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Update to the Merge

Yesterday I posted about how the company I use for my books is merging with another company, and that everything was well so far. Well, that wasn’t wrong, but some time after posting that, issues started arising. As of right now, the cover and interior files have all disappeared from my account at the new company. Many other authors are having the same issues, so it’s not an isolated incident thankfully– meaning they will hopefully get it fixed sooner rather than later.

That being said, I don’t know if they can fix it and retrieve the files that have disappeared. If they can’t, I will be quite upset for a few reasons. The first is regarding the first edition of Dragons’ Myth. Although it was riddled with errors, bad formatting, and the cover wasn’t great, it was nostalgic because it was my first ever published book. However, somewhere along the line, I lost (or maybe didn’t back up?) the files for that book, and if this new company is not able to retrieve them, they will be gone forever.

The second reason is if I have to re-upload the files for Dragons’ Myth (second edition) and Renascence, and this new company requires different formatting (which they shouldn’t, but you never know), then I’ll be annoyed because formatting has always been the most frustrating, time-consuming, and headache-inducing part of the publishing process for me.

If the issues continue to persist, I will consider moving my books to an unrelated company. In any case, I suggest not buying any copies for now. Although their Amazon pages look normal, I don’t want anyone to risk buying a copy and end up with a blank and coverless book.

I will post an update when it’s sorted out.

Book Company Is Merging

The company I use to publish my books is merging with another. My books have already been transferred and all seems well, but please let me know if you encounter any issues on your end. This can include book availability, formatting/printing issues (cover or interior), etc..  I will be keeping an eye on it, but if you notice anything that seems off, please contact me and I will look into it. Thank you!

Renascence Price Change

As mentioned in the publication announcement for Renascence, the $10 USD price was for a limited time to celebrate its launch. Now that a couple weeks have passed, the price will be going up to $12 USD sometime this coming weekend. So if you haven’t gotten a copy yet and you want to, you only have a few more days to get it for a couple dollars cheaper!

A Review For Zenni Optical

My experience with Zenni Optical was a roller coaster, to be honest, but it turned out great.

To start, I’m fine with reviews until there’s a bunch that just tear places or people down. Negative reviews can be helpful, sure, but one bad experience shouldn’t say something about the entire thing. I suppose the same thing could be said about positive reviews, but many people with a vendetta can make places go out of business, while positivity can’t. I personally like to give places, things, or people the benefit of the doubt – because after all, a lot of it is subjective; what one person likes, another person wouldn’t. Continue reading A Review For Zenni Optical

When People Get My Name Wrong

Yesterday I decided to Google my book just for the heck of it, and I noticed it was shown on a site I had never heard of, called Pretty Famous. I had to roll my eyes in a non-mad sort of way when I noticed they spelled my first name with periods, as in “C. J. Embers” instead of how my name actually is, which is “CJ Embers”. I’m kind of curious why they added the periods, as my site, Amazon, etc., all show it as “CJ”. I’m also curious why they put spaces between the letters of my first name.

Either way, for future references to people who want to reference my name, there’s no periods, and no spaces between the “C” and “J”! 🙂

Hey everyone!

So this is my new website! It’s a bit bland right now, but I’m still in the process of getting it all set up! It serves mostly as a blogger site at the moment, but I will be spicing it up a bit with a few nifty things to make it more enjoyable in the near future! Blogs will mostly include tracking my journey as an aspiring author, and my opinions about the world. Feel free to comment on anything that takes your fancy!