Any day/week/soon now I will publish one of my stories for e-readers and to download.
It’s called The Obituarist. It has been described as mordant, funny, dark, teasing and ironic.*
It involves a newspaper obituary writer and the aging members of an elite military unit who became famous for a particular heroic wartime exploit.
Without giving too much away, you can expect to find occasional handlebar moustaches, hyphenated surnames, stiff drinks, greed, treachery and death. Well, the latter is hardly a surprise given the title. But I hope the twists will be.
Before I press publish I need some help.
I need to set the price. If any of you have bought or would consider buying books online – what sort of price is reasonable. I’m thinking along the lines of £1.99 and $1.99 for UK and USA. Not really sure for other territories. I guess E1.99 for the eurozone. What do you think? Too much? Too little? (We’re talking about 11,000 words or so – so it’s not a full length novel.)
If any of you have experience with a publishing package you’d recommend (or recommend that I avoid) – all suggestions welcome.
More on this as it develops. I’m still working on the cover – some ideas – but doubting my own artistic talents. I may need to hire an artist.
And I may also release it as an audio book. So lots to sort out.
I still have the much longer Blackwatertown lurking in the wings, but this is a bit of fun and exploration.
All help and suggestions gratefully received.
* By an actual other person – i.e I didn’t just make that up myself. Here’s another comment I like. “I was hooked from the first page.” A different real person wrote that. Yay!