Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In Which I Take the Plunge

I've finally done it.

After much thought, effort, and revision, I've finally put together a compilation of short stories and self-published it on Amazon. For those of you with Kindles, it's available right now in the Kindle shop. Click here to check it out, or click on the flashy new link on the sidebar to your right.

My book is called "Roadside Forgotten", and it's a compilation of some of the more recent short stories I've shared here and over at Fiction Five Hundred. I'm excited and nervous to have something out in the wild like this, but I've got tons of support from family, and tons of support from my readers here. I'm anxious to see how everything goes, and to see the response I get. 

If you don't have a Kindle and would still like to check it out, Amazon offers free Kindle apps for those with an iPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry, or even your PC or Mac computer. I'm not asking you to rush out and buy my book, but I think you'd all enjoy it. If you do happen to purchase the book, please take the time to leave your honest opinions on a review over at Amazon, and let me know if you come across any typos or formatting problems.

And finally, for those of you who like to judge a book by its cover, here you go:




I owe massive amounts of thanks to those of you who have been so incredibly supportive of my writing endeavors over the number of years I've been writing here, and for those who helped provide some much needed inspiration. Thank you very much!

P.S. For the inquiring minds, I took the photo that I used on the cover. I've driven by it for years and years, and it's the house I had in mind when writing one of the stories included in the book. I think you'll know which one I mean.

9 Comments:

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Oooh!! Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you! I've just downloaded a copy and will give you feedback as soon as I've had a chance to read it.

I'm so curious! What did you think of the self-publishing experience? Did you have a copyeditor take a look at your work before you published? I'd love to hear more because I think I will try self-publishing as soon as I'm done revising my novels. Any thoughts you have on the process or anything related would be much appreciated!

Cheers to you and congrats again!

Amy said...

YAY!! Bought. Can't wait to read it.

nova said...

What! Awesome! Congratulations.

Laura said...

Congratulations!! That is so fantastic and exciting ;)

kristina said...

Needs to be on Amazon.ca as well...

Congrats!!

Badass Geek said...

Jade @ Tasting Grace: Thank you!

Amy: Thanks! Hope you like it!

Nova: Thank you!

Laura: I'm pretty stoked.

Kristina: I looked that up and apparently people in Canada use the .COM site instead. Did that not work for you?

Jasmine said...

I'm going to download it soon, and I am already in the works of doing a promotional page for you. I'd like to interview you for it down the road if you don't mind.

camerabanger said...

Wonderful. Can't wait to hear how the self publishing goes.

Writer Ninja said...

Ah man, I'm so proud. I mean, I knew this day was coming but wow...

Congratulations, sir.

P.S. Geez, a load of stuff happened while I've been away.

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