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Today only! Get CHIMERASCOPE for 50%

For today only, you can purchase the ebook version of my collection Chimerascope for half price from my bookstore. Just click on this link to go to the Chimerascope product page, page down to the "Add to cart" button under the cover image, and then use the code CHIM-NOV30 in the "Coupon Code" on the check-out screen. Today only! This coupon code expires at midnight tonight.

Relaunch of my online bookstore (with FREE stuff)

Going Harvey in the Big House coverAlong with my revamped website, I now have a revamped online bookstore. Most especially, I've added an updated catalog for my ebooks, where you can now buy ebook editions for both my collections, Chimerascope and Impossibilia, as well as all of my ebook short stories and novelettes. Check out the catalog, click on a link, and if you're interested, add it to your shopping cart. The store connects to PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, don't worry. It will allow payment by any major credit card.

So why shop at my store for my books? Yes, they're all available at Amazon, Kobo, and all the major ebook retailiers. Well, at my store you'll pay the same price (or less -- see the note below about discount coupons), you help me out since the big retailers don't get a cut of what you pay for the ebook, and if you're not completely satisfied, you can simply contact me (a real person), and I'll refund your money or send you a different book (your choice).

But there's more. I also provide a page where I offer a variety of discount coupons that you can apply to any ebook order, which can save you money or even get you a book for free. Just my way of thanking you for shopping at my store and helping me out.

So please take a moment to check out my new store. And please feel free to contact me with any suggestions.

New ebook edition of CHIMERASCOPE now available

Chimerascope coverI am very pleased to announce that I have just published a new ebook edition of my collection, Chimerascope, which was a finalist for the juried Sunburst Award, as well as the CBC's Bookies Award and the Aurora Award in 2011. This new edition is available from all the major ebook retailers, as well as directly from my own bookstore on this site. A full set of buying links are provided below.

This edition contains all of the same content and the same great cover by Erik Mohr as the original print and the first ebook editions, but it also includes an excerpt from my upcoming novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, as well as excerpts from three novelettes. And it's also a lot cheaper at $6.99, compared to the original $9.99 for the first ebook edition.  

Plus you can also get it at half price if you buy from my bookstore at this link and use the discount coupon "HALF-PRICE" on check-out. Payment is by PayPal, but you can use any major credit card on PayPal if you don't have a PayPal account.

Cyber Monday discounts at Kobo!

The Red Bird coverKobo has included several of my titles in their various Cyber Monday discounts, including 50% off of Impossibilia and 30% off several short story and novelette ebooks.

Here is the link for Impossibilia. Use their code "50Cyber".

And here is a link for a list of books with 30% discounts if you use the code "30Cyber". Page down to find my books.

IMPOSSIBILIA reviewed at Speculating Canada

Derek Newman-Stille has just posted a review of Impossibilia, my first collection from 2008, on his excellent Speculating Canada site. An excerpt from the review follows:

"Impossibilia features Douglas Smith’s fascination with moral questions and morally ambiguous spaces where characters are forced to question conflicting values and ideologies. ... There is no certain ground in Smith’s work and readers are compelled to question every element of their identity and explore whether there is anything such as a fixed identity. Everything is changeable and everything is open to questions.

A collection of short stories, Impossibilia represents an exploration of the ways that the past continues to haunt us. ... Present and past intersect in Impossibilia, and memory is something inescapable. Smith does not focus his stories on the development of new loves (that’s too easy), but rather the fall-outs of love, the casualties of love and the repercussions."

You can read more about Impossibilia here. It was an Aurora Award finalist in 2009 and is now available as an ebook in either Kindle or epub (most ereaders) formats. Click here for buying links for all formats.

What in the (Warped) World am I reading?

Doing her bit to promote the National Reading Campaign, writer Kristene Perron interviews me on reading as a writer on her Warpworld blog. Check out the short interview to learn more about what I'm currently reading, books that changed my life, and my thoughts on how to make your kids love reading. 


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