In which I am Featured
So I just discovered that my biography there is painfully out of date, but I am a Featured Author this month at Anthology Builder.
It’s been a while since I mentioned them here, so for those just tuning in: AB is a sort of iTunes-style service for buying short stories. Their database includes a large (and continually growing) number of stories by a wide variety of authors, both current and classic; what you do is go through and pick out the pieces you want until you have somewhere between 50 and 350 pages, your own custom-designed anthology. AB prints it up for you and mails it off, the authors get a cut of the price, everybody wins.
(At present there is no e-book option, but they’re looking into implementing something along those lines.)
What does it mean that I’m a Featured Author? It means that for the month of May, if you order an anthology with one of my stories in it, you get a dollar off the price. I’ve got twenty-one stories in their database — pretty much all my short fiction from 2008 or earlier, including Deeds of Men — which adds up to enough for a collection of my work, or you can mix one or more of my pieces with stuff by other authors. They have stories by Tobias Buckell, Aliette de Bodard, Marissa Lingen, Ruth Nestvold, Tony Pi, Cat Rambo, Janni Lee Simner, Martha Wells, and a whole lot of others; those are just a few of the names I recognized in a quick scan of the list. So there’s plenty to choose from. I’ve used the service a couple of times myself, and quite like it, so wander over and take a look for yourself.