I want to thank everyone for their support and interest in NR. It's still early days and there have been the expected -- as well as some unexpected -- bumps in the road. But we are working them out.
Over the next few months, you'll see our catalog grow. If you are a fan of historical fantasy, sf/f, mystery or humor, you'll find it here. The same goes for if you prefer short stories or novels. With the beginning of the new year, the genres you'll find here will expand as well. So please keep checking back.
I also want to thank the authors who have been in contact with us about submissions. As a writer myself, I understand how exciting it is to find a new market that might fit your style. However, a word of caution. Please check our guidelines before submitting. If you have any questions about them, email us. We will do our best to answer within 24 hours. It is our goal to make this as easy and as seamless as possible for anyone who wants to submit to us.
We will be open for submissions for both novels and short stories November 1st. Our reading period will extend through that month, closing at 11:59pm est on November 31st. We will be accepting submissions in all genres except erotica. Submit the entire work. You can find a complete breakdown of the submission process and what we want to see here.
Remember, we are open to new and established authors. You do not have to have an agent to submit. Most of all, remember that Naked Reader is a DRM-free zone.
Wow. Another week. I want to start by thanking everyone who has downloaded our books and stories, both here and from Smashwords. For those of you who are Amazon customers, you'll soon be able to find our books there as well.
What I'd like to do today is give you a glimpse of our upcoming publication schedule. Listed below are some of the things you'll be seeing in the months to come.
October and November will be our freebie months. Each month we'll offer a selection of short stories for you to download. These short stories will be by established authors as well as those just breaking into the business.
We'll be adding titles to our schedule throughout the year. So be sure to check back regularly.
If you're interested in previews of any of our titles, simply click on Previews in the menu. Over the next few days the files will be added for your downloading convenience.
Later this week, other members of our team will be blogging. So check back to see what they have to say.
As you can see, we've got a new layout. I hope you like it as much as we do. However, as with anything new, there will be a few glitches. We've done our best to find them all, but there are still a couple we have to fix -- primarily the forums aren't online yet. Check back in a couple of days and they should be fully operational.
You'll also notice that we have now implemented a "shopping cart". Simply set up your account and place your orders, even for the free downloads. After checking out, you'll be sent two emails. The first will detail your order. The second will have a download code and link to follow. I think everything's pretty self-explanatory. But if you have any trouble, let us know ASAP.
Finally, next week we'll start regular blogging. You'll hear from some of our authors, from some of those working behind the scenes here at NR and from others we manage to drag in -- er, invite to blog about publishing, books we've read or anything else that might be of interest.
Until next week -- Have a great weekend!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Where to start?
With the hard questions I suppose.
So what is it I get called again?
Ah yes. "Hey, you." or " #@$%#." or "Monkey". My mother has called me 'David' for the last forty years or so, when she's mad at me. No one else ever does.
I am a New Australian and an ex-South African of half Scots, half Yorkshire and half Afrikaans descent, which explains a number of things: My logic, my mathematical skill, my attitude. These days I live on a remote island in the middle of the Bass strait, only reachable by plane or an 11 hour ferry trip - where you would have to disguise yourself as a cow, as they do not take human passengers. You can read about it on Flinders Family Freer.