Hey guys, this story originally appeared in my collection Special Editions as a short story. Well, I enjoyed the main character so much I decided to bust him out on his own and follow him up. Very soon a second story in the series will appear, so keep your eyes open for that.
In the meantime, if you want to read the story but are unhappy with the price of the single story – $0.99 – I suggest buying the previous collection for the Kindle, which was also $0.99, because it will get you not only The Piano, but three other stories as well. As a bonus in that Kindle Edition you’ll get the first chapter of my novel, Peck: A Book. Can we say cross-promotion?
Or, if you don’t want to pay for anything, look for The Piano to go perma-free sometime in early March. I’ll keep you posted on that.
So, loyal readers – and other people who came to this site simply because there is a post or two buried in the archive containing the word ‘nudity’ – by now you probably know I’ve gotten slightly sidetracked from my regular posts in the Best Picture Project in trying to figure out the quirks of Kindle Direct Publishing platform, specifically the Select program and how to make it a success. Obviously, I’m apologetic over that and promise I’m working to get a new post going, but you’ll have to humor me while I chase down other interests.
Anyway, my first go-round with the KDP Select was a few months ago, when I enrolled my first novel, Girl Band, a little young-adult thing I really happen to enjoy. Taking a chance I made it free for two days, made a single posting on Kindle Boards to announce it, and managed to move somewhere around 250 books. I thought that was pretty good, considering the general lack of promotion. Obviously, I would have preferred more than that, but oh well. Continue reading