Thursday, 25 August 2011

Thank you, My Friends

On Sunday afternoon everyone went out and I was left alone with my computer. It was the ideal opportunity to convert my book Grief, love and Hope into an ebook. I had my Word file, my Open Office software and most importantly, an email from Victor with instructions on how to make a PDF ebook.
Several hours later everyone came home.
“I’ve done it! I’ve made a proper ebook!” I was jumping up and down with excitement. “It even has links from the contents page to each chapter!”
“I’m so proud of you,” said Andy. “You know so many things I don’t know. I admire how you’ve taught yourself so many skills.”
Although it was very pleasant soaking up Andy’s praise, I had to admit I would never have managed without Victor’s how-to-do-it email. I couldn’t have made the ebook on my own.
Half an hour later, I had the file uploaded on Boxnet. I copied the link and pasted it on my blog, Stories of Grief, Love and Hope. I added a picture and voila! One ebook ready for downloading.
So now I have my Thomas book, Grief, Love and Hope available for free download as a PDF ebook, complete with links to each chapter. And before I invite you to share my book, I must thank a few people who have helped me so much with this project.
First, a big thank you to Victor. Your instructions were invaluable. They were so clear and easy to follow. Thank you also for advertising my new blog on your blog Time for Reflections.
Thank you Mary of The Beautiful Gate and Colleen of Inadequate Disciple for placing a button of Thomas’ book on your blogs. Colleen also ‘paid forward’ my blog Stories of Grief, Love and Hope in order to let more readers know of its existence.
Thank you Victor, Mary and Vicky for your suggestions on how to make my new blog known to the blogging world.


Thank you to Monica of Be Not Afraid ministry for posting about my blog and book on the Be Not Afraid Facebook page.


Thank you to anyone else that may have spread the word without me realising. I am always so overwhelmed when I discover someone has reached out and helped me without me asking.
And thank you to Victor, Mary, Colleen, Colleen, Dana, Noreen, Vicky, Susan, Leanne, Suzie and Kim for your encouragement and kind words.
Grief, Love and Hope is a collection of stories like the ones I write for this blog, interspersed with excerpts from a diary I kept during the first year after Thomas died. It isn’t a great work of literature but it was written from my heart. I would be like to share Thomas’ story with you. Please feel welcome to download a copy.
And one last thank you. Noreen has kindly agreed to read and review my book. I know she will do this in her usual gentle, tactful and encouraging manner so I have no need to fear any harsh criticism! 


PS I just heard Victor's book Golden Drops is now available as a Kindle ebook. Please follow the link!


PPS Mary: How's that for linky love? 

14 comments:

  1. Thanx Sue for your kind comments.

    Actually, I didn't understand a word in the e-mail I sent you. The instructions were typed by my computer expert and I copy/pasted them as an e-mail. I'll pass on your thanx.

    Congratulations that your book is now available in EBook format. I hope and pray that it reaches those who need it.

    May God bless you and your family for all the good work that you do.

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  2. Yes, please pass on my heartfelt thanks to your computer expert, Victor. But this doesn't take away from the thanks I owe you. I will repay you with prayers!

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  3. If only you knew how many prayers I need!

    Thank you so much.

    God bless.

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  4. Victor, Sorry to hear you're having a difficult time. I will just have to pray hard for you!

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  5. I hope the ebook reaches a whole new audience who may be helped by your writings, Sue. I'll keep your intentions in my prayers:)

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  6. Thank you, Vicky! Your prayers are appreciated.

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  7. Sue,
    Thank you for your kind comments and congratulations on your e-book :) This will help it reach a much larger audience.

    Great link love too!! Lol!

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  8. Hi, Sue. Thanks for all the thanks! I have started your book online.

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  9. Thank you for reading my book, Colleen. You can download a copy onto your computer if that is easier for you, instead of reading it online. God bless!

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  10. I think that it is so beautiful how you felt about Jesus on the floor. Your love for Him is just beautiful. I wish that more people felt that way about Our Lord.

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  11. Hi Dana!

    I think that it is so sad that hardly anyone was concerned about those crumbs on the floor. Shouldn't everyone have felt like crying, shouldn't everyone have felt it was wrong that Our Lord was allowed to fall to the carpet?

    Thank you for stopping by!

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