After a slew of research and discussions back and forth, my book will be launched on Amazon.com rather than Smashwords. The marketing power and reach of the Amazon brand and all the Amazon worldwide stores were about twice the reach of Smashwords and Barnes and Noble combined.
There is a Kindle reader app for all tablets and computers and the book should be available tomorrow, August 8th.
Look – it is better than Sharknado…at least the book has a plot…and it costs less than a pack of cigarettes.
Sad, but that’s about the extent of my marketing campaign. Oh, and this:
A wife is killed and a husband critically wounded in the Boston Marathon bombing – it was an act of terrorism – but was it also an assassination attempt?
This tragedy initiates a chain of events that tie past to future and forces into the open revelations of a life lived in secret. The story goes back to 1989 when, in partnership with rogue elements in the Chinese government, a young American businessman was kidnapped by the largest and most ambitious Triad in China, the Sun Ye On. The Chinese government wants him for his DNA – but the head of the SYO Triad wants him for a slightly different reason. One man’s unique genetic makeup holds the key to advanced weapons, assassination tools and genetic poisons.
The American Mandarin is the first book in the thirty year story of Michael Scott and his family. It is the story of domestic and international political intrigue, espionage, genetic manipulation, the science of epigenetics (genetic memory) and how Michael, his wife Catherine (a federal prosecutor) and their unsuspecting family gets caught in the middle of a generational battle between two superpowers and their proxies. To find out what happens next, download:
The American Mandarin
M. Eugene Smith
M. Eugene Smith
The American Mandarin
A Michael Scott Novel
Copyright © 2013 M. Eugene Smith
Kindle Edition License Notes:
This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Amazon.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.
This book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Real events and locations have been used to create an aura of realism but no connection or causation is implied.
I would like to thank my wife for her help in editing my first attempt at writing a novel. I hope every reader enjoys it as much as I did writing it. Please watch for more in the Scott family saga, a story of intrigue, espionage, genetic manipulation, the science of epigenetics (genetic memory) and how an unsuspecting American family gets caught in the middle of a generational battle between two superpowers and their proxies. The next installment entitled What Lies Beneath is coming soon.
6 thoughts on “Book Update: The American Mandarin”
I’m glad you went with Amazon. Honestly, I’d never heard of Smashwords.
They kinda were one of the first sites that did this sort of thing but there are just too many advantages for me on Amazon since I’m not a professional word putter together kind of person.
I disagree. I think you’re a very, very good word putter-together-type person.
Blade word putter or Mid- size mallet Putter ??
Put – er. I told you I was no good at this.
Congratulations! I’ll order it tomorrow; my reading time should be ample over the next couple of days, so I’ll try to get a Goodreads review out there for you. Peace be with you, as always, and good luck! –Kelly