The Firebird update and the coming collection

The Firebird update and the coming collection




Some people may be arriving here after already noticing this, but I’ve re-released the Firebird novella.

Primarily, it has gone live on Smashwords for the first time! This is very exciting for me and I’m looking forward to their judgement regarding letting me distribute it to their wider markets.

Also primarily (!), it now contains both an updated version of the Firebird with some minor editorial tweaks, plus three extra pieces of content. These are short stories I’ve shared before (British Gods and Saturday’s Child), and a poem I’ve shared just this week- Thornback.

These versions are polished and pretty and have been added to the Firebird to create a kind of sampler for the upcoming collection. You know, the one I’ve been hinting about for ages. Eagle eyed readers may have spotted that the title ‘Strange Matters’ has been revealed, but I’m not going to expound on that yet, as it’s something of a soft launch at this stage. Expect a release date very soon!

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To business: on Smashwords, I’ve made the sample stories free. You can go and grab them right now if you like.

Amazon is less flexible in that regard, but I’m working on it. However, those who have already purchased the book (and my massive thanks again) should be able to get an updated version with the additional content for free. This isn’t something Amazon does automatically, so I need to tell them to do so. It’s going to take a few working days, but do let me know if you don’t get it (or grab a .mobi from Smashwords).

Right, I’m off to tweak things and make sure I fully understand the process before publishing Strange Matters.

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by Bret

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