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Light posting

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.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


  • 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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