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Decisions, decisions: should Flow stay free on this site?

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This is the deal: the fine folks at Amazon have offered to make Flow a borrow-able book in the Kindle Lending Library (I think this is a perk for Amazon Prime customers, plus a few other close friends of Jeff Bezos.) That would be kind of cool, and other first-time authors on their bulletin boards say it’s a great way for me to get some exposure over there through borrowing and promotional opportunities. The downside, though, is I have to double-pinky-promise that I can’t distribute Flow electronically in any other way. So the free PDFs here on Benawrite would be a n0-no.

So I’ll leave it up to you folks here: do I toss my six or so loyal Benawrite readers under the bus, so to speak, to join the Amazon juggernaut, propelling me to Fame and Fortune? Or do I dance with them that brought me, and keep dribbling out the chapters here for free?

PS. You can buy the whole dang thing on Kindle for 99 cents anyway. So by “Fortune” I meant, “enough money to buy the Grande instead of the Tall coffee”.

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Flow in paperback, now available

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Ahh… nothing quite like the smell of a nice new book. Sure, the recently typo-expunged Kindle edition is great, but some people just prefer the heft and taste of a real genuine book, like Gutenberg intended.

So now you’ve got a choice!

Buy Flow on Kindle for only 99 cents– hurry, before they run out of electrons!

Buy Flow in a shatterproof paperback edition direct from the publisher for $8– a little more expensive, yes, but remember you can always burn it for warmth or use it to prop up the edge of a coffee table. Plus, your grandchildren will stare in amazement someday– “Wow! Is that from a museum?”

Buy Flow directly from me, complete with signature, for $10– that includes $2 for shipping and “handling”– whatever that’s supposed to mean. It’s not like I’m going to wear cotton gloves or anything. But I promise to try not to sneeze on it. For a signed copy or two or six, contact me.

Flow Chapter 8

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The craziness of Guildfayre is over, and it’s time to take a breath. Or at least you’d think. But it’s not that kind of book! Violette has escaped with Sal and Cabrese, but the Mayor is fuming, and she’s likely to try to strike back quickly. What’s her deal, anyway?

Flow chapter 8

Begone, foul typos!

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Thanks to Norman and Vicki Pollack, several evil typos have been expunged. Yay! The Kindle Edition has been updated. It’s still only 99 cents– what a bargain! At that price, you can’t afford not to buy it!*

For those of you who already bought Flow on Kindle, you ought to get an email from Kindle support in next few days offering to upload the latest version at no charge. You’ll lose your bookmarks if you do this, but ooo it’s worth it.

*It’s a figure of speech. Please don’t correct my math.

Flow chapter 7

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This is a long chapter and the first big turning point. The guilds are trying to recruit the top talent– but the most talented girl of all really doesn’t seem very interested in the traditional guilds. What does that have to do with dog breeding? Read on to find out!

Flow chapter 7

Flow chapter 6

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We’re well into the meat of things– things that may not be as they seem. What’s up with that crazy mayor? Who’s killing off the Wands, and how? And what happens when a Staff tries to fly? Questions, questions…

Flow chapter 6

There’s been a spike in visitors here, (not sure why, maybe just good karma, or maybe Google confused Benawrite with JKRowling.com. Yay!

Flow chapter 5

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Panic at the docks– churning Flow, a Wand is attacked, and suspicions fly. Back at school, tossing stones to pass the time. That guy Vix is a real jerk (he was named before the Falcons quarterback was arrested for torturing dogs, that’s just an eerie coincidence.) I’ll have fun messing with him later!

Flow chapter 5