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Paperbacks from Createspace, Discounts

These few paperbacks of mine have been published on Createspace and are also available more conveniently from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.You may save a few days by ordering from Amazon, but if you're not in a hurry, the author gets a slightly higher royalty for books ordered directly from Createspace.

Createspace is a Print-on-Demand service. If you order one copy, they print just that one copy for you, and then ship it to you. As the overheads are higher for producing a single copy, the books cost a couple of dollars more than mass-printed ones (in addition to which, Createspace makes a profit on each printing, following which Amazon or other distributors take their cut for selling the book); but for an author with small means, Print on Demand is better than having no paperback book available at all. 

To order these books from Amazon:
I Will Not Go the F**k to Sleep (paperback) :

(This and the next book: they are both ant…

Why Salman Rushdie . . . A Footnote from The Killing of an Author

I was just going through "The Killing of an Author," one of the three books of my Freedom Trilogy, and one that often delights me when I reread it, and came upon this Footnote, which made me smile and I must, really must share this with my few readers (there are actually many such passages in this book and in "Impressing the Whites", but this struck me as a wee bit more exuberant--and non-pc-- than the rest):

New books for Christmas 2012 and the New Year

As this is the season for receiving and giving gifts, and for reading (long nights), joy, and laughter, I am pleased to announce a few new books--humor, fiction, autobiography, political satire, serious commentary, a wide variety for different tastes--that have been published on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, Apple Itunes, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Createspace, and Lulu. And, as independent publishing has become very easy and therefore very overcrowded and cutthroat (sometimes it is a huge feat to sell even 1 or 2 copies of a book in a month, if at all), I really depend on you to take a chance on the kind of writer who has, in the main, followed his own Muse.

Not all of my books are available on all platforms, but if you download Calibre (a free program), you can convert any major ebook file into a file that will suit your type of reader, in most cases.

Here are a few new books, and there is a whole range of new books awaiting completion and release, and which depend, partly, on the i…