Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dead Dwarves, Dirty Deeds now available!

My first ebook is now available!

Buy it here for 99 cents!


DEAD DWARVES, DIRTY DEEDS: Three hard-boiled short stories of crime and violence set in the technological excess of the 22nd century.

Angel: Ross Drake is a cybernetic hit-man who stole millions from his corporation masters. Imprisoned for mass-murder, he escapes with the help of two strange men and a mysterious benefactor. Unfortunately for Drake, they don't just want a piece of the action. They want it all.

Gift Horse: Mutilated by rival convicts, Marco Vance is brought back from the brink of death. Outfitted with the latest cybernetic enhancements, he returns to the Regional Atlanta Metroplex as the conquering criminal kingpin. But, his savior demands that he deliver a message to repay his debt. A message that no one will forget.

Money Is Everything: Street gangs hunt a deposed crime boss carrying a case of cash. Pursued and friendless, he can trust no one. Except someone he can buy. Luckily, Noose the genetically engineered dwarf mercenary is always for hire. But, what is his price?
Total length about 15,000 words.

Includes a free 8000 word excerpt from the full-length novel DEAD DWARVES DON'T DANCE.

According to Amazon reports, I've sold 3 copies since it went online. Woot! ;) I'd like to thank my coworker Michael Gardner for being my first official customer! And, I'd like to thank myself for being my second customer. :) Whoever bought the third copy, thanks to you, too!

I'm up to Amazon's Bestseller Rank #27,618 (out of 700,000) in the Kindle store. That doesn't really seem right to me. I would think I'd need to sell a lot more than 3 copies to get to the top 5% of rankings. Maybe my sales reports are lagging.

13 comments:

  1. Derek is your work DRM'd? I'd like to buy it on the Kindle store and reformat it into epub using calibre to read on my sony prs.

    Alternatively is it available elsewhere in that format?

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  2. Ahh I see free pdf's in the side bar ;)

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  3. Sean, I don't have the stories available for other devices yet. I'll be looking into it eventually. Until then, you can use the free PDFs on my site, as you found.

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  4. Thought of using Smashwords?

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  5. Yes, I'll be looking in to that after I get my next novel handed off to the editor.

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  6. I've just bought it. I'm looking forward to it. :)

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  7. Thanks, Tara, for posting that up on Joe's blog, too. Hope you like it! It's cyberpunk, and not the trendy genre right now, but I'm hoping there's an audience for it.

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  8. Wanna come pimp it on my blog? Send me something about the book, writing it, why you decided to self-publish, or whatever you want, and a jpeg of the cover, and I'll post it if you want.

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  9. Tara, sure! I'll get you something next week. I'm busy this week trying to hammer my novel into editable form! My handoff to editor is Monday!

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  10. Wait who said Cyberpunk was out of fashion? :)

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  11. Sean, seems like cyberpunk is not doing as well as vampire romance and YA these days. Alas.

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  12. Maybe you could cross genres and do Vampirepunk - or was that what they did in Lost Boys?

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  13. Hah! That would be great! Cybervampires in high school.

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