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FAIL: Microsoft Office

My Rant to Microsoft and Why Any Writer Should Avoid Office Like The Plague
To whom it may concern:
I just thought you should know how incredibly disappointing your products are. I’m an author and have done the research to completely format my novel, but I’m going to have to pay someone else to do it for me because of the nightmare I have lived for the past two months trying to work with Microsoft Word.
This isn’t a problem with my personal computer, just so you know. I have tried formatting this doc on four different computers with Microsoft Word 2007. All have managed to mess up the page numbers by insisting that there are two even pages in a row. What is wrong with your programming that would make this happen no matter how many times I reformat this? I have used different docs, different computers and nothing works.
Last year, when I bought my PC, I wanted it because I wanted Microsoft Office, but I will never buy another PC and I will never buy Office again. EVER! This program has been nothing but problems. It is Apple from here on out. Their customer support is amazing and my husband’s Mac has never had a virus issue and his docs have never failed him before. I will make sure to let everyone I know know that Microsoft is a poor investment for anyone who wants a decent word processor and to go with Mac.
Thanks for nothing,

A Crazy Month

March has been a whirlwind for The Fairytale Keeper!  I received my first copy of the book a few weeks ago and since then have sent off a dozen or so copies to reviewers.  I started a Facebook fan page two weeks ago and already have 450 fans.  The first chapter was posted about a week ago and the reviews have been very positive so far.  In fact, I was the featured author on The Secret Writer on March 22, 2012.

I’ve been talking to wholesalers, distributors, and the like to make sure my readers can order my book from independent bookstores, major book sellers (Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Borders), and online retailers (Amazon, Createspace, Apple).  And I’m happy to say that on June 1,  anyone who wants a copy should be able to get one pretty easily!  Here’s hoping that April is just as productive a month as March!