How to download an ABNA excerpt





My sci-fi novel, “Who Saw the Deep,” made it into the semifinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award


The big question seems to be: How do you read the excerpt? It’s easy and free. You can read it in your browser, no Kindle necessary. Just follow these instructions:


How to read an excerpt if you already have an Amazon account:

1. Go to the book page: Who Saw the Deep


2. Click Buy Now with 1-click. The excerpt will go to your default device, but you can still read it in your browser.


3. You should see something that looks like: Or, start reading now in your web browser: Read Now in Kindle Cloud Reader. Click the button.


4. If you don’t get that prompt, it’s probably because you haven’t yet set up your Kindle Cloud Reader. Follow the prompts to do so:


You’ll see a screen that says it’s waiting for you in your cloud reader along with a yellow button that says: Read Now in Kindle Cloud. Click that button and you’ll go right to the excerpt in your browser.


5. When you’re done reading, it may prompt you asking if it can download the Kindle app to your computer. You don’t have to. You can click cancel if you want to at this stage.



How to read an excerpt if you DO NOT have an Amazon account:

1. Go to the book page: Who Saw the Deep


2. Click Buy Now with 1-click.


3. Follow the prompts for setting up an Amazon account (provide a userid and password).


4. Choose a device for reading the excerpt. You should see something that looks like: Deliver To: YourUserid’s Kindle Cloud Reader


5. You’ll see a screen that says it’s waiting for you in your cloud reader along with a yellow button that says: Read Now in Kindle Cloud. Click that button and you’ll go right to the excerpt in your browser.


6. When you’re done reading, it may prompt you asking if it can download the Kindle app to your computer. You don’t have to. You can click cancel if you want to at this stage.


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If you’d like to leave a review, that’d be awesome.

What’s next? May 22: Six finalists announced (picked by Penguin). Amazon customers vote to pick the winners.

Publishers Weekly reviewed my full manuscript and offered this review:

This novel is well written, original, and clever. Noah Heath has just completed his doctorate in computer science and his father suggests he give himself a break and help a local senior citizen with some handyman chores. Amelia is a woman that Jaime Heath has known since childhood. On Noah’s first day of work, he notices a flash in the sky, a silver needle, but Amelia denies seeing it. Even so, he hears her call her daughter, Leah, saying,”it’s happening again.” When he returns home, his father starts telling him about the family “artifacts,” a few chunks of old metal. Noah starts to question, and more importantly, believe his father and Amelia’s tales of centuries old invasion and the part their forebears played in it. That the power of computers is limited only by our imaginations makes the tale convincing; the lack of little green men and the highly plausible abilities of the villains make it wonderful reading. It’s a pity to classify this book as science fiction; it reads more like the ancient myths, or even fairy tales. The author really knows his characters and uses them beautifully. Perhaps he’s had centuries to develop them.




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