Happy Read an Ebook Week!

We are fast approaching Read an Ebook Week, a week that encourages readers to pick up the digital device of their choice and download a new book to read.

Banner promoting Smashwords' Read an Ebook Week with artistic cartoon woman reading a book on a device and the link to the promo at smashwords.com/shelves/promos

I’m excited to announce that my books, 2149: Emergence and Haiku Ponderings, will be available as part of a promotion on Smashwords to celebrate Read an Ebook Week 2023! This is a chance to get my book, along with books from many other great authors, at a discount so you can get right to reading.

You will find the promo here starting on March 5, so save the link:


If you wouldn’t mind taking part in promoting this celebration of Ebooks and reading, please feel free to share this promo with your friends and family. Just share the link to this post to anyone who would love a chance to find their next favorite book and, as the name suggests, read an ebook!

Thank you for your help and support! Happy reading!

Laura Maverik is an orphaned programmer who lives in a virtual reality completely cutoff from the suffering that plagues the world. But how will she cope when a glitch takes her out of her virtual sanctuary and into the real world?

By 2149 the ubiquitous use of virtual reality creates a failed utopia, a system of indentured servitude, and the virtual division of society. In theory, the VR Initiative of 2051 intended to save the planet from overpopulation, promote equality, and help the Earth heal from human-caused environmental destruction. In practice, it allowed The VR Corporation to silently create a planet-wide totalitarian regime and enslave a global workforce all for the sake of keeping humanity “safe” inside a virtual reality.

After spending eighteen years in the VR, Laura finds herself back in this damaged and unforgiving world she tried to escape. She’s anxious to return to her life in the VR, but forces reveal a different world than the one she remembers. She learns of a resistance movement fighting to free humanity from enslavement and discovers the true legacy of her deceased parents.

Can Laura help free humanity from a corrupt corporation and restore her parents’ legacy before it’s too late?

​If you liked the dystopian worlds of Brave New World, 1984, or Ready Player One, then you’ll want to read about the dystopia created by the VR Corporation in 2149.

NOTE: This ebook is also available for check out in U.S. libraries using apps such as OverDrive, BorrowBox, and Bibliotheca. Ask your local librarian how to sign-up.

Haiku Ponderings

A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life

My haiku poetry collection is available as an ebook on 10+ retailers worldwide!

This collection contains over 100 haiku and 5 mini essays focused on Mindfulness, Gratitude, Compassion, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. If you listened to the first season to The Haiku Pond podcast, then some of these haiku will sound familiar. I used the same themes for both the ebook and the podcast. More details here.

Currently available on the following retailers: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, and more!

NOTE: This ebook is also available for check out in U.S. libraries using apps such as OverDrive and Biblioteca. Ask your local librarian how to sign-up.

Follow the link below to download your copy today!

Published by Anthony

A creative soul expressing himself thru sci-fi stories, haiku, & podcasts. Podcast 🎙 host of Blinded by Science & The Haiku Pond. Visit my website to explore my creations: anthonynanfito.com.

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