Kiss Shot, is almost ready for primetime. Over the weekend, I made the corrections suggested by my editor along with a couple of small rewrites. The next step is formatting the manuscript for the various eBook uploads (Amazon's is apparently the easiest, while Smahsword's "meat grinder" program sounds hellish). I've even selected the cover art and written up the "jacket" blurb. I had planned to sell the eBook for 99 cents, but I'm also considering giving it away.
I'm not expecting to make a fortune off an eBook of short stories, so I'm wondering if giving it away might be a good opportunity for exposure for my other work, especially with Remain In Light only seven months old in paperback and the new poetry collection, Render, on the way next April. I know friends who have published short story collections with low price and have seen tiny to modest sales.
There are now tons of blogs, websites an opportunities for publicity for writers giving away their ebooks and Amazon even has a free eBook bestseller list.
The four stories in Kiss Shot are all set in the same town of Cottonwood, Georgia. I have already started envisioning other characters and stories from Cottonwood, so Kiss Shot could be a sampler for a larger, future book.
What say ye fellow authors and readers? All opinions welcome.