A Huge Step for Me!

Source: Amazon.com (I own the rights to the cover)

I won’t keep you too long tonight for this post.  It’s more one of those I hope you will reblog or in some other way pass it on through your Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest. or any other way you can see fit to show it to others.

I have self-published my first anthology of horror stories!

After months and months of work and the joy of allowing all of you to read a couple of them (“Keeping Watch” – on this blog and “The Way It Is” – which was on a now-defunct site) and then the joy of having 3 others that have been published and 6 never-seen-before tales!

I am proud of this collection.  Not only because I wrote the stories, but because I managed to handle Amazon’s Kindle publishing.  It was a steep learning curve, but more frustrating than actually difficult.  The entire process took me several days, but I had to purchase Word so that I could format it into Web,filtered output (HTML), format the entire thing to appear nice once on Kindle, and create those intro pages that nobody really reads, but are necessary.  Thank you Andrea Stephenson for proofreading “Keeping Watch” and giving me some great info on how to improve it.  You are mentioned in those introductory pages and acknowledgements.

I had my cover illustration done by a person from Romania whom I met through http://www.fiverr.com/  The cover cost me $10 and I like it more each time I see it.

Currently, the price is $2.99 for the 11 stories on Kindle.  I felt that to be a fair amount.  Kindle estimates the book at 128 pages.

Here is the link:  http://www.amazon.com/Transfixed-Keeping-Watch-other-Terror-ebook/dp/B00K5C16LU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1399440772&sr=1-1&keywords=transfixed

I hope you will use it!  If horror’s not your thing, I understand.  Wish me luck and pass it on…Thanks




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  • Andrea Stephenson  On May 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Congratulations Scott, glad this has come to fruition! I’ve bought my copy so will enjoy reading all the stories and I’ve shared on Facebook.


    • kindredspirit23  On May 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you.
      Don’t miss your acknowledgement and site link in the front pages! Thank you.
      *Let me know what you think.


      • Andrea Stephenson  On May 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

        Thanks for the lovely acknowledgement Scott! I’ve read the new version of Keeping Watch and love what you’ve done to enhance it. I still love the story and have a lingering image of Carolyn walking along with her doctor’s bag! I also think that first story was a great start since it was your first. Will be reading the rest over the next few days.


        • kindredspirit23  On May 16, 2014 at 1:28 am

          I am so pleased you are enjoying them. That’s what it’s for, in the end, for me, not money, but enjoyment (though, money would be nice!).

          Thanks so much for all the wonderful suggestions. You are right; the story is so much better!


  • jmmcdowell  On May 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Congratulations, Scott! I must be honest and state that horror is simply not a genre I can handle. None of Steven King’s or Anne Rice’s millions came from me. 😉

    But I wish you every success with the volume and hope you will find an army of (living!) followers!


    • kindredspirit23  On May 8, 2014 at 1:11 am

      Thank you. I understand. I have loved horror since I was very young. I don’t like so much being scared as I just like the rush when I know something not real bothers me. I have trouble with the “based on true” ones.


  • illsagorrey  On May 7, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Reblogged this on The Netherworld and commented:
    Congratulations, Scott! I encourage our friends at The Netherworld to check out your book.


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