Archive for July, 2011


As an author and a reader, living in Brazil, I have to be a member of Amazon.com to buy books. Amazon charge an additional $2 over the .com price for every eBook I purchase. The same is true for customers who live outside their area in places such as Australia etc. I have never really been able to find out why they make this charge. Some say that it is to cover the whispernet charges for 3G kindles, but I fail to see this as I use Kindle to Computer downloads.

If you have a kindle, or you have kindle to computer or any other such device, there is no need to buy from Amazon. This is great news if you live outside the designated area of .com, .co.uk, or .com de. If you buy through smashwords you can download a Mobi file to view on your kindle, computer or device without the additional $2 charge.

Through smashwords you can download files in Mobi, ePub, PDF etc as shown below on the page of one of my books. Hide and Seek (Ghost story)

Cover for 'Hide and Seek'

Hide and Seek

Ebook By Declan Conner
$0.99 Rating: 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star
(5.00 based on 1 review)
Published: June 03, 2011
Category: Fiction » Mystery & Detective » Short Stories
Words: 13667 (approximate)
Language: English

[add to library]

Ebook Description

Short story, with both American English and UK and Commonwealth English versions available in one eBook

Carl didn’t believe in ghosts.Unless you want to count the Holy one. That was until he had a dream of a young girl and he was invited to play … Hide and Seek. A seat gripping ghost story.

Tags

thriller, crime, suspense, murder, mystery, short story, ghost story, declan conner

Available Ebook reading formats:

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Reviews

Review by: Kaye George on July 19, 2011 : starstarstarstarstar
Connor has Carl Jones take us on a train trip in an eerie fog. We never arrive at the intended destination, but chilling events whip Carl between reality and fantasy. Or is it fantasy? Connor keeps the reader guessing until a mystery within a mystery is unraveled.

 If you’re used to reading British punctuation, he has included a version for you also. A nice bonus. Check out his many other short stories available.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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My advice would be to always check to see if the book you want to buy is available on smashwords. Not all books will be available, but it makes sense to get more value for your $.

Other eBook catalogues where you can find my short stories.

Smashwords

Apple itunes ibooks

Note the Apple link above and below is the one I use for America. For other countries where you are a subscriber, change the “us’ to say “de” for Germany “uk” For the UK, “au’ for Australia. “ca” for Canada, etc.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781458086372              

Kobo

Barnes & Noble

Diesel eBooks


DECLAN’S SHORT STORIES ARE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY AT SMASHWORDS

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 Smashwords

Apple itunes ibooks

Note the Apple link below is the one I use for America. For other countries where you are a subscriber, change the “us’ to say “de” for Germany “uk” For the UK, “au” for Australia. “ca” for Canada etc.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn978145086372

Kobo

Barnes & Noble

Diesel eBooks

Amazon.com

Amazon.com de


Declan Conner has released the second of his not so short story series with a German, American and a UK translation in one eBook with internal links for the customer to make the choice of language. The Enemy Within. (Der Feind im Innern) is now available in all formats from kindle and smashwords. The smashwords distribution package means it will be added to the Apple, B&N, Nook, scrollmotion, Kobo and Sony catalogues in approximately 2 weeks from today. If you live outside the UK, America or Germany, then the best option is to download one of the multi formats for your device from smashwords to avoid the $2 wispernet charge from Amazon.

Der Feind im Innern (Eine Kurzgeschichte.) (Eine deutsche und zwei englische Versionen in einem E-Buch zusammengefasst.) [Kindle Edition]

Declan Conner
Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #1.785 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)ner (Autor)

            Nr. 5 in Kindle-Shop> eBooks> Belletristik > Kurzgeschichten & Anthologien

  • Nr. 82 in Bücher > Belletristik > Kurzgeschichten & Anthologien

 

 
 
 
 
 
Approximately 25 pages in a printed book. Independently edited and proof read.Short story, with German, American English and UK and Commonwealth English versions available in one eBook.There is a war taking place, but where? It could be nearer than you think. They say to keep your friends close and your enemy’s even closer. But what happens in a society where you can’t tell one from the other? Would this cause you to become your own worst enemy. A gripping thriller of a soldiers tale with plenty of action.

Does self- publishing destroy your chances as a route to being traditionally published?

I read many forum posts where people advise that if you self publish, then you are burning your bridges for any hope of being traditionally published in the future. This may have been true a number of years ago, but not anymore.

In this digital age of eBooks and POD technology, combined with a financial crises that has resulted in many publishers reducing the number authors in their stable and new books published, It is no wonder that authors are turning to self publishing.

The cry from the traditionalist is loud and clear … “Don’t do it, or you will never get published by a print publisher.”

