Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shopping for Pirates of the Narrow Seas

I've had some queries about how to purchase Pirates of the Narrow Seas. First of all, let me thank the fans and readers who have emailed and/or posted on their blogs. I appreciate your support, and I'm glad you're enjoying the books! I had fun writing them and I hope everyone has fun reading them.

Pirates of the Narrow Seas is available in paperback and ebooks.

You can buy the paperbacks at,, or many other online booksellers. Please note that the cover price is $18 US -- some online resellers are jacking up the price. There is no good reason why you should pay more than $18 US for them. If you're a budget conscious shopper, sometimes discount offers are made through To be apprised of such things, subscribe to Keibooks-Announce at googlegroups dot com. It is an announcement only elist that sends 0 - 6 emails a month. It will not spam you.

For those of you who dislike giving a credit card online, or who don't have a credit card or debit card with Visa/Mastercard enabled, there are some alternatives. For example, you could use PayPal. Or, since the books have ISBN numbers, you can order them through a brick and mortar bookstore. You can get the ISBNs by visiting any of the online retailers. An ISBN is an 'international standard book number' and is used by publishers and retailers around the world. If you've got it, you can order the book from just about anywhere.

Another economical way to get the books is to buy the ebook versions. The first two are out in ebook formats for a variety of devices. You can get it through Kindle, iBookstore,,, and other ebooksellers. The Kindle version is especially accessible -- text to speech is enabled on all books.

Further, you do not need a Kindle device. You can download the Kindle software for Mac, PC, iPad, and other devices and systems. (The software is free, but doesn't do everything the reader does. For example, it does not do text to speech.) The ebooks are less expensive than the paperback, but you will need a charge card or Visa/Mastercard enabled debit card or a gift certificate.

For those of you who do not have charge cards and would like to shop online, it is possible to purchase a Visa or Mastercard gift card. These can be very convenient, but check the fine print -- many of them charge monthly fees, service fees, or other charges.

It is also possible to read the first book, The Sallee Rovers, for free right here on this site. Look up to the right. The rough draft was originally posted at and is still archived there, but note that the paperback and ebook supercede it. The paperback and ebook are identical. All that differs is the method you use to read them.

Thank you all who are reading, reviewing, and recommending Pirates of the Narrow Seas. Please feel free to email me with your questions and comments.


M. Kei

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