Something a little different.
I just got 4 of my books/comics approved for iBooks, very exciting.
I’ve always been a fan of silent storytelling. As a graphic artist as well, my intent is always to make a comic story that also works as a piece of art. I love trying to combine the flow of a story with the aesthetics of color, balance, shape and form. Some end up more art than story and others more story than art but that’s what makes each piece a unique experience.
Letters By the Number
Rock Meets Cloud
Thanks very much!
Past-Life Space Opera/Science-Fiction Adventure
Awakening: Dead Forever Book 1
Imagine a world where death is merely an inconvenience.
A new body awaits and we resume living, fully aware of the past. Every love, talent and distaste, retained from one life to the next. But this immortal paradise has a price -- eternal life as slaves, oppressed by masters who forbid individuality, creative expression, and free thinking.
A band of rebels refuses to conform, but for a population that reincarnates, the government is powerless to eliminate insurgents. Putting them to death is useless. The rebels will return, again and again. The final solution -- perpetual amnesia. Kill their memory of past lives, and banish the rebels to a lonely corner of the galaxy.
Robbed of his identity and purpose, a reluctant hero is dumped into a transient existence, and he regards himself as insignificant. But he is of great interest to agents in black who come to collect him. His decision to flee begins a journey of rediscovery, but some of it he would rather leave buried. When an oddball crew of fellow rebels comes to his rescue, the boundaries of reality are tested, and who to trust is anyone's guess.
Eager to arouse his memory, a flirtatious member of the rebel team shows him the life he once enjoyed, and more, as he returns to a strange world where bodies are manufactured and childhood is obsolete. If only he could be a child again. First he'll have to remember how to reincarnate.
94k words, 266 pages. Available in iBooks: FREE
Apotheosis: Dead Forever Book 2
A god? No thanks, too much responsibility.
Sequel to Awakening, the adventure continues as the rebel team travels to the Restricted Zone, but mistakes mount and the mission falls apart. Plunged into an alien world at war, the hero is caught between battling natives who either regard him as a god, or another heretic fit to burn.
The hero fights to bring peace among chaos but his nemesis has arrived, and he likes playing god, poised to launch unthinkable wrath that fulfills a world-ending prophecy. As their mighty gods clash, the warring natives are driven to extremes of intolerance and cruelty. The hero only wished to save their ravaged kingdom, not fuel its destruction.
A duel of the gods will decide the planet's fate, and the natives are confident their savior will prevail. But he is only a man, equally anxious to save himself, and there is no divine escape for mere mortals. The final conflict will expose the truth, either swaying the beliefs of devout minions, or immortalizing the dead hero for eternity.
Back home, the rebels are under siege, and the body supply is depleted. More of all the hero is expected to fix while he only longs to be a child again, the one dream denied him for lifetimes. He hatches a daring plot to outsmart the enemy, risking his own life, and the last body to enjoy as a free soul. A single choice could spell his end, for real this time. Dead forever.
Apotheosis continues the Dead Forever trilogy, followed by Resonance.
125k words, 354 pages. Available in iBooks: $2.99
Resonance: Dead Forever Book 3
Sentence: Life on Earth.
Sequel to Apotheosis, the adventure continues as the hero begins another life, adding to countless wasted lives spent on Earth. A child born into Cold War America, he faces nuclear annihilation, as he did in a past that he wants to forget. Unruly in school and struggling to fit in, the boy tries convincing others of past lives, but adults dismiss his wild tales as the overactive imagination of a child in need of therapy and medication.
As an adult, his notions prove true when he encounters friends and foes from the distant past, also reincarnated on Earth. But after countless lifetimes, identity loses clarity. Who is friend, and who is foe? His undying quest remains -- find the love of all his lives. Surely, she was sentenced to Earth as well.
The hero is plunged into a world of deception and narcotics, illicit and prescribed. A fugitive, he is stalked by police while scheming to outsmart his nemesis. Gunshots, shattered glass and deadly falls are survived with ancient technology drawn from memory, and aided by trusted allies, he becomes a match for his one true enemy. Or so he thinks.
Torn between the search for love and a thirst to win, he learns the truth of his past, how it defines the future, and the funnel of time opens a portal to his destiny. Determined to conquer his enemy and win back his love, he is forced to choose -- give up one body and trust another will exist, or be eternally trapped without one, Dead Forever.
Sequel to Awakening and Apotheosis, Resonance concludes the Dead Forever trilogy.
