For those who enjoy novellas, the Mammoth Book of Spec. Ops Romance is now available in print and Kindle format. You can purchase it at Amazon, the Book Depository, and other online book stores. The Book Depository, by the way, has free shipping INTERNATIONALLY.
My contribution to this anthology is titled The Game and I'm considering lengthening it into a book because as all novellas go, the ending is always just the beginning ;-). Maybe I'll post part of the first chapter tomorrow so you can have a preview. The story is just three chapters long, so yeah, novellas can be frustrating reading for some. And tough to write, by the way.
Other interesting publishing news, that is not mine, but has caught my interest nonetheless because of its possibilities:
J.A. Konrath, author of the Jack Daniels mystery series, has a press release. He just sold an exclusive print book to Amazon for release. Yeah, THAT Amazon.
AmazonEncore to Publish Bestselling Author J.A. Konrath’s Upcoming Book
Amazon’s publishing imprint to release the next book in J.A. Konrath’s Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series, “Shaken.”
SEATTLE—May 17, 2010—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that AmazonEncore, Amazon’s publishing imprint, will release the newest book in bestselling author J.A. Konrath’s Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series, “Shaken.” The AmazonEncore Kindle edition of “Shaken” will be available in the Kindle Store www.amazon.com/kindlestorein October, and the print version of the book will be available in February 2011. For more information on AmazonEncore and upcoming titles, visit www.amazon.com/encore.
Konrath wrote an answer-and-question blog post today about this:
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing
This is BIG news, especially for midlist authors like me. Publishers have been dropping many in their midlist stable this past year and the half, leaving many of my friends with uncertain futures or, at least, a canceled series (like me) hanging midair. Many writers have to changed genre to start afresh.
This news give some of us hope that we could still write the series we want and make a living off our chosen career. Of course, I have no idea what the contract looks like so one has to research this carefully. But still, J. A. Konrath, dude. Who's next?
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