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File: NR-Author Ransom Stephens to speak at Mendocino College
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Friends of the Mendocino College Library is hosting author Ransom Stephens on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30 PM in Room 5310 in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts on the Mendocino College campus located at 1000 Hensley Creek Rd. This is the final reading/talk for the spring semester that is being hosted by the Friends group, an affiliate of the Mendocino College Foundation.


Particle physicist and technologist turned novelist and public speaker Ransom Stephens will present his new book The God Patent. The discussion opens with the story and the characters, but then turns to the unique way this book came to print. Ransom will share strategies and tactics plus a few important secrets for how to succeed with your own story.


The God Patent is the story of a laid-off engineer trying to rebuild a ruined life. Along the way he finds hope and despair, faith and science. The God Patent has been called “a psycho-spiritual thriller,” “a touching story,” the “thinking person’s DaVinci Code,” and “a riveting combination of cutting edge science and religious scripture.  The San Francisco Chronicle calls it  the first debut novel to emerge from the new paradigm of online publishing.” Initially released as an e-novel at, print rights were obtained by Numina Press after it spent 13 weeks in the Scribd top ten. How much of this success was due to luck and how much resulted from carefully executed strategy? Ransom Stephens has been a firsthand witness to the development of the worldwide web, its technology and e-commerce. His predictions for the future of publishing have been published in four different languages and cited in thousands of blogs and online magazines. By citing how other industries have changed under the challenge of disruptive technology,  he describes what the future holds for books and publishing. For more information regarding this event, visit or call John Koetzner at (707) 468-3051.

Created: May 05, 2010 @ 10:25 AM
Last Modified: January 26, 2011 @ 08:40 AM


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