Saturday, December 5, 2015

Essential GPS and The Scribings Omnibus

We've been very busy putting together two special edition ebooks for our fans. A few days ago, all the manuscripts were uploaded and are available in pretty much every ebook store by now.

First, is Essential GPS: A Scribings Special Edition. This ebook contains a selection of stories from previous volumes as voted by friends, family, and fans this autumn. This ebook was released on November 30, 2015, and should be available for free in every major ebook store (but you may have to ask Amazon to price match for the Kindle version).

For more information, visit our publisher's page here:

Our second release is The Scribings Omnibus, an ebook compilation of stories from our first five volumes. Nearly every story from Vol 1, Vol 2: Lost Civilizations, Vol 3: Metamorphosis, Vol 4: Miscreations, and Vol 5: Inversions is contained in one giant ebook.

For more information, visit our publisher's page here:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Scribings, Vol 5: Inversions

Scribings 5 cover
We've been hard at work on this volume for several months now, and hit a few snags with artwork that are now resolved. GPS has added two new authors for this volume, and all your favorites from volumes 3 and 4 have returned to bring you brand-new stories.

So what is this volume about?

Life is full of surprises. Sometimes changes upend everything we thought we knew, inverting our perceptions of the people and world around us. Part of the joy and terror of living lies in experiencing these inversions.

Scribings, Vol 5: Inversions presents eight stories from the Greater Portland Scribists, each with its own hidden twists and surprises. A former rock star who can no longer sing. Escaped convicts with much to atone for. A strange boy with an affinity for plants. Gods watch mortals make a seemingly simple choice. Tiny shoe prints lead to a birthday adventure. A hostage tries to salvage a botched bank robbery. A soldier flees war only to find it follows. And a quest for a missing corporate department that may actually be hiding.
We are still waiting on the paperback proof, but the ebook is ready to go for a July 30th release at $3.99. But you can preorder a copy today for $2.99 !

Amazon Kindle:


Google Play:

You can also check iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo over the next few days for preorder pages.

Plus, we're doing another GoodReads Giveaway this year. You can win one of 8 paperbacks, signed by all of us. The Giveaway ends on August 24.

The giveaway is now live! Click here to enter:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Scribings Vol 4: Miscreations paperback now available!

Scribings 4 ebook cover
The paperback edition of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations is now available at CreateSpace and Amazon.



Also, two other pieces of news for today:

The ebook edition showed up at Scribd, so if you have an account there you can read the whole book today.

You can also enter to win one of six signed paperbacks we're giving away at GoodReads. This contest is still open until August 15th:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger

Scribings, Vol 4

by Jamie Alan Belanger

Giveaway ends August 15, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Giving Away 6 Signed Copies of Scribings Vol 4 on GoodReads!

Today we listed a giveaway on Goodreads for 6 signed copies of the Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations paperback. Giveaway ends on August 15th!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger

Scribings, Vol 4

by Jamie Alan Belanger

Giveaway ends August 15, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations ebook now available!

Scribings 4 ebook cover
This morning we published the ebook version of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations in the Smashwords and Kindle stores. I and the other members of the Greater Portland Scribists have been working hard on these stories for months, and we're overjoyed to announce that they are finally ready for publication. It's been a long road, and we delayed the publication several times, but our reason was understandable: there's a lot here. With twelve stories weighing in at just over 85,000 words, Miscreations is our longest anthology yet. So, while we missed our usual June release date, we feel the extra time spent on these stories was worth the delay, and we know you'll feel the same.

For our fourth book, we decided to get all fancy and hired local artist Peeter Parkker to design the cover art. Check out the full-sized artwork here and his website at


As always with our anthologies, I made a PDF sample that gives you a short excerpt of each of these stories:

Room Two by Steven Inman
If all the world's a stage, is the next act about to start?

My Toaster Hates Me by Jamie Alan Belanger
They're just a bunch of smart assets.

Behind The Cloth by Richard Veysey
Sometimes, hate is just a tool.

Non-Working Memory by D.L. Harvey
Birthdays, a timeless tradition, can bring up all kinds of issues.

Breed by Timothy Lynch
He's fighting for tradition; she's fighting for survival.

