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It is about time.

Did you know that in traditional paperback publishing authors receive only 5 to 10 % net of a book cover price? That means an average of 1 to 2 dollars for most books. The median income of authors in Canada has fallen 30% since 1998 and is now far below the poverty line. Most writers can no longer make a living at their craft. If chocolate and banana farmers turned the exploitative tide and educated consumers about their struggle to make a mere subsistence living, it is about time writers join in the movement.

Thank you for supporting your independent farmer of words and books by purchasing your digital books and audio books directly from this site. In appreciation, receive a 20 to 40% discount from the retail prices found elsewhere. That’s right. You will pay less for your wholesome food for the mind here, compared to the cost of these same books in a regular web-store–all the while contributing more potatoes to the author’s plate. In turn, a well-nourished mind will bring you more wondrous tales, poems and audio narrations. Creator and consumer then benefit in this equation of more fairness in the marketplace.

At the checkout page please use the following discount coupon codes:
20PERCENT – off for any regular single purchase.
30PERCENT – off entire purchase with 3 or more items selected (final item cost $9.05 for most books).
40PERCENT – off entire purchase with 6 or more items selected (final item cost $7.77 for most books).
The discounts are applied at the checkout page and cannot be combined.

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AUDIO BOOKS

THE SCENT OF A LIEscent 3d cd coverlr An audio book of fourteen inter-connected stories set in two charismatic towns in Portugal where characters weave in and out of the narrative. The book can be read as a novel in fragments. 2003 Caribbean & Canada Region Commonwealth Writers Prize – First Book, 2002 W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize, 2001 Canongate Short-Fiction Prize (Scotland)  Time: 254 minutes (4h 14m 46s) (unabridged) sample [purchase_link id=”2748″ style=”button” color=”yellow” text=”Purchase”]


THE MIDWIFE OF TORMENT These new sudden fictions, written concurrently to paulo da costa’s first book, The Scent of a Lie, allow the reader to revisit some of the characters from his first prize-winning book. A musical introduction performed by the author opens each story. Time 72:00  sample [purchase_link id=”2757″ style=”button” color=”white” text=”Purchase”]


THE BOOK OF CATALOGUES  – A collection of sudden fictions. The twelve stories professionally recorded in studio and read by the author have been previously published in literary magazines in Canada and internationally. A musical introduction performed by the author opens each story. Time:  47:00 sample   [purchase_link id=”2724″ style=”button” color=”orange” text=”Purchase”]


TWENTY POEMS  – These collected poems, previously published in literary magazines and anthologies across North America, Europe and Australia, and yet to be collected in book form, are now available in a professionally recorded audio book read by the author. The poems are excerpted from three separate manuscripts. The Book of Water, footnotes (English version) and other. Time: 32:00 sample [purchase_link id=”2726″ style=”button” color=”orange” text=”Purchase”]


eBOOKS

THE SCENT OF A LIEscent 3dbestlr A  book of fourteen inter-connected stories set in two charismatic towns in Portugal where characters weave in and out of the narrative. The book can be read as a novel in fragments. 2003 Caribbean & Canada Region Commonwealth Writers Prize – First Book, 2002 W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize, 2001 Canongate Short-Fiction Prize (Scotland) more [purchase_link id=”2685″ style=”button” color=”yellow” text=”Purchase”]


THE CARTOGRAPHY OF BEING3d cover judicemr This bilingual anthology of fifty one poems selected from Júdice’s extensive poetic opus covers the years of 1967 to 2005 and contains the original Portuguese poems face à face with their English translations. more [purchase_link id=”2674″ style=”button” color=”yellow” text=”Purchase”]


LINGUA PORTUGUESA

LIVROS ÁUDIO


XX POEMAS –  Coleção de vinte poemas em português selecionados de dois manuscritos de poesia intitulados: Eco(lógico) e bifocal. Inclui o clássico e longo poema: ser português. Poema difundido e publicado em diversas antologias e revistas. Livro declamado pelo autor e profissionalmente gravado em estúdio. Tempo: 27′  info [purchase_link id=”2753″ style=”button” color=”inherit” text=”Purchase” direct=”true”]


NOTAS DE RODAPÉnotas 3d cd coverlrColeção de vinte e dois poemas  declamados pelo autor e profissionalmente gravados em estúdio. Da reinterpretação mitológica patente no poema “édipo antes de édipo?” à crítica de costumes de “peregrinação” o universo poético de paulo da costa revela-nos em jeito de notas de rodapé a nossa relação  com esse grande e indecifrável texto que é a vida. Tempo: 50′   info [purchase_link id=”2751″ style=”button” color=”dark-gray” text=”Purchase”]


LIVROS DIGITAIS

O PERFUME DA MENTIRAperfume 3d capalrLivro de catorze contos interligados que se desenrolam em duas aldeias carismáticas de Portugal e podendo mesmo ser lido como um romance em retalhos. Prémio Revelação Escritores da Commonwealth (Canadá e Caraíbas),Prémio W.O. Mitchell Cidade de Calgary, Prémio Canongate – conto – Escócia. info  [purchase_link id=”2667″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]


NOTAS DE RODAPÉnotas 3dcapa2lr Coleção de vinte e dois poemas. Da reinterpretação mitológica patente no poema “édipo antes de édipo?” à crítica de costumes de “peregrinação” o universo poético de paulo da costa revela-nos em jeito de notas de rodapé a nossa relação  com esse grande e indecifrável texto que é a vida. info [purchase_link id=”2701″ style=”button” color=”dark-gray” text=”Purchase”]

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