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Old September 14 2011, 02:16 PM   #15
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Re: First 20 Pages of The Struggle Within Avaiable on S&

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Any chance that this will get the dead tree treatment in the near future??
People keep asking me that, but it's not really a reasonable question. It's meant to be an e-book. E-books are a much bigger thing now in the market than they were a few years ago, and this is Simon & Schuster's attempt to get back into that market with Trek. And it's only 25,000 words. It's a novella, not a novel. It's way, way too short to be published as a standalone book.

If it does well, there will probably be more e-books, in which case, maybe, eventually, years from now, there may be enough for a print collection, once the last 8 Corps of Engineers e-books and Slings and Arrows have seen print and once there's a gap in the schedule. Eventually. Someday. But in the near future? No way. That doesn't even make sense.

It's an e-book. That's what it's meant to be. That's the market it's specifically designed for. And I wish people would just accept that.
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