Light posting

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

Just a note to explain the light posting yesterday and possibly today. I am reviewing the proof for the new ebook edition of my first book, Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8. Because the book is now out of print in both hardback and paperback, I want to have this new edition published and available for sale before the end of this month, which is why I must focus on getting that done quickly.


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  • David K. Williams

    Good luck with this project.

  • David Hollick

    Seems like it wasn’t that long ago you were showing me the galley proofs of Genesis, now it’s out of print both hard and soft and going into e-book. Time has flown.

  • Hey Dave,

    Hope all is well in Pennsylvania. We really missed coming to the BEG picnic this year.

    Genesis stayed in print for more than fifteen years, which is pretty good for any book. However, I just reclaimed the paperback rights back from Random House, which put the paperback out of print. I wasn’t making any money from them, and the ebook edition will include a new foreword from Valerie Anders. Better to have the ebook available for all. Plus, it will have all the images from the hardback, which the paperback did not have.

  • wodun

    I’m not sure how many other people would find this entertaining but it would be cool to read some inside baseball about the process and challenges of converting a previously published text into an ebook.

  • The problem is that I don’t find this process entertaining, which is why I certainly am not going to subject my readers to it.

    Anyway, it is the book itself that matters, not the process that produced it.

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