Some of you may be aware of my behemoth of a novel, TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE.
At over 275,000 words, it is a little heavy on the hands, not to say the pocket, as CreateSpace & Amazon retail it at around £15/$19.
Now, despite it being a long tale, I believe it is an interesting one, and well worth the time and effort required. But, of course, I probably would say this, right? 😉
So, I have come up with an idea…
I will remove the current full edition that is available on Kindle or as a Paperback, and re-publish the novel in four parts.
The book is already split into four cliff-hanger-y sections, based around the four seasons in a year (yes, Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring), and it is my idea to re-publish one in each quarter of the coming year on the first day of each of those seasons (June 1st, September 1st, December 1st, March 1st), thus building into a 4-book series spread over a year.
While a 720 page book can feel a little scary to pick up, four 180 page books should feel quite tasty by comparison.
Also, it gives me a chance to re-edit as I go.
Oh, and I intend to make the first part available as a FREE eBook, throughout the year. And the subsequent three parts should all retail for less than £5 or $7. Well, that is the hope; and having had a quick run through the numbers, I believe this is doable.
Any thoughts/suggestions/comments? All appreciated. 🙂
For me, contains echoes of SIGNS, the TOMMYKNOCKERS and STARMAN, which, in the wrong hands, could be bad. But W.K. Tucker’s hands know what they are doing. At turns funny, sweet, nostalgic, scary, melancholic, thoughtful and heartfelt, I enjoyed the character’s voice and story flow, and would heartily recommend this short story.
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It happens to all of us when we leave childhood behind–we also leave behind the innocence and magic and belief that all things are possible.
Odd Bob stops believing in Wonky Monky, but Wonky Monky never stops believing in Bob. So when Bob runs into trouble with a bully, Wonky Monky leaves the safety of the carpet and ventures forth into the world determined to somehow help his friend.
This novelette, penned by David Burton, though written for middle-grade readers, will resonate with older readers as well. It speaks to all of us who have at some point in our lives wished for a champion–and maybe found one in an unlikely place.
Wonky Monky is a quick read that leaves you wanting more. Sooooo….I’m off to read Wonky Monky # 2.
And an interesting/thoughtful one it is, too. 🙂
I’m still trying to sort something out for the shorts and collections (anyone know a librarian who will alter a cover for me?), but TMST & SEVEN SNEEZES are now active. 🙂
a 4* review for Tell Me Something True
Two wonderful reads for different reasons. Treat yourself. 🙂