As noted here a few weeks ago, my new novella, The Basement, is available in paperback and ebook formats just about everywhere. Googling “Mark Paxson The Basement” turns up hits that show it’s available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, Its.it (an Italian retailer), Books-a-Million, Vivlio, Booktopia (Australia), and a number of other foreign country on-line retailers. I also know that the ebook is available on Apple Books, Kobo, Overdrive, and a few other ebook retailers. So, if you won’t want to buy it from Amazon, go to Barnes & Noble, or google the book and find your preferred book retailer.
Draft2Digital claims that this link identifies all of the places where the book can be purchased. However, the last time I looked at it, it did not do so.
And, as of tomorrow, my new collection of short stories, Killing Berthold Gambrel, will also be available in both ebook and paperback formats. There is a wrinkle to its availability however. Because a number of the stories have been posted on this blog for free, a fact I acknowledge in the book’s front matter and in the blurb, Amazon will not carry the ebook. Their policy is not to carry any ebook that is available for free or a lower price elsewhere on the internet. I guess that some of the stories being on my blog violates that policy. As a result, you will not be able to buy this for your Kindle. Oddly enough, they will carry the paperback.
But, the book is generally available everywhere else that The Basement is. Check out your favorite retailer, or google it and find your retailer of choice with the book in stock. (A cautionary note: I learned that my publication date on D2D does not mean the paperback will be immediately available. Instead, it’s the date that D2D makes the book available to retailers. With The Basement, that meant Barnes & Noble had it available within a couple of days. Amazon took more than a week. So, I say tomorrow, but it may not be quite tomorrow.)
Here again is Draft2Digital’s incomplete universal link. By the way, Berthold Gambrel, who isn’t quite dead yet, wrote a review of this book. In that review, he described my storytelling this way: The simplest way I can say it is, reading Paxson is like experiencing a combination of a John Steinbeck novel and Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” Hey … I’m not going to complain about that description, although it makes me laugh every time I read it!
In case you want to listen to a few pages of the title story in the collection here is the Spotify link that will take you there: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ZlGyU8fJMUl8M7QqNEyL5?si=76df55d569744f6f. (Also available on other podcast platforms!)
And that will likely be my last publishing news for awhile. I’ve got nothing ready to go in the story cupboard, although I am working on a couple of writing projects. While I struggle with those projects, I’m also going to spend the next few months putting together a new website that will seek a market for my paintings and photography, as well as my books. It’s going to be called something like KM Creative. We’ll see.