Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Updates Are Coming! The Updates Are Coming!

The return of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 6: Fragments to Amazon.com is coming soon. This Friday the book will reappear, following that updates will arrive at Smashwords, the iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers.

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is also receiving a major update.

These updates are the product of months of work, during which the text of the books were polished and a professional formatting house made sure the books will look great on any device.

The drawback to these updates is that everyone who made notes on their Kindle will lose them UNLESS they back them up on a computer before Amazon sends the new versions to their devices. I understand there are several different ways to save notes and highlights from Kindle, but I'm not expert, so I'm afraid I can't provide dependable directions or advice. If anyone would like to share their advice in the comments section, I'd appreciate it.

On other websites (such as Smashwords), the new version will be available for download free of charge if you already purchased a copy.

Everyone has Sylvie (my busy assistant), and 52 Novels (the formatting) company to thank for the hard work they put in. I can honestly say that both these books are more enjoyable now that they've had the extra work they needed.

Thank you for your patience,

RL


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! Oops..sorry about the caps...just got excited. Thanks RL, Sylvie & Co.
Molly

pathological*picture*taker said...

Yeah - something fun to read on the plane this weekend! Looking forward to it. jlh

Diane said...

Fantastic news! I so look forward to picking this story back up at book 6 tomorrow!

Thanks to all involved :-)

Unknown said...

Is this update to the broadcast 0 just a grammer/typo/formatting update or is there new plot/chapters added? I just need to know if I need to reread the first book.

Thanks for the great stories :)

A.M. said...

Eagerly waiting for the new version to be up... (dates on Amazon and smashwords still indicate they have the old versions)

everlight said...

The update to Origins doesn't include new plot or anything, just a good polish.
Sylvie

Randolph said...

Both books have been updated on Amazon. They only show the original publishing dates for the first time the book was uploaded, that doesn't change.

Amazon may not have uploaded the new version of these books to everyone's devices yet, it may happen anytime next week.

RL

Rick said...

Any update on a publish date for the new books you were working on? Framework 7 and the expendable few? I'm chomping at the bit for new stories!

Anonymous said...

ok its great that the book are updated but i just want the new books to come out please and thank you

Anonymous said...

I downloaded Fragments last night from my Archived Items on Kindle and I don't think this is updated... Anyone know of an easy way to tell? TY!

Randolph said...

"Anyone know of an easy way to tell?"

There will be a link to a preview of Broadcast 7 in the front index, and the preview will be at the end. The original (non-updated version) won't have that.

RL

Anonymous said...

Randolph I am trying to update my barnes and noble nook but it still won't work. Suggestions

Randolph said...

Barnes & Noble may update slower than most because they get their versions from Smashwords, which can take several weeks longer.

The only thing you can do is send a note to Barnes & Noble customer service.

Sorry,

RL