Or should that be an old (new) release? I’m not sure, but hang on and I’ll tell you why.
A few months ago, I received the rights back to my short story The Trouble with Firsts that appeared in the 2009 Debs e-anthology The First Time (per the contract). I didn’t think much of it until I remembered that I had another YA short story that didn’t currently have a home. What if I used those two stories to walk through the process of publishing something online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble?
Advantages? Here’s what I thought:
- Clean, edited manuscripts pretty much ready to go
- Short length, making the formatting and technical review easier
- Low risk
It was surprisingly fun along with being educational. My goal isn’t to earn a lot of money with these stories–or even much at all–but to learn how the process works.
And it is also a low risk way to have some of my writing available to new readers as well. A 99-cent short story sampler versus $8.99 for Geek Girl? Some readers might want to go with the 99 cents to start. It’s nice I can give them that option.
So, without further ado, I give you: The Trouble With Firsts:
The e-book contains two short stories:
- The Trouble with Firsts: a story about first dates, prom, and humiliation–not necessarily in that order.
First published as part of The First Time e-anthology, October 2011
- Speechless: a story about not speaking up–and what happens when you finally do.
First published online as part of the launch for The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading.
So, there you have it. My new (old) release. Or my old (new) release. It’s available on: