Friday, April 30, 2010

Thank You

I want to say a big thank you to all of you who have given money towards my book. What a blessing!!! A few people wanted to give money but will not be able to do so until later so the deadline for the money has been extended to May 15. Also for those of you who needed my mailing address it is:
Leslie Redden
735 Saddle Dr.
Helena MT 59601

Again thank you to all of you who have given money and encouraged me in the book writing process.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Money Update

Thank you to all of you who are expressing an interest in my book. To give you just a short update $290 of the $1149 has come in. That is such a blessing, Thank You:) A lot of you have been asking about a more specific timeline for when I need the money by. I'm saying May 1st. I'm currently reading my book and making a few adjustments here and there.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Behind the price

Here are just a few things that are included in price of publishing
1. Production Options
Power Edit $2.25 per page(Not sure of the length of my book yet)
Makes medium edits to the manuscript, line by line: conducts all light- edit activities; tightens wording, eliminates gender issues, checks for flawed logic changes passive to active voice and eliminates jargon
2. Professional Cover Design
Tyler designed a front cover for my book. I also I have asked my sister Abby and her husband Cory to design some alternative covers also. No cost for this at this time
3. Interior book formatting/ layout
a. Basic Interior $325
Straight text only; no images, graphics or special text formatting such as sidebars or pull-quotes etc…
4. Publishing & Marketing Package $399(I only listed the highlights of this package)
a. Power
i. Library of Congress copyright registration
ii. Availability for international distribution
iii. Channel distribution through major online booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million and many more
iv. This book will be available for purchase on power publishing’s website
v. Author payments made quarterly on sales

I don’t know how much each book will cost yet. That is something that my publishing rep will speak with me about in May.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Story behind the story

This is a little back story about how my book came to be.

Well some of you may not know this but I have been working on writing a book for the past two years. This has definitely been an adventure into a whole new world that I knew little about. Why did I want to write a book? To be honest I never really thought about writing a book until I had this silly little dream one night and it would not leave my head. My dream started off with a boy and a girl falling through some trees. When they looked up they saw a creek with a mysterious kingly looking man standing it. That really was my entire dream and I felt strongly that God wanted me to write a book from that. Six months later I finally just sat down and started writing what I thought was just a silly little dream that I could not forget. Then I kept writing and writing and writing until I finished my book this week. I had no idea that my dream really was not silly and a serious thing. I’m really thankful that I was obedient to God and wrote it all out. It is amazing what God has put inside of all of us that we don’t even know is there.

Shortly after writing my first few paragraphs I contacted power publishing inc. Tyler found that company from a book that he read. I submitted a sample of what I had written without them knowing who I was or really who they were. They wrote me back a few days later and said they liked what they read. Then they asked me to submit a book proposal which once they received they would review and tell me if I was an accepted author or not. They did end up accepting my proposal and agreed to give me until May 2010 to finish my book. I had hoped to have enough money raised by May 2010 to start the publishing process. However, with our house not selling and with the whole process of moving, I’m still quite a bit short. Yes, you guessed it - I am asking you for money. The money will go to publishing the book. The cost of the book is $1149. That price includes many things some of which are editing, layout design, distribution (Amazon, Barnes & Noble), etc.

I am very excited for this opportunity and will keep all of you updated. The publishing company has been great to work with and if you would like to know more about the publishing company visit their website at If you write a check please write it to Leslie Redden. You can also pay by credit card by clicking on the PayPal link. I will be posting how much I receive on my blog. Thank you to all of you who have encouraged me through this process it has been very helpful.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


This is just the beginning of my blog. In the weeks to come I will be posting some sample chapters from my book, the purpose of the book and what exactly is included in the price of publishing. I will also have the PayPal link for giving up and running in a few days. Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for being a part of this incredible opportunity with me.