Qi'lin by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
Legends don't die... They're born.

X-Ray Glasses by Steven Inman
What you see might just re-make you.

Naked Monsters by D.L. Harvey
Family and identity gain definition by blood, bonds, and broken souls.

The Hunt by Timothy Lynch
The future is unreal.

The Howling of the Storm by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
Winter storm warning: a change is on the wind.

The Joke by Richard Veysey
Morality is no laughing matter.

Dappil Goes To Hell by Jamie Alan Belanger
...and Hell is eager to send him back!


The ebook is currently available at Smashwords and the Amazon Kindle Store.
Other ebook stores will carry it in the coming two weeks or so.

We are also making a paperback of this volume, which should be ready later this month.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ebook News: Two Stores Closing

A few weeks ago, I heard that the Sony Reader Store was closing at the end of this month (and it actually closed as of March 20th). This made me somewhat sad, even though my company hasn't sold that many ebooks through the store. Still, it was a book store, and now it's gone.

Today I found out the Diesel store is closing at the end of the month. I don't think I've sold a single book through them (or at least, they've never reported a sale), but again I'm sad. And not just because I have to update my site links and PDF samples (ugh, yet again), but because it's a store that people purchased ebooks at and now... what happens to all their purchases? At least in the case of the Sony Store, they are transferring all their records to Kobo so you should still be able to get the ebooks you paid for. But what happens with Diesel?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Terran Shift Anthology, Vol 2: The Bio-Tech Era is now available!

If you were wondering what us Scribists do in our spare time (what we have of it), well... we write! Jamie, Dea, and Tim contributed stories to the second Terran Shift Anthology, which is available now at Smashwords and the Kindle Store.

Terran Shift Anthology, Volume 2: The Bio-Tech Era is the second collection of stories set exclusively in the Terran Shift universe. The collection contains seven science fiction stories from five authors, focusing entirely on stories set in the Bio-Tech Era, a plausible near-future where humanity becomes even more dependent on technology.

Strike Nest by Paul J Belanger
One pilot's dream job may be the human race's last hope to prevent the next world war.

End of the Line by Timothy Lynch
Ben's discovery at a mindless assembly line job could be his end... or a new beginning...

Freezer Burn by Alan Belanger
Casual cryonic freezing means that all the time you spend with your child is quality time. What could possibly go wrong?

Netmare by Jamie Alan Belanger
Direct computer-brain connections enhanced with a new psychedelic narcotic... they called it "The Ultimate Trip."

Upumbavu by Paul J Belanger
James never expected his neighbor's dog to inspire him to cure a plague.

Normal by D.L. Harvey
Technology can give you everything you want, but not everything you need.

The Museum Run by Jamie Alan Belanger
A hacker is requested by name for a routine, well-paying job. But routine jobs rarely are.

This ebook is currently available at Smashwords and in the Amazon Kindle Store

I put together a comprehensive sample that includes a short excerpt from each story. Read the sample.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Scribings Vol 3 paperback now at Amazon

Not only is the paperback now at Amazon, but apparently Amazon decided to have a little sale. List price is $8.99 and it's currently listed at $8.54. I don't know how long that sale will last as I have no way of putting print books on sale. So grab it while you can!

Also, the ebook has arrived at Sony Reader Store

Friday, June 28, 2013

Scribings Vol 3 ebook now at Diesel, B&N, Versent, and Inktera

I must say I'm rather impressed with how fast Smashwords is getting our books into the other stores.
Earlier this morning I received an email from Diesel saying Scribings 3 is now available there. I checked around and found the ebook at three other stores too:

Diesel Ebook Store

Barnes and Noble



I'm still waiting for the paperback to show up at Amazon, and for the ebook to make it into iTunes, Sony Reader Store, and Kobo. I'll post those links once I have them.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paperback for Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis is now available

I ordered the proof copy last week and it arrived a few hours before our weekly meeting, which was a nice surprise for the other members. The proof was very nicely done, and the cover actually came out better than I was expecting. The glossy finish really helps the colors a lot!

The paperback can be ordered now from CreateSpace, here:

It should arrive at Amazon in the next five to seven days. I'll post a link when it's available there. The list price at both places is $8.99.