Inderdaad, sinds vandaag, de 6e mei 2023 is mijn short story ‘The Big Day’ nu ook in het Nederlands beschibaar onder det titel ‘De Grote Dag’. Eindelijk!
A short message this time. This is a follow-up to my previous post on creating an audiobook with an AI voice. You can read that post here.
While all the techy bits were sorted when I posted that article, there was still quite some administration and distribution going on after I posted. Today it was pointed out to me that my audiobook ‘The Big Day‘ is now available for listening on several websites specializing in Audiobooks. Here are a few of the webshops: Continue reading →
My all time favorite SF-writer is Jack Vance who died at May 13th 2013 at the age of 96. He wasn’t a follower of the hard science fiction category, there are far more qualified writers for this genre like Larry Niven with his fabulous novel Ringworld, full of hard core science.
In fact Niven had to write a sequel to Ringworld because he wanted to correct a rather stupid technical error in the original story. One which was pointed him out by MIT students. Continue reading →
As the idea came up to translate one of my books from the English language it was written in, to what is supposed to be my native tongue: Dutch, I decided to have a go at this challenge. To be fair, it wasn’t really a formal challenge, more like a curiosity of mine if I could do it or not. After all, with all the AI presence online, why would one be as mad as to undertake such a laborious task manually Have I gone mad? Continue reading →
Well, that remains to be seen. The question is if I can publish an audiobook using AI?
Good question, I’ve written a few books, and published them both in paperback and ebook format, but never given the idea of publishing them as audiobooks much thought. While I’ve always been an avid reader of printed books and more recently also of ebooks, audiobooks never really became my thing. I tried one of them once a long time ago but never managed to finish it. Mind you, that was in the age when CD’s had just become fashionable. Continue reading →
My latest book, ‘The Deep‘, was already out in paperback format. Since today, it is also possible to read it as Ebook on your Kindle ebook device.
As was reported yesterday on international news, and perhaps even more in detail out here in Scandinavia, there seems to be some serious trouble with both Nord Stream pipelines since yesterday. Both seem to be showing all the signs of massive leaking. While Nord Stream 2 was not yet deployed, even that has been blowing bubbles since yesterday. Continue reading →
As much as I like helping others, giving away my books for free makes no sense to me. As it turned out, at bol.com I virtually did just that.
Due to the excessive amount that bol.com takes off my profit, I was giving away each book at €0.60 per copy, which is a steal on their behalf as I see it. As a result of this, I decided to no longer sell my paperbacks via bol.com but only at bravenewbooks.nl. Obviously, sales of ebooks and pocketbooks continue via bravenewbooks.nl and ebooks via amazon.com (Nuremberg and The Big Day).
That said, I am reconsidering the pricing for my ebooks. I’ll keep y’all posted.
Published today (10th of June, 2022) my new book:
Note: It is an 80-page pocketbook-sized short story. Continue reading →
As aforementioned, there’s another new book on its way to the publisher. With it being a short story, I’ll probably not do the paperback thing on it. Well, perhaps I might after all, we’ll see. Continue reading →
The great Amazon has since a few years problems delivering print-on-demand paperback books within Europe. Sure I can order a paperback to my summerplace in Spain with no problems and delivered within days. But getting one out to Sweden, where I live, is not possible for the great Amazon. Mid 2022, they still blame it on Covid…
So I struck deals with two publishers, Amazon.com for the North American market and BreaveNewBooks.nl for the European markets. The content of BraveNewBooks is forwarded to other large bookshops such as bol.com. Continue reading →
Since literally minutes ago, you can even read my new book old style on paper! Not only digital, modernistic and ebookish, but now also as a paperback printed book in a small handy format, and ready to be printed on your demand.
Inderdaad, nu is mijn eerst boek ‘Nuremberg’ als eboek te koop op bravenewbooks.nl. Voor wie dat (nog) niet wist, dat is de self-publishing site voor onder andere bol.com, bruna boeken, en een hele verzameling van andere boeken (en e-boeken) sites.
Wellicht interessant voor de papieren lezers: ook de paperback versie van mijn boek komt daar binnenkort uit! Continue reading →
Yup, indeed, another new book is on its way!
Once again, it is by me!
The writing of the new book is done! Now there’re only a review and layout issues to address before publication. The title, you may ask, here you go:
It will first come out as Paperback, followed by Ebook a little later.
You may want to find out more about it, or even be interested in reading it! But you’ll have to hold your horses for it to be written and published first. Even though I’m on it, it still is a work in progress and far from done. I’ll keep you posted!
Short impression: Continue reading →