Tag: ebooks

Five-star review for I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

Jim Bennett, who reviews poetry for KBR (The Kindle Book Review) and is himself a poet, liked I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust rather a lot, giving it five out of five stars: “Willett writes speculative fiction, so these poems are unusual. They are also a lot of fun. Willett’s illustrator, Wendi Nordell, has added to …

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Illustrated collection of science fiction/fantasy poetry released!

I Tumble through the Diamond Dust, my new collection of fantastical (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) poems, illustrated by Alberta artist Wendi Nordell (my talented niece), is now available in both print and ebook formats! Buy it from Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Kobo, or the Apple store in ebook format, or in print through Chapters/Indigo or the …

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The tangled tale of how my YA fantasy Spirit Singer was born, died, and is being resurrected

Let’s step into the wayback machine, and set it for the turn of the century… In that long-ago time, ebooks were in their infancy. There were dedicated ebook-reading devices, but practically nobody had them. (Although I did: a Hiebook. Read a lot of David Weber on it through Baen’s free ebook library.) There were ebook …

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Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapter 1

 With this post I’m starting something new: a free, full novel, which I’ll offer one chapter at a time, every Saturday. The novel is Star Song, a young adult science fiction novel that was the first thing I seriously tried to sell (which is why astute readers will find echoes of Heinlein in here, and …

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Saturday Special: The First Two Chapters of The Haunted Horn

For this week’s Saturday Special, the first chapter of the YA/middle-grade ghost story The Haunted Horn, which I’ve just released to Kindle (other ebook formats and eventually print to follow). It’s set in Arkansas, where I went to university, although Searcy bears only a passing resemblance to the Oak Bluff of the story (although both …

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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 …

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The science of ebooks vs. print books

[podcast]https://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/10/Ebooks-vs-Print-Books.mp3[/podcast] Once upon a time, the word “book” meant only one thing: a stack of paper printed with text and bound together along one edge. These days, though, the word “book” has developed two meanings. You can still read a bound-stack-of-paper book, but you can also read a book without ever touching anything that was …

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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 …

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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 …

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The wave of the publishing future?

Harlequin, the world’s biggest publisher of romance novels, is going to start making all of its new titles available for download on the Internet – 120 titles a month. Will more “respectable” publishers follow suit?

Internation Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day: The Column

For the past 17 years, my science column (which continues to run weekly in the Regina Leader Post) also ran, at first weekly, then every other week, on CBC Radio’s Afternoon Edition here in Saskatchewan. As of two weeks ago, however, my CBC focus has changed to matters World Wide Webbish.I still write them up …

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Read online or download my YA novel Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star for free

In honour of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, I have now posted Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star online in its entirety. Enjoy! This is free to read and to share (non-commercially, of course). If you’d prefer, you can download a PDF version here or a Mobipocket version here. If you do want to share Andy Nebula …

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