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Carnies cheap for Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

I’m sure everyone already owns a copy of Carnies by now, but if not, the ebook is going to be discounted from $4.99 to $2.99 for Halloween.  What better way of spending this dark day than by reading about werewolves?  Don’t bother trying to think of an answer, for there is none.  None, I tell you!

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CARNIES now available as an ebook on Smashwords!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Well, it’scarnies_mq been a long while since I’ve posted here, but when there’s news, there’s BIG news.  Yes, eight years after its first publication, Carnies is now available as an ebook on SmashwordsCohesion Press have put together a brand new edition of the book, complete with some new scenes and a tweaked ending, and it’s now available for purchase!  Only US$4.99, what a bargain!

And it gets better!  There’ll be a brand new print edition available within the next month or so as well, also from Cohesion Press!

For full details, please visit the Cohesion Press page for Carnies here:


My first e-book is out now! And it’s free!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted, I know, things have been busy behind the scenes, plenty of working on stories for a variety of markets, lots of finger-crossing getting in the way of actual productivity.  But today, for the first time, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve published my own e-book on Smashwords.  The book is a collection of the best stories I wrote for my experimental Tuesday’s Ten Minute Tales (minus a few that were actually published elsewhere already); I thought it might be fun to release them in an e-book, just to see what it’s like releasing an e-book.

The result?  Ten Minutes to Dumbsday! And, what’s more, it’s absolutely free!  So please, go and download it, and let me know what you think of my first clumsy foray into the terrifying world of electronic publishing.  Big thanks have to go out to those who’ve given me advice on this, especially Alan, Shane, Daniel and most of all Patty!  I doubt I could have even figured out where to start without their help.


In which I bring out my inner curmudgeon…

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

(“Here be thy galleys of Carnies, sirrah!”)

Shane Jiraiya Cummings, as mentioned previously, is doing a Grand Experiment in e-books.  He’s also having a Grand Conversation about e-books, and, being such an expert myself (much the same way celibate priests somehow believe they’re qualified to perform marriage counselling), I’ve gone and taken part in it.  And, in doing so, I think I probably end up sounding like an old crazy man yelling at kids to get off his damn lawn.

You can see my incoherent ramblings HERE.  Now get off my damn lawn!

The Grand E-Book Experiment, by Shane Jiraiya Cummings

Friday, January 28th, 2011

My fellow Perth horror writer and friend, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, has launched a Grand Experiment into self-publishing e-books, and I think we should all be supporting it and him.  He’s releasing a pile of e-works into the e-wild, and seeing how many get, er, e-picked up.  It’s a very interesting project, which should be of interest to any of us contemplating the viability of e-book publication, now or in the future.

Anyway, check it out here:




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