The paperback is ready!

I got home from work Friday night from CreateSpace to find the proof of the paperback has arrived. It looks great! I was impressed with the quality.

It’s not listed on Amazon.com yet — for some reason that takes 5 to 7 busness days. But it’s available for sale now from CreateSpace, which is Amazon’s print-on-demand service.

Here’s the link — it’s $3.99 plus shipping. That’s about the lowest price I could get and still have the book listed on Amazon.com. My “profit” from each copy sold is 13 cents.

Can you help me and tell a friend and/your local library to buy a copy? If they’re the type of person who needs a little convincing, here’s a great review to share with them:

Signs and Wonders by Alex Adena is a fascinating book. Annie Grace is a fraudulent faith healer, although when she was a little girl, she once performed a miraculous healing. Her father, Daddy, exploited this and became a very rich man through healing roadshows.

Annie feels like a fraud. A ghost from the past rears its head – Annie faces prosecution for her part in a little girl’s death five years before. Two of her employees turn against her. A client secretly tape records her making tactless remarks. It seems everyone is trying to bring Annie down. But when it seems things can’t get any worse, her amazing powers return. The question is, will Annie use them for good this time?

The characters in the story are all rounded and believable. The book is very well written. It’s hard to put down. And events most certainly don’t follow a predictable path.

But there’s more to Signs and Wonders than the story of Annie. As the author says, he wrote it “for everyone who has felt pre-defined by their upbringing and family expectations”. This comes across strongly in the book. Can we change as we grow up, or are we cast in permanent roles as children by the adults around us, whether rightly or wrongly? Should we try and make other people change?

Brilliant book, hugely entertaining and very thought provoking. A definite must-read.

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7 responses to “The paperback is ready!

  1. Great news about the paperback edition. And I do hope my review helps you sell plenty of copies. You deserve to.

  2. Congratulations Alex, I am sure it feels so good! In Hebrew you say Mazal-Tov!

  3. Thanks! Kindle sales have not been very good this week, so seeing the paperback was a definite pick-me-up. The review rate is about 10% of copies sold, which is pretty amazing. As both of you know, getting someone to pick up the book (even for a dollar) is 95% of the struggle. At least so far, people who read it, like the book.

  4. Best of luck with the paperback, Alex! You’re doing a great job.

  5. Hi Alex, I’m one of Stephanie’s other victims on the 7 links challenge and I look forward to coming back and reading yours. In the meantime, best of luck with your book. It sounds an intriguing story – one to add to my new Kindle. I also write but so far have only the stamina to write short stories so I am always in awe of people who can write a whole novel.

    P.S. I love your daily signs, especially the one about not sitting on the fence!

    • Thanks Vanessa. I’m glad you like the signs and hope you’ll check out the book. (It’s a novella, so it’s short and you’ll finish it in less than three hours.) You’ll avoid the pesky Amazon fees on overseas customers if you buy from Smashwords.com. Now to start sorting through my posts so I can complete the blog challenge …

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