Note – News!

First Piece:
Yes! I finally managed to load ‘Run Me Gently’ as an eBook! (see pic on the right)
I ‘overthunk’ the formatting and twisted myself up in knots. So, deciding to just start again, I copied the book back into notepad (to clear all formatting), put it back into a new word doc – read the instructions from lulu (isn’t it amazing how that always helps? 🙂 – and, hey presto! – it worked!:)

I use for both print and eBook versions now as they will pay to paypal. Amazon will only pay me (in South Africa) by cheque, which: a) probably isn’t going to reach me (postal service very unreliable); and b) if it does, the banks charge a fortune to cash or deposit! In the end, it’s just not viable.
I have used previously for my eBooks but wanted to keep it all in one place from now on (smashwords does not do print).

So, you can all click on the pic on the right, rush across to lulu and buy the eBook (sure!! – ah, well, I can try!! ha ha!). It’s in epub format for which there are loads of free programs available if you don’t have an epub reader (Nook, etc.) and there is a conversion program to the Mobi format for kindle if you just have to convert it! (
I’ve been downloading all my books to my tablet using an epub reader as well as the kindle reader program for android – works really well and gives me a huge choice of books and reading! YAY!

Whoops, almost forgot:
The Second Piece (of news!)
My third poetry chapbook – ‘Poems About…(Vol II)’ – will be released in a few weeks!
The SA proofs are with me and ready – I’m just waiting for the overseas proofs and then, if everything is okay, we’re A for AWAY! YAY! 🙂
Here’s the cover pic and I will let you all know when the release date will be.

eBook and advert cover

Thank you all for the likes, comments and follows – am so excited that over 300 folks enjoy my writing enough to follow me – I am amazed! Honoured to share this journey we’re all on with you all!

Long may it continue!

Love ya all! 🙂

18 comments on “Note – News!

    • Thank you so much Cynthia! Yes, there are still lots of folk who prefer a good old book – the feel, the smell and the whole experience! So, I like to accommodate all! 🙂


  1. Rob, I had a look at your page on I like how you can mix up paperbacks and ebooks, all in one convenient, user-friendly place.

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    • Thank you – yep, I found back in 2004 when I first published ‘The Magestaff’ – so they have been around a goodly time. (I have since re-released ‘The Magestaff’ with a new cover, etc. And was persuaded to use smashwords which is only ebooks. I still need to put it back on lulu in its new format for print! Hopefully, soon!


      • I think ‘Look Inside’ functionality would be beneficial. I looked at your smashwords page also. No preview there either.


        • Thanks for the suggestion! Plan to put a review in place on lulu for the new book when released. Did not know there was a preview function on FB! Do you know how? Really appreciate your interest and input!


        • Hi there – just checked smashwords and they have a ‘First 20% Sample’ download feature – not a preview (like kindle). Lulu has a preview on the print version but I have to set one up for the ebook (which I will do shortly!). Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention – very important! Another reason to use lulu!


          • I’ll have a look at smashwords again when I have a moment. I missed the download 20% feature! Previews are so important, I think. I’ll also return to Lulu in a few days to marvel at your ebook preview. Isn’t technology wonderful?

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            • So true! What we can do today compared to 10 years ago… Well, amazing! I agree with you about previews – taste before you buy!
              Really appreciate your help and interest! Many thanks.


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