Quick Update: Print “Pruritus”!


Well, I had to put *something* here.

Like reading in print? Who doesn’t! Issue 44 of Sanitarium magazine, featuring my horror story “Pruritus,” is now available in paperback from Amazon CreateSpace.

Only $7.99 for mine and like eight other cool scary stories!

Amazon Update

Unfortunately, this news does not concern me going to South America or dating a 7′ tall woman, but I’ve got something just a few tics below in importance: my personalized Amazon.com author page is now online! I mean, it was before, but now there’s a much easier (and , given my track record with registering names, remarkably un-taken) URL to deal with: https://www.amazon.com/author/trevorwhite . So if you need something more “mainstream” to pass along to your friends as an introduction to my work, then there’s that. Also, I linked my Twitter account and this very blog to said page as well–apparently, all you have to do to get an RSS feed is input http://%5Bexample%5D.com/?feed=rss to your something-or-other, and bam! Of course, you’re most likely on top of both already without a feed, but it seemed sensible to get in on that mode of transmission as well.

In other news, this looks promising: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/print-on-demand-books-espresso_n_1882616.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Update about Amazon, among other things.

First of all, minor hiccups caused by here-and-there edits notwithstanding, the page for Distortions on Amazon.com should be live! Having said that, unlike B&N’s site (which, for reasons not readily apparent, has been adding relatively inaccurate “people who bought this also bought…” recommendations, despite a current sales tally of zero copies), there’s no directly integrated author info page. However, that’s actually good, because what it turns out Amazon has is “Author Central”, a sub-site of social networking features and media designed to help authors share themselves and their work with more people, fellow writers and average readers alike! Some of the stuff on there might be a little redundant, seeing as I’ve already got a blog and I’m not planning on tweeting at least until the real push for Love & Darkness comes around, but it’s my belief that until someone starts listening, you can’t say you’ve said something too much on the internet. But I digress: Here’s a link to the page in question, which may or may not fluctuate to a certain degree in the coming weeks.

Additionally, I’d like to take this moment to express my sincere sadness at the official closure of the Borders chain. I’m not crying myself to sleep or anything, because I know it’s not going to turn into Farenheit 451 overnight from here, but it is distressing to see what eBooks have done to the prospects of brick ‘n’ mortar stores. Were there other factors? Of course–the economy’s all over the place, for one (and in my personal opinion, there’s just not that many good new books out anyway). In any case, I can’t harp on the whole thing too much–after all, I’m selling my book(s) digitally at this very moment. But I don’t think I need to tell you that there’s no replacement for the real deal, and it bodes ill for the industry as a whole to see a corporation of this magnitude go under. Also, I’ve been something of a iPod junkie as of late, so the “& Music” part of their business is an equally troubling loss. However, there’s this Barnes & Noble in Seattle with a second floor full of albums… so there’s always that, for now.

One More Place to Purchase…

As we speak (it’s just a phrase–go with it), Distortions is now under review as an eBook for purchase on Amazon.com’s Kindle store! That means you can read it on a variety of mobile devices–which I suppose has been the case with Barnes & Noble, but it seems like Amazon’s more popular, so I’m going with that as well now.


EDIT:  It’s here! Now I’ll need to add a specialized table of contents and whatnot fairly soon, but at least it’s out there in readable form.

Also, some mildly important news: The second shipment of Distortions has all but sold out! I’m set to work on getting Edition #3 done, with some minimal typo fixes and contact info updates, but nothing you’ll need to buy a second copy for (of course, if you want, I won’t complain…). The whole process could take about a month, so hang in there!