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I have removed from public view all the old “Downloads” announcements so people wouldn’t see an old one and assume that the count is lower than it really is.-) The most recent one as of now is from January of this year (2023) coming in at 40,000.

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Free ebooks, audiobooks.

Total downloads, that we have been able to track, of the books in the Green Comet trilogy have exceeded forty thousand. The rate is not what it once was, but it’s encouraging that it continues to be of interest. Thank you. Pass it on.

It would be interesting to see what the numbers look like in the “illegal” downloads area. Funny, too. Why would they do that when they’re encouraged to download the books for free from here?

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I’ve finished editing the ebook and I’m satisfied that it’s ready for release. Now I’m into the recording of it. Now that the first few chapters are done, my voice is shaking of the rust and settling into its usual resonant timbre. I’m pushing it. I want to get it done within a couple of weeks so I’ve compressed the schedule a bit.

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I always forget about this stuff when I’m writing the novel. It’s only when I get to the point where it’s ready to convert that I remember that I have to put this stuff in. That would be things like the copyright notice and the acknowledgements in the front of the book, and the more personal stuff at the back. Then there’s the blurb. So I’ll get this done, then I can finish up, right? Oh, yeah, wait. The cover. I have to create the cover, then it’ll be ready. And the ISBN. Mustn’t forget the ISBN. Nobody will take a book seriously if it doesn’t have one of those.

Okay. I’ll be right back. Just need to do a few things …

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I have finished the epilogue to the novel, Sunward, and stitched it onto the end of the book. That completes the Plainsrunner trilogy, comprising the novels The Plainsrunner, The Prime, and finally, Sunward. I’ll spend the rest of this week editing and polishing the epilogue before beginning the process of conversion into ebook forms.

This one comes in at over seventy-five thousand words. I was aiming for seventy thousand, so I guess that’s not bad. The next one will be shorter, I promise.

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