I finished it today! You can now go to my web site http://www.starrigger.net and download a free ebook of Neptune Crossing, in any of several digital formats! I’ve got html, MobiPocket (Kindle and Pocket PC and others), and eReader (Palm and Pocket PC) formats up now, and expect to add PDF in a day or so. I may add Microsoft Reader and Sony ebook formats, but I don’t know how much demand there is for them. Maybe I’ll come back to that after I get the next books up.
It’s been a real bear. First getting all the copy-edits typed in (my daughter helped with that). Then fixing the formatting; the original files were in WordStar for DOS, and the conversion to Word left some problems. Oy—the formatting. A nightmare. But I finally managed it. I have the Mobi and eReader versions on my own PDA right now, and they look good.
I’m finding that I enjoy reading on my PDA, more and more. I have about 50 books on there right now, and I can read it in bed in the dark without waking my wife. (With the font set at largest, I can just read without my glasses!) I’m rereading some old favorites from when I was a kid—some Tom Corbett and Andre Norton. But I’ve also got a bunch of classics, ranging from The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire to The Call of the Wild to the Bible, for when I want something different. I’m a convert to ebooks!
Anyway, come and download Neptune Crossing, and tell your friends! Free books!! Help me out and pass the word!
“You’ll never make much money writing books like that. But the very best people will come to your funeral.” —said to Edgar Pangborn, as told by D.G. Compton