I’ve mentioned numerous ways for you to read reprints of my previously published works on various ‘ebook’ devices but for those dedicated to print there’s a option for you too. There’s a cool site called AnthologyBuilder where you can peruse hundreds of previously published stories and assemble your own anthology. Then they’ll print it and ship it to you. Anways I’ve just created my second anthology there, a collection of the eight story reprints I’ve made available through AnthologyBuilder. If you are curious, check it out. Have a great weekend!
What do I do?
Some of those cheering me on in my writing endeavors have expressed curiosity about how the whole ‘writing-process’ works, not specifically the writing itself but how a writer goes about submitting stories to magazines and so on. Given that I’m a fairly obliging fellow I figured I’d add some illumination to the process and describe, what to me has become a fairly automatic process, to those who haven’t sent stories out previously. The Market for the Story I submit stories under one of the following two scenarios: 1. Writing a story for a specific market. I do this more often now, in that my stories are geared towards a couple…
Stories and Amazon Sales
So something strange happened this week… one of my stories was priced ‘free’ on Amazon (I mentioned it briefly last post). So far my publishing short story reprints to Amazon… Smashwords… AnthologyBuilder has been mostly an experiment in ePublishing, testing the waters so to speak. Sales have been far from brisk :) But with ‘The Prophet‘ being free several thousand readers downloaded it in the span of a few days. And in those same two days I’ve had more sales of other stories than in the couple years I’ve been on Amazon. No, please, don’t be too happy for me. The sales are still rather puny and I wouldn’t be…
‘Digital Rights’ – AnthologyBuilder
My Writers of the Future winning story ‘Digital Rights’ is now available at AnthologyBuilder. So there are now four places to read this story! I really am making this as convenient for you as possible. – In Writers of the Future XXVI – On the Kindle – On a variety of eBook devices through Smashwords (also check here for how to read it for free until the end of the week) – As part of a custom print anthology via AnthologyBuilder
AnthologyBuilder – Digital Copy
According to their latest blog post AnthologyBuilder will be allowing the option for stories to be printed into digital eAnthologies! Users will have a choice of printing a custom print anthology or choosing a digital copy instead. This is pretty cool news and I’ve made sure to enable this for my stories on the site. When I have some free time I’m also going to make sure I upload the rest of my reprints to the site.
The Monastery at AnthologyBuilder
I’ve been talking a lot about my Kindle and Smashwords reprints but I also have many of my story reprints available as part of AnthologyBuilder. This is a cool site that lets you take story reprints of your choice and assemble them into a print on demand book! My latest story the Monastery just went live on the site. There’s also A Ragman’s Vow, John’s List, The End of the Road, His Island, The Tale of Lady Spite, and From the Sea. Go check out the Magic Hat anthology which contains stories by Eric James Stone, Benjamin Rosenbaum and others (including my stories “A Ragman’s Vow” and “John’s List”). Or…
A Ragman’s Vow now available on AnthologyBuilder
My story “A Ragman’s Vow” which originally appeared in On Spec a few years ago (and then later reprinted in A Thousand Faces) is now available on AnthologyBuilder. This story is definitely one of my favorites and has been reviewed quite favorably (including a mention from Rich Horton). I now have four stories on AnthologyBuilder — John’s List, His Island, and The End of the Road are the others. What is “A Ragman’s Vow” about? Dan is the creator of a comic book series featuring Ragman, a dark superhero… real life and fantasy merge when Dan tries to find his missing wife.
AnthologyBuilder – story sales
Two of my stories (The End of the Road & His Island) are available for inclusion in custom made print anthologies and I was thrilled the other day to discover that some kind folks have actually purchased them for inclusion in a couple anthologies (thank you!). I’m paid royalties for each sale, so that’s kind of cool, but what makes me most happy is that the stories are receiving more exposure! If you haven’t checked out AnthologyBuilder, you should, there’s are many fantastic stories up there. I plan on putting all my stories there eventually once their rights have reverted back to me. Are there any past stories of mine…
His Island now available at AnthologyBuilder
Very happy that my story His Island, originally published in Quantum Muse, is now available for inclusion into custom print anthologies via AnthologyBuilder.
AnthologyBuilder – submit your artwork!
I just created a fantastic anthology with AnthologyBuilder but I would have loved more cover art to choose from. If you’re an artist and have some art you think might be suitable for covers, check out the art submission guidelines.