POINT RICHMOND, Calif. - The electronic version of The Devil's Pipeline was uploaded into the chronosynclastic infundibulum this morning.
If chronosynclastic infundibulum is wildly obscure, a re-reading of the late Kurt Vonnegut's 1959 novel The Sirens of Titan might clear it up. It's one of Vonnegut's best novels.
The shorthand definition is to say that the novel was uploaded to Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Nook and a dozen electronic reader formats through a company called Draft2Digital as well as Kindle Direct, the Amazon e-book publishing system.
Same book, same characters, just available now on your iPad, iPhone, iGuess, Kindle reader or, I suppose, your Apple watch.
Even though the book was sent to into the ether, it may take a day or two - because of the holidays - for it to show up in all the e-formats.
In the meantime, the book launch party is on for Kaleidoscope Coffee in Point Richmond for Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone's invited...
Kaleidoscope has excellent coffee, tea, snacks - and wine. What kind of book launch would it be without wine?