Feel-Good is prereleasing today. (I’ll be emailing out the files to people on the early access list when I get home tonight; sorry for the delay!) The regular release will take place next Monday, August 1, 2011. Feel-Good will be available as a pay-what-you-want download, and also on the Kindle Store for $0.99.
Feel-Good is a collection of flash fiction, poetry, and short stories, totaling about 40 pages, or 10,000 words. For more information about Feel-Good, see the product page in the store.
Today I’m also opening up preorders. To preorder, use the PayPal button below. This time around, I wanted to offer something special, and reward people who want to give more than the minimum. So there are several tiers for preorders, each with a special bonus. Each tier also includes the tiers below it.
Here are the bonuses you can receive:
A donation of $1 or more will place you on the Early Access List to receive my next collection a week early.
For $3 or more, I will write a 50-word story based on a title you suggest and post it on FiftyWordStories.com.
For $5 or more, I will publicly thank you on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook–your choice! If you’d like, I can include a message and a link from you, as well.
For $10 or more, I will write you a personal flash fiction story (100 to 500 words), based on a title you suggest, and I’ll include it in a future collection, along with a personal acknowledgement.
I’ve put together the cover art for Feel-Good, and it’s now officially ready for pre-release this Monday!
The photo for the cover was taken by Rudoni Productions. You can see more of his work on his Flickr page.
In my previous post, I mentioned that the centrepiece story of the collection, which I have now titled Hands-On, had gotten just a little bigger than I’d originally intended. Well, not it’s even bigger. The final word count is just under 7,000. It took Larissa about 25 minutes to read the whole thing (and she liked it!). As I explain in the Introduction to the collection, Hands-On feels, to me, more like the opening couple of chapters to a novel than a short story. I’ve tried to make it as self-contained as possible, but it doesn’t seem to want to be self-contained, and who am I to tell it what it can and can’t be? Maybe it will eventually turn into something longer; for now, I think it’s still worth reading as a standalone.
So: Hands-On is definitely the central feature of the collection, but there’s plenty of other good content in there, too, and I think you’ll enjoy it all. I’ll be emailing early access copies of the collection to the people on the early access list this coming Monday, and creating a page where you can buy the collection as a pay-what-you-want download, as well.
I’ll have some more news about any special offers soon, and possibly some details on my future plans for these collections.