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?