A reader asked me today, "Why are there multiple editions?" That is a loaded question that actually has a serious amount of work involved to answer, but in case anyone else wonders, I thought it best to clear that up.
First, let me start by explaining to any new readers that Ophelia Kee is it. No editors, no publishers, no paid employees or outsourced extras. I designed the covers, then changed them. I built the book trailer for book one. The music score is my invention. Thanks to the maestro app. Just as I write the book, I also edit the book, add in extra features such as the links to my other books, links to my social media, and bits of information that I think might be helpful like the quick reference page at the beginnings of the books.
The first editions did not have those things. I was new at the game. I added more social media. I realized the need for the quick reference page. I bought the website and the blog. I published more books in the series and needed to go back and add links. I also improved my editing tools when google docs improved their grammar and spell check. This caused me to edit again works which I had previously published.
Nothing about the stories has been altered, but some minor spelling and punctuation issues have been corrected to aid the reading experience. To my handful of beta readers, who read for free and always ask the hardest damned unanswerable questions, thank you for being so relentlessly tough. You are the best.
I am truly the epitome of the starving artist and indie author in many respects. If you come across a typographical error, I apologize in advance. Let me know, and I will try to correct it for the next reader. I wish every reader a good experience with the stories that make up Draoithe, so please do not fear the new edition or an altered book cover. Just know that I am getting better at my art, and I hope that translates into a better reading experience.
Thank you in advance for understanding that Draoithe has been a labor of love and is the product of countless hours of work by mostly only one person. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. If you read anything, please leave a review. If you have any question or simply wish to comment, I love to hear from readers.
I hope that clears up any misconceptions about different editions of the Draoithe books.
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.