Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fighting Breast Cancer: A Special Edition of Beyond the Pink Moon, and a Commitment

(Planet iPad Editor's Note:  Our publisher, Stephen Windwalker, and his Kindle Nation Daily ran this story today, and we want to share it with our readers.  Use the links to enable the donations as stated below.--Tom Dulaney)

by Stephen Windwalker, Publisher of Planet iPad, 
Editor &Publisher of Kindle Nation Daily

For those who remember Kindle Nation's observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October -- we published a Free Kindle Nation Shorts excerpt of Nikki Durlester's memoir Beyond the Pink Moon on October 21 -- we have an update. Nikki wrote in recently to express once again her gratitude to the citizens of Kindle Nation for their support, and to let us know that "On January 3rd a Special Edition of my book was released on Amazon including an Afterword by yours truly." Here's the link to the new edition:

Beyond the Pink Moon:

(Special Edition)
by Nicki Boscia Durlester
Kindle Edition

List Price: $2.99
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Hi Steve,

Hope all is well with you.  Back on October 21, 2010 in observance of National Breast Cancer month you included an excerpt of my book,Beyond the Pink Moon, A Memoir of Legacy, Loss and Survival on Kindle Nation Daily. I am deeply grateful for your support.

Is there any chance of getting an honorable mention on your site again? Doing my best to sell one book/kindle at a time to make a small difference on the war against breast cancer.
Wishing you a New Year overflowing with good health and happiness.
All the best,
Nicki Boscia Durlester

In this touching, frank and informative memoir, Nicki Boscia Durlester intimately chronicles her transformational journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her story begins with her mother, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1962: a time when breast cancer was only discussed behind closed doors, and long before women took an active role in their diagnosis and treatment.
Nicki provides unique insight into being part of a large Italian-American family afflicted with the BRCA2 gene, and shares poignant stories about her mother and aunts who faced breast and ovarian cancer with extraordinary grace and courage.
Nicki writes candidly about her frustration in finding the right team of doctors as well as the highs and lows of her journey, sharing humor and heart along the way. She puts a human face on statistics ranking breast cancer as the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States.
This deeply moving story of legacy, loss and ultimately survival is told through the eyes of a daughter who shared an unbreakable bond with her mother. As she travels the scary, unpredictable road through her own diagnosis, treatment and recovery, Nicki discovers the most difficult challenge she faces becomes the most spiritually transcendent experience of her life.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to breast cancer research.

About the Author

Nicki Boscia Durlester is originally from Easton, Pennsylvania. After graduating from college, she moved to Manhattan where she worked in banking. In 1995, she founded Durlester Consulting, an executive search practice. Headhunter by day, writer by night, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She is a breast cancer survivor. This is her first book.

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