05 April 2018

The Human Dress now live everywhere

Or at least, everywhere I expect it.  (Anyone offering you a PDF version is at least one flavour of miscreant.)

Google Play

Book cover for The Human Dress by Graydon Saunders


Anatoly Vorobey said...

Any chance the Commonweal books will appear on Amazon too?

(I understand you had good reasons for not using Amazon before, it's just that at least outside North America all those other platforms are exceedingly rare, and people are very used to use Amazon for ebooks. Google Play isn't even launched in my country, for example. I wanted to review The March North on my own blog, but would rather hold off until it's available on Amazon, if it's going to be)

Graydon said...

+Anatoly Vorobey

It's not especially likely. I'm uncomfortable with Amazon; their labour practices and overall objectives are the sort of thing that I think mean one shouldn't use them at all, for anything. I am treating the new Draft2Digital Amazon publication channel for The Human Dress as an experiment to see if there is a substantial[1] audience there that can be reached in no other way.

So I wouldn't plan on the Commonweal books showing up on Amazon; they might, if it turns out the audience there is about the same size as the Google Play audience, but even then my discomfort with Amazon's business practices might keep me from doing it.

[1] All my books together, since The March North was first published, have sold less than two thousand copies. This is not something I have undertaken in expectation of commercial success.

Anatoly Vorobey said...

Thank you for the explanation. Well, at least using Kobo turned out to be fairly straightforward, the files being DRM-free a pleasant surprise.

I'm reading The Human Dress now, and I hope this drive-by remark is not too presumptuous: I find myself ardently yearning for a map. So much of the meaning depends on the way the kingdoms and their rivers/seas/mainland are laid out, and the scattered geographical descriptions do not cohere into a picture, even a rough one.

Graydon said...

+Anatoly Vorobey While I did not draw a map, it's the (Very) Late Cretaceous North America, so there are a lot of maps out there; https://www.britannica.com/science/Cretaceous-Period provides an example.

Four Rivers is north of the Arctic Circle on the western side of Laurentia("Old Rock Country")/eastern shore of the Western Interior Seaway ("Soft Sea"). The West Wall is the Rocky Mountains; Hinge of the Ocean is the southern end of that. Ashkes and Wirthan are about two thirds of the way down the eastern shore of the Western Interior Seaway. Tecket the Farlander is from way over the proto-Atlantic somewhere.