torsdag den 3. februar 2011

Book Launch: Candied Crime


[Til mine danske læsere: denne mini-antologi er på engelsk, og den kan kun fås som e-bog. Men skulle nogen være interesseret, er der RTF-versionen, som kan læses på skærmen, PDF-versionen, som er god til udprintning, og jeg tror også, én af versionerne kan læses på ipad]

Saturday I had an idea, Sunday I blogged about it - and Monday I went ahead. I know; I am a bit spontaneous, but you did encourage me.

So now I have an e-book out there, published by Smashwords:

Candied Crime, DJ´s Daim Stories, vol I.

(Daim/Dajm is a Scandinavian candy bar - also called a Dime Bar)

Those of you who have followed my blog for two years will have read most of the stories already. There are five Knavesborough stories, five other humorous stories from the blog, plus three new ones. Most of them are very short - from 150 to 2500 words.

Some of you may wonder what the picture has to do with my stories. Nothing whatsoever - but it has everything to do with Thy - and for this writer this is indeed a Thy´s Day!

If you are curious, you can download a free sample - or you can buy the whole thing for 99 cents - less than ten dimes.

A link to a Danish newspaper article about my launch: Dorte skriver mini-krimier på engelsk.

NB: I know that I have several generous, thoughtful friends and if you blog about this, it will probably be a good idea to make it clear that this is a cosy or humorous crime collection. But if this venture is a success, I may publish (read: I am planning) volume II with some of my more serious flash fiction.

17 kommentarer:

Ellen sagde ...

Jeg er imponeret over, at man kan skrive en novelle på 150 ord ;.)
Apetizeren var rigtig lokkende, og jeg kunne bestemt godt tænke mig at læse resten...
En lille dollar kan vel ikke vælte budgettet, så jeg må se at finde ud af, om det virker at få den hentet ned.

Dorte H sagde ...

Hej Ellen.

Dejligt at jeg også kan friste et par danske læsere :)

Download skulle være let nok; det er mest et spørgsmål om at vælge, hvordan du vil læse. PDF er rigtig godt til udprinting, men der er også 2-3 versioner, som kan læses på skærmen, og vist også én, som kan bruges på iPad.

Og skulle noget kikse, så siger du bare til - du skal i hvert fald have ´value for money´ ;D

Bibliophile sagde ...

Congratulations! I hope you get good sales.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams sagde ...

Congratulations! I'm planning on downloading your book to my Kindle today. :) So happy you decided to do this. Am Facebooking it.

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - This is really terrific! I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your stories and I hope you'll do another volume!

Dorte H sagde ...

Bibliophile: early days yet, but I´ve got quite a bit of publicity in Denmark today.

Elizabeth: thank you very much for your support - and your helpfulness in general!

Margot: you shouldn´t encourage me; my head is spinning already :O

Kelly sagde ...

I've been pretty good about reviewing the books I read these days, so perhaps a review of your book will be forthcoming.
:)
(glowing, I'm sure)

A Certain Book sagde ...

Wow, Dorte! This is great. And fantastic choice of photo for your cover, too! Look forward to getting a copy for myself. I wonder if I can download to a KOBO.

Clarissa Draper sagde ...

Where can I buy it? I'll search for the links. They are in English?

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: ah, reviews - the next daunting experience I can expect!
Well, I am not too afraid of yours, though, or any of my friends who know the Kickinbottoms & Knavesborough already - you should know what kind of stories you´ll get ;D

Joanne: my readers loved my geeze so much last year I decided to recycle them (though they are not really related to the stories). I hope there is some version you can read on your KOBO. I opted for all the ten formats Smashwords offered.

Clarissa: yes, these ones are all English, and a click on the title should lead you to the free sample and the book.

Martin Edwards sagde ...

Congratulations from me too!!!!

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Martin.

Beth F sagde ...

WOW!!!! How fantastic. Good for you for going for it. Wishing you lots of sales.

C. N. Nevets sagde ...

Somehow I missed this post in feed list. I'm glad I caught Martin Edwards' mention of it! Must buy!

Dorte H sagde ...

Thanks a lot, Beth and Nevets.

Rob Kitchin sagde ...

Dorte, congratulations and good luck with the book. A great idea to publish, best, Rob

Dorte H sagde ...

Rob: thank you! Sometimes you just have to take things in your own hands.