Shortly after my book Holding Breath: A Memoir of AIDS’ Wildfire Days was published, I started a little tradition of making the Kindle/ebook version of it free for a few days starting on December 1st, in commemoration of World AIDS Day.
So have at it with my compliments, and feel free to share this post with people you know.
I’m posting this for those who might have missed it yesterday. The Kindle version of my new book of poetry (which contains the five poems included in my first book, Holding Breath: A Memoir of AIDS’ Wildfire Days, along with many others), A Rough Deliverance: Collected Poems 1983-2013, is FREE on Amazon through this Sunday (11/24/13). The link is below. I’m hoping to get some reviews on the Amazon page and elsewhere by doing this; it really makes a big difference. After Sunday the price of the Kindle version will go back up to $3.99. The print version will be available within the next few days (and will be eligible for the new “MatchBook” program, through which someone who buys the print version can also get the Kindle version for a substantially discounted price–in this case, 99 cents).
For those who already downloaded the book early yesterday, when the promotion started, I wanted to let you know that I made some late changes to the text a little later in the day–I changed the Preface, and added a list of the poems at the beginning to make them easier to find within the book. If those things matter to you, you may want to re-download the book.
OK–no more changes any time soon! Here’s the link:
I could swear that I posted this last night (maybe things are catching up to me after all!), but it’s not here now. So, again, the Kindle version of my new book, A Rough Deliverance: Collected Poems 1983-2013, is now free (its usual price is $2.99), and will be through this Sunday, 11/24. I’d love to have as many people as possible read it now that I’ve finally put it together. If you do pick it up, it would be especially helpful if you would leave a review on its Amazon page (or anywhere else, really!).
For something of a preview, you can read a few of the poems in some of my recent posts here. The poems are about things like love, music, AIDS (and losing someone I loved to it), travel, God, suicide, alcoholism, chance encounters, sex, ambition, hope, and many other things–I’ve had a lot to think, and write, about in the past thirty years.
Here’s the link again. I hope that I’m not dreaming that I’m posting this one too!