Friday, December 2, 2011

A Christmas Miracle

December is here, and it's time for a new story. In fact, it's a story especially written for this month, and as usual, it's available for both Nook and Kindle devices. The links are below.

And for those of you who like to have an idea of what you're getting into, here's a short description:
Christmas is coming, and Danny Thompson is dead meat - unless he can avoid Lewis Rogers for just two more days before Bradford School lets out for the break. Can he do it?

But as I've said so many times before (well, OK, maybe twice before), at 99c, how can you possibly go wrong?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

So Many Ideas, So Little Time

Well, so far people seem to like the Dan Thompson stories, so it looks like I'll be writing more. I've got tons of ideas in my head, but you wouldn't believe how long it takes to get a short story just right.

But not to worry, I've got more coming, and here's a teaser about some of the possible ones coming up: The Program, TMI, Pizza with Anchovies, 20 Candles, and A Christmas Miracle.

Well, I guess I'd better get back to typing. And don't forget, if you like my stories, tell your friends so that they can download them and tell their friends.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A New Story: Plum Tree Road

I'm pleased to announce that my latest short story, Plum Tree Road, is now available for both Amazon Kindle and Nook by Barnes and Noble. The links for each are below:

You want a short description? How about this:
Dan Thompson thinks he has a great scam going on with his little Social Security number trick at the library…or does he?
And for only 99c, how can you possibly go wrong?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

No iBooks Version?

Well, as much as I'd like to have a version of The Restraining Order, and all my subsequent short stories, available that's directly readable in Apple's iBooks app, that won't be happening for a while because of the requirement that I have an ISBN for each "book."

The process for getting an ISBN isn't all that hard, but it is $25 per title, and so far, I've only sold 13 copies of the first story.

I know, it's a chicken/egg thing. Will making the stories directly available to users of iOS devices bring me to a larger audience, and end up paying for itself and then some? I'd certainly like to think that. I'll see how the next story does, and then decide.

In the meantime there are Nook and Kindle apps for your iOS devices. Check out the sidebar on the right.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Little Encouragement

Well, not only have I gotten a great review on Amazon's website, but I got encouragement from one of the toughest audiences out there…my nine-year-old daughter. She laughed her head off as Cheryl and I read The Restraining Order to her as a bedtime story. I assured her that there would be more stories coming, so next month look out for Plum Tree Road.

In the meantime, I'll try to figure out how to make my stories available through the iTunes Store for iBooks on all of Apple's iOS devices. That should give me an even greater audience.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Now for Kindle Too!

After a week of delays because of technical difficulties, my short story The Restraining Order is now available for the Amazon Kindle as well as the Barnes and Noble Nook. Here are the links for each:
The Restraining Order - Kindle version
The Restraining Order - Nook version
And please, let me know if you enjoy it. I've got other stories I've been thinking of publishing this way.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Restraining Order is Now Available for the Nook Reader!

Yes! My first short story, The Restraining Order, is now available for owners of the Barnes and Noble Nook reader and Nook apps. I'm hoping that it will soon be available for Amazon's Kindle and Kindle apps. And at only 99c how can you go wrong?

Here's the link for the Nook version: The Restraining Order

If enough people like this, I'll put up another story next month.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Coming Soon eStories by Keith Gatling

After years of telling my stories to students at the Manlius Pebble Hill school in DeWitt, NY, I've decided that the time has come for me to try to publish them. Since the Internet has changed everything, I've decided to go with ePublishing to see where that takes me. My goal is to have stories available for Kindle, Nook, and iBooks (for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad).

My first short story, The Restraining Order, should be available in a few days.

The website should also look better. Remember, I'm still new at all this.