As mentioned in the previous post, I’ve decided to start selling stories on Amazon.

Amazon has an interesting system in place. They’ll pay 70% if you price your book between $2.99 and $9.99, but everything priced outside those parameters will only reel in 35%.

Looking at other short fiction pricing on the site, and as my first story is only 7,400 words, I’ve priced it at $1.99.

I’ve also enrolled it in KDP Select, which means anyone with Kindle Unlimited can read it for free. (They offer a 30-day free trial when signing up.)

The first story is The Masq and what follows is the blurb I wrote for it. Did I compare myself to three of the greatest speculative storytellers in history? No, of course not. I simply mentioned them out of respect.

“How many photos are you in?” Francis Tipple asks his audience.

“Suddenly you’re a meme. Famous overnight, for all the wrong reasons, and you are forever digitally enshrined on the internet.”

A brilliant young engineer, Tipple has invented a groundbreaking new device. A pair of glasses with the power to block a person’s face from registering on the sensor of any camera in the world. He is offering something his generation has never known.

Anonymity.

The success of his product will not only change his life, it will change the world.

This 7,400 word short story follows in the vein of Mary Shelley, Ray Bradbury, and Neal Stephenson, where new technology takes man to questionable new frontiers.

 

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