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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

eBooks are definitely not the future

Archive friend, Chris Scott Wilson (Archive interview HERE) has provided the Archive with the following press release which is sure to be of interest to any Archive readers who love well written westerns - and ain't that all of us!

“Ebooks are not the future. Ebooks are now. Tomorrow has already become today. ,” a spokesman for Boson Books of North Carolina USA states. Development and heavy promotion of ebook readers has forced publishers to expand their ebook lists, and the public is now embracing that wider choice. “We certainly think ebooks are a solution for readers who live in rural areas where visiting bookstores may be difficult. Boson has been releasing ebooks for over seventeen years and know readers appreciate quality.”

Today, Boson Books of Raleigh, North Carolina USA releases the next two titles of their exclusive six ebook contract with author Chris Scott Wilson to be distributed worldwide. Both westerns, in The Copper City, fans of Quantro can follow the next step of his story where he learns what ‘Fire in the hole’ really means. A tale of a completely different kind is Desperadoes. Bad guys are bad guys. Right? Wrong. There’s no such thing as all black. No such thing as all white. And no such thing as all good or all bad. The truth is many shades of grey. Sometimes the good guys can be the bad guys. And the bad guys? Sometimes they can be, well, nearly good. When bounty hunter Preacher Creech oversteps the line, the desperadoes he’s hunting stop in their tracks and instead become the hunters.

A spokesman for Boson Publishers says, “We feel the Western genre is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance due to the success of the movie True Grit, justifying our decision to reissue six of Chris’ westerns in the new ebook formats. Westerns are not just popular in America, but also worldwide for their gritty realism.”

“As part of catering to diverse tastes, we have signed author Chris Scott Wilson who writes historical novels, history books and westerns and we believe the authenticity of his stories appeals to readers worldwide. Chris’ first release with us in Australia is Double Mountain Crossing, an atmospheric western. Another four Old West adventures will follow.”

Chris comments, “If our parents’ generation grew up on Hollywood westerns, then my generation grew up on TV westerns. Wagon Train, Rawhide, Bronco Lane, Have Gun Will Travel and many others. We loved them. There’s something raw and exciting about a man, his Winchester and his horse, standing up to whatever that untamed country can throw at him.” Asked about Double Mountain Crossing, Chris reflects, “People think money is the answer to everything. It isn’t. When Morgan Clay finds a mountain full of gold, he thinks his troubles are over, but they’re just beginning.”

While reviewer John Barchan wrote “Chris has provided the ‘E’ (Entertainment) factor in this action-packed tale,” another reviewer Mike Eastwood stated Chris is “a clever descriptive writer with a wealth of knowledge about all his characters. Whether real or fictional, painstaking research into the subjects and places really has paid off. I strongly recommend this book.” He awarded it five stars. Best-selling author Clive Cussler perhaps has the last word, writing of Chris that he has, “a beautiful way with words...”

Chris Scott Wilson explains, “As a writer, I want every reader to smell that thin sheen of oil on their fingers after cleaning a Colt or sniff the gunsmoke after they’ve squeezed the trigger. I want them to hear the empty brass cartridges as they scatter or the jangle of spurs and clomping of boots on the boardwalk, the rattle of bit between a horse’s teeth. I want them to slide a foot in the stirrup and grunt as they heave themselves up into the saddle, and to experience the motion of that live animal beneath them as the sun beats in their faces and the wind claws their hair. I want them to relish every moment as they come along with me on that exhilarating ride into an adventure.” Chris pauses. “What I really want is a new generation of readers to discover the excitement of the Old West, and they’ll then share the secret the rest of us already know.”

The Copper City and Desperadoes by Chris Scott Wilson are available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells and other leading online retailers. To read sample chapters, please visit Boson Books website : then choose Fiction, Westerns. Or visit Chris’ own website:

Find out for yourself. Double Mountain Crossing by Chris Scott Wilson is available now from, Whitcoulls or Infibeam and other leading on-line retailers. To read a sample chapter visit : or the author’s own website:

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