There is something more permanent about a novel once it is printed on paper, and so it is a big moment when a tale that has lived only on machines now sets in your own two hands. Over the last few weeks my third and latest novel z2 came out in paperback and I still am gazing at it in wonder.
Let me be clear. I do love my kindle. It is wonderful to be able to carry hundred of books with me on a trip, particularity seeing as traveling and reading are two of my very favorite things to do. And it is wonderful to be able to subscribe to a half dozen science fiction magazines for pennies a day and never have to decide whether I should throw any of them in the trash when I am done leafing through them, or whether I should add them to the giant stack of things I might read someday.
But I also like books. I like to read floating in the swimming pool and sitting in the sun and when all electronic devices have to be turned off until the captain says otherwise. I like to touch and smell the written word, and it brings me no end of joy to see my own work in print.
If you are not a fan of e-readers and have considered reading z2, please check it out on Amazon here 🙂
Check here for news on y1 making it to the semi finals of a contest and here for news on x0 making it onto 1670 people’s to-read shelf on Goodreads.
Interested in reading z2 but don’t use a Kindle? Visit the new z2 on Smashwords where it is available in all sorts of formats you can download or read on screen. Also check out z2 on Goodreads where you can get a pdf or an epub file for the first 75% of the book for free.
Coming Soon: z2 will be out in paperback at amazon.com June 16, 2013.
New note — before the day was out I ended up #4 in political fiction, at least for awhile. The next giveaway of z2 on kindle will be March 16 & 17.
Today I promote z2 in a free giveaway and Amazon ranks these free books by how fast they are flying off of the shelves. Breaking into the top 100 for your genre is very good. No, z2 has not yet done this, not for science fiction. However … I forgot that I also listed it as political fiction and guess what. I’m number 14 in political fiction, on the top page with a wild assortment of novels. Check me out here!
z2 is now available for kindle at Amazon.com and will be out in paperback and available in all other electronic formats through Smashwords.com in a few months. Please click here to check out the cover and short description and “like” the book while you are there.
I am excited about this latest novel! The storyline itself allowed me to include more of my first true love, science fiction, and I’ve now been writing long enough that I felt comfortable trying a few new story telling ideas as well. This one is going to be fun.