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07 March 2012 @ 09:21 am
For your Hugo consideration  
Word count: 5074 | Since last entry: 4274

The deadline for Hugo Award nominations is March 11, and I hope that you will consider my stories "The Tides of the Heart" (fantasy short story, from Realms of Fantasy) and "Citizen-Astronaut" (SF novelette, from Analog).

You can read them for free here:

The HTML files are plain old web pages that you can read in any browser. The EPUB files are ebooks that you can download and read on your computer, phone, tablet, or ebook reader; they are completely free and unencumbered by DRM. The MOBI files are ebooks for the Kindle ebook reader; they are also completely free and unencumbered by DRM.

This is the first time I've done an ebook conversion, so if you have any feedback on the formatting, appearance, navigability, readability, or other quality of the ebook, please email me.

Enjoy!

 
 
 
Doug Fauntn6tqs on March 7th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
You might want to consider offering .mobi versions, also.
I converted your original .html files for my Kindle.
David D. Levinedavidlevine on March 7th, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion! It was simpler than I had thought, though I have no idea how good the conversion is. Please check them out (URLs above) and let me know how they work.
Doug Fauntn6tqs on March 7th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
.mobi files can be used on Palm's, too, by just changing the extension to .prc, which the Kindle also accepts.
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)mabfan on March 7th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I've downloaded the .mobi of the Analog story and emailed it to my Kindle for iPhone app; thanks!
David D. Levinedavidlevine on March 7th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hope you like it. Let me know if you see any issues with the formatting.
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)mabfan on March 7th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
The formatting seems great; in fact, I might want to talk with you at some point about how you did that. :-)

(By the way, this is a re-read for me to refresh my memory, as I read it in print when I first got the issue.)
David D. Levinedavidlevine on March 7th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
I used Scrivener for both the EPUB and MOBI files. It took me about a day, but the next story I do should go quicker.
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)mabfan on March 7th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Scrivener! I hear a lot of good things about that program. I should probably get it at some point.

I like the cover art as well...
David D. Levinedavidlevine on March 7th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Scrivener is awesome! And the cover is actually me and my friend Paul during our mission at the simulated Mars base in Utah, which was the inspiration for the story.