RG2E Featured Author Adan Lerma on “Going FREE” and “Prioritizing Time as an Author”

Happy Weekend, RG2E Peeps!

Ever wonder how an Author gets their Ebooks FREE on various sites? Here’s a hint: it ain’t always easy. 🙂  Also, how do Authors prioritize their writing time with everything it takes to run a publishing business?

Here’s RG2E Featured Author Adan Lerma to chat with you on both topics…

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My post today addresses two important items in my life: free pricing of seven of my titles by outlets willing to price my original work as per my wishes, and, my need to choose what I wish to do with the time I have available.

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FREE PRICING

Please note that some outlets do not have the option of letting authors feature a particular work priced as Free.

I respectfully request that anyone desiring one of the titles I wish to offer free of charge to the public, to contact the outlet of their choice not participating in my free pricing.  It would be tremendously helpful to me and to others wishing to be able to download that work for their reader at the price I would like it to be offered for.

Below are the seven titles I am glad to offer priced as Free through participating outlets. 

Several outlets, such as Kobo & Smashwords offer formats that they say are readable on just about any reader.

Hopefully you will find one or more these titles worth trying, and even more so, available for your reader.

2 Shorts, a Poem, & a Sampler (fiction) – Anthology

A Month of Mornings Vol 1 – Everyday poetry

Creative Gratitudes Vol 1 – Enhanced photos with gratitude verse

Everyday Gratitude Vol 1 – Small gratitudes of every day

Everyday Inspirations – PhotoPoems Vol 1 – Photography matched with verse for inspiration

Nice Thing ‘Bout Getting Old(er) – Selection of articles, poetry, and reviews on Yoga-Adan

The Old American Artist, a Love Story – Fiction Novella, First in Series, “A Love Story”

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CHOOSING PRIORITIES FOR MY TIME

The other thing that has been evolving in my thoughts for quite awhile, is the convergence of so many things I want to do.  A good problem really, but now at a point I need to address, or I won’t be able to do much of anything well!

Learning to do, then implementing social media and other marketing, has been and is extremely enjoyable for me.

At the same time, I have had the opportunity to participate in more and more family related activities, and this is something that is extremely important for me.

Additionally, what I enjoy doing creatively, writing and creating images, has evolved to where I have considerable content to work with.

Unfortunately, I cannot do all three, and do them well, nor enjoy them.  So I must choose.  At least for now.

Family and creative work, if I am to do the creative work I wish to do, and participate with family in ways that are meaningful, I need to cut my time spent in marketing.

Already I have placed my blog on blog-cation through mid january.  Now, I am cutting my social media time.  I will still communicate and participate with people who contact me.

But if I am to create the fiction and poetry work I feel compelled to create.  And prepare and present the images I feel have something significant to offer.  Then I must focus more on the two more important things in my life.

So with that, I wish everyone well, hope for best for all of us, including myself, and release myself into the work and activities I feel are most important for my life at this time.

Thanks so much everyone, particularly, on this site, D.D. Scott.  She has been so supportive and positive.

Happy Holidays Everyone!  Best Wishes 😉

~~~ Adan

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Thanks sooo very much, Adan, for offering so many FREE Ebooks! I luuuvvv your poetry and can’t wait to read more!

Here’s to enjoying your creative process and family, my friend!

The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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We’re Bringing Poetry to The RG2E…First Up, Felipe Adan Lerma’s 101 Sports Poems

Happy Hump Day, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

We’re very excited to be bringing Poetry to The RG2E! Many of you have asked, so now we’ve got it!

First up…

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Price: $4.99

Nearly twenty years of poetry writing is exhibited in the current collection of sports poems in “101 Sports Poems – The Poems.”

Baseball – Basketball – Bicycling – Bowling – Cheerleading – Coaching – Dance – Drill Team – Fishing – Football – Golf – Gymnast – Horse Riding – Hunting – Inspiration – Martial Arts – Running – Soccer – Sports Fan – Swimming – Tennis – Trainer – Volleyball – Wrestling – Yoga & more!

Many of the sports experiences expressed by these poems are the result of direct experiences by the author, Felipe Adan Lerma. Now older, Adan began writing these small poems in the early 90s, and has continued into what Adan calls, being “a young senior.”

For the casual, or initial reader, “The Poems” edition offers a straight-through reading enjoyment of all the various sports represented.

Some poetry is humorous, while others are seriously presented. After many decades of layman participatory sports, formally and informally, a wide gamut of feelings are found.
The list of sports poem topics includes, among many others, baseball, dance, horse riding, football, coaching, and volleyball.

Please read through the fully linked index for the complete list of sports topics and the titles within those topics.

A special section entitled “Singles” represents poems of which there is only one for that category. Major sports interests are included in this category, including basketball and gymnast.

About Adan:

Born and raised in Texas, and now a young senior living in Vermont, his wife Sheila’s home state, Adan brings a gentle infusion of yoga and fitness to bear on life long interests in writing, painting, dance, photography, and the arts in general.

Determined to learn about the ideas of Western Culture that have informed our civilization, Adan put himself through college with the help of his GI Bill benefits. More recently, he has added certifications in fitness and yoga.

His self stated mission on his website, reads, “a Beginner’s View : Integrating Yoga Fitness and the Arts.”

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M.A. Humanities, University of Houston Clear Lake
M.A. English Lit, University of Houston Clear Lake
B.A. Theatre Arts, University of Houston Clear Lake
AFAA – Group Fitness Certification
CPR/AED – American Heart Association
Zumba – Zumba & Zumba Gold Licensed
SilverSneakers – MSROM (Muscular Strength & Range of Motion); Cardio Circuit; Yoga Stretch – Stress Reduction
Yoga 200 Hr CYT – Lex Gillan, The Yoga Institute

Connect with Adan here:

http://yoga-adan.com/

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Wavin’ atchya, Peeps! This is a brand new genre for me too, and I’m very excited to explore it! Adan has such a lyrical quality to his voice that I have a feeling he totally rocks as a Poet!

How ’bout you? Who all reads Poetry? And, if you’d like an Ebook Gift Copy of Adan’s Sports Poems, let us know and you just might win one!

The Best of RG2E Ereading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder