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book [2017/11/04 09:38]
bpaddock Try to fix photo formatting.
book [2018/10/15 13:23] (current)
bpaddock Add When Pain is Relentless as intro.
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 +====== How we got here ======
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 +To understand how we got to this point, please read: //​[[https://​spinalcsfleak.org/​when-pain-is-relentless/​|When Pain is Relentless by Andrea J. Buchanan]]//​.
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 ====== About This Book ====== ====== About This Book ======
  
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 "//​Karen'​s first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.//"​ - Reporter Savannah Barr, September 8th 2014 cover story of The Derrick Newspaper. "//​Karen'​s first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.//"​ - Reporter Savannah Barr, September 8th 2014 cover story of The Derrick Newspaper.
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-====== Book Preview ====== 
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-[[https://​www.createspace.com/​Preview/​1173100|Book Preview]]. 
  
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-<WRAP important>​ 
-The contents of all the books listed below are exactly the same, only the cover colors and title vary. 
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 100% of the royalty from the purple cover book goes to the //​**[[http://​spinalcsfleak.org/​get-involved/​shop/​|Spinal CSF Leak Foundation]]**//​. 100% of the royalty from the purple cover book goes to the //​**[[http://​spinalcsfleak.org/​get-involved/​shop/​|Spinal CSF Leak Foundation]]**//​.
  
-**The cost of the physical paper book is $14.25, the cost of the Kindle version is $2.99.** +**The cost of the [[https://​amzn.to/​2K4Fher|physical paper book is $14.25]], the cost of the [[https://​amzn.to/​2yypzCN|Kindle version is $2.99]].**  Click the red price links to reach Amazon to buy. 
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-{{:​kpaddock:​karenbookred20150704.jpg?​350 }} //​INVISIBLE:​ Karen'​s Journey with Invisible Disability: How debilitating head pain and Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Killed Me// is to support those with Hidden Disables or Rare Diseases. ​ Pricing is same as the foundation version above. ​ This version has world wide distribution via all possible channels available from the publisher+The defunct ​publisher Create Space //no longer sells directly//​. ​ Sadly must now always pay the Amazon markup. :-( If you do want buy a quantity of five or more to give away to your doctors and/or family [[bobpspam@gmail.com|contact me]] to discuss now to get at lower price. 
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-Unless this is the title or world wide distribution that you need buy the purple one above. +
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-[[http://​smile.amazon.com/​dp/​B0110HOPHU|Kindle Edition $2.99]] // +
-[[http://​smile.amazon.com/​gp/​offer-listing/​1511504137|Amazon $14.25]] +
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-{{:​kpaddock:​karenbookblue20150704.jpg?​350 }} Color edition. I really don't expect anyone to buy this at this price. ​ See below as to why this costs so much. :-( +
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-[[http://​smile.amazon.com/​dp/​B0110GAUQ6|Kindle Edition $2.99]] // +
-[[http://​smile.amazon.com/​Karens-Journal-Leak-Headaches-Chronic/​dp/​1508654301|Amazon $42]] +
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-**The Publisher ​Create Space //no longer sells directly//​. ​ Sadly must now always pay the Amazon markup. :-( If you do want buy a quantity of five or more to give away to your doctors and/or family [[bobpspam@gmail.com|contact me]] to discuss now to get at lower price.** +
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-{{:​kpaddock:​karenbookgreen20150704.jpg?​350 }} If you need to buy in bulk to give away many copies to Friends, relatives and //doctors//, a version is available. +
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-====== Why so many books that are the same? ====== +
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-Why are there //four// books that look seem the same?: +
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-When I first got the idea to turn //​Karen'​s Journal// into a book I figured publish one nice color version for $7.99 and distribute it worldwide then be done with it.  Sadly I did not know anything about book publishing at that time.  I've learned a lot since then. +
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-Color books are //​significantly//​ more expensive than Black&​White books. :-(  Distributing world wide also adds to the cost. :-(  I had wanted the book to be cheap enough that people would want to buy an extra copy or two and give to their family or doctor. +
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-So to do want I wanted I had to split the book in to a full color version that costs so much few will buy it and a low cost version that I hope is low enough to buy extra copies to give to family and doctors that "​don'​t get it". +
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-Someone then told me that the book would reach a wider audience with a different title which is the red book cover. ​ This book is available on Amazon and has every possible distribution channel, world wide. +
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-I had wanted the royalties to go to the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation. ​ Sadly the IRS would not allow that.  A separate account was setup by the Foundation to keep the IRS happy which sells only the purple cover book. +
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-I see people are selling the books at a discount, I do not know anything about that.  Find it a bit annoying actually. +
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 ====== Book ====== ====== Book ======
  
-The books started out as Karen'​s: ​ **//​[[:​kpaddock:​my_story|My Story]]//** found here on the web site.+The books started out as Karen'​s: ​ **//​[[:​kpaddock:​my_story|My Story]]//** found here on the web site.  The web site is the original draft of the book.  The actual book  
 +The book has been heavily edited and refined since that was written and has //now been professionally edited and formatted//.
  
-The book has been heavily edited and refined since that was written. 
 Sometime in the future, Real Soon Now, the book contents will be back ported to replace that so they are both the same. Sometime in the future, Real Soon Now, the book contents will be back ported to replace that so they are both the same.
 +I have not been able to muster the emotional energy this requires from me to do it yet. :-(
  
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 ====== Typos ====== ====== Typos ======
  
-The book has a //​Foreword//​ not a //Forward// by Connie Deline, MD, Co-founder, [[http://​spinalcsfleak.org|Spinal CSF Leak Foundation]].+The book has a //​Foreword//​ not a //Forward// by Connie Deline, MD, Co-founder, [[http://​spinalcsfleak.org|Spinal CSF Leak Foundation]].  //Many// such problems have been fixed in the professionally edited edition now being sold.
  
 I just love the [[:​tips:​spelling|English Language]]... :-( I just love the [[:​tips:​spelling|English Language]]... :-(
  
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-====== Book Distribution and Pricing ====== 
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-So that no one thinks I'm doing this for the money, I'm doing it to raise awareness, here are the actual prices enforced by the [[http://​www.createspace.com|Createspace]] robots and the actual royalty [[http://​www.designer-iii.com|The Designer-III Company, LLC]] received for each copy sold. 
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-Currently this income goes to production costs and giving away a lot of free books to doctors and organizations to raise awareness. 
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-^Title ​           ^Minimum Allowed Price^Book Price^Createspace Royalty^Amazon Royalty^Expanded Distribution^Kindle^Kindle with book^ 
-|Blue Book          |$39.92 ​                           |$42.00 ​     |$9.65 ​                ​|$1.25|N/​A|$1.05|35 cents| 
-|Red Book           ​|$12.03 ​                           |$14.25 ​      ​|$6.95 ​                 |$3.74|89 Cents|$1.05|35 cents| 
-|Green Book       ​|$6.02 ​                               |$6.98 ​         |77 cents        |N/​A|N/​A|$1.05|35 cents| 
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