Here are the Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) listings for both the eBook and the paperback editions of Love versus Goliath! Both editions are available from Wheelers Books. If you know a teacher, please spread the word!
First the paperback:
I collected the actual physical book this morning from the post office. Excitement plus! Mr O Jnr 2 declared it “sick!”
The book looks wonderful to me! Staff at work were impressed and I received many congratulations. My photos here are not at all professional – those will come when I let Mrs Bryson loose with her fancy photographic equipment. “Yay!”, I thought, “I can go home and write a great article announcing availability and offering an advance order opportunity to our followers!” I drove home wondering should I have a give-away for the 10th or 20th or something order email.
I stopped off at the post office to price postage and handling costs for people buying directly from me.
At home I dug out the quotations for the various quantities and the email listing the items Lightning Source suggest paying special attention to when checking the proof. Yes, it says eproof, but as this is a colour interior book, it is actually a physical book proof, not an eproof as it would be for a black & white interior book.
A few items to carefully consider before approving your eproof:
1. Have your latest changes been incorporated?
2. Is the pagination correct: odd number pages on the right/recto and even numbers on the left/verso?
3. Is the text block and page items positioned correctly on the page (is the text getting cut off the top, for example?)
4. Does your proof contain spelling errors, grammatical errors, or typos that need to be corrected?
5. Is the ISBN included and correct / identical on both the cover and copyright pages?
6. Please verify the price on the cover matches the price in the metadata
That is the kids’ assessment of my first speaking appearance resulting from our book, Love versus Goliath. Mummy’s got swag!
Mike Jeremy hired me as a guest speaker at a migration agent seminar. This was my first speaking engagement related to our book. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike very much for taking the risk. Mike had never actually met me, he knew me only from social media. He had no personal experience of my public speaking skills, but he was intrigued by our case. I could tell over lunch he was nervous, but once I took the floor I do believe he was happy. Risk and reward – the risk paid off.
I did warn Mike I would go over time – I ALWAYS go over time. Actually, I don’t think I was too bad, I did try to watch the clock!
I really enjoyed doing the presentation. It was an opportunity to share information and our experience to a wonderfully attentive and interested audience. I have noticed some search terms hitting the web site tonight that are obviously the result of people wishing they had written down my website URL at the time!
So many of the course attendees came up to me at the end and thanked me, congratulated me and asked questions. It was really lovely.
Mike sent these Tweets:
I am doing it all again tomorrow!
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Love versus Goliath!
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I invite those followers who have read the book already to leave a comment and of course invite them to give a review on Amazon! Many thanks to our wonderful beta readers!
Mr O and I finally went to a movie together! A night out was in order to celebrate permanent residency! We looked at a few trailers on the computer and decided to see Prometheus. It only had 2.5 stars, a bit of a worry, but most of the other movies were really kids or family movies given it is the school holidays. Mr O had already seen Men in Black with the boys. I even resorted to Twitter to see if anyone was willing to give an opinion: no takers. Seems I don’t have sci-fi followers!
We took the train into the city as there was an Essendon game on last night and I wanted to avoid two things: hunting for a car park and driving after a few drinks. We saw a guy get booked for fare evasion on the train! That is a $180 fine, so I am guessing that rather spoilt his night.
It was COLD. The night before had been the coldest night in Melbourne for years and last night was no different. Again we saw young girls out and about in what could best be described as summer nighties. They must have been FREEZING! I wore a jacket, even though the dress really isn’t a jacket sort of dress. Mr O was cold even in his jacket.
We saw the 3D version which was quite good except for the last scene. I’m sorry, I didn’t get it. I understood the penultimate scene, but that last one just threw me.
Mr O was giggling about my having to wear the 3D glasses over my own glasses. “Maybe that is why they are so big”, he suggested. He may be right, I’d never thought about it!
I liked the movie, but the opening scene was never really explained, although I can hazard a guess. That closing scene just left me flummoxed.
We came out of the movie and Mr O was starving. Maybe the scary bits in the movie meant he used up all his dinner, I don’t know! We stopped for a quick KFC snack for him, as I wasn’t hungry!
We had drinks and dancing in a nightclub and then headed home. To find certain young people were NOT in bed. Well, they tried to pretend they were, but there was too much evidence – like the light on in the front bedroom as we drove up the driveway and the electric jug still HOT (not warm, HOT) from filling hot water bottles. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
This is the fastest, shortest article on record, but I can’t let the occasion pass without an official acknowledgement.
This time last year I was standing at the airport waiting for my family to get through Immigration and Customs.
We’ve clocked up twelve months as a family, all in the same location!
I still do not have the photos from Mrs Bryson of that night!
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