I can climb the highest mountain; I can cross the wildest sea

Called CIGNA this afternoon, explained the problem and got it taken care of in less time than it had taken to navigate the phone tree and actually reach a live human. Thank you, Brittany; it is rare and bright and very welcome, to find something that was easier to do than I had feared.

Moving on with the evening’s work, I compiled and uploaded Duty Bound: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number Three (copyright date: December 3, 1999. Um, eek.), and Shadows and Shades: AitLU Number Eight.

The electrifying project has really brought home how long we’ve been doing this writing thing — and I’m only dealing with work from the First Rebirth — and how much we’ve written. Yeah, it’s taken us dern near 30 years (with, yanno, a ten-year gap in the middle), but still — that’s an impressive little mountain of words we’ve got here.

Probably no echapbooks uploaded tomorrow — we have class — but my intent is to see this thing done. We’ve uploaded fourteen; only — what? — eleven? twelve? more to go? Piece o’cake.

After we get the existing paper chapbooks in the Kindle and Nook stores, then we’ll start expanding our distribution base. It remains Highly Improbable that these books will be offered at Webscriptions. This is why. Remember that Nook = epub and Kindle = mobi, and that we are making the electronic chapbooks available DRM-free.

And now, it’s time for lunch.

2 thoughts on “I can climb the highest mountain; I can cross the wildest sea”

  1. But AitLU One through AitLU Twelve are already available on Webscriptions as Liaden UniBus One (AitLU One through Six) and Liaden UniBus Two (AitLU Seven through Twelve). It is only AitLU Thirteen through Seventeen that are not available on Webscriptions.

    Harvey

  2. It is only AitLU Thirteen through Seventeen that are not available on Webscriptions.

    That is perfectly true and nothing to the point.

    Without meaning to slight Webscriptions in the least, most of the people on earth who have Kindles and Nooks have (1) never heard of Webscriptions, (2) wouldn’t go to a “non-name” online vendor if they had, and (3) don’t won’t to go to the “trouble” of downloading their books from Webscriptions, when they can get a book by pressing a button on their device.

    My intention is to increase our audience. I *do* have a point and a rationale for what I’m doing. And I’m getting kinda testy, here. Fair warning.

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