One experiment I tried last year was to create a Convention-Exclusive short story collection called "Tales From the 10,000 Dawns" to help build interest in 10,000 Dawns during my touring, especially since the novel hadn't been released yet. There was a lot of interest in the book from people online, but I decided to stick through the "Convention Only" gimmick. Now though, I've sold through nearly all the copies of the book I had printed, and with the 10,000 Dawns novel is in print, the book has served its purpose. There's not really a point in me printing more copies of it.
However, I know some of you didn't get the chance to see me last year at cons and wanted the book, so I'm going to be offering it online for a limited time (the month of March) exclusively on the Createspace.com estore. I'll probably offer up a few copies during raffles and giveaways in the future, but largely if you haven't gotten a copy this is the last chance to get one.
If you can't get one, don't fret. All the stories in it will be reprinted somewhere else in the future. Heck, a lot of them are available to read for free online. Of course, some of them will be reprinted far in the future, so if you want an advance look at some future stories, here's your chance to get a sneak peek!
The book isn't perfect though, its rough and rushed nature definitely shows, and there are some frankly amazing typos. I'm proud of it for what it did in helping to spread 10,000 Dawns, but its time is done. Time to put it to rest. But if you want to technically own every 10,000 Dawns book every printed, here's your chance to own a piece of history. I won't be offering it for sale again. So act now.
You can buy "Tales From the 10,000 Dawns" at the link below:
"Tales From the 10,000 Dawns" features fiction by Rachel Johnson, Jo Smiley, Jordan Stout, Elizabeth Tock, Miguel Ramirez, and James Wylder, with cover art by Rachel Johnson featuring designs by Annie Zhu. The book was edited by James Wylder.
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