Some pleasant reminders this morning of the worldwide reach of the epub revolution, both by way of smashwords.com, the indie ebook distributor that I use. Smashwords is great — I highly recommend them. Anyway, reading their latest news I first discovered that, with no effort (or even awareness) on my part, the silly episodic ebook epic I’m writing has started to appear on the Barnes & Noble U.K. Nook book store. Simply smashing! I even get VAT tax on my free ebooks (look out J. K. Rowling, the yanks are coming… Stupefy! Taxus Totalus!):
And then they had news to convey from Apple. There are now iBooks stores in some 50 countries and, unwittingly, my Lore and I have gone along for the ride. For instance, come with me to Italy. Andiamo!
It truly captures the beauty of the Italian landscape, don’t you think? I’m reminded of Tuscany in spring.
Now check out this United Nations of iBooks links (note that some sites are localized, but others are not — probably just for fun):
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela
A family of nations, bound together by ebooks. A planet covered in lore. It’s a small world after all.
To get Lore of the Underlings ebooks VAT-free from plain old American sites, click here: Ebooks of the lore
Ciao for now!