Thursday, December 31, 2009

Get "Sons and Brothers in Seattle" FREE for a limited time!

This code PX99P is an e-Coupon for a limited time FREE e-book. To mark the publishing of my newest e-books for computers and in multiple formats for virtually all reading devices (Kindle® and others such as Stanza®, Sony Reader®, and Palm®) on Smashwords.com, and to recognize the nearby VANCOUVER Winter Games that will run from 13th – 28th February, I am making my e-book “Sons and Brothers in Seattle” free for a limited time. Simply enter Coupon Code PX99P (not case sensitive) when purchasing the book and the price will be free. The e-Coupon will expire March 31, 2010, so don’t wait! Go here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7216

All of my other e-books on Smashwords are free, and you can find all of them here https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/WilsonJames

Happy Reading!

Wilson James

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More Titles soon to be available as e-books in multiple formats

It is my plan to use the upcoming long New Year’s weekend to complete the publishing of two of my titles as e-books on Smashwords. I’ve been very pleased with the response to the first two listings, “Sons and Brothers in Seattle” and “Playing the ‘Son’ Card,” that I did on Smashwords earlier in December, so I’m going to go ahead and do more.

I published my first book, “The Watson Works,” one year ago, and in recognition of that milestone, I’m now going to make it a free e-book, and it will be available in multiple formats on Smashwords. I will also list one of my other titles, “Playing the Baseball Card,” as a free e-book, available in multiple formats on Smashwords.

At some point, I will work on making all of my titles available in multiple formats on Smashwords. I think that “Robert’s Ride” may be the next one, although I’m in the process of completing Book II of the “Robert’s Ride” series, and I might decide to wait.

Of course, the print versions of all my titles will continue to remain available through a number of online retailers (in the US and the UK) as well as directly from the publisher’s website.

-ebooks at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/WilsonJames

-print books at http://stores.lulu.com/wilsonjames

Wilson James

Monday, December 28, 2009

Here's why I write...

I've had in my mind that I wanted and needed to write about my writing, so now I start. It is almost a year since I first published a book, and it's been an amazing ride. It was a big decision to start to publish, but I’m glad I made the choice. I will never forget the emotion that I felt the first time I held a printed copy of a book that I wrote. Since then, I’ve worked to get a number of my other books published.

In the past year, I have felt an even more astounding range of emotions as I consider that hundreds of people have taken the trouble to purchase or download my stories. I suppose that humbled, excited, nervous, scared, thrilled and apprehensive are all emotions that have crossed my mind.

I got started writing simply because I wanted to get the stories from my head to a more permanent method of storage. Ever since I was a kid, I've had a bunch of story ideas rattling around in my head, but there they stayed. I experimented with writing a bit, and slowly did more and more, but it was about three years ago that I finally started writing in earnest. Sometimes, the ideas just pour out onto the computer screen, and at other times I can go weeks without writing anything new.

However it happens, I really enjoy the writing. I like creating characters and bringing them to life on the page. More importantly, I write for myself. I like Jesse Stuart's quote, “Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.”

There is one other quote about writing that I like, and that is by Paul Theroux. “Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.”

Whether many people will like what I write, I don’t know, but I will continue writing what I want to write, for myself.

All or some of my titles are currently available on the following sites (and a number of others):

Ø Lulu.com

Ø Amazon.com

Ø Smashwords.com

I hope you find some of my stories, and I hope you will enjoy.

Wilson James

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