source for affordable electronic fiction


Powered by FreeFind

Site search
Web search Newsletter--December, 2011

    News and Events

    Welcome to the December edition of the newsletter.

    First, holiday greetings and best wishes from me to all of my writers, artists and readers. 2011 is almost over and what a year it's been in the world of electronic publishing. Digital has gone from being a bit player to driving the publishing industry. Reading devices have become widespread... and much cheaper and better. (By the way, I'm happy to recommend both the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet as truly nice devices at prices below what you'd pay eighteen months ago for a minimal eReader. I'm sure there are other nice products... these just happen to be two that I've been using lately and been very happy with.)

    It's been an interesting year from the standpoing of small publishing as well. With Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords making self-publishing easy, we've seen an outpouring of self-published works. As you'd guess, I'm a true believer in traditional publishing and especially in editing, but I certainly respect those authors who are doing their best to deliver a quality product and make sure that their voices aren't being stilled. Another change is one we've been pushing for a long time... many books are being offered at affordable prices.

    As 2011 ends, I'd like to offer special thanks to those readers who've stuck with us from our beginnings back in 2001, when the publishing world thought that eBooks were a flash in the pan. We've come a long way and I hope that 2012 will be even better.

    Rob Preece, Publisher

    If you're not yet a subscriber to this monthly newsletter, follow the link on the bottom to subscribe. We send only a monthly notification so you won't be bombarded by spam and you'll stay current on new releases, author activities, special information, reviews and eBook news.

    • You can buy logo merchandise from our Cafe Press Store (no markup). (Authors, please let me know if you're interested in your own Cafe Press Store. It's free and I'll be happy to help with artwork and to link to it.)
    • If you haven't already done so, check out our videos page. Trailers, video versions, author rants, and just-for-fun entertainment.
    • Available in bookstores? Thanks to an agreement between printers, many of our books (the paperback versions) are now orderable through your local bookstore. Of course, they're also available through Amazon. Authors, you may be able to work with your local bookstore for signings. e-mail me if you have questions.

    Coming in December:

    THIRD CONTACT by Kenneth E. Ingle. Ingle continues his space adventure series with the story of a space pirate intent on carving out a place for himself in the galaxy.

    Our November Release:

    Second Contact by Kenneth E. Ingle cover In November, we released SECOND CONTACT by Kenneth E. Ingle. This space adventure tells the story of the descendents of the original settlers from the starship Orion as they attempt to survive in a galaxy already filled with aliens, but with humans from Old Earth their greatest danger. Ken writes an exciting tale, filled with space fleets, clever use of technology, and just a few flesh-eating aliens. SECOND CONTACT is on sale for only $1.00 during its first month of availablility (regular price of $3.99 goes into effect on December 28, 2011). It's available in multiple eBook formats including ePub (Kindle, Kobo, etc.), Kindle, and eReader as well as HTML and PDF for PC reading.

    What our authors are up to

    New Reviews

    We added reviews of the following books during November:


    Many of our authors are on Facebook. Be sure to friend/like them, too. Included are Rob Preece, Teel James Glenm. Kate Rothwell, Paul Nelson, Victoria Chancellor, Kenneth E. Ingle, Joshua Calkins-Treworgy, Mike Markel, George Snyder and Kara Lennox. If your'e a Facebook member, search them out. (If you're a author and your name isn't on the list, e-mail me).

    I've added a 'Fan' page for at Facebook. Be sure to 'Like' it and keep up with the latest from BFAB and the life of a micro-publisher. Check it out here.

    The Blog

    I confess that I've been remiss on the Blog. Let me know if you're interested in hearing about the sometimes-exciting life of a micro-publisher. Otherwise, I'm gradually migrating to Facebook.

    Not a newsletter subscriber--YET? It's FREE. Click the Join Now button below.

    Click here to join BooksForABuckNewsletter
    Click to join BooksForABuckNewsletter

    See the Newsletter archive