The Engine of Recall
Jun 08, 2011
I've self-published my first short story collection, and you can have it for $.4.99
Robert J. Sawyer originally edited and published The Engine of Recall through his imprint, and he recently contacted me to point out that I had retained the ebook rights. So, I've prepared an ebook edition of my first collection of 'hard' science fiction short stories, and made it available (so far, on Amazon.com). You can download it now! (And to sweeten the pot, you can read a sample story first if you'd like.)
One of the attractions of going through Amazon is the higher royalty rate authors can achieve. I make more from a sale of Engine at $4.99 than I would from a sale of the hardcover at $27--so buying the ebook is an inexpensive way to support my writing habit. (Not, mind you, that the hardcover edition isn't gorgeous as well, as is the trade paperback edition. Both are worthy of shelf space for those of us who still value the heft and sensuality of traditional books.
The Engine of Recall collects some of my best stories, including "Halo" (which inspired my novel Permanence), "The Dragon of Pripyat" (which introduces Gennady Malianov, the pathologically-shy Ukrainian arms inspector who's also the hero of my METAtropolis stories) and a story written specially for this book, "Alexander's Road."
Self-publishing an ebook is not a new experiment for me--I did it with Ventus a couple of years back. Doing it through Amazon and selling it is new, though. A lot of us authors are trying this route lately, with varying levels of success. I'm going to be very interested to see how this particular experiment goes!