2001 - Smoky Joe's Cafe
The Penguin Books Australia First Edition, a paperback original, was published in 2001, but I cannot find any information that specifies the month or day of publication
McArthur & Company published a hardcover edition, with dust jacket, in Canada in 2001
This book was not published in Britain or the United States
An earlier, shorter version of this story was first published electronically as MEETING AT THE SMOKY JOE CAFE, 2000
October 25, 1997: Bryce Courtenay starts our interactive novel, 'The Meeting at the Smoky Joe Cafe'. A number of Herald readers contribute the following chapters, and Morgan Stuart brings it to a close. A whole novel on the net, almost 12,000 words long.
From Publishers Weekly, Big Plans from Down Under, April 9, 2001:
EBooks.com, the first Australian company devoted to selling digital books, hopes to become the world's premiere e-bookstore—and having the perfect URL doesn't hurt. The e-book retailer launched last September with bestselling Australian author Bryce Courtenay's Meeting at the Smokey Joe Café, which is available exclusively in digital form.