I finished polishing the print version of my review book for the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Exam and made it available on Amazon last month. It started outselling the Kindle version after a few weeks, which goes to show that—assuming relative costs are reasonable—a lot people still like reading books on paper.
Got to put on my writer/editor hat and be a guest on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show to talk about Twitter Fiction, Nanoism, and read a few tweet-sized tales. This was my very first radio interview (and live is tough, oof!). My part is toward the beginning, with Colin introducing me around the 6:45 mark. But you should at least listen to the very beginning, because their intro sketch bit is the best part of the show.
My very short and very well received book (26 all 5-star reviews and counting, hooray!), The Texas Medical Jurisprudence Exam: A Concise Review, is now available on iTunes/iBooks and Kobo in addition to Amazon. Additional ebook formats and the print version are forthcoming.
While I personally use Amazon for just about everything, I know some people prefer to use other ebook vendors or non-Kindle readers. While the book was part of the KDP Select program (Kindle Unlimited etc), it was exclusive to Amazon. I’ve decided to not renew that program membership (more on that later), which allows me to open up the book to other markets for those so inclined.
For the time being, Kobo is offering a $5 credit for your first ebook purchase, which means that if you’ve never gotten an ebook from them before, my book would be half price.1
Very fun: Nanoism, a few tiny stories, and I made an appearance in the Washington Post yesterday in an article about Twitter’s planned/rumored character-limit change.
For what it’s worth, while the type of fiction I’ve purveyed is only fun within a predominantly constrained system, for people who write Twitter fiction differently, the ability to say more probably wouldn’t be much of an issue (say, those writing in the longitudinal first person like a digital diary of someone surviving a zombie apocalypse).