The Men Made of Stone / Writers write to be read

The Men Made of Stone ebook cover

So, about that project I was telling you about previously – it’s the manuscript I’ve been working on for the past decade or so.

Just finished it.

Well, more accurately, I finished it, an editor’s okay-ed it, a copy-editor’s read it and my wife thinks it’s good. It’s called The Men Made of Stone and I put it up on Amazon as a Kindle ebook a month ago just to test a few things out and now I think it’s ready for everyone.

It’s a crime drama, which I wrote in a radically different style than I have this blog or anything else for that matter. It’s the story of two ambitious men named C and Jack that climb up opposite sides of Chinatown organized crime – but nothing in that world is ever as it seems.

The cast of characters includes Danny the Priest – who never kills on a Sunday – and Trigger, Cloudy, and Slim Grey, who have no such qualms.

You can read a sample of it online by clicking here.

And here’s my fancy-shmancy Amazon Author’s Page.

Now, while you could buy a copy now, I’ve kept the price “high”- at $2.99 – so that I could get some marketing things in place and also potentially get some good reviews.

Note that if you’re an Amazon Prime reader, you can download it now for free.

However, if you’re not, I’m giving it away on the 20th and 21st and then dropping the price to $0.99 on the 24th because I believe – honestly – that for writers, the problem isn’t piracy, it’s obscurity.

Put another way, Writers write to be read.

Of course, you could buy it now to get started but really, we both know that I’d just blow that money on rum and chili. In that order.

It’s only available for the Kindle and Kindle app for now (sorry) but I’m going to be publishing it for Nook and the Apple store on April 21st. There are a whole buncha reasons why.

In any case, that’s all for now. I’ll drop you another reminder later on or so.

Location: about to run to see a client
Mood: accomplished
Music: its a winding road I’ve been walking for a long time
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12 thoughts on “The Men Made of Stone / Writers write to be read”

    1. Hmmm, we may need to do this old school. Why don't we meet up for drinks this week and I'll give you a paper copy?

  1. Wow, you wrote a book! That's huge! Congratulations!! Hope you took a little time to celebrate today, you deserve it.

    1. Thanks! No time to celebrate, it's just work, work, work, work. But I'm sure I'll find time to slip in some chili and a glass of rum.

  2. I've read your blog for years! I'm SO glad that you published! I'd love to get a copy, but I don't have a Kindle. Can I buy it at Indigo or on Amazon in hard copy?

    1. Congrats! Out of curiosity, I looked at the sample of your book and was wondering if it really is supposed to be "Ahn-Hai"? It seems based on Vietnamese, which would mean the spelling is off. Then again that may not have anything to do with it at all. The sample was intriguing. Hopefully, I'll be able to read more later.

      1. Hello there!

        Well, you're actually the second person to notice that – there WAS/IS a reason for the "misspelling" but you'll have to read the book to find out why.

        But I actually changed it to the proper spelling as I don't want people to think it was a straight mistake. If you refresh in a few days, the correct spelling should be there. Read the book to find out why though! =)

    2. Thanks for the loyal readership! =) And not quite yet, I'm afraid, it's available only as an ebook although you can read it online via their only cloud reader but I'm not sure how annoying that would be.

      Hopefully you'll join the ebook revolution at some point and read along?

  3. This is awesome! Congrats Lo! Finishing the writing part is an accomplishment all in itself. Gotta get meself a copy.

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