Makes Novels Available for Nook and Plans for Google eBookstore and Kobo E-Reader
Chicago, IL – (WiredPRNews.com) Chicago author Bryan W. Alaspa has announced that he has expanded the reach of his novels by expanding the number of places where fans of e-books can find and read them. Previously, his books had been available mostly for those who have the Amazon Kindle e-reader. He has now made his novels available for the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader and is finalizing deals to make them available at the new Google eBookstore and for those who have the Kobo e-reader.
“I am trying to make my work available to as many people as possible,” said Mr. Alaspa. “I have had a tremendous success with publishing my novels as e-books and I want to continue to make that happen. With the new efforts by Google and the continued popularity of e-readers and the expansion of electronic book reading apps, I think my books will soon be available for a vast majority of readers.”
Mr. Alaspa is an author of both non-fiction and fiction works. Although his non-fiction is available in the traditional print publishing formats, his fiction work is almost entirely available in digital formats. Although he has tried self-publishing his fiction using standard publishing methods, he has never had the success he has found by publishing them digitally.
“I was always trying to embrace digital publishing,” continues Mr. Alaspa. “There were some early e-readers in the 1990s and I signed deals with some online digital publishers back then. Sadly, those readers never took off like the ones you can get today. I have always felt that digital publishing was the way to go for my fiction. I am glad to have new opportunities to expand further.”
With the deals Mr. Alaspa is making, his works will now be available for nearly every digital reader on the market. His deal with Google will make them available for Sony e-Readers, Android-operated phones and tablets, iPad, and PCs. The third most-popular e-reader is the Kobo and he expects to have his titles available there in 2011.
“I have heard some say that 80% of the books read will be digital by 2015,” says Mr. Alaspa. “I hope I can stay ahead of the curve and keep expanding. The point of writing is to be read and I think digital publishing really levels the playing field.”
Mr. Alaspa’s e-books include: After the Snowfall (a thriller), RIG: A Novel of Terror (a horror novel), Dust (a thriller), Gone (a horror novel), Stories (a collection of short stories), and Why Hockey Sucks! (a collection of humorous pieces).
About Bryan W. Alaspa:
Bryan W. Alaspa is an author from the Chicago area, where he was born and raised. His first novel was Ballad of the Blue Denim Gang. He is the author of numerous works of non-fiction such as: Ghosts of St. Louis: The Lemp Mansion and Other Erie Tales, Chicago Crime Stories: Rich Gone Wrong, Chicago Disasters, Forgotten Tales of Illinois, and Silas Jayne: Chicago’s Suburban Gangster. He is the author of the fiction works: Ballad of the Blue Denim Gang, The Vanished Child, Dust, RIG, Gone, and Sin-Eater: Part One. He has also compiled a compilation of his humor and opinion articles entitled Why Hockey Sucks! and a collection of short stories called Stories.
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