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Sept. 21, 2022

In this issue:
  • Big News!
  • Poetry Books: My Amazon Ordeal
  • Author Interviews return!
  • Blog links
  • Featured author Lincee Tang
  • Book promos
  • Cartoons
Hi <<First Name>>,

I guess you're wondering what the big news is. Well, I am now on Facebook. I have been for a while, but I finally set up my author page so you can get all my updates in real time, if you are on Facebook, that is.

I'm still getting the hang of it, but I would love for you to follow my page:
So, you want to hear another Amazon story?

After spending what felt like hours (because it was hours) trying to get my cover to fit with Amazon's cover creator, I finally succeeded. Then it took hours to order the proof so I can check if it is acceptable.

Why did that take hours?
Because it is Amazon?
Ahh. Gotcha. Care to elaborate?
I thought you'd never ask.

  • Click on "Order proof"
  • Select region (.ca)
  • Select quantity (1)
  • Click submit
  • Wait for confirmation email
  • Decide to save some money and apply for the free trial of Amazon Prime.
  • Receive author proof email and click link to . . . empty cart?
  • Repeat with same result
  • Repeat all above steps with same result
  • Look up/read help steps and follow with same result
  • Email CSR
  • Receive response which contains the exact same steps as I already followed and mentioned in my email.
  • Almost write snarky response, but . . . take the high road and attach the previous email.
    That's the high road?
    Not really but I was nice about it, explaining the steps I had already taken
  • Took matter into my own hands and decided to try a different browser.
  • Discovered 5 different orders for author proofs in my cart
  • Deleted extraneous orders and discovered my Prime shipping wasn't applied
  • Emailed Johannes (we are now on a first name basis) to inform him/they that the browser change solved the problem and to add that to the troubleshooting list—
    That's kinda snarky.
    Just being helpful.
  • Inquire about the Prime membership
  • Informed that author proofs are not eligible for Prime shipping
  • Cancel Amazon Prime
  • Order proof
Now I wait.

But I do have copies of my first poetry book that need a home. You can get the signed paperback, art print, and bookmark for only $20 (US and Canadian orders only). I only have 50 books from my original printing and 36 prints, so once the prints are gone, it will be just the book and bookmark.

Books and Merch

Hopefully I will have some paperbacks of A Wonder of Words to sign for you soon.

A Wonder of Words update

I just checked Amazon, and A Wonder of Words is now available in paperback!


Interview Sneak Peek

I don't limit myself to any genre of author for my interviews. Sometimes I'll put a call out on Goodreads or with my promos, but if any author wants to be interviewed, I'm in!

The author of the worldwide best-selling book The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea invites you to look behind cruise ships doors in this extraordinary intimate and introspective adventure penned by artist Ms. Lincee Tang.

In Conversation with Lincee Tang


Visit my Blog:

Music Monday Sept 19: Love or Hate - Greta Van Fleet
Weekend Wrap-up Sept 17: 3 Billion

Follow me! It'll be fun!
Reads From StoryOrigin and BookFunnel: 

StoryOrigin and BookFunnel allows authors to advertise their books to each other's audience. I hope you have been able to discover a new favorite! 

Kindle Unlimited Free Books


Purchase links

Check out the currently running promos here:

Discover New Authors 

Free from the desk of Leon Stevens:

Excerpts from the book - Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures for KOBO

  Try my poetry book for free!

A Wonder of Words: Review copy


That's all for this week. Thank you for supporting me on my journey, 


Just checking to see how much of the newsletter you read. Click me?
In my Zazzle Store: There are always sales going on in my store (I don't set them), usually between 10-20% and sometimes as much as 50%!

Lines by Leon on Zazzle

 and many more designs.
There are always discounts on the site, not always all products, but I haven't seen full price often, so check it out for gift ideas.
Book Links: 

Purchase signed paperback direct                  Paperback ($5.99) and Kindle 
from the author: Books/Merch                                       on Amazon     


Poetry Anthology          


Review Links

Visit my Website:
Lines by Leon
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