A Great Lesson


A few months ago we, as a family, created a book about the loss of our dog.
“Remembering Candy” has been on Amazon for a few months now and it is doing great.

We have also recently published our book in Kindle format and we have the opportunity to offer our book for Free for a couple of days.

So, for 2 days only, January 25 and January 26, the Kindle version of book is available for Free. After the 26th you will have to pay again.

Even if you don’t have a Kindle reader, you can still read it, just look for the Free Kindle Reading Apps on the right hand side of the page where you download the book.

You can get the book for yourself or you can give it to someone else you know who might have recently lost their pet.

We would really appreciate you leaving a review about the book on Amazon as well.

This book was the idea of our kids and it has turned into a great learning process for them.

They are learning the principles of a business. We had to invest money to publish the book and buy a few copies to sell at the local book store. Now that we have the book published and it is available on Amazon and in the local book store, we earn money each time a book is sold. This money is not all profit because we first have to pay off the investment we made.

As mentioned above, we also have “Remembering Candy” in our local bookstore and we donate $2 of every book sold there to our local animal shelter. We got our dog from an animal shelter as well and we think she was the greatest dog ever, as you will find out when you read the book.

So, it is not just a great achievement to have a book published and actually selling, it is also a great tool we use for Financial education. Our kids have learned about investing, return on investment, giving back to the community and passive income.

Here is the link to “Remembering Candy” again and remember it is only available for Free on January 25th and 26th!

Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast!



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2 Responses to A Great Lesson

  1. Dan West says:

    I think that’s a great idea for families, to publish a book together. It teaches them the value of creating and expressing themselves, as well as teaching them business principles.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank-you Dan, I’m glad you agree. ;o)
      It was such a wonderful combination of helping each other get through our grieving and learning about creativity and business all at once. And it was my 9 year old daughter’s idea! She wanted to create a a way to help other families cope with the loss of their own pets. ;o)

      Cheers…Amanda…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o)

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