Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eclectic Sheep That Androids Never Dreamed Of

I've quite a few Science Fiction short stories that I've written over a long period of time and thought I would put a few into an e-book and let them loose on the unsuspecting world.
Therefore I present to you - 'Eclectic Sheep That Androids Never Dreamed Of' a collection of sixteen sf shorts of mine, some previously published somewhere, in print or on-line and some never before seen. The collection will cost the VAST amount of 99 cents (about 58p in real money) but you can get it for FREE until 1st February 2012 by putting this magic code - KS67B into the required box when you check out your cart on Smashwords
The book is in a load of different formats, Mobi for Kindle, Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others) PDF as well as many others.
The stories are a mixed bunch meant to make you laugh and, perhaps, cry. I just hope you do both in the correct place!
BTW, I'd be interested to know if you did upload the book and in what format and if it worked ok or not, oh, and any review would be appreciated :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Fairly soon I'll be releasing a collection of some of my science fiction short stories for the Kindle, it will be a free e-book, yep, won't cost a penny, a dime or whatever currency happens to be yours.
I am trying to sort out a cover for this e-book and have decided to give everyone a chance to participate and have something of theirs on it, namely, sheep, hence the title of this blog post:


The more disparate in design the better and you haven't got to be an artist to send one in, you haven't even got to be good at drawing, just be enthusiastic! All sorts are needed but all must be drawn by yourselves and not copied and pasted from any source such as clip art etc. To give you an idea, this is the sort of thing I'm hoping for:
I don't know what sort of response I'll get for this but I'm optimistic that I'll get enough for the cover. If I can I might even mention your name in acknowledgements but it will probably be too difficult to link each sheep to each name. There will be no payment for the sheep used as the e-book is free but they will be well fed and shorn when necessary...

This will be advertised on my Facebook page and you can send me your sheep drawing through that using a personal message, if you aren't a Facebook friend of mine, why not?
All sheep should be in jpeg format please. Get drawing!