Sunday, August 2, 2009

First Light Chronicles Omnibus: Now Available At Smashwords

Yesterday I released the First Light Chronicles: Freeground free eBook on Smashwords. Today it's the First Light Chronicles Omnibus, which contains the entire trilogy: Freeground, Limbo and Starfree port.

It's finally available for the iPhone (through Stanza, just browse to the Smashwords store), the Sony Reader and any other reader you could imagine.

When will the Spinward Fringe Series appear? Soon. In fact, some of them may already be there.

To celebrate its release to the iPhone and iPod touch I'm offering a 25% discount code [NK87H] until August 7th.

Here's the synopsis:

In the middle of the darkest region of explored space sits one bright beacon; Freeground Station. Serving as a supply and trading post it is home to a select number of human beings that will take an unlikely chance to make a difference in their end of the galaxy.

Jonas and his friends spent their spare time in tactical simulations and drew the attention of Freeground Fleet Command when they hacked into restricted combat scenarios for elite trainees and defeated all comers.

Instead of punishing Jonas and his friends they offered them an opportunity to undertake a dangerous and exciting mission. They were to go out into the Galaxy and acquire any advantages that would improve life for Freegrounders.

This series is about their first voyage together, the challenges they face, and the relationships they forge with each other and the beings they meet along the way.

The First Light Chronicles Omnibus contains the entire First Light Chronicles Trilogy. Freeground, Limbo and Starfree Port.

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Smashwords is offering the First Light Chronicles: Freeground in:
Online HTML reader

Online Java reader
Kindle (mobi format)
Epub (Stanza, other)
PDF
LRF (Sony)
PDB (Palm)



I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I enjoyed writing it over a year ago. My work on the Spinward Fringe Series (which follows this collection), continues and I have to say it's been a fantastic experience so far.

I'll be releasing books on Smashwords throughout the week. When I've finished them all I'll be providing a peek into the upcoming Spinward Fringe book: Rogue Element.

Enjoy!

RL

[If you're looking for the printed edition of this book, you can find it at Amazon.com Oh, and please ignore the signed editions on sale for over $40.00 there, they're all fakes.]

3 comments:

ada-programming said...

Thanks for giving us all another alternative to Mobipocket. This is great news. And it not only for iPhone User!

On the mobile phone front Android, Symbian 9 S60 Edition 5 and Blackberry too go without a proper working mobipocket reader.

The certificate of the JavaME reader expired recently and it was not refreshed.

Almost all dedicated eBook devices which came out this year had ePUB instead of MOBI (it's either or - Mobipockets licence terms do not allow both).

So the importance of offering a new shop option can not be underestimated. Thanks again for caring.

Martin

Randolph said...

My pleasure Martin! I just hope that the new Smashwords arrangement is just as easy, if not easier for everyone to use.

I know the DRM free aspect will prevent something like what's going on with Mobipocket from happening in the future. I hate the idea of people with big libraries of bought books getting left behind.

Anyway, back to work for me, thanks for posting your opinion, it's always good to see interesting comments.

Randolph said...

Here's the code to get the First Light Chronicles Omnibus free at Smashwords, just in case you need a DRM free edition: FE52Z

It's only good until August 21, but you keep the copy forever.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3178