Monday, November 14, 2011

Release-a-thon part 2

This is the second batch of shorts I posted to Amazon today, priced at 99c each. Sleight of Hand was published in Potato Monkey issue 1, back in 2000/2001. The other two have never seen the light of day. (And neither will I, once all those epic fantasy authors get hold of me ...)

Sleight of Hand
After a cosy meal, the protagonist retires to his host's workshop for an after-dinner drink ... and becomes the unwitting subject of an experiment.

Thonn Day
Like The Desolator, every time I write a fantasy tale it comes out as a gigantic p-ss-take on the genre. Farm boy ... check. Forbidden Magick ... check. Sage advice from wise elders ... er, not so much.

Billy's Book
Another knee to the fantasy genre's 'nads. Stable mucker-outer Billy Crump has heard all about farmhands becoming powerful wizards, and he wants a piece of that particular pie. Unfortunately this wizarding business is much harder than it looks ...

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)


Belzecue said...

Simon, you are a becoming a self-publishing _machine_!

One question: why no branding? How come no common look/feel to your short-story covers? Some common design elements across your work will greatly enhance your visibility and recognition on Amazon and other marketplaces.


Simon Haynes said...

The only branding is my name. They're different genres and styles, so I didn't feel the need for a unified brand. (Plus, on Amazon they're all linked under my name anyway.)

And just wait for the next lot - thrillers, horror, serious fantasy ... it's a publicist's nightmare!

In the trad publishing world you generally publish different genres under a pseudonym, but hey ... it's a new world now.