Short Story for Fighting for Gwen; Unclean Legacy up on CreateSpace

Hi!

I’ve contributed a short story to Fighting for Gwen, because …

Well, a lot of reasons. Mostly, Elizabeth was really kind to me on a few occasions, and Shreyas too. Plus, Gwen sounds awesome.

I just heard back that (a) I am pointing at the correct link to publicize; and (b) that my story is going out on the 30th of this month. So there you are!

It’s called the Prince’s Rule, it’s a pretty awesome fairy-tale romp, and I guess that the cheapest way to get it is to donate $10 to what will eventually turn either into helping the Sampats or helping autistic people in general, which should get you at least three other stories by other people too.

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In other news: I can’t get a copy to look it over myself right now, so I don’t want to do a serious sales push until I hear back from someone who bought it, but https://www.createspace.com/3753902 is An Unclean Legacy in print form.

Best wishes,

Jenna

6 thoughts on “Short Story for Fighting for Gwen; Unclean Legacy up on CreateSpace

  1. Yay!

    Please let me know when you get it whether there’s any issues or whether I can safely start promoting the heck out of it. ^_^

    (I assume there are no issues. I just worry because I can’t *know.*)

    Best wishes,

    Jenna

  2. I got it! Actually, it arrived couple of days ago, but I haven’t had time to look at it yet. I still haven’t had time to read it, but as a physical object it looks fine, with the possible exception that when I flip through I see that some words and phrases are written with strike-through. This could make sense as a special effect in some cases — e.g. “She [will not last” on page 298, with “will not last” struck-through — but in most cases, it doesn’t seem to. I noticed it on pages 260, 276, 298, 322, and 334, although I haven’t searched through the whole thing.

    It’s quite a large piece of text, put together like this. Do you want general comments on the format, in case you format another book? I never can figure out what would be helpful, but please take this as an attempt to be helpful. :) The book is of a slightly odd size, as is familiar to me from the one time I tried to self-publish something: a bit larger than a softcover, but not a hardcover. I know nothing about typography, unfortunately, but I prefer slightly thicker, easier-to-read typefaces — like what Tor books are generally printed in, for instance, whatever that is. There’s often a lot of white space at the end of time / place sections (i.e. what were once daily posts) that is emphasized by the longer than usual length of the pages: maybe the time / place entries could not have a page break between them, except whenever we go to a new main chapter (i.e. generally a new person)?

    Thanks for putting it in a physical book!

  3. Yay! All those strikethroughs are correct; I used it stylistically when someone didn’t get a chance to finish a sentence.

  4. My print copy arrived a few days ago, and it’s great!

    I tried to read it in the kindle format, but, not having a kindle, it was awkward. Ever try holding a full laptop like you would a book while lying in bed? Well, don’t. It looks silly! The print format is much easier to read that way :D

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