Yeah, I know it's not Tuesday, but this is a special occasion. I've been published.
Well, yeah…I know…I've had articles published in magazines and letters published in newspapers before, but this is different. I've been e-published, with the first of what I'm hoping is a series of short stories, leading up to me finally making my novel available electronically.
What on earth am I talking about?
Well surely you've heard of the Amazon Kindle, the Nook from Barnes and Noble, and Apple's iPad. They're either all ebook readers or have apps that will let you read digital books. And digital publishing is looking like a way for writers to get their material out there without necessarily having to have a deal with a traditional publisher. In fact, a friend of mine sent me an article about a woman who made a couple of hundred thousand dollars just publishing her stories digitally, and then St Martin's Press offered her a million-dollar contract.
Hmm…no overhead, no expenses, this sounded like something I could get into…especially with as many stories as I have floating around in my head.
So please, go check out my new site at keithgatling.blogspot.com. Become a follower, so you know when I've put out a new story.
And, for Pete's sake (or for Keith's sake), buy and download my first short story, The Restraining Order. It's only 99c.
And if enough of you buy it, and recommend that your friends buy, I might be able to buy lunch at Wendy's next week.