Sunday, December 26, 2010

Memories of Summer

It is easy in these cold dark days to forget the glories of Summer!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The winter sun shines dimly...

The Sun.
Le Soleil, el Sol, die Sonne, il Sole,
de Zon, an grian,

I prefer to call it
the sculptor of beauty,
the painter of colour,
the source of all.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New translations

I am delighted to report that the new translations of 'About Time' into French ('Du Temps') and German ('Uber die Zeit') are proving to be quite popular with over three hundred downloads in a fortnight.

The market for ebooks has been led by the US but the rest of the world is awakening to the great potential of digital publishing.

Maybe a Spanish or even Chinese translation next???

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

German tranlation of 'About Time'

Good news for ereaders in Germany!

'About Time' is now available free to download:

'Uber die Zeit'

Saturday, October 2, 2010


The downloads of my novels continue to grow.

To date this year the number of downloads has exceeded 4,500!!!

The main sites are:

In French!!

My novel About Time has now been epublished in French.

It is called Du Temps and is available for free download from:

Enjoy this Irish novel in French.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The CITE: June 2010 e-book sales statistics

The CITE: June 2010 e-book sales statistics: "E-book sales statistics for June 2010 have been released by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) via IDPF. Trade e-book sales were $..."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Who reads anymore?

There was a time - not too long past - when a trip to the library was a joyful event. Time breezed by in the dim light as the eyes strained to read the spines of books laid out along shelves that went from ceiling to floor.

The satisfaction of the well-chosen set of novels tucked underarm made the walk home in the evening gloom a daydreaming delight. It was the expectation of hours of pleasurable reading and learning that created the warm feeling.

How many young people experience such simple pleasures now? Life has moved on and I venture to say that library attendance figures have fallen. The draw of computer game, TV or DVD has led to the type of instant gratification that reading doesn't provide.

Maybe the advent of ebooks will pave a way for the re-introduction of reading to young people. The modern iPad or other eReader fits more into the arsenal of gadgetry that the young feel at home with. Even the iPhone can provide a reading vehicle.

The modern library may be more like a computer gadget room than a physical book repository. Should we bemoan this development? Not if young people start reading again.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Good news!

Downloads of my work have tipped the 2000 mark this week!

Slowly the work is getting out there. I even had the luxury of turning down a proffered contract to take over my works!! I'll never cede control or ownership of material to third parties - that day is gone along with the prospective fate of all bricks and mortar publishers.

Oh for the work to go viral...

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Book of poetry

I have just published my first book of poetry -

'Poems from a Life'

Download free from http://www.smashwords/books/view/13583

Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Web Site

Just set up my new website under my own domain name.

Hope you like it!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ebooks for your PDA

I have made my ebooks available !!FREE!! to download to your PDA (personal digital assistant or your mobile, blackberry etc.)

Go to and search for des greene in search box.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Last day of 'Read an eBook Week 2010'

What a successful week it has been!

'The Island' is lying no.9 in the Smashwords Literary Best Seller list and 'About Time' and 'Couples' are 12th and 13th!!!

With just one day remaining I hope the momentum is maintained and the top spot beckons!

Monday, March 8, 2010

People enjoy free ebooks!

Just one day has passed and some sixty five people have availed of the free ebooks for 'Read an eBook Week 2010'

Pass the word about -

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Read an Ebook Week

It is just a few hours into 'Read an eBook Week' and already 5 full downloads of 'The Island' have been made.

These are completely free!!

Hope you all enjoy the works and I'd be delighted to get your comments or feedback.

Happy ereading!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Read an eBook Week 7-13th March 2010

This is read an eBook week.

As a special incentive to get you all reading eBooks I have set the price of all my ebooks on to ZERO!!!!!!!

Hope you enjoy reading your eBooks and if you get a chance I'd welcome any reviews or comments.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

About Time - the cover story!

Thanks to my wife Clare Greene ( for the great cover art for my first book "About Time".

It is particularly apt as there is a chapter where Louise and her erstwhile lover undertake to model in the nude for a class of art students. What a happy coincidence!

The Island the cover story!

This shot of a seagull was taken on a trip to Schelig Michael, the island that was the metaphysical inspiration for the philosophical novel "The Island".

Great feeling of freedom to the shot.

New Irish Philosophical Novel

There has been some recent debate in the Irish media about the role of modern Irish writing particularly criticizing it for not addressing modern Irish paradigms.

Well here at last is a modern Irish philosophical novel - "The Island" - available from as of this week.

This novel ignores the long tradition of Catholic-laden Irish experience and seeks to look forward with confidence in an emerging Irish philosophical voice.

Unlike the spiritual metaphysics of the late John Moriarty, this novel sees the world of the philosophy of science as the basis for a new ontological reality.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Arts Recession

In tough times the easiest decision to make is to cut out discretionary spending on the arts - whether it is attending live performances of theatre or music or those too rare purchases of works that have struck a chord somewhere.

Yet it is the arts that helps us transcend the mundane bleakness of our economic woes. The relative cost/value of the arts is not measurable on the vulgar scales that weigh our monetary values.

In these times of penury, art is the best investment for the soul.