It’s always a fantastic feeling when I can release something I’ve written “into the wild” and give people the opportunity to hold it in their hands, read it, and, hopefully, enjoy it.
Today I’m so excited to announce the opening of preorders of the second Year of Stories collection, BECOMING. Like DISCOVERY before it, this book contains three months’ worth of short stories, 15 in total this time, making up around 195 pages of adventure, exploration, danger, decisions, and learning moments, hopefully not only for the characters but for you, the reader, as well.
You can grab yourself a copy of the book from my online Store right now for just $11.99 plus shipping, or let me know on Facebook or by some other means if you’d like to buy one from me in person. I’m hoping to have orders begin to ship by the end of June.
In related news, I announced in my most recent podcast that I will be taking a bit of break from the Year of Stories project to focus my efforts on continuing Special People, wrapping up Losing Freight, and hopefully finishing the novel I’ve been working on off and on for the past six months. This doesn’t mean that BECOMING will be last you see of the Year of Stories, but it does mean that Quarter 3 will probably be pushed back a few months, and may be presented in a slightly different format when I pick it up again. As always, watch this space and listen to my podcast for further news on this front.
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.