søndag den 30. januar 2011

Daim Stories



If you wonder where I am... Oh, you don´t? (Don´t think you can shut me up so easily).

I should be adding page after page to my novel, and I have made some progress, but I can´t help my imagination coming up with new ideas, can I?

One or two of you have suggested that I made a collection of Knavesborough stories, and my rambling imagination has come up with the idea of DJ´s Daim Stories - half Knavesborough stories, half other cosy stories, including a few that haven´t been published on my blog. It seems as if it won´t be too complicated to publish an e-book via Smashwords.

Do you think there are people out there who are crazy enough to pay one dime pr story - 99 cent - plus three free stories?

(If I can sell more than fifteen, it will be one of my best business ventures so far)

And if this is a huge, commercial success (i.e. more than fifty sold), I may collect some of my stronger stuff later.

15 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - What a creative idea!! I don't think it'd be crazy at all; in fact, I like it!!

....Petty Witter sagde ...

Creative and imaginative, this sounds like a winner to me.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: if I can figure out how to, I´d better try. Thank you.

Tracy: I thought you would like it - I think you are one of the two or three people who have asked for a collection :D

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

Sounds like a good plan to me Dorte - I think short story collections have a new market with eReading people - I like having one on my eReader for dipping in and out of - so I'll definitely be lining up to buy the collection

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernadette: yes, I have seen all these articles about the e-books boom of short stories so now I think it´s time to try it. With Smashwords, there is no financial risk so it is only a question of pride ;)

Kelly sagde ...

It sounds like a great idea to me! Would it be something I could purchase on my Kindle? I've never bought anything other than stuff at Amazon.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Kelly.

Yes, I checked yesterday that one of Smashword´s formats is fine on the Kindle so don´t worry.

Kerrie sagde ...

I'll be one of the buyers - just point me to where

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Kerrie! :D

The link is here (it was just published this afternoon), and of course I plan to write more about it in a few days.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39990

Kelly sagde ...

I did it!!! Your collection of stories is now on my Kindle!!

And... I learned some new things about my Kindle in addition to now having a Smashwords account.

Thank you!

Dorte H sagde ...

Wow, Kelly!

You are my first customer - thank you!

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

Hope you don't mind Dorte but I created a Good Reads page for the book at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10362173-candied-crime - I had to add my latest acquisition to my shelves you see!

You should set yourself up an author account at GR too now

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernadette: mind? I am thrilled that I have friends (readers!) who are such great ambassadors for my work!
Thanks a lot.

I´m afraid I´ll have to work a little bit before I set up that author account. ;)

Cathryn Grant sagde ...

I love the title and am looking forward to reading the stories. As others said, it's exciting to see how eReaders are sparking a renewed interest in short stories.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Cathryn!

I have even sold ONE to a Danish friend today so maybe there is hope for a Scandinavian e-readership also :)