Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PUNCs E-volve!

Announcing the Outerplanetary (Extraordinary) People E-Book

My five-article series, Outerplanetary (Extraordinary) People, contains some of my most popular writing. These essays on Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto have endured for two decades, originally published in the 1990s in Mark Lerner’s excellent astrology magazine, Welcome to Planet Earth, and on several web sites, including The Radical Virgo. It has long been my goal to create an e-book of the articles for easier access, reading, and reference in PDF format. The OPP e-version also makes a great gift for your most unusual, astro-savvy friends who are Plutonian, Uranian, Neptunian and/or Chironic.

One of the things I’m learning as an author/publisher is that people like the choice of having material in many different formats. Our developing digital world allows for a number of them.  I am thrilled to offer you this newest “inkarnation” of the PUNC articles. (My press is called New Inkarnation Media.) Each format offers me an opportunity to update the material and to consider where I want to take it next. One place is to a lecture and workshop duo, the first one slated for Tucson on May 13-14. (See sidebar.)

Here’s a glimmer of things to come. Since Christmas, I’ve been the proud owner of a Kindle e-reader. Given my former work in a government agency whose mission was waste prevention and recycling, e-books feel right to me from both an eco-planetary and versatility perspective. I am in the process of having Chiron and Wholeness: A Primer and Outerplanetary (Extraordinary) People converted to files which can be read on devices like the Kindle, Nook, etc. These should be available on Amazon’s Kindle Store, at Barnes & Noble, and other popular e-reader sites within the next two months. I will announce it when you can purchase them there.

The graphic-rich PDF format is very different from the stripped down, minimal pictures, and primarily black-and-white environment of most e-readers. Still, this rendering is efficient and has the advantage of being accessible to millions on a key word search. Amazon is the largest bookstore in the world. There are books available in the Kindle Store on astrology. You can access them on your smart phones and e-readers. However, the titles are somewhat limited at this stage of e-volution. I look forward, like a true PUNC, to being on the leading edge and bringing more details of this adventure back to you. I plan to convert a lot of already-written material into e-reader books in the months to come.

In a million years, when I was a kid, I would have never imagined how books would change forms the way they are now. I find it exciting and am thrilled to be a part of it!

Purchase Outerplanetary (Extraordinary) People in my store on the sidebar or on my Writer Joyce Mason Publications  page.


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I have often been the fortunate recipient of Joyce Mason's wisdom. It takes a Radical Virgo and someone truly PUNC (Plutonian, Uranian, Neptunian, and Chironic) to have the incredible insights that she expounds in her work. They have helped me to understand myself (also a PUNC) and I have also had the added benefit of her work helping me to become a better astrologer. Thank you, Joyce!

~ Deanna Frank

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