This is a bit of an experiment. It’s an experiment I need your help with.
Emerging writers like myself are always looking for chances to build an audience, build a name, get read, get support and it seems to me that with big publishers treading slowly into the vast ocean of digital publishing that is presents an opportunity for writers like me to jump in first in a sense and catch them out.
My collection, Sanity Juxtaposed, was released last week as an eBook in a range of formats on Smashwords.com. A few of my peers have released books or collections via Smashwords with some success. This is part of my curiosity in experimenting with the format.
Sanity Juxtaposed is a collection of writing from me spanning from 2004 to 2009. It includes some of my first short stories and poetry, a whole heap of flash fiction as well as selected blog posts. I like to think of it as my demo tape or EP, similar to the CDs emerging bands might sell at their local pub gigs to raise a bit of money and their profile.
A printed copy of the book will be available in the coming months once I get around to formatting it. I might even buy a few in bulk so I can sell face-to-face at events and such.
The eBook is $5 in the spirit of supporting an emerging writer and making a purchase that means something. I don’t want to just sell it for cheap and people just buy it without much thought.
But until November, you can get it for $2.50 if you use the coupon code ‘VJ35M.’
I’d appreciate people spreading the word about this on Twitter and Facebook as well as perhaps giving a review. I’m also happy to provide interviews if you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org