*New Release* 2nd Edition: Bumped to Berlin

Hey There! Guess what I’ve been up to for the past few months? Well, technically since last summer? I’ve been giving Bumped to Berlin, my first book and personal narrative/travelogue about the expat life in Berlin, a makeover! I hired an editor, tinkered around with the story’s structure, added and omitted scenes and anecdotes, and just all-around polished it up.

After much consideration (and then after a lot of editing and more contemplation), I decided to release a revised, new-and-improved, second edition of my very first book. I think I’ve kept to the original voice and feel of the book, but with some fine-tuning and sprucing up where I felt it needed it. So now I am very proud to present to you Bumped to Berlin, the 2nd edition!

For those of you who have read the original and are interested in reading the new version, or for those of you who have the original version on your ereader and are about to dive in to it, wait just a sec! You can snag the new version for zero buckaroos and I have some helpful hints on how to get it. And, naturally, for you newcomers, you can also get in on the fun for FREE!!

There are 2 ways to get the new version for free that I’ve figured out. If anyone knows any other ways please share in the Comments section.

1) Go to the “Manage Your Kindle” page on Amazon. Where’s that at? (It took me several months of owning my Kindle until I realized I could manage it through Amazon—silly me.) Just go to Amazon, then on the top right section where it says: “Hello, [NAME] Your Account” hover over it and a drop-down menu will appear. Nearly half-way down the menu you’ll see “Manage Your Kindle.” Click that. Then you can search for Bumped to Berlin and there just might be an “update available” thingy by the title, in blue. You can then click on this option to update the book to the “corrected version.” That should get you the brand-spankin’ new read for free. Mind you, this only works if you have the original book on your Kindle library.

2)February 12-16 I’ll be promoting the new edition by making it FREE on Amazon. If you already have the original version and want the new one (and step 1 doesn’t work or isn’t available), then you’ll have to delete the original from your library before Amazon will let you buy the new one. Reason being, you can’t buy the same product twice on Amazon, even if it’s a freebie, so it’s super easy to just follow the instructions in step 1 to get to the “Manage Your Kindle” section. Then when you get to Bumped hover over the “Actions” tab on the far right. Click on the “Delete from Library” option. (Deleting the book from your Kindle won’t do the trick. You’ll have to delete the whole kit and caboodle from the library here.) Once this original version is deleted, then you will be able to pick up the new edition, and for free. Just be sure to “buy” it anytime during these dates when it will be free: 12 − 16 February

And you may notice that there’s a shiny new cover too? Yuppers! My husband wanted to give it a little extra somethin’. I think the pink touch and the extra cute items give it a nice sparkle, but at the same time keeps with the original look. What do you think?

Well it’s off to work I go on getting the 2nd edition paperback formatted. That should be available in the next week or so…I’m hoping.

Many thanks to everyone who has been so supportive and encouraging with Bumped to Berlin! From the publication of the original version, through this new release. Thank you!

Have a great Sunday and Happy Reading!