Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Legend Only In His Own Mind

In honor of the legendary Don Martin and his even more legendary hero, Karbunkle, Floyd M. Orr has released his earlier books in various e-book formats. Timeline of America is still available directly from iUniverse for $6.00 in the old format, but newer versions have been released at Amazon and Smashwords. The Last Horizon is available at Amazon and Smashwords. Ker-Splash is currently available only at Amazon in the original paperback and the new Kindle formats. Plastic Ozone Daydream is now available in a new e-book version at both Amazon and Smashwords.

The very complex formatting of Daydream and Timeline has been reworked into a smoother, more widely spaced format for both the Kindle and Smashwords versions. The author is currently working on the development of a new, completely updated version of Ker-Splash to be released early next year, immediately after all the 2010 boat models have been introduced at the boatshows nationwide.

Consider the photo a special tribute to Don Martin. This is the cover of his 1969 release, with Karbunkle doing his thing in the kitchen. Below is the link to the new press release announcing all the new developments. Thank you.

A Legend Only In His Own Mind

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New E-book Versions

The special sale prices of the Kindle versions of my four books ended Friday, so the regular price of $4.80 each is back in effect. The Last Horizon: Feminine Sexuality & The Class System and Timeline of America: Sound Bytes from the Consumer Culture have just been released at Smashwords. This means that these two books are now available in any digital book format. Horizon is priced at $2.99 and Timeline at $3.99.

has been restored to its original, pre-release format with line spacing between every year in the timelines. These spaces had been deleted in the original paperback version for the sole purpose of holding the page count and the cover price of the paperback as low as possible. (Amazon just recently reduced the price of the Timeline paperback from $21.95 to $19.75.) The 300 pages of the paperback version are very tightly packed with a Size 11 font and a word count well over 100,000. If the new electronic version was in printed form, it would be at least 400 pages, and possibly closer to 500. See what I meant by Godzilla stuffed into a briefcase? When the Kindle price was returned to $4.80, the new, more spacious version was uploaded, so all future buyers of the Kindle version, even from Amazon, will receive the easier to read edition.

My two earlier books, Plastic Ozone Daydream and Ker-Splash, will become available in all electronic formats at Smashwords soon.