Right Ascension and Declination, sci-fi novels now just 99 cents each
#1  David Derrico 12-19-2009, 10:51 PM
Greetings, book lovers...

My name is David Derrico, and I am an author who just joined your ranks when I was shocked to receive a Kindle 2 as a surprise birthday present a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I've been active over on KindleBoards and was recently referred over here. The rapid developments in eBooks and e-reader technology have been very exciting for me... I've been waiting many years for eBooks to take off, and it seems the time is finally here. I definitely know that I love my Kindle!

I have written two novels, which are available in paperback and for the Kindle. I recently started a grand experiment where I slashed the prices down to just 99 cents each. I consider it my small way of supporting the eBook revolution and getting the books out there to allow more people to afford them and hopefully enjoy them.

My novels are science fiction, and they tend to appeal to sophisticated readers who aren't afraid to digest some philosophical undertones along with their action and adventure. The novels are character-driven, and they invite readers to ponder difficult ethical dilemmas and question their own notions of fairness, honor, and the nature of justice. They ask the question: "What if mankind had to choose between honor ... and its very survival?"

Fans of Timothy Zahn or David Weber might hopefully appreciate Right Ascension and its sequel, Declination. There are reviews and excerpts available on both Amazon and Smashwords, as well as my own website, I am always eager to hear from readers and welcome any honest reviews—good or bad—of my work.

Thanks again for listening, and please feel free to chat or ask me anything that's on your mind. The Amazon and Smashwords links to my novels are below.

- David

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#2  Crusader 12-20-2009, 03:47 AM
Welcometo Mobileread!

There are many people (like myself) who don't own Kindles, but rather a myriad of other reading devices. For them it might be better to provide links for ePub versions of your books.

I found your book listings on Smashwords and see that they are available in various formats (including ePub) over there. So for those that might find it useful here's the links to Smashwords:

Right Ascension

#3  David Derrico 12-20-2009, 05:15 AM
Thanks - sorry for accidentally being so Kindle-centric! (Like I said, I just got a Kindle and have been hanging out at Kindleboards mainly.) But yes, my novels are available through Smashwords in all the formats they offer, and also on my own website (the automatic download is in PDF format, but once you purchase the eBook, just shoot me an email requesting whatever format you would like). I do strive to make the novels available in any format anyone might like to read them in (ePub, LRF, PDB, etc.).

Thanks again for setting me straight!

#4  dreams 12-20-2009, 06:05 AM
I, also, found them on smashwords and added them to my cart. Thank you!

You may want to go back to your first post and add in the Smashwords link to make it easy for other members.

#5  Latinandgreek 12-20-2009, 06:46 AM
Welcome David, and best of luck with your novels, I'll be sure to check them out as soon as I get some time to spare!

#6  kennyc 12-20-2009, 07:42 AM
Welcome to MR.


#7  JRM34857 12-20-2009, 08:06 AM
Picked up the pair at Smashwords! Good luck!

#8  Gibbo 12-20-2009, 09:13 AM
Hi David welcome,

Went over to Smashwords and found that I've already got them on my Library with a few others waiting to be bought, I'll buy them after xmas

#9  David Derrico 12-20-2009, 10:31 PM
Thanks for the very warm welcome, and for those of you who took a chance on my books. I do appreciate it, and I certainly hope you enjoy them! I'd love to hear what you think.

I added in the Smashwords links to the original post, as you suggested.

It is truly encouraging to find so many avid readers... I feared that we were a dying breed. Most people I know don't want to read anything longer than 140 characters these days....

#10  kennyc 12-21-2009, 06:16 AM
Quote David Derrico
... Most people I know don't want to read anything longer than 140 characters these days....

I'd but unfortunately it's true!

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