Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Other Room - One Year On...

Almost exactly a year ago, I took my first bare-foot steps into the chilly waters of self-publishing, and released my collection The Other Room. Some of these stories had already been published in magazines, but most were new to the world. I honestly had no idea how the book would be received, either in terms of sales or reviews.

The Other RoomFortunately, it's gone far, far better than I ever imagined. I mean, a book that cites Robert Aickman as an influence in its blurb is never going to be the next Twilight but by my own standards The Other Room has sold well, and the responses from readers from been both humbling and exciting. And at least one person let me know in an email that they bought it because of the Aickman reference.

The book also featured in the 2011 Red Adept Reviews Indie Awards short story category.

The Other Room is available on Amazon (UK US GE FR | ES | IT) and Smashwords.


And to celebrate, for the next week it is available for free from Smashwords, if you enter the following code at the checkout: QD54K. If you do pick up a copy, I'd love to know what you think of it.

And a year anniversary is an excellent time to start seriously thinking about what stories to include in a second collection, isn't it? You betcha.

5 comments:

Elizabeth Twist said...

This is very generous, James! I am looking forward to reading the collection. I usually write up a brief overview / review of the stuff I'm reading. I'll shoot you a link when I post about your book.

Elizabeth Twist: Writer, Plague Enthusiast

James Everington said...

Thanks Elizabeth; hope you enjoy it...

NXPL said...

Very nice to make it available. I will try to write a review on both Amazon and B&N. Thanks

Iain said...

If James will forgive me using his own blog to link to mine, you can read why I thought that The Other Room was a fantastic read.

And James, a new collection? Excellent news, can't wait.

James Everington said...

It's not ready yet Iain, so there may be a little wait... I still need to pick story order, do author notes, get the odd proofreader on it, and then decide how I want to publish it..,

So actually, might be bloody ages!