In our twenty-fifth
year, Beta V has produced both fiction and non-fiction books and other
content since 1992. Our principle author, William Vaughn
WR Vaughn for his New Adult (over 18) titles.
Beta V has had nine best-selling titles published independently and by
major publishers including Microsoft Press, APress and Addison Wesley.
Since 2010, Beta V published seven five-star titles independently published through CreateSpace and
Mr. Vaughn is
currently writing popular
fiction in both young-adult and new-adult (over 18) genres. So far, there are six books in these fiction
genres and more on the way. He's also published a number of short
stories on Medium and
William spends a portion of his day providing assistance to other
authors, the community at large, as well as those needing help navigating today's complex technical
world. You can find him on
would be delighted to chat.
Where to Buy Our Books
The answer to this question is not that simple. When you buy from an
independent publisher like Beta V, you have to decide where you want
your money to go. If you walk into Barnes and Noble to order one of our
books, we get less than s$.75 a copy for a $14.95 title.
However, if you buy from CreateSpace the printer, we get a little more
than half of the sale price, about $6.50—a considerable difference.
Ordering through Amazon removes one of the two middle-men, so we get a
bit more, but only about $2.10/copy. If you live in the Redmond,
Washington area, McDonald's Book Exchange is one of the last remaining
independent bookstores who carries all of our fiction books--and all are
signed. We're approaching other stores in the area so ask for our
If you buy
the Kindle version, we get about half the list price (after deductions), unless the book is enrolled in
the KDP Select program, in which case we get a tiny (very tiny) share of
the revenue from of Kindle books sold plus a pay-for-page royalty. This
means, the author only gets paid for the pages you read. It is for this
reason, our latest books aren't enrolled in this program.
We're very pleased that virtually all of the reviews on all six
fiction titles have been five star. While we don't really expect that
everyone will rank our books so generously, we would appreciate and
welcome any and all
feedback. More reviews mean more exposure
on Amazon and more attention from the public. Please share your
experiences with The Seldith Chronicles and The Timkers
any way you can, even if you drop me a private note.
William characterizes his early work as "technical fiction" in 2008, he
refocused his efforts
on young adult titles. The result
The Seldith Chronicles, a
series of books following the exploits of a forest elf no taller than
a Shiitake mushroom. He likes to say these books are written
specifically to treat "Harry Potter withdrawal."
The Owl Wrangler, the
first in the series, was been added to the
Lake Washington School District's Summer Reading program in 2015.
New Adult Fiction Titles
for new adult readers, under the pen name WR Vaughn,
The Timkers -- A Stitch in Time delivers an exciting, fast-paced
adventure. Readers follow Sam Harkins, a troubled young man fleeing from
the police. He finds himself in the 1930s, his favorite period in
time. After discovering the rough world of the Great Depression is very different
than he imagined, Sam meets Ruth, a girl desperate enough to work in a
brothel. They fall in love just before Sam is recaptured and forced to
return to his own time, where he has to confront his past. It's currently available in print and from
Amazon/Kindle—search for "Timkers."
Timkers - Déjà vu delivers the same thrill ride as the first. Back
in his own time, Sam Harkins again falls in love and begins a life he
hopes can be "normal" only to find his world is not really what it
appears to be. He is swept up in a journey is filled with suspense,
romance, and a frightening glimpse of the future. Sam's new love is also
transported back to rural Virginia just as the American Civil War
begins. It's currently available in print and on Kindle from CreateSpace
The Timkers - Borrowed Time Sam Harkins has
seen the future—he never wanted to go there again, but he and Avey, his
fiancée are compelled to return. In 2084, they’re faced with a despoiled
planet where the people are uploading themselves into robots to avoid
starvation. Cynthia, a soccer mom, is caught up in the intrigue, and is
soon captured by a handsome rebel bent on rescuing the planet. Cynthia
must decide to trust the rebels, or betray their plans to the
authorities—risking her own arrest. Aarden, a powerful artificial
intelligence entity, has convinced Sam there is hope, but he has to help
her gain control of the planet and, more importantly, Sam’s time
machine. Watch for this title in early summer of 2016.It's currently
available in print and on Kindle from
Amazon/Kindle—search for "Timkers."