Friday, March 18, 2011

New Book--OVER EXPOSURE



Okay, here we go. My adventures in ebook publishing begin.

I've been writing and publishing noirish short stories for years. I'm not a prolific short story writer, but I do enjoy the process very much. I decided to test the ebook publishing waters with a collection of seven stories, including "The Catch" which won an Edgar Award for short stories a few years ago.

So maybe for some of my hungry fans, this book will hold you over till November when DEAD LAST comes out.

More on DEAD LAST later. (It's a Thorn novel.)

But I wanted to start with a quick blog post about OVER EXPOSURE which I'm selling through Amazon for 2.99. I might be raising that price soon, but for the time being, I wanted to set the price as low as possible to see what kind of response I can get.

I'm also planning on putting my four books of poetry up soon.

It struck me lately that ebook publishing actually insures that these books which are out of print and very hard to find will have a longer life than they would have had in the old print format. Strange to think that cyberspace is better at preserving literary work than the ink and paper format we've always know.

I'm also the proud owner of an iPad 2 and will be reviewing my experiences with it as the weeks go on.

Another piece of news! I'm going to be with St. Martin's Press for at least another two books. I'll be getting to work on the new Thorn as soon as I finish copy-editing the manuscript for DEAD LAST.

Pretty exciting time.

8 comments:

alan said...

Great news! Will try and purchase those my Google eBooks account and see what happens! Also delighted to see you on Twitter these days. Thanks for the updates on Dead Last. Cheers!

Jack said...

Just ordered, will be digging in as soon as I can drag myself away from the internet. Thanks for keeping Thorn around, too.

Kevin said...

Please put the poetry out soon--I've only ever tracked down two of them. Can't wait!

Joan said...

Would love to purchase through iTunes and iBooks...

James W. Hall said...

I'm working on it, Joan. That's the next hurdle.

Big Al said...

Finished my first short story from OVER EXPOSURE. Wow. Love thumbing through the pages on my Droid while waiting at the airport, etc. Hope you consider more of the same after successfully launching this first eBook. Wonder what us book collectors will do for autographs?? Guess we're fast becoming a dying breed. Cheers and best wishes.

Thomas said...

How about a paper page copy of over exposure for us older E-dumb fans.

unirealist said...

Oh, for heaven's sake. Are you seriously telling me I can't buy a print copy of this book? I don't even know where to go with that.