In practice, this no longer holds true. There are winners and losers in the self-publishing arena, just as there are in print publishing. One advantage the self-published have over a new talent picked up by a publisher is that they will have a record of accomplishment of sales and for them to be successful they will have established their own marketing base through a web site or blog and made good use of building a social network.

The problem publishers have in the current challenged economic world is to find winners that will ensure a healthy bottom line. Winning a contract from a publisher is no guarantee to a successful career, it never has been. New writers are considered a long-term investment, with many failing to earn out their advance royalties and being cut adrift without that second book ever being considered. Of course, it is not all doom and gloom, publishers still look for new talent in the time-honored fashion and there are success stories.

“Okay, you talk the talk, but where is the proof?” you say. Well all I can give you is examples. However, don’t take my word for it, join the various kindle forums and you will see for yourself. I’ll start with some of the more widely known examples.

Amanda Hocking… multi book deal for $1 million.

J A Konrath … publishing contract with Amazons new imprint.

Dianna Laurence… Foreign rights sold to China for 2 books. Both books published.

Margaret Lake. Contacted this week with regards to Chinese translation rights.

Kate Rowan … Contacted by a Turkish publisher this week for rights to her books.

Lexi Revelliion … Contract signed with Hungarian publisher for hardback, paper and eBook.

Louise Voss and Mark Edwards… Killing Cupid. Four book deal just announced with Harper Collins. The Contract signed allows them to continue to keep their books available until ready for publishing in 2012.

Steve Dunne … The Reaper. Self published and picked up by Harper Collins. (Older event)

There are many more and if you wish please leave details in a comment. In addition to these, there are many threads on Kindle boards in the US of authors turning down contracts.

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I had no sooner posted this article than I found this just now on Kindle Boards from Sibel Hodge.

“I’ve had an email forwarded to me from Createspace from Bliss Publishing in Thailand, asking about the foreign rights for My Perfect Wedding. Does anyone have any advice about this? What do I need to do if they want them? “


The answer is yes, as I know from my own experience. But don’t just take my word for it. Indie author and short story writer, Suzanne Tyrpak confirms what is possible, with over 10,000 sales of her short story compilation, Dating my Vibrator. I met up with Suzanne on kindleboards and asked her about her experience and her new release, Ghost planes and other disturbing tales, published on the 4th of July. She talks about her success in this weeks Creating a Buzz page. A sample of Suzanne’s work also features on the Short Story page.

Ghost Plane an other Disturbing tales vailable on Kindle and smashwords.

 Free promotional offer on smashwords. Ends this weekend10/7/2011 10/7/2011 

Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales


Declan Conner has released The End, or a New Dawn as an eBook and made it available in all e-Reader formats. Internal links will enable the reader to navigate the story and to make their own choice of language.

 His disaster thriller, The End, or a New Dawn reached the finals of a competition, Judged by Harper Collins editors and authors. The story is included in Lunch Break Thrillers, his UK bestselling short story compilation. Inspired by some of the notions in the bestselling book, Chariot of the Gods, by Erich von Daniken, the story is proving to be controversial, in that the fictional scenario put forward, extends the argument between creationists and evolutionists. At the same time, Declan uses known scientific facts to produce a scary prediction of a future climate disaster of biblical proportion.

 Declan is excited about the project and plans to publish his twelve short stories in the same translated format over the next 12 months. He hopes that the eBook will prove popular, not only with readers of the genre, but also for students of German or English as a second language.

 In addition to including three version of the story in German, UK and American English, Declan has provided hyperlinks to the articles that inspired the story. These links are intended to provide to ring of validity to his fictional scenario and to enhance the reading experience.

 

amazon.com.de      amazon.com       amazon.co.uk         smashwords

Ein Wörterbuch für Englisch – Deutsch ist nicht erforderlich. Thriller, Kurzgeschichte E-Buch. Eine deutsche und zwei englische Versionen in einem E-Buch zusammengefasst.

Declan Conner hat „Das Ende, oder ein neuer Anfang“ als E-Buch, kompatibel für alle E-Reader Formate, veröffentlicht. Dem Leser stehen interne Links zur Navigation durch die Geschichte zur Verfügung, und um die gewünschte Sprache zu wählen.

