Gaining in Translation

It’s exciting to have work appear in multiple languages. You have a chance to reach a wider audience and maybe make some new fans. We’ve worked with Babelcube.com to find top translators for many of our works. It’s a lot of effort, but we are starting to see some exciting results. One of our short stories, IMITATING ART by Ed Teja takes place in SE Asia and is an intriguing tale of an expat who is a storyteller.

 

For many languages the book is available in all the usual places, including Amazon. So if you want to read it in Spanish or Portuguese it is available there. Clicking on the book covers will take you to the iTunes links to the books, but they are on Barnes & Noble and many other bookseller sites as well and most are available in paperback and ebook formats.
Unfortunately, Amazon and B&N don’t support all the languages we are using and so the translations into Turkish are available at Kobo, Scribd, Page Foundry, and iTunes and the Romanian at Kobo, Scribd, Page Foundry and iTunes.

 

A Review for Clay McKenzie

We’ve been delighted to get some great reviews for THE INVENTION OF CLAY MCKENZIE by Ed Teja and J. Reid Beckett (available in paperback and ebook formats at www.amazon.com). The most recent is by Teri Davis and appears on the Midwest Book Review.

I encourage you to read the review in its entirety, but I’d like to quote this small bit.

Ed Teja and Jim Beckett have created a thought-provoking, well-written novel. Their years of experience in the publishing world from their perspectives have created a unique story that utilizes the excellent writing gifts of both.

The Invention of Clay McKenzie is a book that I recommend for everyone, especially book lovers to read.

Booksignings

I love bookstores. I don’t just mean the ones that carry our books either. Even as the tidal wave of ebooks washes over us (well actually we are body surfing on it–not wanting to miss the ride) I love to go into stores and look at books. There is something special about opening one and reading that first page, even if you put it back. Physical books might not be the most efficient use of resources, but they sure as hell are inspiring. Just holding a book in my hands is wonderful.

It isn’t the best time for bookstores in general, but some are doing well. Without getting into any particular debate on their future, we are turning to them now to promote our books and, in the process, generate business for them too. Of course, all bookstores are not author friendly, so it is a matter of working with the willing. Fortunately, a lot of independent bookstores do love books.

Jim Beckett andThe_Invention_of__Cl_Cover_for_Kindle I are scheduling signings of our book THE INVENTION OF CLAY MCKENZIE. On October 26th we will be at COAS Books in Las Cruces, NM from 10 am to 12 pm (during the farmer’s market) signing away and talking with readers.

We are scheduling other signings as well and will announce them as we get closer to the dates.

 

 

July ebook sale!

During the month of July, a number of our ebooks will be on sale at Smashwords. Some will be 50% off, including full-length novels, such as THE INVENTION OF CLAY MCKENZIE, UNDER LOW SKIES and THE LEGEND OF RON ANEJO. It’s all part of a summer reading festival. Just go to the Smashwords page and click on a book, or go directly to the book link here, and you’ll see a coupon code for your discount. Enter it and you’ve got your discount. It is a great way to find new authors, and new stories and you’ll be able to choose the ebook format you want to download.