Monday, July 2, 2012
MY WIFE, BELARUS, AND CORPORATE HAL 9000-IZATION
Flash! My wife has a new ebook out. Her novel Belarus. It's available through both Amazon,and Smashwords and has a sensational cover by Elinor Mavor.
For a limited time, get this ebook free from Smashwords! Just apply coupon # RN55L when checking out.
This would have been a simple, short and sweet announcement, but as usual in this Disinformation Age, there are complications . . .
Belarus was originally published under the pseudonym of Lee Hogan. The publisher thought it would sell more to the readers of military space opera if it the author's name was androgynous – and maybe they were right. The problem is, now Amazon doesn't want to link their Lee Hogan Belarus page – with all it's great reviews – with the Emily Devenport Belarus page, even though they linked the Maggy Thomas Broken Time page with the Emily Devenport Broken Time page.
Yeah, it's complicated and confusing, and if I've learned one thing over the years in the writer biz, it's that these corporate entities have a tendency to go HAL 9000 on you.
What you the reader can do is write reviews of Belarus and post them on the Emily Devenport page, so more folks will buy it -- and maybe Em and I will have more time to write books rather than explaining the bizarre complexities of the transmorgrifying publishing world.
So please help. Besides, it's one helluva good book!
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