Friday, October 22, 2010

DISCOUNT NOIR winds its way into the world

If you thought standing in line at your local warehouse store was murder, then you haven't been to Megamart. These flash fiction tales of superstore madness and mayhem will make you think twice the next time you hear "clean up on aisle 13."

This anthology contains works by: Patricia Abbott, Sophie Littlefield, Kieran Shea, Chad Eagleton, Ed Gorman, Cormac Brown, Fleur Bradley, Alan Griffiths, Laura Benedict, Garnett Elliot, Eric Beetner, Jack Bates, Bill Crider, Loren Eaton, John DuMond, John McFetridge, Toni McGee Causey, Jeff Vande Zande, James Reasoner, Kyle Minor, Randy Rohn, Todd Mason, Byron Quertermous, Sandra Scoppettone, Stephen D. Rogers, Steve Weddle, Evan Lewis, Daniel B. O'Shea, Sandra Seamans, Albert Tucher, Donna Moore, John Weagly, Keith Rawson, Gerald So, Dave Zeltserman, Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Jay Stringer, Anne Frasier, Kathleen A. Ryan, Eric Peterson, Chris Grabenstein and J.T. Ellison.

"The Untreed Reads Store ( (within the next 24 hours) (within the next 24 hours)

Amazon/AmazonUK is experiencing a temporary delay. Hopefully it will be available for sale within the next 48 hours. For now, there is a Kindle version available from Smashwords. It's not as well-formatted as the Amazon version (as I mentioned previously, Smashwords does their own conversion instead of using our properly-formatted file) but it IS available.

Over the course of the next few weeks, the title will be picked up by our various distributors and sent out to the 60+ retailers listed on the right side of our homepage for worldwide distribution. As we have readers on every continent (yes, I've confirmed a reader on Antarctica...they like mysteries), this will be a huge plus. The UK market in particular loves short stories and mysteries, so we're expecting it to be popular there. "


Anne R. Allen said...

What a fun idea for an anthology! And you have a reader in Antarctica! I suppose they have a MegaMart there, too?

YA Sleuth said...

I just started reading it, and it's great stuff! Love the cover.

Paul D Brazill said...

I downloaded it earlier today. I'll get stuck into it this week.

Todd Mason said...

They had a Wega*Mart kiosk on Antarctica, but only until they undercut the knitting geologist there to the point where she stopped making mufflers for the other folks at the base, and then they closed it and expect the Antarcticans to shop at the Tierra del Fuego W*.

wv: sedish. Indeed, how dare I.

Yvette said...

Well, if you you've seen those almost unbelievable 'People of Wal-Mart' photo emails that get sent around (You KNOW the ones I mean), you'll know that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING goes in the supermarket aisle nearest you.

This looks like a fun anthology.

Jack Bates said...

This anthology makes me so happy. Thanks again!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks for saying that, Jack. You made me happy.