Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Well, I got a reply back from Kindle Direct Publishing. The bad news is that because my short story “Frame Story” was in the “Stuff You Should Know” horror fiction contest and available to read online, I’m not eligible to enroll my book of short stories in Kindle Direct Publishing Select.
In short: It means that you won’t be able to get it as a free download as a member of Amazon Prime, and I won’t have the option to put my book on sale for free.
Still, it will be published soon, and at a low cost of $2.99 for the ebook. I’m also going to make the full set available as a serialized audiobook on Podiobooks.com for FREE.
So keep and eye out… coming soon.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
Well, I didn’t get past round 1 of the contest, but I really don’t feel too bad about it. There were a lot of other great stories that didn’t make it any farther, either.
Thanks to everyone who voted for my story: I saw a definite bump after the announcement ran over on the StarShipSofa.
And be watching for it and five more of my stories to be published in a volume sometime around Halloween!
I also have another book plan in the works for after the start of the new year. I think people will like it!
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
The Local paper “The Hutchinson News” wrote a story about my being a finalist in the horror fiction contest! http://hutchnews.com/Localregional/mac-writer-in-national-contest
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
I just found out that I will be interviewed on my local radio station morning show regarding my story that was selected as a finalist for the Stuff You Should Know Horror Fiction Contest. It will be at 8:36 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday Sept. 12. They livestream on the internet at the following, if you want to listen in: http://mgmt.firststreaming.com/listen/player.php?callsign=ksal_am
Monday, September 10th, 2012
My story ended up in the final 16 of the Stuff You Should Know Horror Fiction contest!
Here’s the link: http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2012/09/09/read-the-sweet-16-horror-fiction-contest-entries-here-2/
If you haven’t heard of the podcast, it’s put out twice-weekly by Discovery internationally, and every Halloween, they break with the ususal format and read a scary story. Last two years they read a classic by Lovecraft and Poe, respectively, but this year they put it out to their fanbase.
Now that I’m in the 16, each week people will have the opportunity to vote on their favorites in a bracket-style contest. There’s no prize money, but the final winner will get read by Josh and Chuck near Halloween.
This is easily the most significant exposure my fiction work has ever had!
I encourage you to go there, read all the stories and vote for your favorites!