Edward Willett


Book Giveaway Contest Week 2: Everyone’s a winner!

The first week of my new weekly book giveaway contest was relatively successful, but I want to see those numbers rise. So this week there's a new wrinkle. This week's winner can select a book, fiction or nonfiction, of his or her choice--and everyone who enters (that's right, everyone) will receive a coupon allowing them to download, absolutely free, the ebook version of my YA science fiction novel Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star. (That's its new cover on display at left.) Provided, of course, that said entrant provides me with an email address so I can send them said coupon. Here's a review of Andy Nebula to whet your ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:18, February 22nd, 2014 under Blog, Books, Giveaways | 2 Comments »

How I became a DAW author

Here is a tale I’ve told oft before, though never (I think) in print or pixel: the tale of how I became a DAW author. It’s an oft-told tale because I like to share it with writers who are still in that seeking-publication stage, for though the specifics of it are of little use (I doubt any other writer has taken or will take my particular route to a New York publisher), there are some details of it that are, I hope, both helpful and encouraging. Here’s how it transpired... As the new millennium dawned, I had written quite a lot of non-fiction, but only five novels had appeared bearing ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:45, December 4th, 2012 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Ebooks! Get your red-hot ebooks! Spirit Singer! Andy Nebula! and The Chosen!

                                      I was an early adopter when it came to ebooks in more ways than one. I owned a very early dedicated ebook reader, the HieBook, and read a ton of stuff on it. But I was also an early adopter as a writer, publishing my YA fantasy novel Spirit Singer with Awe-Struck Publishing (now owned by Mundania Press LLC) 10 years ago...you know, clever me, before ebooks really took off. As an experiment, it ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 12:51, March 23rd, 2012 under Blog, Books | Comment now »

My ebook odyssey

All the cool kids are writing about their experiences with ebooks these days, and since I've long aspired to be cool (though, alas, I have yet to reach that exalted state) I thought I would give a brief account of my own experiences as writer and reader of same. I take you back to those long-gone days of ten years ago, when people were just beginning to talk about ebooks. Some said they'd eventually be really, really big; others pooh-poohed them (after all, can you read them in the bathtub? Huh? Well, can you?). At the time, I'd had three novels published, all by small publishers, but I had several ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:49, January 17th, 2011 under Blog | 1 Comment »

Ebook versions of my Andy Nebula books now available!

With the explosion in dedicated ebook readers, and the growing popularity of ebooks in general, I've finally decided to take some concrete steps to make sure my books are available in that format...so, I've added Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star and the never-published sequel (because publisher Roussan went out of business), Andy Nebula: Double Trouble to the Amazon Kindle store and to Smashwords (from which it should eventually propagate to other major online ebook sellers), where it is available in a variety of formats. Here are the links: Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star, Kindle Edition Andy Nebula: Double Trouble, Kindle Edition Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star, Smashwords Edition...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:18, January 5th, 2011 under Blog, Books | Comment now »