Thank You Much, Vampire-Readers, for Buying RING OF THE WIZARD VAMPIRE

RING OF THE WIZARD VAMPIRE Cover, small

March’s Kindle sales numbers for Ring of the Wizard Vampire are out, and I’m amazed. Kindle readers bought 203 copies of the book in March, all over the English-speaking world (USA, UK, Canada, and Australia). This was a stunning surprise. What really surprised me was that RotWV sold another three English-language copies in Germany (home of the silent-movie classic Nosferatu and its villain, Graf Orlok). Vielen dank, Germany buyers!

If you haven’t read Ring of the Wizard Vampire yet, and now you’re curious, go here.

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THE BIMBORG: Out soon in paperback!

Final BIMBORG cover

Cover art rendered by Doug Sturk a.k.a. Sturkwurk

The proofs have been approved. Within a few days, the print-on-demand printer (CreateSpace) will upload the information to Amazon, and Amazon will create a page for the paperback version of my Star Trek parody.

The bad news: The cost for the U.S. edition will be thirteen bucks (plus shipping). And no, I won’t be making oodles of money at that price. In fact, I’ll pocket more money if you buy the Kindle version for six bucks.

The good news is, this way you can read my novel after a hurricane, or any other time there’s an extended power outage in your area.

The other good news is: The paperback is (soon to be) out and expensive, but at least it’s out. In the old days, when my choices would have been a) to pay to print out five hundred offset-print copies, have the five hundred books shipped to me, and then I store all five hundred books in my garage; or b) fuhgeddaboudit—well, this book would never exist in dead-tree form if those were my only two choices.

2013.03.28 breaking news: The paperback is up!

Want to see the original front cover and read the back-cover blurb?

Want to read the first three chapters?

EDIT: Added 2013.05.03—
Buy The Bimborg now! You know you want to.

Paperback
Kindle
Kobo EPUB
NOOK EPUB

EDIT: Added 2013.12.22—
Apple iTunes Bookstore

EDIT: Added 2014.06.27—
Page Foundry/Inktera EPUB

For Sale: THE BIMBORG

Final BIMBORG cover

Cover art rendered by Doug Sturk a.k.a. Sturkwurk

Lots of news to share, after a year of working on The Bimborg: Part Nanobot, All Woman.

First of all, The Bimborg now is for sale as a Kindle.

Second of all: The Bimborg is soon to be for sale as a paperback. The PDF files for the bookblock (inside text) and the entire cover have been submitted to the print-on-demand printer. I’ve ordered a proof, which I expect to get within a week. If I disapprove the proof, it’ll be only because I don’t like how the cover turned out. More news as it becomes available.

Thirdly, all three of my books are for sale at the Barnes & Noble website in EPUB format. Here are the links:

Names Have Power
Three More Wishes
The Bimborg

Fourth: My books have been withdrawn from Google Play. Typically we were selling only one book a month. C’est la vie.

Fifth: This is the best “Star Trek” parody I’ve ever written. Okay, it’s also the only “Star Trek” parody I’ve ever written, but a man is allowed to brag sometimes, right?

Want to see the original front cover and read the back-cover blurb?

Want to read the first three chapters?

EDIT: Added 2013.05.03—
Buy The Bimborg now! You know you want to.

Paperback
Kindle
Kobo EPUB
NOOK EPUB

EDIT: Added 2013.12.22—
Apple iTunes Bookstore

EDIT: Added 2014.06.27—
Page Foundry/Inktera EPUB

March, 2013 for THE BIMBORG? I hope so.

THE BIMBORG cover

Cover render by Doug Sturk, a.k.a. “Sturkwurk”

I’m writing the last plot sequence in Bimborg, not counting the Epilogue. After that, I’ll be done with the first draft. Whoo-hoo, party!

I exaggerate. There’ll be no party. I’ll drink a beverage, then start revising. But I don’t expect revising/rewriting the manuscript to take long.

What might well take long is what comes after that: Converting the Word 2010 document for The Bimborg into something that can be used by CreateSpace (the print-on-demand printer), by Amazon Kindle, and by Barnes & Noble NOOK.

Anyway, I expect at this point that The Bimborg will go up for sale in March, or maybe April. It’ll be sold, when it gets sold, in trade paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon, and in EPUB format at bn.com.

More details as they become available.

EDITED 2013.04.07: Changed “Google Play” to references to Barnes & Noble.

Want to see the original front cover and read the back-cover blurb?

Want to read the first three chapters?

EDIT: Added 2013.05.03—
Buy The Bimborg now! You know you want to.

Paperback
Kindle
Kobo EPUB
NOOK EPUB

EDIT: Added 2013.12.22—
Apple iTunes Bookstore

EDIT: Added 2014.06.27—
Page Foundry/Inktera EPUB

My thoughts, as an eBook author, about pirates? My thoughts will surprise you

Basically, my thoughts boil down to: I can’t be bothered. Knock yourselves out.

My Kindle books on Amazon, and my EPUB books for sale at bn.com, all are sold free of DRM (Digital Rights Management).

On my books’ Amazon pages, all of my Kindle books say this under “Product Details”:

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

This is Amazon’s way of saying “DRM free.” But for some reason, Amazon doesn’t want to come out and say “DRM free.”

All of my Kindle books say this now, and they will all say it in the future. If I go write a hundred more male-dominant, soft-core porn novels, not one of them will be DRM’d.

DRM does not stop pirates. All you need is for one guy on the planet to crack a DRM algorithm, and 48 hours later, Joe Blow down the street is cracking the DRM on his Whatzit.

No, DRM is intended for customers who are technologically ignorant. DRM encryption forces such people to buy the same thing over and over again, every time they want it in a new format.

I refuse to be part of that.

Yes, I know my decision will “cost” me: Some people will download my books from pirate sites without paying for them. But not everyone will; I’ll still sell plenty of books. And the people who bought one book will be more inclined to but another one, after they find out that I haven’t turned actually using the book they’ve bought into a pain-in-the-ass process.

EDITED 2013.04.07: Changed references to “Google Play” to “bn.com.”