As part of being on the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, we get an option to give Ashton Walks away for zero, nothing, zilch. In the spirit of Monty Python‘s banker sketch, I’m not quite sure how this works for us but from about eight o’clock tomorrow that’s how much the eBook will cost. For 24 hours only.
Ashton Walks is now on Kindle for the princely sum of £1.91. It’s gone global too ($3.08 in the United States of Americawl). I will get it out to Apple’s iBookstore but not before next year. This is a condition of signing up to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, for what it’s worth. I have no idea but “not very much” is the most likely value.
So, grab your soon-to-be-collectable first edition.
This is in full swing and yesterday the Writers Group did their thang at the M Shed. Stories of the Sea competed with the ambience of a Saturday tourist attraction and didn’t always win but we took another step forward. Lunch at the Watershed, after, recharged batteries and cemented the team spirit.
Coming up, Mr Mike and Helen Hart will discuss self-publishing on Wednesday – a topic dear to yours truly. If it was good enough for Milton, Jane Austen and Mark Twain, it’s good enough for mere mortals.
On Tuesday the Bristol Short Story Prize will launch with Tania Hershman, also at Foyles, which is fast becoming the literary hub of Bristol. Then next weekend, and not part of the Festival but a happy coincidence, the Ramada hosts BristolCon for the SFnal among us. It’s an exciting few days.
I’ve changed the look and feel of this website again to bring the software into line with the other outposts of my burgeoning empire. One day I’ll achieve total domination – heh-heh-heh! Indeed, mwah-ha-ha!
Sorry, I’ve just taken the tablets and will be OK in a minute.
Things should operate pretty much as before but if you notice any ugliness, you’re looking in the mirrorI mean, let me know. I’ll be bedding in and ironing out in any case over the next few days. In fact this change should fix some old bugs and add some must-have features (check out the whizzy Posts icon top-right for an easy RSS feed). And if any arty type would like to contribute a banner, or banners, to replace the one up above, that would be fab.
Sad news on the Bristol writing scene as local SF author, editor and all-round good guy Colin Harvey dies after a stroke. Some of you will know him, probably from the science evening we had at Grant Bradley a while back. The Bristol Fantasy and SF Society will turn next Monday’s regular meeting at the Shakespeare into a pint (or two) in his honour.