It’s been two weeks since I released my new e-book Getting started in Chinese genealogy: a family historian’s step by step guide (even if you don’t speak or read Chinese). In this post I’d like to share some feedback, an awesome video, and give you the chance to win a free copy of your own.
What people didn’t say
Nobody wrote to say it sucked. Phew.
When you write a book – any book – the first thought when you finally let it be seen in the world is, What if it’s terrible? For a non-fiction how-to book, it’s What if people don’t find it useful? Or What if there are mistakes?
And the truth is that no matter how many times you edit and review, a book never truly feels complete. There’s so much more to say, so much more to write, and that’s how books get started but not finished.
What people did say
People have been generous and kind. Thank you everyone, so much.
I have gone through the Table of Contents! I think this will be a required book for studying and researching Chinese genealogy.KS
Congratulations, Linda! The organization is terrific and the writing is very easy reading and personable. Well done indeed.AK
This is wonderful!! Congratulations on pulling together this much-needed publication.CC
Chinese genealogy 101 by Carly Morgan, Family Tree Notebooks
In this video, Carly shares stories of finding her own Chinese ancestors, and then does a book review of Getting started in Chinese genealogy. It’s so positive I feel I must assure you I didn’t pay her (but I would!)
Get your own copy: Enter my book giveaway contest
To celebrate the faithful readers of this blog, I will be giving away 3 copies of my new book, Getting started in Chinese genealogy: a family historian’s guide (even if you don’t speak or read Chinese) (valued at $29.99).
Here’s how to enter
- Leave a comment below on why you’d like a copy of my book, and
- Watch Carly’s Chinese Genealogy 101 video (above); and
- Let her know what you think of her video by leaving a comment there (full words only, please, although you can add emojis when you’re done).
That’s it! Easy.
Contest closes 15 March 2021. (Winners will be announced on the 16th!)