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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Digilife Now Available Through Smashwords

I wanted to make Digilife available on its own, since its the book that's received the best feedback of the three I've written. Coupled with my interest in making it available in any format a reader wants for any device they want to read it on, Smashwords provides all of that. So, the book is now available there for $.99, and I opened it up to have all formats available.

The only frustrating part was the requirement to include a copyright notice. But let's just say...I had a bit of fun with it.

You can get the book on the Smashwords site here, or it should soon be available in all the major eBook retailer stores, including iBooks, Kindle, etc.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hey, Wanna Help?

I've been kicking around an idea originally proposed by Senacharim (much thanks) that I think could be a lot of fun, enlightening, and a way to get the names of a bunch of young aspiring writers out there. So, here's the gist:

A collection of short stories, roughly 8k-10k words each, revolving around the Occupy protests going on throughout the world. It's long been said that all writers have a relationship with their hometowns, so what I'd be looking to do is get folks from around the country (and hopefully world) to contribute to this effort. I don't think there needs to be a true overarching theme or point of view for this work. Stories could be written from the point of view of the protesters, of law enforcement, of city government officials, of spectators, of workers, whatever.

My inclination would be to create a very vague, super open ended outline once I have a set roster of contributors and their proposed ideas. I would write the short story for Chicago (of course) and collect, edit, and meld the rest of the stories together into a mildly cohesive work. This would be a true collaborative effort, meaning all writers would obviously get credit and input on how the work turns out overall. While the idea is rough, I think it's a good one, and I'd love to hear thoughts on who would like to contribute and how to best flesh this out.

As part of the collaboration, I'd also like to discuss how we want to disseminate this work when it is done. I'm going to put my foot down and say that an eBook version should be released for either an extremely low price or free, but that downed foot isn't unmovable either....