Patterico's Pontifications

1/13/2012

Aaron Worthing’s Novel

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:36 am

Aaron has published a novel which is available on Amazon for Kindle and Kindle apps. He has details about it here:

I actually did the principal writing of it in 2006 and 2007, and since then I have been polishing it. And of course I think some “stage fright” kept me from releasing it. But I had begun to pitch the book to different publishers and I felt that the time to finally release it was now. This is in part because as time went on, certain parts of the novel started to get incredibly ironic. You will have a hard time believing that I wrote this before certain events in my life—except for the fact that it would have been physically impossible to have written it after those events.

That was enough to get me to spend $9.99. You can get it here or by searching for “Archangel Aaron Worthing” in the search box to the right. If you’re a Prime member and a Kindle owner, you can read it for free on your Kindle — but I spent the $9.99, to help Aaron out, and also because it allows me to read it on the phone and iPad.

16 Responses to “Aaron Worthing’s Novel”

  1. Thanks very much for the Pattericolanche.

    Aaron Worthing (73a7ea)

  2. Will the trolls write a novel blaming Reagans election in the 80S for what happened now?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  3. Wow desecrating talibans bodies is a war crime.

    But muslims lopping off heads isn’t a war crime or any crime at all.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  4. I have probably a two month reading backlog due to things people got me for Christmas, but I’ll check it out after. :)

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  5. I bought my copy, and I am spreading the word. Aaron gave value here; it’s not asking so much in return. And we know he writes well.

    Good luck, Aaron!

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  6. Bought my copy. Good luck, Aaron.

    no one you know (325a59)

  7. I am curious about the financial arrangement with kindle or e-books in general vs. books actually printed and shipped through the mail or bought in stores. Do authors make out better selling e-books or printed on paper books. The prices are all over the place but I can still buy some new hard covers for $10 total from bomc2 while kindle versions are priced higher. Today Amazon kindle has the Ed McBain Precinct 87 novels for .99 for each of the 35 books. And many others are free for prime members.

    Calypso Louie Farrakhan (373b71)

  8. Today Amazon kindle has the Ed McBain Precinct 87 novels for .99 for each of the 35 books. And many others are free for prime members.

    That’s a hell of a deal, btw. McBain is a great author.

    One of the issues for Kindle is that the publishers and authors can set their own prices. It’s a bit chaotic and there are a lot of mixed motivations. Some publishers are not pleased with the e-book direction we’re on, for example, and would like paper books to be competitive against e-books (even though it would seem they cost more to produce).

    It is very, very nice to be able to carry around 1500 books on my Kindle wherever I go. It’s easier to read, you have a dictionary right there, most books work with the text to speech feature, and you can read newspapers on the same device. It beats the heck out of paper books when you’re on the move.

    Long term, I guess e-books are actually more valuable to me, but I just can’t get convince myself that they should cost as much as paper books.

    Dustin (cb3719)

  9. Sometimes things that you can get for free should be paid for. This is definitely one of those times.

    Thanks to Aaron and Pat for your work.

    jmel44 (b3b831)

  10. I will buy tonight.

    Mean people suck.

    JD (392f2d)

  11. Calypso

    When you self-publish on kindle only you get 70% of royalties if it is between about $3 and about $10. if you go outside that, your royalties drop to 35%.

    And unlike vanity publishing, it costs nothing to publish. but maybe some vanity would be involved.

    Aaron Worthing (73a7ea)

  12. Today Amazon kindle has the Ed McBain Precinct 87 novels for .99 for each of the 35 books. And many others are free for prime members.

    That’s a hell of a deal, btw. McBain is a great author.

    You bet. How do I buy them all at once? I’m serious. I’ve probably read most of them, but not all, and I forget which I have read. At a buck a piece I want them all and I want them now.

    Patterico (d508e7)

  13. Meh, just opened up a new window, opened up all the tabs, and started buying. Didn’t take that long.

    Patterico (d508e7)

  14. Sale is on ’til midnight for 87th precinct books. Read that the Kindle Fire can do 80 apps and hold 6000 books. Seems Prime has plenty of free offerings to give you a taste for authors and then have you hooked for their priced ones. Maybe they’ll have a deal on Barbara Cartland’s 800+ romance novels. Btw the very erudite Belmont Club dude Richard Fernandez has Kindle stuff too.

    Calypso Louie Farrakhan (373b71)

  15. you also have cloudspace too Mr. Farrakhan

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  16. Feh.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)


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