Friends, I am pleased to announce that Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance, the book I co-wrote with Holocaust resistance hero Bernard Mednicki and is now in its third edition, has just been released today, March 7, on Draft2Digital.
You can get your copy right here.
Through Draft2Digital’s distribution network, Never Be Afraid will be available for purchase on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Apple, Tolino, Overdrive, Bibliotheca, 24Symbols, Baker & Taylor, Hoopla, Vivlio, Palace Marketplace, and Amazon.
The D2D version became necessary last year after Draft2Digital and Smashwords merged. Major portions of You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You became outdated. There was no way around it. I had to write a second edition.
Producing this version of Never Be Afraid using D2D’s automated design process educated me about Draft2Digital. I gained the tools and wisdom to successfully overhaul You’ve Got the Time. In the second edition, I share what I learned. Some chapters were merely tweaked. Others have been totally revised and updated. I’ve added four new chapters. I interviewed key folks at Draft2Digital.
No official launch date has yet been set but the target date is later this year or early 2024. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, this new version of Never Be Afraid has an airier look that will be easier on the eyes.
In addition to being a resistance hero, Bernard was a storyteller supreme, in the best tradition of legendary Yiddish storytellers Chaim Potok, Bernard Malamud, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
He wrote his story to preserve his legacy for his descendants. Bernard’s subsequent life-transformation shows the power of writing as an instrument of healing.
On a personal note, for those who pay attention, today is the eightieth anniversary of my parents’ wedding!
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Ken Wachsberger is a book coach, editor, and the author of the soon-to-be-released second edition of You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You. Ken’s other books may be found here and here. For book coaching and editing help, or to invite Ken to speak to your group, email Ken at [email protected].