A Thank You and a Promise

A heartfelt thanks to all those who participated in the free-ebook promotion of my novel, Problems of Translation, this past July 2-4!  Many thanks to those who shared the information about the promotion, and of course, to those who downloaded their free copy of the ebook.  Hope you enjoy the novel, and if you do, please tell your friends and, if you have a moment, write a review on Amazon.

For those of you who don’t yet know, it’s the story of Charles Abel Baker, a short story writer who travels around the world attempting to get one of his short stories translated successively into 10 different languages before returning it to English.  That’s why I subtitled it Charlie’s Comic, Terrifying, Romantic, Loopy Round-the-World Journey in Search of Linguistic Happiness.

Thanks to the promotion (and your sharing and downloads), Problems has more potential readers–and, I hope, reviewers on Amazon– not only in the US, but in Germany, the UK, Canada, India, Spain, and Japan, as well!  What’s not to love about that? (Actually, when I learned of that first order from Japan, I was momentarily convinced it was downloaded by Haruki Murakami, since he’s the only Japanese writer who is specifically mentioned in my novel. But on reconsideration, that didn’t seem likely, since the chance that he knows about my novel is outrageously slim.)

In any event, thanks to everyone, and for those of you who haven’t yet purchased a copy, please avail yourselves of the fun.

And my promise is that in the very near future I’ll descend from my state of enrapture with my own novel and go back to doing more blogs about other people’s writing, not just my own.  Actually, I’m reminded that I have two such in the recent past. See my review of Jim Shepard’s The Book of Aron (6/20/15) and also of Robin McLean’s book of short stories, Reptile House (June 27).

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