Friday, November 30, 2018

E-book version of 'The Devil's Pipeline' uploaded

   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?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

'The Devil's Pipeline' published and ready to read

   POINT RICHMOND, Calif. - The Devil's Pipeline made its print-version debut Saturday and is available via
     The E-Book (in Kindle, Apple Books and all those other electronic book formats) should be available in a few days.
     The final sprint to publication came during several weeks of amazing feats of computer magic performed by Adm. Sylvia Fox. That magic was punctuated occasionally by muttered incantations directed at her computer screen.
     But in the end, the final book product looks (and I hope reads) great. You can read a sample on the Amazon page.
     The official "launch party" will be Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Kaleidoscope Coffee in Point Richmond, Calif.
     Everyone is invited to this celebration/soiree.
     The publication of the novel ends more than two years of on-again, off-again writing, editing, beta reader reviews, proofreading and manuscript back and forth with two different commercial publishers.
     In the end, Adm, Fox and I used an Amazon publishing platform (for the print version) and a separate electronic system for the E-book (the same one we used for the E-book of  Fracking Justice). I'm pleased with both.
    Please come to the Kaleidoscope event if you possibly can. It's going to be a great party. You can ask me there when the audiobook is coming out...