On Saturday morning, a large box arrived at the post office for me. This heavy, brown beast turned out to be the first shipment of "Quests, Curses, & Vengeance," hot off the presses. This gargantuan collection of 32 short stories, totaling nearly 150,000 words, is an impressive sight to see in-print. They're real beauties.
With the arrival of this first lot of books, I'll be able to fulfill the pre-orders, so those of you who decided to place an early order can rest easy in knowing that your books will be in the mail on Monday. This is also the case for our contest winners (assuming they get back to me, eh, Mr. Sims?). Anyone who is expecting a book from me will be getting it as quickly as the post office wants to deliver it, which really isn't that long these days.
For those who aren't keen on spending money on old-fashioned paperbacks, the Kindle version has all the great stories that are in the print edition, and it's only $3.95. If you have a Kindle e-reader, get a copy of this collection. You will not regret it.
I make no exaggeration when I say that these stories are on par with the stuff being released by the major markets like Asimov's Science Fiction. Hell, I'll even say some of these stories are better than mass-market stuff that's being released these days. Why some of the writers in this collection aren't rich and famous yet is beyond me. I'm just glad to publish their works now, while I can still afford them.
Really, pick up this collection in whatever format pleases you most, and remember, every writer in this collection gets a royalty on each copy sold. Support these talented people, and assure that we get more of their entertaining stories!
To order a copy from Martinus Publishing, go to the QCV listing and click the button. A book purchased directly from the publisher earns each writer a larger cut of the profits. The links to Amazon are there also, so get the Kindle version that way!