We are fast approaching Read an Ebook Week 2023, a week that encourages readers to pick up the digital device of their choice and download a new book to read.
I’m excited to announce that my books, Moonsleep and Other Stories, Fantastic Flash Fiction, The Boom Show and The Interview, will all be available as part of a promotion on Smashwords to celebrate Read an Ebook Week 2023! This is a chance to get my book, along with books from many other great authors, at a discount so you can get right to reading.
You will find the promo here starting on 5 March , so save the link: https://smashwords.com/shelves/promos
It ends on 11 March 2023.
If you wouldn’t mind taking part in promoting this celebration of ebooks and reading, please feel free to share this promo with your friends and family.
This is to let people know that I’ve put my collection of fantasy, science fiction and horror stories, Moonsleep and Other Stories, into wide distribution. (Previously it was only available on Amazon.)
Wide distribution means that Moonsleep and Other Stories will still be available on Amazon but won’t now be available in Kindle Unlimited (because if I want my book to be included in that programme, I have to be enrolled in Kindle Select. And if I’m enrolled in Kindle Select, then I can’t have my book available with other online ebook retailers).
It’s now available on other online ebook retailers such as:
The Chinese have a curse, “May you live in interesting times” and it certainly applies now with all the fear, grief and uncertainty caused by the Corona virus. I’m staying at home and trying to be productive. I’ve recently had some good news about a couple of short stories, which cheered me up enormously.
The first story, “Scared of Girls,” a short horror story has been accepted by Demain Publishing for the second series of Short! Sharp! Shocks! and should be appearing sometime later this year. I’ve also been told that my story, “A Monster Met”, which is Short! Sharp! Shocks! No 7, will be appearing in print form sometime fairly soon this year. The print version will include an extra one, “Mason’s Story”, a horror story about a minor character in “Jane Eyre”.
I’ve also recently heard that another short story, “The Perfect Ham Sandwich”, a comic alternative history story, has been accepted by Sixth Element Publishing for the fifth volume of the “Harvey Duckman Presents” anthology.
I have two more stories out on submission at the moment so will update when I have further news, good or bad. Don’t hold your breath. The Corona virus is taking its toll on the publishing industry too.
I wanted to give an update on the BFS (British Fantasy Society) Emerging Horizons anthology that is due to be published this year. The editor has notified me that he’s in discussions with the chair of the BFS about the plans regarding this project, which sounds a little ominous to me but I’m staying positive until I hear otherwise.
Also, some good news, my short story, Moonsleep has been accepted for the British Fantasy Society (BFS) Monthly Story Project. This project is a short story that is sent out to all members of the British Fantasy Society every month. (An additional reason to join the BFS). I’m not sure yet when it will be going out but I’ll post the date when I know it.