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April 2006 Easter Review

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Following on from last months musings about not letting the site fade into disuse, I have been looking at Amazon Shorts, which is a digital publishing option provided by Amazon.com at their Books department. Basically, they do the same as I do, offer stories to be downloaded electronically from their site so that you can read them on your computer or print them out. In addition they provide a nice CD type format cover image for each story. You gain access to each story by paying a fee of 49c, which is less than you would pay here on my site. I am considering using this service, if they accept my submission, for many of the stories on my website. If this happens, and I am not sure it will yet, then all my stories will continue to be listed on the List Page as normal, but when you click on the link you will be taken to the Amazon Shorts site where access to the story can be purchased. There are benefits to this.

First of all, anyone purchasing access to one of my stories will make a 75% saving, as 1GBP is nearly 2USD, so the new price of 0.49USD is good for you. Secondly, I will have the backing of Amazon and the visitors they attract. And lastly, I will no longer have to keep up my payment system, saving an annual fee. This makes the idea quite attractive from both sides of the counter, so I hope it comes off. Anyway, I will let you know what happens and keep you up to date with any changes.

If you visit I hope you enjoy what you read. And don't forget to look for "The Friendly Ambassador: The Beginning of The End," and "The Friendly Ambassador: A Gathering of Angels," both on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

I have been playing with computer graphics again, combining my love for women with my childish fascination for the Daleks from Doctor Who. The woman was done in Daz Studio and the Daleks, everything else, and the final image were done in Bryce. I hope you like the result. Happy Easter.
 

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