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New edition

The self-publishing business is a demanding enterprise that requires constant attention and frequent tweaking.  After much consideration, I have decided to republish (and revise) all my previous writings under a single tittle to provide an enhanced experience and more value for my readers. It will also facilitate my task and spare me many a headache. Hence, where there was three before, you will now find one only. The “new” volume will be release shortly, just on time for the end-of-the-year holidays, and simultaneously in digital and paperback formats.

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The “Book of Heretic Mysticism” will combine the three following tittles, which will be “unpublished” and no longer available for purchase:

  1. The Whisperings of the Protogenos: A Mystical Experience
  2. The Oracles of the Doubter: Re-discovering the Gospel of Thomas
  3. The Verses of the Fool: Esoteric Intimations

I am very enthusiastic about this new development, and I hope my audience will share in my excitement.

And since I am on the subject of publishing, I can tell I am currently working on a novel. But that is still a long way to go…

Updating your books to their latest versions

One benefit of being self-published is that I am free to revise the content of my books without preparing a new edition. Every week since their date of release I have made important and minor revisions to all my books, adding material, editing for grammar, style, clarity, emending and amending. Whispering of the Protogenos, for instance, now has a dozen new pages compared to the “original” edition. I owe it to my readers to offer the best content I am capable of writing and correct any mistake or weakness my books may contain. I am told Walt Whitman revised Leaves of Grass (first published in 1855) multiple times until his death in 1892.

What does it all mean to the reader? If you liked one of my books, you certainly want to own the most complete, improved edition without necessarily having to buy a new copy every so often; and this can easily be done.

For all Kindle digital versions of my books, you can have updates automatically performed for free by amazon.com

How to have your Kindle books automatically updated:

  1. Go to Amazon.com (or to your own country’s Amazon domain)
  2. Go to “Manage Your Content and Devices”
  3. Switch to “Settings” tab
  4. Find “Automatic Book Update,” and turn it on.

If you do not want Kindle to automatically update your digital content, you can keep the automatic option off and update your Kindle book(s) manually:

  1. Go to Amazon.com (or to your own country’s Amazon domain)
  2. Go to “Manage Your Content and Devices”
  3. Check your Kindle books list.
  4. If any book has a newer version, you will see the “Update Available” button on the right side.
  5. Click it to replace the original book with the newest version.

I enrolled all my books in the Kindle MatchBook program. If you bought a paperback version on any amazon store, you are entitled to the most recent digital copy at a substantial discount. When you log in to amazon.com check the page for the book you already own, and you should see an offer such as follows:

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In the example above, if you had bought a hard copy of Whisperings of the Protogenos on amazon.com (or on your own country’s Amazon domain) you could purchase the most recently updated digital version for less than $2.