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Old 01-25-2013, 02:16 AM   #1
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A Kindle short story collection by William Meikle

Over the years I've had many stories published in small presses and short run anthologies. These tend to disappear quickly into history and are hard to track down for anyone interested enough.

Kindle publishing gives me the perfect opportunity to bring them to a wider audience.

So here they are, a selection of tales from over the years, covering a mixture of genres and types of story telling. All on sale for only 99c each.

Some of these go back to when I was just starting out, others are more recent

And keep a weather eye open -- I'll be giving some of them away as freebies on a semi-regular basis.

As of today I've loaded up 18 separate stories - details here if interested

http://www.williammeikle.com/shortstorycollection.html

To kick off, the one at the top over there, #1 King Crab vs Giant Scorpion, a '50s style creature feature, is free today and through to 01/28/2013

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4L0VIK
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:51 AM   #2
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Congrats!

I'm working on my own short fiction collection, taking the same route you did except that I'll sell them as one collection, not individual stories. Do you plan to offer a print version as well?
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Most of these stories have already appeared in print in the small press and anthologies, so I'm not planning anything in that direction. I see these as more of a means of advertising other works than a means of making money in themselves.

Then again, if one or two take off and start selling in big numbers, I may have to revise my thinking :-)

People do love the free stuff, don't they?

The King Crab versus Giant Scorpion book is getting gobbled up in its hundreds.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4L0VIK
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You certainly have a lot of things in print (digitally speaking)! Keep on writing!
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You certainly have a lot of things in print (digitally speaking)! Keep on writing!
And in print non-digitally speaking too :-)
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TANNIS is the latest freebie from my Short Story collection - free until 2nd Feb

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4LC93K

A short fantasy tale involving a mad scientist, a boy, a newt, a dragon, some carnage... and a pony!

Also available in UK, Canada etc... just change the .com in the link above to your region of choice
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The latest freebie from my short story collection is The Vampire Bible. Free on kindle until 7/02. Transcribed from a scroll found in Syria in 1927

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I knew it wouldn't take long... 1st message accusing me of blasphemy has arrived re: THE VAMPIRE BIBLE.
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THE VAMPIRE BIBLE is still free and...

#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Fantasy > Historical in the UK Yay me :-)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B508MFO

#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Fantasy > Alternative History in the US
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B508MFO

It means absolutely nothing at all of course. It's just a wee experiment on my part. The short story has an advert at the back for my other vampire fiction. We'll see if the freebie drives any actual sales traffic...
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Have downloaded 'Vampire Bible', look forward to reading it. Thanks!
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Thanks to everyone downloading the Vampire Bible... it'll be free until midnight tonight Eastern Time or thereabouts...

Over 1000 free downloads given away in the past few days... let's hope it leads to increased visibility for me on Kindle and / or more sales.
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The Toughest Mile is free today on kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4ZPLYA A sword and sorcery short
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The Castle of Blood is free today on kindle

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Derek Adams, The Midnight Eye, finds zombies in Largs, and isn't at all surprised. My short story Home is the Sailor is free on kindle until 24th Feb

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This week's freebie on Kindle from the collection is a Scottish vampire short, MORNING SICKNESS

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Flower of Scotland 3 - 15 more short short stories, is free until Thursday 14th March.

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My historical Lovecraftian short story, INQUISITOR is free until 17th March

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My historical fantasy short SAMURAI is free until 22nd March.

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Another Kindle freebie from me. This story was originally in Cthulhu Unbound 2 from Permuted Press, and was also reprinted last year in my DARK MELODIES collection from Dark Regions. It got an honorable mention in the Year's Best for the year from Ellen Datlow.

Jane Austen meets The Old Ones - a free lovecraftian short today

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Free ebook today on kindle - The Auld Mither, a Scottish supernatural novella

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My publisher has made my B-movie monster novel CRUSTACEANS free for a period. Get in now for some giant crab mayhem

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Hi William, you seem to be using Kindle a lot. I wonder, do you actually sell there? I have had material there for about a year (maybe not the right material) in any case, I have only had people download when I had free promotions. Thanks for sharing your experience with the Kindle program. Glenn

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