Dave Howard

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I'm an SW engineer in Silicon Valley working in the back end of customer support. Writing and photography provide me an outlet for a different sort of creativity that the job doesn't provide.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I was an early adopter of the Sony eReader. Indeed, I probably got in too soon. :) The next generation improved speed and weight considerably. Currently, I use a Kindle. They are relatively cheap: perhaps because of the embedded advertising that comes with the device. They also seem to work smoothly, in terms of loading and access to your books. The process for getting books onto a Sony eReader was painful at times.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The only real marketing I have done is to family and friends on Facebook. I would not really consider that as an "effective" technique. Nonetheless, I have built and am growing a small, but consistent group of fans.
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Price: Free! Words: 27,120. Language: American English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Dave Howard. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Ellen had a secret. In all of the world, it was something only she knew. That was how she wanted it. And her worst fear was that somehow, someday, her secret might be exposed. And her most secret desire was that somehow, someday, her secret might become known--and no longer be her secret any more.


Death Before Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,960. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The world stands divided. A great Wall divides the world with magic from the world without. To the west, men live without knowledge or memory of magic. They also live free of the curse of the great Dragon. The east lies under the Dragon's power and lives in fear and darkness. The Wall, however, is weakening. When it falls, will all of the world fall under the Dragon's sway?

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