Thursday – A Little Personal – My GRL New Cover Preview

As you may know, I will be launching a revised edition of My GRL. The reason this is necessary is that my contract with the publisher expires in 2017. I got word this week that the old edition of My GRL will be pulled from distribution on March 1st. The new edition will go up on the same day.  I thought I would give you a look at the cover. It follows the convention established on His Revenge and Our Justice. I hope you like it.

My GRL

My only challenge is trying to work out how to save the Fifty-Nine reviews. I have asked Amazon for advice. I know It’s like going to the IRS for tax advice but I don’t have anywhere else to go. They did respond with the information that all I have to do is inform them of the old ISBN number and the new. They will then restore all the existing reviews.

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  1. I have had a number of new editions John and they did carry the reviews over.. although not as impressive as your number it shows the system works! Love the book cover.. fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Sally. It is reassuring to hear that the system works.I’m so glad you like the cover as well. 🙂

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  2. Glad you get to keep your reviews. And the new cover is stunning 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Laure. I like the looks of your combined blog as well. Call me a new follower. 🙂

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  3. Great looking cover, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. It represents editorial freedom. 🙂

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  4. I like the new cover!

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    1. I’m glad. it is alway tense going in a different direction. Thanks, Pam. 🙂

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  5. Great cover, John, and wonderful story! Best of luck in 2017! 😃

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    1. Thanks, Janice. 🙂

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  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    Wonderful news about Amazon…and your new cover is impressive!

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    1. Thanks, Gwen. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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  7. Tough one. I remember early on that they would combine reviews for different editions of a book. So those of an older version would eventually appear under the new one.

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    1. Thant is what they tell me. We shall see. 🙂

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      1. Well, I don’t think they can get rid of the old version. Just in case someone who bought it wants to review or return.

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      2. I suppose. 🙂

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  8. Cover looks good, and fingers crossed for your reviews.

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    1. I know on the fingers right? Dealing with Amazon has it’s challenges. Thanks, Craig.

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  9. That’s great news, John. Does this mean that there will be Trilogy Packaging at some point? Just in case I need a gift idea in 2017 🙂

    The cover looks great. Good luck with the transition.

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    1. I think by year’s end I can put them together. Thanks, for the good wishes. 🙂

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      1. I’m entering it in Evernote, under gift ideas for Christmas 2017 – I think that means you’re committed.

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      2. I guess so. I have to figure out how to do it since my staff is on a permanent vacation. 🙂 Now I have a goal.

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  10. This looks great, John!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I’m very hoary with it. :-).

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  11. I love the new cover, John! I’m sure everything will work out with the reviews. Are you happy with the cover? The sun peeking through the clouds looks fabulous.

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    1. I am happy. The back cover has a skyline of the New York harbor where the terrorists have targeted their mayhem. I really like it. Thanks, Jill 🙂

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      1. Excellent! I’ve got the first on my Kindle, but I’m going to order the hard copy so I can see the back too. 🙂

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      2. I’ll send a pic.

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  12. Love the new cover, John – well done!!! Happy to hear your Amazon reviews won’t be lost!

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    1. I’m happy they won’t be lost too. (Fingers crossed. Still up to Amazon to make it happen. Thanks, John. 🙂

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  13. Great cover! That is great that you’ll be able to restore the reviews.

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    1. At least that’s what Amazon says. We’ll see what happens down the road. Thank you, Brenda. 🙂

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  14. Wow, congrats on that great new cover. It’s the perfect complement for the others in the series. And I understand that Amazon does carry reviews over. It may take a few days, but I’ve heard they’re pretty good at getting them transferred.

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    1. Thanks Mae Clair. Good to know what they say is the truth. 🙂

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  15. That makes it all look like part of the set now! 😀
    Amazon are pretty good at coping with ‘mismatches’ via ISBN edition numbers. I publish in paperback through |Ingrams/Lightning Source and do KDP myself as DreamWorlds Publishing and all the reviews are lumped together so it must work for revisions as well! 😉

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    1. Thanks, Jan, I hope it works.

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  16. Good luck, John.
    The publishing game will drive an author around the bend.

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    1. Thanks, Hook. Around the bend and then some. 🙂

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  17. Looks fantastic John! Glad to hear that Amazon will take care of you on the reviews. I can imagine the whole process induces a lot of hand wringing.

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    1. Yes. Hand wringing is an understatement. Thanks, Phillip. 🙂

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  18. John, I’m learning sooo much from you — thank you! Love the new cover and yes, it does “go” with the other two. Glad you’ll be able to save your reviews — would be awful if you had to start completely over!

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    1. I know right? I’m glad as well. Also I will have complete control over pricing and promotion. YAY. 😀

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      1. That can be BIG! I wish you much success with its relaunch, my friend (as well as with the others, of course!)

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      2. Thank you , Debbie. 🙂

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  19. Applesauce! I know that’s a nail-biter about getting the reviews to stay with the book. Here’s wishing it goes smoothly. The cover looks good. The three-quarter view of the model carries the theme over well. Have a thriving Thursday. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. I think it is an improvement over the blue ocean view.

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  20. Great Cover. Does make me initially think of a story about a woman, GRL, rather than a boat, GRL. Catchy, though. Good to know about getting those reviews switched over with your new ISBN. Wouldn’t want to lose those.

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    1. Of course it does. But a chance I took . I didn’t want a male midshipman on the cover. Thanks, Susan.

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  21. I actually prefer the new cover. Impressive review count, too.

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    1. I so glad. Thank you. Dale. 🙂

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  22. I love the new cover, John! It draws the eye perfectly and will stand out well. My non-fiction works had over 300 reviews when my then publisher closed its doors; and the books remained unpublished for over 18 months, before I had the gumption to self-publish. Amazon reinstated all my reviews with no glitches whatsoever. I hope ‘My GRL’ second edition has an equally smooth transition.

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    1. After our interview on Rave Waves I contacted Amazon because of what you said and got a process from them. Thanks.

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      1. That’s great, John. It’s a fabulous read and I’m so pleased that you won’t lose your reviews.

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      2. Me too. Thanks Soooz

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  23. Looks great (love the colors) and fits in well with the others – good luck on transferring the reviews over.

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    1. Thanks, Teri. I think it will be fine.

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  24. Looks great! And good luck with the reviews, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen reviews travel over for new editions for other books so I’m optimistic for you! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I agee. 🙂

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  25. N.i.c.e. cover. I’m sure it’ll work out but I understand your concern. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Tess. I think it will as well.

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      1. You are welcome, John. 😉

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  26. Best wishes for continued success, John! Love the new cover, too! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. 🙂

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  27. Looks good! May you have continued success!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo

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    1. Thanks, Audrey

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  28. LOVE the new cover!! Hope Amazon keeps the reviews. I think Sally is right.

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  29. Nice! I’m digging it.

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  30. Really like the cover a lot. Was hoping my His Revenge would show up here today but not yet. Happy Friday John!

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    1. Thank you, Lennon. (For buying a book and liking the cover) 😀

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  31. Love the new cover. Best of luck with the new edition

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    1. Thank you, Don. 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome

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  32. Intriguing cover. I like the detail.

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    1. Thank you, JoAnna. I like it a lot better than the original. 🙂

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