Miss Chicken wrote:
I have just downloaded a novella called "The Devils of Amber Street" onto my iPad. I don't know much about it, it only cost me 99c, and I will read it as soon as I finish Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission which I have been reading on and off for about three weeks.
I never knew shameless plugging actually worked! I hope you enjoy it
Yeah it's definitely a better (and cheaper) time to self publish. Sadly I think a lot of people never recouped their investments in the old days of vanity publishing.
Yeah, now there's a distribution system in place. The biggest problem remaining is advertising.
This is very true, there's only so much you can do on a modest/non existant budget. I did consider Facebook advertising, but I must be dense as I can't figure out how cheaply you could do it! I see ads for self published work all the time but some of them have been going on for ages and must be costing a fortune!
I have finished reading Devils of Amber Street
and I will briefly comment on all four stories.
1) Devils of Amber Street
- I though this would be a simple possessed house story, a subgenre I don't normally like, so I was pleased that it went in another direction.
2) The Bonaventure Jane
- I like this story the most. One of my favouite genres - historical mystery. I would love to read further George Tellant stories.
- I quite enjoyed this brief story.
4) The Wolf
-Prologue for a future novel. Interested me enough to want to read the novel when it is released.
I am currently reading Twice in a Lifetime
- a collection of Icelandic short stories by Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson.