Emergency, Loyal Readers! A Sword Into Darkness has escaped the confines of the Amazon Kindle and has been seen getting some Nook-ie over at Barnes and Noble, but no one over there knows ASID like you or I do. To them, ASID is just this mysterious stranger, perhaps there to increase the quality of their catalog, perhaps there to punch out the literary fiction bestseller, have its way with the romance blockbuster, and steal the children’s books’ lunch money. They just don’t know how awesome and deserving a time ASID is, and I need your help to tell them!
So, if you’ve been waiting to get A Sword Into Darkness when it became available on epub, or you’re a die-hard Barnes and Noble supporter, or you love the Nook devices or apps, NOW is the time to buy and read and enjoy some hard SF, military sci-fi, space opera, technothriller adventure goodness! (And then leave a review to let all the more timid readers know.)
Or if you’ve already read ASID when it was exclusive to Kindle (there’s about 15,000 of you, tee-hee!), and you want to share your experience with the purveyors of that Other Big Book-seller, then by all means, log into Barnes and Noble and leave a new review, Or, for those 171 reviewers who have given me an average 4.5 stars on Amazon, if you are an uber-fan, you can re-review me all over again for the competition (a forlorn hope, I realize). Honest reviews are appreciated, effusive praise is adored.
ASID is also available on Smashwords now as well, but the file transfer and formatting over there is just NASTY. I don’t recommend that one yet. The use a file converter they call the Meatgrinder to turn your manuscript into an ebook, and it is notoriously un-user friendly. I would pull it completely, but they offer dire warnings against doing that. I’m trying to get the file fixed and replaced, but work/life has intervened, so I’ll get to it when able. Soon, though. I promise.
In other news, REMO has enjoyed modest sales over on Amazon Kindle Direct. It’s been up for about a week, sold about a 100 copies, and until late last night, had not gotten any reviews. Mr. Tom Walsh so loved “Dogcatcher Blues” that he left a little 5-star care package for me on that story alone! Thank you, sir. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. But I do need more reviews there. It is harder, I think, to sell people on an unknown author’s short story collection or anthology than it is to just sell ’em a full novel. So: buy REMO, read REMO, review REMO. Purty please.
Aaaand, lastly, Baen Books has announced a new Fantasy Adventure Short Story contest to coincide with GENCON, so I’m a-gonna enter! This will be my first try at fantasy in YEARS, but I think I have a good and unique story idea. We’ll see if they agree!
Until later, Happy Reading, y’all.
* Yes, I am fully aware that this is posting on May 2, and not on May Day as originally intended. Life — in the form of a 16 hour work day and a signing appointment at the car dealership THAT WOULD NOT END — conspired to upset my plans. I am, however, committed to the bit, so please, just roll with it.