I’m pleased to announce that The Double-Edged Choice, Twin Witness to Betrayal, Travail of a Traitor, and Bond With a Terrorist, and are now available in print! They are also available in new, professionally-designed ebooks at many major retailers for a very low price. Fall to Eden will be available in the new formats this summer.
Despite the fact that I’m selling the books I’ve written on several major retail sites, I am still offering the free formats. I know that’s a strange approach, and you’re probably wondering why I choose do things this way. The short answer has always been because I am, at heart, more a librarian than a bookseller.
With that in mind, let me tell you my approach to social media. I have a personal Facebook profile, for which I allow followers. I don’t intend to share every blog post I write on Facebook, only those I think will be of particular interest to my family and friends. If you like that relaxed state of things, go ahead and follow me there. If you would like to be notified every time I publish a blog post or make an announcement about my books, please subscribe to my blog directly.
You can also follow me on Goodreads, where I have enabled my blog feed. You’ll notice that I’ve also posted a Goodreads widget on the sidebar of Novaun Novels, where I highlight the books I’ve recently added to my Best Books List. This is meant to replace the occasional blog post where I do little more than tell you about titles I’ve added to the list. My Best Books List is only for novels, long stories, and collections of stories, which means that other books I may read and even blog about won’t be included on it. To find out what I’m reading in other genres, you’ll have to check out Goodreads. There isn’t much there in other categories yet, but I intend to add to my non-fiction titles little by little. I’ll also post book quotations on my Goodreads page that don’t make it into my blog posts.
Unlike most other readers, I don’t give negative reviews or even acknowledge books I don’t like on Goodreads or anywhere else. If I’m willing to publicly acknowledge a book at all, I like it and it meets my Criteria for Determining the Wholesomeness of Literature. I use the Goodreads stars exactly the way Goodreads suggests—5 stars, it was amazing; 4 stars, I really liked it; 3 stars, I liked it. When I give a star rating, it’s a reflection of my own feelings about the book, not a statement about its literary merit.
For those of you who have already read my novels and have been waiting for Alien Roads, the second book in my Dominion Over the Earth series, it’s finally here! For now, it’s only available in the free formats.
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