I fixed the snafu that was preventing my e-book from being free everywhere, so NOW you can download it for free from a wide variety of sites, including www.puertopaz.com, of course.
Barnes & Noble/Nook
Google Play Books
Not sure whether free (I don't own any Apple products so they won't show me the price):
It is also on, or in the process of being loaded onto multiple lending site, but often those distribution channels require a minimum $0.99 charge:
BorrowBox ; Baker & Taylor ; Overdrive (in progress) ; Tolino (in progress) ; Bibliotheca (in progress) ; Hoopla (in progress) ; Scribd (in progress)
"Puerto Paz" is coming true again. In the novel (e-book free), the USA has split into 2 countries, 4 extremist cultures. The order-liberal controlled area banned swimming in the ocean because it was too risky and the main character was shocked and dismayed, as I am now... IRL Massachusetts clamping down on open-water swimming due to more drownings lately than normal.
Puerto Paz is now available in Indie Massachusetts, a collection of books from local indie authors available exclusively on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform. This collection is available to patrons of participating libraries all across the state/region.
If you see your library does not currently have access to Indie Massachusetts, please let me or Indie Massachusetts know so we can let your local librarian know how they can adopt the indie author programs to easily promote local authors!
NEW: I AM OFFERING E-BOOK VERSIONS OF MY BOOK FOR FREE, for an indefinite period of time! Download using this Dropbox cloud-storage link (link had been previously set to expire November 4, 2020, but I changed my mind and removed the expiration date).
WIN a free paperback print of the recently released novel “Puerto Paz” &, for a limited time, download the e-book for FREE! https://puertopaz.weebly.com/sweepstakes.html : modern Huck Finn for adults featuring an intelligent black athlete who travels a former USA split by extremism
I'm releasing the book for sale today! The print book will start out being available only on Amazon, and the e-book only on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but I'll be making it available on other platforms as soon as those other platforms complete their review and approval processes.
Formatting of the book hit a few snags, and has been proceeding more slowly than anticipated. I'm currently planning to release three versions of the book relatively soon (hopefully by April 15, and maybe sooner so that people stuck at home during the Covid-19 pandemic can have something new to keep them entertained):
The book is currently in the hands of formatters ("interior design"). Estimating release in March, 2020, perhaps April.
Getting ready to send the book out for final editing. Have I mentioned previously that everything takes way longer than anticipated, especially when you're fitting writing in around a stressful day job with long hours?
The editing process has been way more difficult than writing the first draft. I'm now at the point where the story is what the story is, and I'm just looking to clean up the grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. before getting the book formatted and ready to publish.
My manuscript is finally in the hands of a professional free-lance editor. One step closer to being ready to publish, but how extensive my revisions need to be after getting the editor's comments back will dictate much of what the schedule looks like from here.