Sein Katastrophenthriller „Das Ende, oder ein neuer Anfang“ ist Finalist in einem Wettbewerb, unter der Jury von Lektoren und Autoren von Harper Collins. Die Geschichte ist Teil seines UK Bestsellers „Lunch Break Thrillers“, bei dem es sich um eine Zusammenfassung von Kurzgeschichten handelt. Inspiriert von Erich von Dänikens „Chariot of the Gods“ („Erinnerungen an die Zukunft“), erweist sich die Geschichte als umstritten, da sich das fiktive Szenario mit dem fortwährenden Streit zwischen Kreationisten und Anhängern der Evolutionslehre befasst. Gleichzeitig greift Declan auf bekannte wissenschaftliche Fakten zurück, um so eine erschreckende Prophezeiung über eine bevorstehende Klimakatastrophe von biblischem Ausmaß zu verkünden.

Declan ist von dem Projekt begeistert und plant, seine 12 Kurzgeschichten im gleichen Übersetzungsformat während der nächsten 12 Monate zu veröffentlichen. Er hofft, dass sich das E-Buch großer Beliebtheit erfreuen wird; nicht nur bei den Lesern dieses Genres, sondern auch bei Schülern und Studenten, die Englisch oder Deutsch als Zweitsprache erlernen möchten.

Declan stellt in diesem E-Buch drei Versionen der Geschichte in Deutsch, UK/Commonwealth und American English zur Verfügung. Darüber hinaus wurden Hyperlinks zu Hintergrundinformationen, die ihn zum Schreiben der Geschichte inspiriert haben, hinzugefügt. Diese Links sind dazu bestimmt, die Stichhaltigkeit dieses fiktiven Szenarios hervorzuheben und um das Leseerlebnis zu vertiefen.


Declan Conner hat „Das Ende, oder ein neuer Anfang“ als E-Buch, kompatibel für alle E-Reader Formate, veröffentlicht. Dem Leser stehen interne Links zur Navigation durch die Geschichte zur Verfügung, und um die gewünschte Sprache zu wählen.

Sein Katastrophenthriller „Das Ende, oder ein neuer Anfang“ ist Finalist in einem Wettbewerb, unter der Jury von Lektoren und Autoren von Harper Collins. Die Geschichte ist Teil seines UK Bestsellers „Lunch Break Thrillers“, bei dem es sich um eine Zusammenfassung von Kurzgeschichten handelt. Inspiriert von Erich von Dänikens „Chariot of the Gods“ („Erinnerungen an die Zukunft“), erweist sich die Geschichte als umstritten, da sich das fiktive Szenario mit dem fortwährenden Streit zwischen Kreationisten und Anhängern der Evolutionslehre befasst. Gleichzeitig greift Declan auf bekannte wissenschaftliche Fakten zurück, um so eine erschreckende Prophezeiung über eine bevorstehende Klimakatastrophe von biblischem Ausmaß zu verkünden.

Declan ist von dem Projekt begeistert und plant, seine 12 Kurzgeschichten im gleichen Übersetzungsformat während der nächsten 12 Monate zu veröffentlichen. Er hofft, dass sich das E-Buch großer Beliebtheit erfreuen wird; nicht nur bei den Lesern dieses Genres, sondern auch bei Schülern und Studenten, die Englisch oder Deutsch als Zweitsprache erlernen möchten.

Declan stellt in diesem E-Buch drei Versionen der Geschichte in Deutsch, UK/Commonwealth und American English zur Verfügung. Darüber hinaus wurden Hyperlinks zu Hintergrundinformationen, die ihn zum Schreiben der Geschichte inspiriert haben, hinzugefügt. Diese Links sind dazu bestimmt, die Stichhaltigkeit dieses fiktiven Szenarios hervorzuheben und um das Leseerlebnis zu vertiefen.

 

amazon.com.de                amazon.com                       amazon.co.uk              smashwords

 

English to German Dictionary redundant. Thriller, short story eBook. German and two English versions in one eBook.

 Declan Conner has released The End, or a New Dawn as an eBook and made it available in all e-Reader formats. Internal links will enable the reader to navigate the story and to make their own choice of language.

 His disaster thriller, The End, or a New Dawn reached the finals of a competition, Judged by Harper Collins editors and authors. The story is included in Lunch Break Thrillers, his UK bestselling short story compilation. Inspired by some of the notions in the bestselling book, Chariot of the Gods, by Erich von Daniken, the story is proving to be controversial, in that the fictional scenario put forward, extends the argument between creationists and evolutionists. At the same time, Declan uses known scientific facts to produce a scary prediction of a future climate disaster of biblical proportion.

Declan is excited about the project and plans to publish his twelve short stories in the same translated format over the next 12 months. He hopes that the eBook will prove popular, not only with readers of the genre, but also for students of German or English as a second language.

 In addition to including three version of the story in German, UK and American English, Declan has provided hyperlinks to the articles that inspired the story. These links are intended to provide to ring of validity to his fictional scenario and to enhance the reading experience.