There's one thing that every agent and editor will tell you. Short story collections don't sell very well, at all. So I wasn't expecting much when I published Tales of Woe and Wonder. I wanted to experiment with self-publishing and marketing and have something that was all mine out on Amazon. Last weekend I tried a three-day free promotion. Over fourteen hundred customers downloaded it. Immediately following the promotion, my sales and borrows briefly tripled, boosting the collection into the top 100 fantasy anthologies for a few hours. A successful experiment I think. Hopefully the customers will find something in the collection to like. Next up, I'm publishing a paperback version through CreateSpace to experiment with some giveaways. If you have some previously published stories languishing on your hard-drive or in some internet archives, take a leap and publish them.
In other news, volume one of Avenir Eclectia is now available on Amazon in paperback and kindle. I have four flash stories in this collection. The editors Grace Bridges and Travis Perry did marvelous work arranging the various micro-fiction pieces into a cohesive collection.