Yesterday I officially launched my first e-book: If You Go Into The Woods. If you haven’t heard already, you can read more about that here. Sales First off, I want to thank everyone that bought a copy. Sales were brisk throughout the day (and I even sold a few while I was asleep – can’t do that in a bookstore!). I have access to hourly updates on sales, and it was very exciting to watch my little book struggle out of the self-publishing soup and race up the charts.
I have some exciting news. I set up my own publishing company – Arriba Arriba Books – to publish my short stories as e-books for $0.99 each. You can read them on your laptop, computer, iPhone, smartphone, iPad, or e-reader. The first release – IF YOU GO INTO THE WOODS – is available now from Amazon. I have a special deal to kick things off – two stories for the price of one – both creepy tales set in a world that’s not quite right. Here’s a quick taste of what you get for $0.99:
Hi all, I just uploaded my first e-book to Amazon, Smashwords, and Xinxii. It should be available for download in a few days for the low, low price of $0.99. It will probably appear on Amazon first, by Tuesday I would think, barring any glitches. I’ll let you know when it does, in case you want to check it out. I wanted to give you a sneak preview of the cover and the description. The cover is on the left, and it was designed by my sister. It’s amazing, I can’t stop staring at it (but probably should). The blurb is below, but I just want to say something before I go: this feels great. Dave
I have some exciting news. A few months back Short Story America chose one of my stories to appear in their Anthology of their Best Stories of 2010. The hardback edition was released today. My story that was chosen is called Into The Woods. The collection is a monster: 56 stories in total – 544 pages – which should keep you going for a while. I’ve read a few of the other stories in the collection and they are excellent. There are paperback, e-book, and audio (both MP3 and CD) versions planned for later in the year, but this hardback version is a limited edition, signed by the editor T.D. Johnston (while stocks last). Here are some early reviews:
From the darkness the birds sing, drawing him from the path, into the woods. From the Haikupalooza archives. No service, support, or guarantee is provided for these haikus.