News Flash! Ken David Stewart’s First Book Will Be Available in Paperback Shortly!
As my wife, Martha indicated on her facebook page yesterday evening, Amazon.com sent us a paperback edition of my first book, The Wild and Hilarious World of the Roswell Gang. The copy we received was just a sample copy. Currently, the Kindle version of The Wild and Hilarious World of the Roswell Gang is available for purchase on Amazon. The Kindle edition is presently being sold at the ridiculously low introductory price of $1.12. It’s hard to buy a cup of coffee at this low a price.
You don’t have to own a Kindle in order to read this book in the Kindle format. Once you sign up for an Amazon account you go to Amazon.com online and can download the Kindle app that will work on most computers, smart phones, Ipods and tablets. Once you have downloaded the free app you can start reading my book.
As I am an avid reader I would strongly recommend purchasing a Kindle ereader. I have purchased every new kindle reader that has been released for sale. I presently own the Kindle Fire HD. In my opinion, it is worth every penny. The Kindle Paperwhite is also a great product. If you have trouble reading small print the Kindle ereaders may be the answer to your prayers. With the Kindle you can adjust the font size for your own reading comfort. I don’t work for Amazon or receive any commissions on the sales of ereaders so this is a brief honest recommendation for the product.
My Second Book Has Been Published
As of last weekend I am now an officially self- published Kindle Direct Publishing author. Two of my books, The Wild and Hilarious World of The Roswell Gang and Summer Dreams are both available for sale on Amazon. I was elated for a day or two but now I’m faced with the daunting question, “What do I do now?”
If I was a traditionally published author I probably wouldn’t have to concern myself with how to promote and market my books. As I am a self-published indie author I now have to do all the leg work myself if I want to see a few sales of my books. To be perfectly honest I would be very happy if my two book sold modestly well at the present price of one dollar and twelve cents. The beauty of it is you don’t need a Kindle e-reader to access my books. If you don’t own a kindle reader you can get the Kindle app for PCs and read my books on your computer monitors. There are also Kindle apps available for tablets and smart phones.
Have a great day,
Ken David Stewart
It’s Official. I’m a Published Author!
This morning I got up and was soon checking my email. I was very happy to get a message from Kindle Direct Publishing informing me that one of my books, The Wild and Hilarious World of the Roswell Gang is now available for purchase on Amazon.
I am aware that I have posted excerpts from this book on my own web sites on many occasions over the years and have received a positive response in terms of numbers of hits on my blogs. The problem was that it was difficult to find a complete and up to date version of the play. I have made several revisions to it over the years and it had never been available in a complete updated and polished format. Today, that has changed as the play has a new name as well as having a new cover, professional formatting and a new title.
My newly published book has undergone numerous revisions over the years and had been given several different titles such as Roswell1947, a Play and Roswell Revisited.
Today, the complete and updated official authorized version of the play is available for purchase in the Kindle format on Amazon. Its new title is The Wild and Hilarious World of the Roswell Gang (Volume 1).
This play was written in a serialized manner over a period of several years. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this play and often found myself laughing out loud while reading over what I had written. When it came time to get it ready for publication I had a lot of work to do. First, I had to find all the bits and pieces of the play. The next job was to organize, edit and revise The Wild and Hilarious World of the Roswell Gang (Volume 1). It was truly a labor of love.
The real purpose of the play is simply to entertain people and give them a good laugh and hopefully, a temporary escape from the stress in their own lives. The Wild and Hilarious World of the Roswell Gang (Volume 1) will appeal to people who like to think out of the box and have the capacity and willingness to suspend disbelief. The book is a collage of many different genres such as comedy, science fiction, historical fiction and fantasy and is even a bit scary in places. Some words that I would use to describe it are bizarre and surreal. The events in the play are very loosely based on the legend of what happened during the summer of July, 1947 in and around Roswell, New Mexico.
I do hope that you buy my book for the price of $1.12 in the Amazon Book Store. I would also greatly appreciate any ratings and reviews that you could give for The Wild and Hilarious World of the Roswell Gang (Volume1)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Ken David Stewart
Author’s Note For Roswell 1947, A Play
I decided to compile my writings in my serialized play, Roswell 1947 in a book to be self- published. This has turned out to be quite the undertaking as I had to search for sections of the play in many different places. I wrote this play in serialized blog posts over a period of years. I have attempted to piece the play together in much the same way that one would attempt to put together a challenging jigsaw puzzle. To many readers the finished product may not make much sense. This is probably as it should be as Roswell 1947, A Play turned out to be a surreal merging of fantasy, science fiction and comedy. It has been a labor of love compiling this play. Its purpose is entirely to entertain the reader.
Ken David Stewart
The Writing Process (Part Seven)
This weekend I have been receiving a lot of requests to review my peers’ writing on Figment. I’m starting to feel like the go to guy for story and book reviews. Most of the aspiring authors on Figment are young people. I am gratified to know how many youth are getting involved in the art and craft of writing. It is a pleasure to read and review their work and I am learning a great deal in the process.
On Reading (Part Three)
Over the last few weeks I have noticed that several people on WordPress.com have posted comments on one of my blog posts from two years ago. The title of this post is On Reading (Part Two). This afternoon I decided to re-read it as I had no idea what I had written and why this post drew some reader attention. Well, as all the comments were very positive, I wondered what was so great about what I had written on this blog post. As it turned out I couldn’t figure out what was so enticing about it. I knew that I have posted many more interesting blogs than this one. This is only my opinion, of course. You readers have your own take on what I write.
What also surprised me is that I don’t write that many non-fiction blogs. I’m beginning to think that I should write more. I really appreciate your comments as my hope is that somebody out in cyberspace is getting some benefit out of my posts. My only objective in writing my blogs is to entertain readers. If they sometimes learn something educational along the way that’s a bonus.
A question that I have been asked is how my blog made it to Yahoo News. My honest answer is that I really don’t know.
I have also been asked where readers can find blogs in the same vein as mine. Once again, I don’t know. I have been told that the way I write and the things I write about are different from a lot of other bloggers. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing I do not know.
Have a great day,
Ken David Stewart
About the Author (Part Four)
One of the greatest joys in my life is my desktop PC. It’s a complete home entertainment center. By turning on my computer I can listen to music, watch movies, listen to audiobooks, write both my fiction and my blogs, watch tv and read other people’s blogs and stories just to name a few of the computers uses. I spend many hours per day on my PC.
I also enjoy my tablets. I have a Kindle Fire and a Polaroid Tablet. I often take these tools upstairs with me at bedtime. I listen to an audiobook or do some reading on my tablets before I fall asleep. I take my smaller ipod with me to Shapes when I go for a work out. Unfortunately, I presently don’t work out as often as I used to. I think my age has caught up with me and there’s very little gas in the tank after work. All the same, I press on and try to do the best that I can.
My philosophy of life is basically to have as much fun as possible trying not to infringe upon the rights of others.
I have always loved animals. I have owned pets for most of my life. Presently my family owns two dogs, a Belgian Shepherd and a Blue Merle Border Collie and a small black cat. My wife absolutely adores the cat.