September 5th, 2009

tart and soul

Whaddya do with an end-of-contract story?

My first published story, Tart & Soul, apparently timed-out* last May. So it's no longer on their website and I'm no longer listed as one of their authors. BUT... it's still on all the third party websites like Fictionwise and Amazon Kindle. Every now and then, another review pings onto Fictionwise (it's just a click on that site), so I know it's still selling.

I wrote Torquere a couple of days ago saying, "Hey, shall we extend the contract? And BTW, shouldn't I get a few more bucks?" I haven't heard back yet, but it's been ages since I corresponded with them, so I might not have a current email address, plus, it's only been 2 days.

a) It seems to me it's either being sold by them or it isn't, in which case it shouldn't be on third party sites, right?
b) What does one do with a previously published story?


*hey, I was a zine publisher for a decade before I was a published author.

Free audiobooks

In addition to the huge and wonderfully read podfic (fanfic audiobooks), you can also download audiobooks free from your local library. It's managed by a central firm called "Overdrive"

There are also many public domain books available via Project Gutenberg:

Here's the list of "human read" books. There's the Oz books and Mark Twain, Austen and Sherlock Holmes. Stuff I couldn't get myself to read, I find enthralling when someone reads it to me.

I'm a big fan of audiobooks, and I'm a big fan of free. ;-D