpage here, I'm just so pleased that it will be available to a wider audience. If you read it on the webpage please leave a comment, I'd love to know what you think.

29 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow that's wonderful but i think you should be paid for it!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Daryl said...

this is SO wonderful .. congratulations!

Ron said...

YES!!!! I do remember when you first published the book in 2007!

I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! I got goose bumps when I read this, because it's your intention...manifested!

CONGRATULATIONS to you and your dad!! Yaaaahooo!

X

MarmiteToasty said...

how so very wonderful........

x

nitebyrd said...

Congratulations! I'll pop on over to Amazon.

Your grandmother's picture looks so much like my grandmother's does, whenever I come here it reminds me of her.

Akelamalu said...

Neither my Dad nor I have ever been interested in making any money from the book Bee we just wanted people to read my Grandmother's story and fulfill my Dad's promise. :)

Thankyou Daryl, it is indeed wonderful. :)

Ah yes, proof that the universe does indeed listen Ron my friend. xx

Isn't it just Marmie! :0

The link at Amazon will take you to LULU Nitebyrd, if you really want to buy a copy please follow my link straight to LULU it's a lot cheaper. I think a lot of photos from that era look alike but I'm pleased it reminds you of your own grandmother. xx

Dumdad said...

Tremendous news. You must be very proud and with good reason.

citizen of the world said...

How very exciting, and it really must be gratifying to have the book chosen. Yay for you!

A Lady's Life said...

How wonderful . Your Mom is a very lucky woman to be loved so much.:)

Kay said...

That's awesome! Your dad and your grandmother would be so proud... and glad for the attention I'm sure :)

G-Man said...

WOW Ake...That is so cool!!
Just like you!!!

Akelamalu said...

I am really proud Dumdad and my Dad is thrilled!

Yes it's so exciting that my Dad's book is in Amazon's huge markeplace Citizen :)

Wonderful yes Lady's Life, my grandmother would have been so thrilled. :)

My Dad is so excited that finally his promise to his mother (my gran) has been fulfilled Kay :)

Aw thanks G-man x

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I think this news is wonderful. I hadn;t notoced the side bar reference...thanks for pointing it out.

oh oh oh...I want to interview you on the book and post it on my blog with a link to where they can buy it.

let me know if your game...no pressure bae, it just sounds like fun.

I'm going to order it this weekend. ":0)

Akelamalu said...

Spiky I would be honoured to do an interview with you, just email me some questions and I'll do my very best to answer them. :)

Thom said...

Congratulations big time. I'm going to order it this weekend. I can't wait to see the interview. That will be sweet. CONGRATS my friend.

bindhiya said...

Dear Akelamalu,
Congrats!!!
what a wonderful news! am not surprised...you always have a way with words. i am so happy for you m'dear.
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

Nessa said...

Congratulations on fulfilling your dreams.

buffalodick said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful tribute and legacy...

Dr.John said...

Congratulations. It must be a well written book and now more people will get to read it.

Linda said...

Congratulations! That's quite the accomplishment and your Dad must be so pleased! I bet your grandmother is looking down and loving every minute of this!

Melli said...

That is just plain AWESOME!!! :) High 5's!!!

This Guy said...

WOW! That is amazing! A BIG Congratulations to you!

Akelamalu said...

You're very kind Thom, thankyou my friend. x

It's my Dad that wrote the book Bindi, I just published it for him but thankyou m'dear. xx

Thankyou Nessa :)

That's exactly what it is Buff, a tribute and legacy. :)

I know I'm biased but I think it is well written, my Dad does have a way with words Dr. John :)

I like to think my Gran is watching and is happy my Dad kept his promise to her Linda.

Aw thanks Melli x

Cheers ThisGuy :)

Travis said...

Congratulations! That's a tremendous achievement.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Trav :)

Julia Smith said...

Wow! What wonderful news! You and your dad may think it is simply a promise kept to your grandmother. But for the book to be selected for the Amazon Marketplace, then his writing carries its own merit, all by itself.

tony said...

This Is Great News.Congratulations.I will follow your Link & have a View.Have A Sunny Weekend!

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Julia. I have no idea how Amazon choose self published books to sell but I'm happy they do. :)


Thanks Tony, I hope you have a great weekend too.

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