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Revenants Abroad Free through December 31


I decided to make Revenants Abroad free through the end of the year on Smashwords. Amazon doesn’t allow a price below .99 unless I put it into the KDP Select program, which I can’t do right now. I’m still hoping the Multnomah County Library will pick it up, and it has to be available on Smashwords for them to do it. So… it’ll be February sometime before I hear about that.

But, if you’ve been thinking about getting RA, please help yourself over on Smashwords. It’s available in multiple formats, including MOBI for Kindle. There are other reading apps you can get if  you don’t have a dedicated e-reader like a Kindle or a Kobo. Aldiko seems to be popular for Samsung phones, etc.

It’s a small thing, I realize this isn’t going to make your Christmas season, but if you’ve been thinking about reading it, now’s a good time to pick it up.

Don’t make me put a Santa hat on Neko. He wouldn’t appreciate it.

Happy Holidays!

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E-Book Formats

So, it’s come to my attention that possibly a lot of people don’t know which format they need for their e-reader. Kindle folks probably just know Amazon is the place to get books to feed their reader, similarly Nook people go to Barnes and Noble, and Kobo users can go straight to

I had a couple of folks who are readers of Revenants Abroad on Wattpad ask where to get the book. One person had a Nook, but didn’t know which format she’d need if she got it from Smashwords. So herewith, a small primer for anyone who may be unsure what format their device uses. You should not have to download any extra programs if you have a dedicated e-reader. If you’re using an Android device you may if there’s not one already installed. I don’t have an Android device so I don’t know if they come with them or not.

Kindle uses the proprietary MOBI format, meaning the Kindle is the ONLY device that uses MOBI. (*note: Revenants Abroad is not available directly from Amazon at this time. If you need the MOBI version, it is available at Smashwords.)

Nook uses the more common EPUB format

Kobo uses EPUB. EPUB can also be read via Google Play on an Android device.

ALDIKO (another Android e-reader software program) can read EPUB and PDF, as well as Adobe Ebook DRM technology.

Any computer should be able to read PDF, the reader has always been free.

Smashwords has all their offerings available in all these formats, as well as:

.txt (plain text), which can be read in any word processing program, including Notepad, Wordpad, Word, etc.

.rtf (Rich Text Format), which is a Microsoft proprietary software, so will open in Word, Notepad, Wordpad, and possibly other programs.

.lrf for older Sony e-readers

.pdb for older Palm devices, just in case you still have one of those kicking around.

Just thought I’d put that out there in case anyone isn’t sure what their device uses. If you have any questions let me know and I’ll do my best to answer. And don’t feel bad: it wasn’t that long ago I was completely clueless about all this as well.

By the way, if you’re on Goodreads, please connect with me there. I’ve signed up for their annual reading challenge, and I’m going to try to read at least 30 books this year. I don’t know how I’m going to fit them in, but I need to do a lot more reading than I did last year.