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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

We Carry ON...With Morgidoo's Christmas Carol, 3rd Edition!

by Raymond Alexander Kukkee


Writing....it's always about books and stuff.... so here we go...

It is always a VERY difficult decision for an author to change the status quo, change publishers, change an 'edition' of any book, --particularly if we got along fine with the past publisher, admired the old cover, and we are always busy doing other things anyway.  We must smile about that.
Procrastination, inertia, and being busy (as we all perhaps pretend to be at times) all help to  delay decisions and --the pain and  extensive detail work required to make  necessary changes effectively. 

 Progress and change for the better, is fortunately inevitable in any endeavor as we carry on, and the way we see it, publishing cannot be an exception. Change is necessary.

Even the 'simple'  republishing  of any book  takes a lot of work, thought, time, and dedication,  --especially for unique, timeless Christmas classics written for ALL AGES, like Morgidoo's Christmas Carol (the Bells of Blister )

Why Change??

The *2nd  print edition of Morgidoo's Christmas Carol (2013) offered a 'square' *8.5x8.5 " format --which we sadly discovered --readers actually said they dislike very much and reportedly would not tend to purchase because it was perceived to be only a child's book, --a 'skinny book' that real readers, teens and adults don't read, --but most surprisingly,  said it was a bad, floppy format which could not stand alone by itself on a bookshelf !  
(---although most also commented the cover  artwork was amazing and beautiful!  go figure!  )

*the 1st, edition,  the original Morgidoo's Christmas Carol  was published originally in 2011 only as an eBook. 

 Wow--what to do?  Carry on and Republish.

We had to.  We reasoned,  readers choose books based upon many factors,  including genre, author, size,  format, comfort to hold, read, print size, paper,  cover aesthetics, back jacket, and many other factors.

 So...finally...a new cover,  was designed with a *6x9" *standard novel vertical format ---for what is now the 3rd edition!  
Morgidoo's Christmas Carol 3rd Edition is  170 pages in softcover--which WILL stand proudly upon any bookshelf.  Reportedly,  "much better to read, hold and enjoy. "

About the 3rd Edition: 
The 3rd edition remains true to the original 1st ed. content with additional, original photos, and also has had   "The Bells of Blister"  (the original story file name)  added,  taking it's rightful place on the cover as a subtitle.

 Morgidoo's Christmas Carol  (The Bells of Blister)   is NOW  available in the 3rd Edition  in both eBook and Print through Amazon and other fine outlets.


Complete cover, front and back --Morgidoo's Christmas Carol (The Bells of Blister) 3rd. Ed.

The Kindle eBook is offered in full colour.

The 3rd edition Print:  Softcover,  B&W --as a classic should be, 6x9" format ,170 pages.

  • ISBN-10: 1523683821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523683826

Available now,  even if Christmas is a few months away--who's counting?

Is that Incoming I hear?

Friday, December 25, 2015

The Tradition: Merry Christmas!

©2015  by Raymond Alexander Kukkee


Once again it is upon us, THE tradition: Merry Christmas!  

What does 'Merry Christmas' mean to you?  A warm, happy occasion shared with friends and family, a celebration of  the birth of Christ in the Christian tradition?
A big turkey dinner with all of the trimmings? Gifts? Sharing with others? Giving? Good times?
An excuse to go shopping and splurging?   A combination of all of the above?

Or is it just another day? -- a holiday celebrated unnecessarily by others, using up a money-making business day  like E. Scrooge would suggest?  Bah, Humbug! comes to mind.
Is Christmas a holiday celebrated by "others" but not you and your family because of alternative religious beliefs and "other" cultural traditions?

No matter.  Here at IncomingBytes  we happily wish everyone a Merry Christmas because it is our tradition. You may, in return, wish us  'Happy Holidays"  a "Holiday Season" or any combination, language, or interpretation of  "best wishes" you wish to offer.  We will not be offended.    Peace and Goodwill  is offered to all.  

Merry Christmas!  And have a Happy, Prosperous New Year too!


Is that Incoming I hear?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Writing, Revisiting the Past

by Raymond Alexander Kukkee


Writing and Revisiting the Past.

It has been quite some time since the last post was written here on IncomingBytes, the Blogspot blog of blogs. Say that fast and smile.  Is that Incoming I hear?

Time flies, does it not?
I continue to write fiction, novels, short stories and other articles as they are required by the muse;  The muse and I are working on several novels simultaneously.  Wow.  We wonder at times.  We stall. We procrastinate.  Yes.

 Much has transpired in the interim, and with time limitations, efforts on blogging have been primarily concentrated on my alternate IncomingBytes.com , --my 'blog / portfolio'.  

Why? Several reasons--for the versatility of the WordPress platform itself,   the editor system,  apps &widget possibilities,  heavier traffic, better direct SEO search results etc.  A specific  'dot-com' website also tends to offer more choice in advertising.  

No matter.  
I want my loyal readers and followers to know they are valued, not forgotten, each and every one of you --remain highly appreciated.  Writing to issues and 'revisiting the past' remains one of my favourite things.  Re-reading older posts and wonderful comments offered by my readers and followers  is always fascinating.  Wow, this is an old picture.  How to stay young the easy way, use an old pic...


Yes, happily, I am still here, alive and kicking; --writing and exploring issues, hopefully encouraging people to think for themselves.  I remain dedicated to writing and trying to find publicity and reviews for my novels, The Fires of Waterland   and Morgidoo's Christmas Carol,  a Christmas classic for all ages.  
Both books are 2nd editions (RockingHorse Publishing) , and are available on Amazon and at bookstores everywhere.

I do invite each and every one of my followers here to visit incomingbytes.com  too!

At this time, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, the best and safest holidays possible!  Stay SAFE, and enjoy!   

Thank you all!