Tuesday, January 30, 2018

You, too, Can Get Audible Vacuum County

On the 24th of January, an event was held at our Village computer center to help people learn how to download Audible Vacuum County. In preparation  for that event, I made a few videos to explain what Audible is and how to download the free book

My interest in Audible began with F.L. Light, so it was only right that my demonstration of how Audible works began with his translation of the Iliad. But as I thought more about it, I realized that the reason Light preferred to listen to Vacuum County rather than to read it with his eyes was his almost archaic insistence that poetry and literature are best appreciated as oral culture. However, the need for a simple tutorial about how to download a free book became apparent as the event approached.

The above tutorial was available on each computer at the computer center on the day of the event.

After the event was over, I shared the recorded livestream with Bow, so that he did not miss anything.

If you are reading this at home, you, too, can see everything that happened. And you, too, can get a free copy of Vacuum County.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Publicity for Vacuum County

Kelly Clear and Audible Vacuum County have been in the news again.

Kelly Clear in the Grant County Journal 
This makes the second news article about Audible Vacuum County since it came out. I have compiled highlights of the clippings as a video, here:

I loved the way Vacuum County was characterized as a Western novel in the article by Kim Jorgensen in the Grant County Journal. I also noticed that she used the same font as the one in the title on the book cover. Since I have been having such trouble with genre identification, I really want to embrace the Western characterization. I even rethought how I might identify some of my other novels in terms of their position on a compass rose.

If Vacuum County is a Western, then Our Lady of Kaifeng  is an Eastern, in which case Theodosia and the Pirates must be a Southern, and that makes The Few Who Count a Northern.

Vacuum County really is a Western, if you take the long view of it. It is a Western in the same sense that the word "Western" is used in "History of Western Civilization".