— Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) October 14, 2013
Thanks to all the people who downloaded my book, Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness during this past week. I appreciate your support and your love for me and my writing. Thanks to you, everyone is talking about Story Tellers.
For those of you who took the time to write a customer review on Amazon, I thank you very much. Writing a customer review is the best way to show how much you enjoyed reading my book. It helps other readers to make a positive buying decision, based on your support of my book.
I especially want to thank Ms. Jesenia Sanabia, who wrote a customer review that is absolutely eloquent and touching. The reason for her eloquence may be that she is also a talented and gifted writer, a poet in her own right. I call her “La Poeta” as her Spanish heritage makes her worthy of this term.
Jesenia is the author of Poetic Heart, a volume of poetry that is exquisitely well written, inspirational, and sure to bring satisfaction to all the people who are going to be reading her poetry. You are in for a special treat. When a poet and author like Jesenia, “La Poeta” has such high words of praise for my book, calling it, “Mystically Enchanting“, I am most grateful, and humble. Thank you kindly, Jesenia.
If you downloaded a copy of Story Tellers, but have not yet written a customer review, you can still write a customer review. The main thing is that you enjoyed the book. There is no time limit for writing the review. So, I ask you to go the Story Tellers page, click on “Write A Customer Review” and share your reading experience with other readers.
Finally, some really great news. Within the next 3 weeks, Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness, already available in paperback and digital form on Amazon, will be coming out as an ACX.com Audiobook. It will be available on Audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes.
The book is narrated by a talented professional voice actor, Mr. Rich Crankshaw. I have made a short video including his audition for you to sample and enjoy until the audiobook is ready. If you are thinking of doing an audiobook, I highly recommend Rich. He is a true professional who does high quality work. He delivered his recordings in record time, way ahead of the time schedule we agreed on. Rich was an absolute pleasure to work with on this project.
The cover art was done by the talented audiobook cover designer Ms. Samantha Fury, herself an author. Samantha was the winner of the Audiobook Cover design contest that I created to help choose the best cover. Her Cover Design #2, Mystic Morning, was chosen by a global social media audience consisting of billions of people. She received 28 ReTweets on Twitter and 58 likes on Facebook, giving billions of people the opportunity to view her work.
Amazingly, only one vote separated her two cover designs. That in itself is a testimony to the high quality of her work. It was very difficult for people to make up their mind, since both designs were so great.
Everyone who has seen the cover has expressed their amazement with how attractive and appropriate the cover is. It is stunningly beautiful, and will be an asset to the audiobook project. So, if you are thinking of getting an Audiobook cover designed for your Audiobook, I highly recommend Samantha, obviously. She designs book covers too, in addition to writing her own books!
Finally, I can only close this by ending the same way I began, by thanking you for your support and your love for my writing.
Thomas Jerome Baker