Paradigm Unhinged Radio Interview 04/16/14

I’ll be interviewed live on the Paradigm Unhinged radio show, Wed., April 16th at 9pm EDT, talking about my book series on D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases):

The books in the series are:

Greyland: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 1
Oceandeep: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 2
Stargate: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 3 (will be available for preorder in April 2014)
TBA: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 4 (projected release date Fall 2014)



Oceandeep Kindle Countdown Deal

The ebook of my novel “Oceandeep: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 2″ is on a Kindle Countdown Deal right now on the US and UK sites, big savings!

Preorder ebooks yay or nay?

Writer David Sloma ( asks if readers like to preorder ebooks, and if authors have had success with them? He’s thinking of putting his upcoming novel Stargate: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) Book 3 on a Smashwords presale, which will make the ebook available for preorder on Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords, starting at the end of March 2014.

“Cyber” free until the end of today

It’s the last day of Read an Ebook Week. Lots of free and discounted ebooks until the end of today on Smashwords! I’ve got a freebie there (my short scifi story Cyber) and big discounts on the rest:

What I did the other day

Scratchy scratch scratch!

Selfpublish Your Ebook and Paperbook Workshop

I’m putting on a workshop later this month. Here are the details from the event:

Selfpublish Your Ebook and Paperbook Workshop
Saturday March 22nd, 2014, 10am-4pm
The Gallery, 115 Birmingham St Toronto

Do you want to publish a book or an ebook but don’t know where to start?

Afraid of high costs? Where and how do you sell it? How do you get it on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, or Barnes and Nobel? What about paper copies into book stores? ISBN numbers? Covers? Editing? Formatting?

Experienced author David Sloma is on the bleeding edge of the selfpublishing revolution. He will answer these questions for you and more.

He’s got over 20 titles for sale in ebook and/or paper versions on sites such as, Apple iBooks/iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Scribd, Google Play, and many others, internationally.

He’ll share his knowledge as a selfpublished author on how you can produce your own ebooks and paperbacks for very little, or even no upfront costs – and still publish professional books that sell.

Sound impossible? Well, David’s done just that many times over. Let him show you how in this brave new publishing world.

Topics covered:
-Why selfpublishing isn’t a dirty word anymore
-Introduction to the new selfpublishing landscape and the state of the traditional publishing industry
-Do I need an agent?
-Contracts, deals, and lawyers
-Royalty rates for selfpublishers; much higher than in traditional publishing
-Should I still try to land a traditional publishing deal, too?
-Planning your book
-Editing your manuscript for publication
-Cover design options
-Formatting your digital files for multiple ebook readers
-Producing a paperback book from your digital files
-Audiobook options and production overview
-Pricing your books
-Distributing your books and placing them for sale with major sites like Amazon and iTunes
-Getting your books into brick and mortar bookstores
-Websites for authors
-Advertising myths and truths
-Innovative promotion for indies
-Affiliate links to drive sales and increase revenue
-Video as a promotional tool and specific considerations
-The best marketing you can do for your books

You will leave this class with enough tools to selfpublish your own professional-quality books without spending a bundle, or going into debt.

The site of the class has a TTC bus to the door (110 from Islington station), or it’s a short walk from the Lakeshore and Islington streetcar (504, which runs down to Queen St and to the Longbranch TTC/GO station at the far west end).

There is free, underground parking on-site, but come a few minutes early to arrange it.

Wheelchair accessible.

Complimentary organic coffee made with filtered water, and cookies/cake provided.

Tickets $275 Early Bird until March 15. More info:

The event will be live streamed online for those who cannot attend. Live stream tickets:

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“Read an Ebook Week” at Smashwords

It’s “Read an Ebook Week” at Smashwords. There’s deep discounts on ebooks and also lots of freebies until March 8. Look me up:

Cover for my new novel Stargate

My latest book is almost complete! It’s all written (and has been for some time). Right now, the final editing touches are being put on it. The title is “Stargate: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 3.” Here is the cover. Will tweak some of the back cover text slightly before the launch, soon, but the graphic design is done. It’s another great cover by Mel (let her know I sent ya!) at

Sign up for my email newsletter to get notified about a discounted price on the ebook’s preorder – plus so much other kewl stuff you won’t believe it! ;)


My novel Brainjob #91 on Amazon Kindle>Science Fiction>Cyberpunk

It’s always good to see my books doing well! It warms an author’s heart! Today I see that my novel “Brainjob” is 91 in the Top 100 on Amazon(US): #91 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk.

Buy Direct From Me
Brainjob ePub
ebook (more formats coming soon) – instant download, secure credit card billing:
Brainjob paperback signed – mailed to you in USA/Canada,  instant secure credit card billing:

Video from the screening in November

I screened my documentary film “Liberty Village – Somewhere in Heaven” last November at the Gallery at 115 Birmingham Street, Toronto. I did an intro to the film, then answered questions from the audience after:

The film is available for instant rental/purchase, and on DVD. Be sure to contact me after you purchase the film, with proof of purchase (or better yet, buy it from me), and I’ll give you access to an hour of bonus footage!