Just one year ago today, "I Want You to Know" was launched.
Many of you may not be aware that at the time my book was published, I was actually quite ill. Early last summer, I became infected with Lyme Disease and Co-infections of Lyme from a horsefly bite while we were on a trip in Maine. My Mother was experiencing frequent stroke-like events that were requiring numerous trips to the hospital and were unnerving to say the least. Thank goodness I have a background as an EMT and can stay calm in emergencies. Her health challenges took center stage, and I pushed through my illness until last fall when I could barely function. (Fortunately Mother's answer was a change in medications.) Then came my diagnosis and by that time it was not at all a surprise. Just about the time we thought I may be starting to improve, I experienced a complication of Lyme Disease; Bell's Palsy. I am still only recovered at about 70% from that. It's been a dramatic year and one that has been full of incredible personal and spiritual growth. I am so grateful for this experience in every way. I wouldn't take it back for anything.
With the launch of my book in digital format and later in paperback, I was thrilled when it reached a #1 International Best Seller status. However, I was never content with how the book read in digital format. The company I partnered with to publish the book apparently had challenges formatting it due to all the lines, as much of it is in a workbook style. Recently I decided to take matters into my own hands and reformat the book and then do a second edition. There is little change in content, but there are many changes in how the book looks on a computer screen and tablet. It's much cleaner and easier to read. The only significant content change is that I no longer endorse using 5 Wishes as a legal document. I've heard too many stories of 5 wishes not being upheld even in states where it is recognized as a legal document.
The other goal of updating the book was to get the price lowered. It has always been my intention to get this information into as many hands a possible. This is a powerful tool and is meant to be put into action. I love the idea of everyone having access to this book and putting it to work. For that reason, I have lowered the Kindle price to only $2.99. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family so they can begin creating their own legacy of love. http://amzn.to/2g0ygez
I do plan to have the book made into a refillable pdf booklet so the entire project can be filled out and saved to your hard drive or the cloud. Stay tuned for an announcement for that version.
Finally, I want to thank each of you for the amazing support you've shown me and this project in the last year. If you have read the book, please consider taking a moment to leave a review on Amazon. That always helps in the rankings, and helps to keep the word spreading of this work.
Thank you all!
Make today signficant and be true to you,
~~Leslie Cottrell Simonds