That’s the name of the first collection of short stories I’ve put up on Smashwords.
Still battling with the formatting a lot. The Smashwords style guide suggests using 3-4 hard returns rather than page breaks, but I don’t care for the way that makes stories run together. So I’m uploading a new version of the collection in which I added page breaks to the header info. We’ll see if that’s any better. I’m also having problems with em-dashes getting swallowed.
Once I have a better handle on the formatting, I’ll upload some of these initial experiments for the Kindle too.
Giving away “Dragon Time” for free with a coupon during the Smashwords “Read an Ebook Week” has been quite successful — just not monetarily. It is now listed on page three of the current bestellers. (!)
Now if I can only get my collection up in time to profit from this …
For those who still prefer hard copy books, I’ve put together a collection of my stories, Give that Girl a Sword!, available at Anthology Builder.
I’m presently working on a short collection of YA stories that I’d like to get up to Smashwords today.
I now have two more ebooks up at Smashwords: my Nebula nominated story, “Mars: A Traveler’s Guide,” (free!) and a personal favorite of mine, “Dragon Time” — free this week during “Read an Ebook Week”!
I have finally gotten around to uploading my first ebook to Smashwords, my Tiptree and Sturgeon-nominated novella, “Looking Through Lace.” To celebrate the event, I have also generated a coupon, good for the next month, for 50% off. If you would like to download the story, use Coupon Code: YP88U at checkout!
I still have a bit to learn: while the pdf and mobi versions look good, the html preview has lost the formatting for the front matter. Eventually I’ll get the hang of it, I’m sure.
I’ve finally gotten around to setting up a German site. Now I just need to add a link from my web page and start providing content! But for today I think I’ve done enough writing business; now I would like to do some actual writing.
Some nice stuff end of the old year, beginning of the new:
My story “Mars: A Traveler’s Guide” was chosen as one of the ten best of StarShipSofa by David Steffen.
The German translation of my novel Yseult, Flamme und Harfe, got a very positive review on BlueNaversum.
A few days after the review, the same blog also posted an interview with me.
A very happy new year to all!
Einen Absatz (und zumindest in der Stuttgarter Zeitung einen Teil eines Photos) bekomme ich in einem ganzseitigen Artikel. Hier die Internet-Version (ohne Photo):
I have been remiss about many things in the last few months, among others neglecting to post that a new story of mine is online. You can read “The Bleeding and the Bloodless” at Giganotosaurus.
New blog post: my take on the Hegemann plagiarism case regarding the German bestseller “Axolotl Roadkill”: