Mortal Men E-Book

I have been asked by people when my new book Mortal Men will come out in paperback. The answer is if it does, it likely wonít be for awhile. The publishing industry has changed a great deal in recent years, particularly with regard to fiction, which unless you are Stephen King or Joan Collins, is a difficult market to crack, much less make a dollar. Where a certain number of books needed to be sold to make the publishing profitable, now with electronic books and Print on Demand, it is more economical to publish — even fiction, although less so than with the more traditional non-fiction.

After much discussion with my agent, she felt the best approach would be to issue my novel as an electronic book, sell it at a low price ($3.99) and then depending on how sales went, there could be a paperback later (either with the book being picked up by a major publisher or to be published under DGLM, my agent’s imprint, which is the imprint for the e-book.

Electronic books do seem to be the future. Since I bought my Kindle over a year ago, I have read far more books than in previous years. I rarely if ever buy a print copy (I did just purchase Michael Morseís great new book Responding), but only because it was not available yet as an e-book. Over half of the sales of my first two non-fiction books in the last year have been electronic, and the percent increases with each six-month report. I would love to be able to convert my home library (including boxes of books in my garage) into e-books to declutter my house and give me easier access to books when I think of them.

So how can you read Mortal Men if you donít have a Kindle or a Nook? It can be read on an I-PAD, a computer, or any kind of smart phone. I have a Kindle app on both my computer and my smart phone that allows me to read when I donít have my Kindle nearby.

The site below has links to various methods of downloading Mortal Men (and printing it if you desire).

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The site offers a free sample of the first 8% of the book. Likewise, the main Amazon site also offers a free sample. Click on the book’s cover where it says LOOK INSIDE! and you can read well into the 4th Chapter. Kindle and Nook also offer free samples before buying. For those who have enjoyed my non-fiction books, I would recommend this so you can get a sense of whether my fiction compares favorably or not for you.

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    Christy
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    Enjoyed reading this. I am an EMT-B who is in Paramedic school and I have been on the receiving end of working with a few medics who seemed to have forgotten that they were just like me once upon a time. And there are medics who I have cherished my time working with as they…
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    Thank you for your openness. I am a paramedic who works full time in a busy ER and rides with my volunteer squad in my hometown. It is a study in proficiency evaluation to observe the amount of respect and/or validity the receiving RN gives the EMT/paramedic who is giving her report on their pt.…
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    Jim
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    I retired from EMS after 25 plus years. Although I was never a Paramedic, I was for the last few years an EMT-I. I remember the feelings that I had near the end of my road time. Tired and grumpy all the time from working 2 jobs and putting in usually 77 plus hours a…
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    Michael
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    Good read. I appreciate the frankness of the author in relating his attitude towards his partners. I was a paramedic for seven years, and I found myself being the guy you described more than once. It's easy to forget that we were all new once I guess.
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    Now Available: Mortal Men

    Mortal Men is available as an electronic book for Kindle, Nook or any other e-reader. Here is a link to some of the places to buy it. The book sells for $3.99. Barnes and Noble Amazon Smashwords Scribd Also Available from iBooks

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