Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dipping my toe in the pool...

Last night I decided to give it a try. After hearing about how easy it is to publish for Kindle, I formatted a story, created a simple, but effective cover image (at least, I think it is), and put myself out there.

It's a story of Orc space pirates, written as a science-fantasy homage to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. I rather love the story, and I have a sequel plotted out and started, and a third part in "idea" form.

Because it's such a mash-up of about three different genres, I felt it would probably have a hard time finding an established venue. So, self-publishing seemed the best bet. If you're interested in reading it, here is the link.

Also, there are other eVenues to publish. If there is interest in non-Kindle formats, I would be open to going there as well. Like I said, this is my first foray, so I'm still learning as I go.

I have to admit, this has me all kinds of excited!


Keith said...

Love the cover, Tom.

I do most of my electronic reading on a Nook. I've got a Kindle app on my computer at work, but rarely read on it. Usually late in the day when I have a few minutes to kill before going home, so epub format would be nice. Still, I'm going to download it now.

Tom Doolan said...

I'm trying to publish it in PDF format at DriveThruFiction. Having trouble uploading the cover image, though.

Tom Doolan said...

Now available at Smashwords in various formats!

Keith, if you've already bought the Kindle version, let me know.

The Happy Whisk said...

I am excited for you.

Charles Gramlich said...

You can generally publish for the nook using the same file you used for Kindle. I do that regularly.

Good story.