Dead Men's Fingers finally went live today in ePub format. At the moment it is only available from those wonderful guys at Smashwords but it is in review for the premium catalogue, so will be shipped out to Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony and Diesel within the next two weeks.
Having a major technical glitch needing the laptop to be returned to Factory Settings felt like having a horse die under me. Archiving the files was fine; it was the reinstalling of all the software and then setting up each the way it had been before that took the time.
Perhaps it was easier when the only electrical impulses we relied on were connected to the telegraph.
9 February 2012
Dead Men's Fingers launches today as an ebook for the Kindle. A fast-paced Western in the classic style, it has previously seen bookstore shelves in both hardback and softback large print. Now it finds a larger readership via digital technology. E-Pub format for the Nook, Kobo, Sony and iPad will follow shortly.
The novella (35,000 words) follows widower Jed Longman who signs to a company of wagons to take his three sons to a better life out West. But trouble keeps snapping at his heels. There’s the persistent Mrs Harris with her school ma’am attitude so contrary to her fancy coach-guns, then the threat of fever, then the ruthless killer Baddell determined to haunt him and his into an unmarked grave. Sometimes a family man has to remember how to stand alone.
Enjoy. More are due at the staging post.