I've mentioned in earlier posts about the Kickstarter program I was hoping to use to fund my next two books. I've also mentions how it was a crash and burn event. I saw the hand writing on the wall early on, so I started to come up with a backup plan.
I had wanted to use professionals for the covers, editing, formatting and all other bells and whistles. I would still like to do all of those things for my novel Predatory Animals, but it's going to have to be done as I scrape the money together. The collection of short stories, however, I decided to go ahead and publish.
I found a guy on Fiverr who was creating covers for $5. It wasn't quite the cover I was looking for, but it was cheap and better than I could do on my own. All things considered I think I got more than my money's worth. Most of the stories have been published in various magazines or e-zines so they have been through at least a basic round of editing, so I decided to give it all one more read-through and then send it out into the world. Originally I wanted to publish the collection on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. I found a blog post that detailed an easy way to convert a Word document into a .prc file. I may publish the collection on B&N and Smashwords later on, but I make most of my sales on Amazon so we'll see.
With that being said, Contemplations of Dinner is now available for sale on Amazon for $0.99.
"A secret hidden in a freezer. A lonely woman takes solace in an ancient cat. A boy is trapped in a barn with a gang of killers. An open grave awaits an occupant. A man is encouraged to kill by a long lost love. And more.
Here lies ten eerie tales from the mind of author Gabriel Beyers."
I hope you'll stop by and have a look.