Friday, December 31, 2010

A little praise goes a LONG way

Just found that somebody has given me 'Favorite author' status on Smashwords!

Seems they like 'The Cockatoo River Incident'

That makes my day!

A new site to market your book- free!


Courtesy of Dodge Winston- another Smashwords author

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A New World Order

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said that sales of digital books made through its website now exceed those of traditional books that it sells online.
Barnes & Noble, which introduced its Nook electronic reader last year to compete with Inc's Kindle, said customers bought or downloaded 1 million e-books via the Nook on Christmas Day.
A spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble said that figure included free e-books, but that most were paid downloads...

More here

Sunday, December 26, 2010

ebook reader feedback

Quite pleasing to see the interest my new ebook reader got. A few people I thought would never be interested expressed an interest in owning one.

Especially when they saw how many free books are available!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A review from Barnes & Noble

SiFi Channel: Here's your next hit series!

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Posted December 6, 2010, 2:47 PM EST: This book, while rough around the edges as far as editing goes, especially in the later chapters, but is otherwise a great read. It doesn't trouble itself explaining any of the conundrums of time travel into the past (where killing your own great great grandfather could cause you to cease to exist), but hey, its Science Fiction, not physics. Also hardly a chapter goes by without characters imbibing ridiculous amounts of alcohol. But the story line begs to be featured on the SiFy channel as the next big hit like the Stargate series (Timegate?). And the writing style is perfect for episode serialization. The tendency to use vintage military gear from an era where it was plentiful should make props cheap. Characters are sufficiently developed without wasting time on soul searching / tear jerking sentimentalism. Bedplay merely hinted at instead of becoming the story. Wayne Watson yanks some chains along the way, misses opportunities to yank others, and gores a few sacred oxen as his characters strike out on a major "do over" of history. With the entire history of earth as its playground the book never lacks for subject matter and neither would a TV series. The book keeps you waiting to find out what effect the meddler in time had in changing earth's history. Getting there is the fun part. A fast and easy read.

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A fair review.
This was never meant to be more than a bit of a fun read.

As for ridiculous amounts of alcohol- the reviewer was obviously never in the NZ Army! ;-)

I FINALLY get to see an actual ebook reader

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Buying an Ebook reader for Christmas?

...or one of the many devices that can be also used to read ebooks- iPads, iPod touch or the various clones- even a computer.

If you are treating yourself or buying as a gift- how about a bit of added value?

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Of course this is a shameless plug for my 'Meddlers in Time' Series, currently available for FREE!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Over 500 downloads this month and Meddlers in Time ranks 17/1050 in the Sci-fi/fantasy section at Smashwords.

Saturday, December 4, 2010