Archive for December, 2012

Okay, I get it. I accept that my lack of knowledge will catch up with me someday. In fact, it was only recently I thought a “gigabyte” was another name for a horny French guy with bad teeth. So what does it matter I have deficiencies in understanding the difference between technology and French men? (Bear with me, my one reader. I have a point) As you know, New Libri Press just released my novel, TOUCHED, as an e-book. Since then I have gotten e-mails from interested parties who do not have a Nook or Kindle and cannot order the e-book for immediate reading. Two weeks ago I was in the same boat and had only a standard laptop for my daily two-fingered plunking. But you know what? My editor instructed me to download a FREE Nook for PC’s in order to view the finished book. It turns out it’s as easy as punkin’ pie if you go to http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-pc/379003591/ and hit the download icon. So I did and minutes later I ordered my first e-book ever (guess what – it wasn’t TWILIGHT – THE FINAL BLOODY MOONBEAM). Anyways, if you can’t wait for a paper version of TOUCHED, take a moment and do the next best thing – click a few buttons, spend $7.99, and help a starving artist.

Oh, and about those Frenchmen. Wikipedia says a “gigolo” is usually a dude who hooks up with other dudes for money.

Yuch. Turns out I’d rather be a gigabyte any day.

http://www.PaulMaurerBooks.com

Today is launch date for my young adult novel, TOUCHED! New Libri Publishing released TOUCHED via e-book on the links below. So…after an awful lot of hard work the novel is finally seeing the light of day. New Libri always releases the book as an e-book first and the hard copy/paperback will be available in the near future. Amazon has an “inside” look if you want a sample. Let me know what you think!

Happy Holidays,

Paul

http://www.amazon.com/Touched-ebook/dp/B00AR3GJIM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356068516&sr=8-1&keywords=touched+paul+maurer#_

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Touched-paul-maurer?store=allproducts&keyword=Touched+paul+maurer

I’ve Been a Bad Boy

Posted: December 7, 2012 in The Art of Publishing

Okay, I admit it’s been forever. I haven’t posted and I have no excuse aside from being busy with life. So where am I at with the publication of TOUCHED? Glad you asked (okay, you didn’t, but I’m still gonna tell you). Well, the editing is nearly complete and it turns out the manuscript was not perfect after all (hard to believe!). Stasa from New Libri gave me tremendous insight and certain flaws in the storyline were pointed out that improved after a series of subtle re-writes. I also helped proof the E-book version as that particular format was prone to its own set of errors. But…we are getting closer! Last but not least we are in the stages of finalizing the cover art. I expect the E-book version to be released in the first quarter of 2013 and the hard copy sometime shortly thereafter. So hold your breath (or at least suppress a yawn), TOUCHED is still a comin’!