Calling all eBook and lit enthusiasts: you can now get the eBook versions of both of my short story collections for just under $4. That’s right, my new collection, Songs of Vagabonds, Misfits and Sinners, is on sale for $2.99 and my previous collection, The Love Book, is available for the low, low price of only $.99. You can get them for your favorite reading devices including Kindle, iPad and iPhone, and Nook.
This is a bit of an experiment (for a limited time) to see two things: (1) are literature and short story readers as price sensitive as genre readers, and (2) are genre readers — many of whom champion independent authors in mystery, paranormal romance, and crime fiction — willing to jump out of their typical reading list. I don’t expect to hit any bestseller lists, but I suspect it might yield some interesting results (or prove me yet again to be a blasted idiot).
Click on the links below to get your ebooks. And it goes with out saying, if you like the stories in either book, be sure to post a review on the site you got it from or on any of the book sharing sites such as GoodReads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing.
The single-story e-book crusade continues with the second installment of my special summer releases available to readers for only $1.99 each. You can now download “The Metronome Winds Down” in PDF, Kindle, ePub, Mobi, Palm, or Sony reader format. Just think: for less than the cost of a cheap bottle of beer, you get yourself a nice gritty piece of storytelling.
Here is the plot: What would you do to keep your wife alive? If Pat can scrape together ten grand, he can buy his wife two more months. But he doesn’t have the cash. So he comes up with a scheme to get the money. But at what price?
As with “Job in Williasmburg,” this is part of my little experiment to test the idea of single-story e-book downloads. I’ll be releasing a single-story e-book download each month, all priced at $1.99. I’ll eventually release most of them in a single trade paperback collection. But with publishing models being stood on their head in the digital age, I don’t have to wait to get these stories into your hands (or hard drives in this case). Enjoy.
And if you’ve never read an e-book before, click here for a quick “how to.”
Now that you’ve jumped hip deep into the pool of iPhone enabled e-book reading, courtesy of Amazon’s new Kindle app, go ahead and download a fantabulous collection of gritty, dark, and funny short stories: namely, The Love Book by yours truly. Consider it a value impulse buy. The Love Book is only $7.99 in the Kindle format, saving you $8.00 over the printed price (and it’s under Amazon’s recommended $9.99 e-book price).
Way back in January 2008, when The Love Book was released, one of the things I made sure of was that it would be available in the Amazon Kindle format. Having already seen the first edition Kindle at that time, I knew it would have an impact on the book buying market. As I write this, the web (blog posts, tweets, news articles) has been lit up with talk of the Amazon Kindle app and now, B&N’s move to purchase FictionWise which works with Stanza.