To celebrate my self-publishing of my first extended work of fiction, The Great Flâneur Massacre, I am providing two free gifts to past, present and future readers.
One free text is a non-fiction ebook related to The Great Flâneur Massacre itself. It is a partly autobiographical piece, where I discuss my novella, the context of this novella in my life, and my views on some key themes in the novella itself.
This ebook is called: Wallace Runnymede and The Great Flâneur Massacre: Reflections in and out of Season.
The other free text is the first volume of an ongoing series of anthologies of my ‘fake news’ satire pieces from various online satire outlets, including Glossy News.
The title of my anthology series is: Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes.
And more precisely, volume 1 of my fake news satire anthology is called: I Shouldn’t do God.
I Shouldn’t do God contains revised versions of some of my fake news stories; many of them, I trust, are even funnier than the originals.
There are also two new stories included in I Shouldn’t do God. I promise not to publish the two new stories until at least January 2016.
And in this same satire anthology, there is a new, previously unpublished essay, serving as the introduction to the volume. The essay, Why Shouldn’t I do God?, ponders on what it means to write religious satire when such writings are often deemed to be blasphemous towards God, gods or religion, instead of being (in a funny kind of way) a very high and generous tribute towards the high values that these are supposed to represent.
While making these two ebooks available for free may of course be of some benefit in making my work more widely known, I believe it will also be helpful for many individuals who might not otherwise have come to know my work.
The free books will also be of assistance to people who are unsure about paying money for the work of an author they may not have read before, or who they may have only read my work on the online outlets where I have been publishing my work up to now.
In the future, I do intend to keep up a ‘dual model’ of free and charged works. If you have any suggestions about this or any other topic, or any feedback or opinions on my writings, please feel free to email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The two free texts (Wallace Runnymede and The Great Flâneur Massacre: Reflections in and out of Season and I Shouldn’t do God) are scheduled for 31 July 2015.
And, better still, my ebook novella The Great Flâneur Massacre, along with two relevant bonus stories from Glossy News, will also be released on this date, for the princely and extravagant sum of just about $3!
Oof! I just don’t know how the hell I get away with such ruthless marketing tactics.
I mean, 3 whole dollars for a mere novella that might just be the greatest thing since Swifted Jonathans!
Well, there’s only one way to find out, right?..
Join me again tomorrow (July 28), for some more information, before all three books are finally released together on July 31!