Perpetual Bullet Goes Wide!
My first published story was in 1995. It was also my first pro sale.
That felt pretty good!
My supernatural tale, RATTLESNAKE TIE, was published in the October 1995 issue of Biker Magazine and they paid 10 cents a word.
Since then I’ve had a number of both fiction and non-fiction published. I began one of the oldest Horror Thriller websites on the Internet. And after all of this time, I’ve learned what makes a good story and what publishers want to sell.
But here we are in 2012 and the publishing landscape has been upended. Those brick and mortar bookstores that were unable to adapt to the change died and, and in truth, have been dying out long before eBooks established their powerful foothold. In just the last decade we’ve seen Tower Bookstores, Crown was dying in the 1990s while Borders and Barnes and Noble were flourishing. Waldenbooks died, and so did Borders. Today only Barnes and Noble, BAM, and Hastings remain.
But on the Internet it’s a whole other story. Amazon has become the WalMart of the Internet, but despite its deep and wide selection, people still think of it as an online bookstore first. In eBook sales in particular, iTunes and Barnes and Noble, as well as BAM (Books-A-Million) are close behind and there may be room for more, not fewer bookstores. For a fact there actually are far more bookstores that are doing quite well. Smashwords, Lulu, Kobo, and fresh start-ups like Diesel.
So what does that mean for someone like me? It means there may be an established audience out there for my previously published work. It means that my stories, which were here one magazine month and gone the next can live again and be enjoyed by a new audience.
My first eBook is PERPETUAL BULLET: A Science Fiction Collection. What’s it about?
Monsters hiding among us and technology collide in a world marching toward dystopia.
So it’s a dystopian future with monsters, heroes, villains, horrors, hazards, danger, compassion, love, and lives worth fighting and dying for!
PERPETUAL BULLET is now available for the Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, and pretty much every other “e” including your SmartPhone or iPhone and home computer.
At only $2.99 for 6 tales, I think many of you are going to like it. A lot!