113k words, 324 pages. Available in iBooks: $2.99
The Messiah of Green Street
The Messiah of Green Street tells the story of Sahil, born to Bangladeshi immigrants Karim and Anjana in the deprived melting pot of Upton Park, London. This strange-looking prodigal of a boy – who can allegedly speak Arabic and Hebrew from birth - is greeted as a miracle and ‘a child of the world’, but the superstitious adulation of his community slowly ebbs and sours as the realities of life as a disenfranchised and dispossessed second generation immigrant take over. The story of Sahil and his family, of their friends, relatives and neighbours is mordantly satirical, deeply poignant and very funny. As Sahil grows into adulthood and becomes more and more disillusioned with his lot, his reluctant attempts to connect with his roots, buried under the weight of slavery, colonialism and racial hatred, take him in unexpected directions on the way to his own particular truth.
"He has written a remarkable novel that resonates with the picaresque wonders of Gunter Grass' The Tin Drum, the enchanting magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the seemingly effortless balance of humanity and humor that animate the pages of a Zadie Smith or Salman Rushdie."
—Stephen Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily
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Color Childrens Storybook - iBooks Exclusive
"How a Garden Saves the Earth" By Trent and Linda McNair
It took us a few months to develop this 24 page children's storybook after 6 years of research as a fixed-width ePub, exclusively for the iPad because of it's superior resolution, color illustrations, and quality.
"How a Garden Saves the Earth", tells a story about Reed, who buys his fruits and vegetables from the supermarket, and Posey, who grows her own in the backyard. The tale talks about the different journeys of Reed and Posey's fruits and vegetables. It simplistically explains the benefits of growing your own, recycling and supporting local, sustainable agriculture. In other words, it's an entertaining science, nutrition and environmental lesson - all in one!
Until today, this title was only available in print form as part of a full K-3 classroom curriculum that we developed alongside our organic seed starting kits. Now families can enjoy it on their iPads as well!
Parents, you will enjoy it as much as the kids. We reference all of the research in the final pages in our A Note for Grownups section. It's packed with valuable links and information on how you can act once you read this eye-opening short story!
I'd love to hear what you all think!
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The post-apocalyptic adventure saga begins!
Hunter - After The Fall (Book One) by John Phillip Backus
In volume one of his epic post-apocalyptic adventure saga, master storyteller John Phillip Backus brings this not-so-distant vision of the future to life with intriguing characters, gifted narrative, believable settings and mythic heroes and villains. Driven by a riveting storyline brilliantly illustrated by Asheville, NC artist, Chad Schoenauer, the author weaves his linguistic magic until the reader is utterly immersed in this brave new world and dare not fail to turn the next page for fear of missing out.
On his own in the Wyoming wilderness, fourteen years after the End War and its aftermath nearly wiped out the human race, self-exiled survivor, Hunter Macintosh, is suddenly faced with more than he bargained for-three sisters and a child crossing the uncharted wilds alone.
Suspicious at first, Hunter soon discovers they've traveled more than three hundred miles to find him, at the request of their father, Adam Planchet-Hunter's former commander and comrade-in-arms-whose besieged Colorado community is at risk of being overrun by lawless hordes! Honor-bound by a pledge made many years earlier, Hunter agrees to return with Elise Planchet to help turn the tide before all is lost.
Set against the majestic backdrop of the North American Rockies, Hunter - After The Fall is an engrossing tale of adventure, betrayal and hope, where the true character of an individual is thoroughly tested and the outcome uncertain at best. Join Hunter and Elise as they battle bands of outlaws, enraged grizzlies, numbing blizzards, armed militias and their own stubborn hearts in an epic tale of good-versus-evil in a potential future all too easy to conceive!
Available for iPads in the Apple iBookstore and through our personal website. Thank you!
Breakout bestsellers with Sony, but no sales with Apple
Despite my six books being distributed with Apple, I haven't had a single ibook sale since August 2010. Up until then they were moving well. A couple have been charting very well with Sony, Piwko's Proof is currently 56th in the thriller charts, with An Evil Shadow snapping at its heels.
I would be grateful if anyone could help me to understand this disparity.
Earthship Book in iBookstore
Earthship Global Model Operation 1: Tire Work
Operation One defines the overall footprint of the building. For a two bedroom Earthship, 20 people can stay busy and accomplish more, taking advantage of the “group effort”.
As with any construction project, there are many things going on at once. This book is meant to be a step by step guide, therefore, it is important to follow these directions and proceed accordingly, step-by-step.
This guide and the Global Model itself is the result of over 40 years of research and development, both in the field and ‘on the drawing board’ - all over the world, in every climate. Many books and videos are available that were produced during this forty years of development. It is advisable to become familiar with them all.
Operation 1: Tire Work Overview
The first part of constructing your building is the most important part. Take your time, double check your work, then triple check your work.
• Layout first tire and string.
• Pound first few courses.
• Begin Thermal Wrap & Layout Vent Tubes.
• Pound more tires & prepare for Cisterns.
• Place Cisterns and finish Thermal Wrap.
Available on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Category: Art & Architecture
Published:Feb 22, 2011
Publisher: Earthship Biotecture
Seller: Earthship Biotecture
Print Length: 46 Pages