Borders, teamed with Amazon has recently introduced their new Amazon Shorts Program for authors who have at least one book listed on their website. It features short stories by authors who want to not only keep their name “Up in Lights” while they are in between books, but also to get exposure on their writing style(s).
Some authors write “backstories” that expand characters, settings or events from their books. Some experiment by writing in different genres from that of their book. This is what I have done with my first story to be accepted by Amazon. It is in the Southern Humor genre, titled “The Good Ol’ Boys ~ Catfishin’”. I intend for this to become a series of the further adventures of the good ol' boys.
These “shorts” are downloadable from Amazon for only 49 cents each, and can be saved, printed or viewed via HTML or as an Adobe PDF file.
I also want to thank my good friend, Wayne Hurlbert, for his recent article in his award-winning blog, Blog Business World. He featured my recent “My Accidental Book Signing” blog entry, using it as an example of serendipity in his article titled “Serendipity: Happy Accidents". Wayne’s blog covers all aspects of successful blogging to help those interested in business, marketing, public relations, and SEO search engine optimization for successful entrepreneurs.
Keechie is doing very well in sales. Nine months of self-promoting, mostly via cyberspace, is beginning to pay off, but the single, most effective results have come via word-of-mouth recommendations from those who have already read it. Thanks to all of you!