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To Fail With Flying Colors


Metarules of the SMF



We are proud to announce the release of two novels in 2017 by author Paul John Adams. See the links to dedicated pages above. Metarules of the SMF, a novel of gang warfare, was released on July 1, 2017. To Fail With Flying Colors, a novel on psychopathology and extreme aberrant behavior, is scheduled for a December 1, 2017 release. Check out the dedicated pages above for more information on these books, and if you read them, we look forward to seeing your reviews on Amazon or Goodreads.

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Wanna Read Somethin'?

Here are some links for finding some free books that might be off the beaten path:

Open Library
Presscom, home of Beware the Cat!
Archive.org Is it different from Open Library? Find out!
Many Books
Sacred Texts
Ancient Texts
In Parenthesis
CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts

Our Editing Projects:

We are not currently seeking new clients for editorial work, and we are not seeking the submission of manuscripts. Besides publishing, Optional Books has offered freelance writing and editorial services, but we are not currently taking on new projects. Completed projects have included EFL Texbooks for Pagoda, Inc., textbook unit and testing material development for Pearson Inc. and Wall Street Institute, developmental editing and copy-editing services for literary novels and for children's illustrated storybooks. New projects will be announced.

Thank you for visiting us, and happy reading to you!