Although ebooks have taken the book-reading world by storm the past few years, there’s still nothing like holding a physical book in my hands. I read ebooks, of course. On my Kindle, Nook, Kobo Reader, iPhone, tablet, computer… And I love ebooks. But I can’t let go of that intimate relationship between seeing the words on actual paper, feeling the texture of the ink on the page, admiring the care and beauty put into a well-designed paperback. For those authors I truly love, I must have paper.
So, if you’re at all like me, and you love Dean Wesley Smith’s fiction, I’ve got a treat for you. Two popular ebooks are now available in paperback: Stories from July and They’re Back: A Poker Boy Short Novel.
Stories from July came out of Dean’s monumental project last summer in which he wrote 32 stories in 31 days. Here’s the synopsis:
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith decided to take his love for short fiction a step forward. In July of 2015, he wrote thirty-two short stories, one per day and one extra. Then, every day, he also wrote a short article about the writing of the story.
Now the articles and stories combine into this major collection that also works as a master class on the art of storytelling.
Follow a professional writer through a month of creation and enjoy some wonderful fiction at the same time.
Poker Boy and his team destroyed the Slots of Saturn. They know they did. At least, they think they did.
But when people begin disappearing—again—poker boy must face what might just prove his greatest foe.
Now, Poker Boy and his team must use their ten years of experience to find a way to conquer the evil ghost slots once and for all. And not lose themselves in the process.
They’re Back debuted in Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives, but now you can add the standalone book to your shelf.
So, go ahead. Indulge yourself with real print. You know you want to.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.