I can’t imagine that anything would put you in the proper Christmas spirit more than purchasing the books of a writer struggling to gain a foothold in the hearts and minds of his fellow citizens of the world. That’s why you should think about giving my books to everyone you know this Christmas. Make that EVERYONE!
In all seriousness, I do have a deal for you and it comes with a very heartwarming story. Mr. Allyn Gibson recently wrote a review of Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley on his blog after purchasing the e-version through Smashwords. It was a very positive review, but one of Allyn’s criticisms was the formatting of the ebook. (Some writer who knows nothing about computer codes and formatting did that. . . .) We began an email correspondence and in very short order, Allyn offered to reformat the ebook. Explaining that he loved “puzzles” and to “tinker” with such computer problems, he had at it.
The result is nothing short of fantastic, most notably in Allyn’s integration of full color photos. Even if you have a hard copy, the ebook version is worth having, just for this feature. (These photos appear in black and white in the softcover version.) If you already have an e-version you can go back to Smashwords and re-download your file of choice. If you don’t, you can purchase a copy for only $2.99. Just click on “Book Information” at the top of this page.
Thank you, Allyn! You’re a Santa Claus for Safe at Home fans.
Now, here’s some more good news: Don’t forget that you can download Their Glorious Summer a must read, especially for Valley Baseball League fans for free! Make that FOR FREE! It’s been downloaded 865 times as of this writing and it would be rewarding to say that it reached 1,000 people.
And buy my books! (The management of this blog apologizes for that last bit of Christmas commercialization.)