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August 23, 2011

Greatest Hockey Legends: The E-Book

As the hockey season gets closer, I will be releasing my first e-book. This will be my third book, as I previously released World Cup of Hockey: A History of Hockey's Greatest Tournament (with the incomparable Patrick Houda) and The Legends of Team Canada to store bookshelves via Warwick Publishing..

Other than to say it will be a collection of stories with as much of a personal touch as possible, I will be releasing more information about my e-book as the season nears. I have not settled on a title just yet, but project is something along the lines of James Duthie meets Jack Falla.

Since this is my first e-book, I wanted to play with the software to familiarize myself with the process. As such, I have released a small e-book Greatest Hockey Legends of the Winnipeg Jets simply for practice purposes.

It is a small project, and really is nothing like my main e-book I will be releasing later. I will leave the Jets e-book available for now, at the bargain basement price of $0.99. I would consider any purchase of the book as essentially a donation, but also an opportunity for feedback. Let me know what you think, what you like and what you don't like. Do you have any experience or advice with e-books, either as a user or a consumer?

To view the e-book you will need a Kindle or the Kindle App for your iPad/iPhone/iPod or whichever device you do use. I look forward to getting some feedback.


Julia said...

Hello Joe,

Congratulations on this e-publishing step you're taking?

Do you think your book can be read on Barnes & Noble's Nook too?


Joe Pelletier said...

Hey Julia.

Using a service called Smashwords the book will be available for all e-reader formats, included Nook, Kobo, iPad/iPhone.

So far I've only played with the Kindle formatting. But I will have the book available for all upon release.

Julia said...

Well, I'm the proud owner of the Pucks on the 'Net e-book for Nook. So far I'm liking what I've read... and yes, I'm well past the cover ;-)

I had this thought, though... isn't it weird that I have a copy you can't autograph?

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