It's official. DISCOUNT NOIR is ready for your e-reader and on sale today. Wow. Months ago when I jumped into the contributor mix I had no idea the whole crazy mess would end up getting published. We were just joking around, right? Simple idea...set a laser-fast crime story in a Wal-Mart. I couldn't even recall what I wrote in detail until last week Pug-master and super agent Stacia Decker reminded me at B'con. Right...police tactical sniper in a hostage standoff, thinking about beef jerky and cheap gas, something with a countdown, something about calloused corporate p.r. spins. Congrats to all in this gung-ho collection, and hats off to Patti Abbott, Steve Weddle, and Stacia for making it all happen...to wit...a note from the publisher on where you can buy a copy for your e-reader:
"The Untreed Reads Store (http://store.untreedreads.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68_7_48_63&products_id=53)
CoffeeTimeRomance.com (within the next 24 hours)
BarnesAndNoble.com (within the next 24 hours)
Amazon/AmazonUK is having difficulty understanding the difference between an Editor and an Author at the moment (they're insisting an ebook can't have editors listed for an anthology instead of authors, even though they do so on the print side), so there's a temporary delay there while we educate their employees on the difference. Hopefully it will be available for sale within the next 48 hours. For now, there is a Kindle version available from Smashwords. It's not as well-formatted as the Amazon version (as I mentioned previously, Smashwords does their own conversion instead of using our properly-formatted file) but it IS available.
Over the course of the next few weeks, the title will be picked up by our various distributors and sent out to the 60+ retailers listed on the right side of our homepage for worldwide distribution. As we have readers on every continent (yes, I've confirmed a reader on Antarctica...they like mysteries), this will be a huge plus. The UK market in particular loves short stories and mysteries, so we're expecting it to be popular there. "
KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.