Steve Duin Publishes First Novel As E-Book With Wake Forest University Digital Publishing

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Wake Forest University Digital Publishing is distributing Steve Duin's new novel The Less We Touch as an e-book, it was announced today by William Kane, director of WFU's fledgling digital imprint.  Mr. Duin has written a regular column for The Oregonian since 1984, and has authored six other books, including Comics: Between the Panels, a history of the medium, and Oil and Water, a graphic novel about the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Duin has two English degrees from Wake Forest University and lives with his wife, Nancy, in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  The Less We Touch is Duin's first full-length novel, and his first e-book.  Readers may contact the author directly at  

The Less We Touch is the sensitively told but sometimes difficult story of how parents and coaches have to learn from their kids that "winning and losing" does not always coincide with "right and wrong." 

"I loved reading The Less We Touch," said Mr. Kane.  "Within just a few pages I was intrigued by the author's sharply conceived characters, the snappy dialogue, the sweaty settings, and his solid command of the fast-moving (if a little creepy) story – all told with the wisdom of a sometimes less-than-patient parent."

"Duin could have published this book anywhere he wanted, and we're honored that he chose his alma mater's e-book platform – happily, Wake Forest University can deliver long-form narratives as efficiently as anyone.  Either way, it won't be long before Steve's sitting on Oprah's couch," Kane said, pleased with the acquisition.  "Also too, e-books make great stocking stuffers," Kane reminds anyone who asks. 

The Less We Touch is available here:

Wake Forest University Digital Publishing, is a leader in the emerging field of digital publishing, providing platforms for the Wake Forest University community to create, collect, and convert previously unpublished literary, scholarly, or other creative works. 

For more information, visit our website at  

Media Contact: William Kane, Wake Forest University Digital Publishing, 336-758-6181,

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