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13 December 2012 @ 05:18 pm
It's Summer, so it's time for Shorts  
Yeah yeah yeah, I know you lucky people in the northern hemisphere get to have a thing called a White Christmas, but we're not so lucky here in Oz.  Christmas will be sweating into your roast vegies, and doggedly having your christmas pudding and custard despite the fact that you're going to die of heatstroke.

Anyway, I have been playing around with formatting so I can upload my short stories to different formats, and I have posted my Tigers and Devils short "Chicken Soup for the Soul, and All That Crap" to Amazon for the kindle.  Because you can't set the price at zero, it has to be at the minimum of $0.99.  This is not a scam on my behalf, as the original version will always be available on my website for zilch.  The story hasn't been altered in any way.

Anyhoo, I'll have a bit of news in a couple of days.  If you're so inclined, you can get the story for the kindle here.  It already has a one star review! HOW COULD YOU REFUSE?
Matthew Vandrewmatthewvandrew on December 13th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
Well, lucky me I have it already. Amazon offers me the story for JUST $3.44! Thieves, plain and simple.
Sean Kennedykennsea on December 17th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
What the hell? I set a price of 0.99 American cents across the board - how is it charging you that much?
Matthew Vandrewmatthewvandrew on December 17th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Because I'm not an American. That's why. All non-Americans should be punished for not being Americans. I'm kinda tired of being the wrong nationality.
idamusidamus on December 13th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Just for the record, we have had nine White Christmasses in the last 100 years, they are cold and dark but rarely white ;)
I'd happily swap that for a nice heatwave

Yay for reformatting, congrats, I read this when you first published it though -also, Amazon charges me extra for not being American, so I respond by not using them ;)

Merry Christmas from Denmark
Sean Kennedykennsea on December 17th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Just as I'd happily swap for a cold one ;)

That's really shitty. I put it down as being able to sell it at all the different Amazons, and at the base 0.99 American cent price. I don't understand why that happens.

Merry Christmas!
idamusidamus on December 17th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
It's probably that so called free whispersync thingy
They do it to all books (sold to Denmark anyway)

Best place to shop is Rainbow ebooks, you get all formats available, at the same price as the publishers and if something goes wrong they reply really fast to help fix it
Laurie: weed sunsetstargazer60 on December 13th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Bottom line on the formatting -- more exposure of your work...and that is a good thing!

I can't remember many Christmas's with snow...there's more chance of snow where I live Jan - mid March (mid Atlantic USA).

Happy Christmas to you!!
Sean Kennedykennsea on December 17th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'd just like a relatively cool one... so far they're saying Christmas Day here is going to be 36 degrees...

Have a good one!
thrace_adams: Christmas Doggies in Santa Hatsthrace_adams on December 13th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
We will probably have a White Christmas as we've had snow for almost two weeks now. But you never know the temperature could rise and it could all melt.

YAY for formatting and whatnot. Somehow I missed that so I just went and picked it up, thanks for the linky :D

Can't wait for the "news" :D
Sean Kennedykennsea on December 17th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Lucky! We always sing "White Christmas" while sweating buckets.

Thank you!