I'm thinking of putting together a collection of my short stories, plus some poetry and maybe an essay or two, on Kindle.

I was inspired by Mike Allen publishing his SteamPowered, Steampunk Lesbian Stories story Sleepless, Burning Life as a stand-alone Kindle novellette.

I do not expect to become a millionaire (step one: obscure author best known for memoir self-publishes publishes obscure fantasy stories; step two: ???, step three: PROFIT), but I think it might be fun, and there are a handful of people out there who would probably enjoy such a thing.

I have two question:

1. Whether or not you would actually purchase such a thing, is there anything in particular or in general that you'd want to have in it?

Already decided upon: all three of my published short stories, plus all poems nominated for the Rhysling.

Most fanfic is out due to copyright issues, but I do have one story which was inspired by a Carter & Grammar song, and works as original fantasy. I have a couple other stories which I like but couldn't sell, plus poems ditto.

2. O Kindle self-publishers, please advise and tell tales from the trenches! How did you get your cover art? Was it profitable (at all?) What price points worked best for you? Did you advertise?
Until further notice, I am going largely offline.

I will still post and read comments to my own LJ, and I will check email. But I will mostly not be keeping up with my f-list. If you have a personal or amusing/cheering/pretty post up which you'd like me to see, please email me the link and I'll read it.
rachelmanija: (Naruto: Super-energized!)
( Aug. 27th, 2011 10:42 am)
About anything. Anonymous is fine, too.

(I have IP logging on in case someone makes a threat or something, but otherwise, believe me, I will not check. I don't even know how to check without assistance.)
Were I a summonable creature, what kind of ritual would you craft to summon me?
rachelmanija: (Anime is serious)
( Nov. 7th, 2007 10:10 am)
There is a meme going around where if you post to some thread somewhere, other people will tell you what anime or manga character you remind them of. Unfortunately, it has now gotten so long that my computer has a fit if I try to go there. So...

1. Post here and tell me what anime or manga (or literary or TV, whatever) character I resemble!

(I am assuming this is all about the personality, not looks (or gender, humanity, etc) or it would be tough. I recently learned, for instance, that Heero "I will now self-destruct" Yuy's hair is not, as it appears onscreen, dark brown, but is officially "moss green.")

2. Upon request, I will do the same for you! (But please don't request unless I actually do know you fairly well, or else I will be stumped.)


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