If someone writes a review on Amazon.com, the US site, this is referenced on all the other sites. However, it appears the reciprocal arrangement is not in place.
Es-tu la, Allah, by Dirk Vleugels, has a review on the Canadian Amazon site which is not referenced on the other sites. It’s only visible there. It’s in French, as is the book.
So if a book is reviewed on a non-US Amazon site, ie. anything other than Amazon.com, there is no guarantee that review will be visible from any other Amazon site.
If one of the Leg Iron Books authors, or anyone else, spots a review on a non-US Amazon variant, please do let us know. We can link to it from the book’s page here.
Think of it as a game of Bookemon. Gotta catch ’em all!
The 2019 Halloween anthology is open for submissions. The closing date will be midnight (GMT) October 1st. No set title yet, but the cover will feature a haunted well so any stories linked to that theme will be most welcome. Of course, all Halloween stories of any kind are welcome, it’s just that this year’s overall theme will be the haunted well.
Stories should be Halloween themed and around 1500-2000 words.
The story length is not set in stone. They can be longer, the price is the same (£12 per story). If they are much shorter than 1000 words we’ll have to discuss payment, since someone who sends in 3000 words or more is going to be a bit annoyed if they find someone else got the same pay for 500 words.
The end of August also sees the quarterly payments to novel/story collection authors. These are paid on recorded sales up to midnight on August 31st, whether or not the money actually arrives at Leg Iron Books. Sometimes it takes a little while to arrive but we don’t indulge in fancy or complex accounting here. If the book sold in the last quarter, the author gets paid. Then we at Leg Iron Books wait for the seller to pay up. They always do, it can just take a while.
There are still two books in the works, a novel that’s just awaiting a cover image and a short story collection. These should be completed through September and we should be all clear for new things at the start of October.
It’ll soon be that time again and unfortunately it looks like being another ‘meh, not much’ but at least it’s not zero.
Leg Iron Books is a tiny publisher, a minnow in a shark pond. Our purpose is to get authors taken up by the sharks so nobody makes much money here.
Even so, we do seem to sell books. In this world of information overload that’s not too bad, really.
One thing is for sure. We’re not going away.
You want to give your bad guys more depth? You want them to be more than one-dimensional evil?
This guy has some hints…
The Halloween anthology title is going to be based on wells. Water sources of any kind, but especially wells.
It’s not a requirement for submission, the only requirement is that the story be Halloween based or if not Halloween, a scary story that would suit a Halloween campfire tale. Perhaps confusingly, the stories do not have to be scary at all as long as they are fixed to Halloween. Yeah, we don’t do things the easy way here.
The reason for the ‘well’ addition? If you look at the forewords for ‘Treeskull stories’ (UA3) and ‘The Gallows Stone’ (UA6) you’ll see that the titles are based on the editor’s experiences with the house he lives in. This year there is something interesting about the water source for that house. It’s a remote farmhouse with no mains water and the well the water comes from has a very long history, back to the year 877.
What is it? He’ll tell you in the foreword to UA9.
Basically, stories based around well water, or any water source, will get top billing.
But all Halloween/scary stories are welcome, of course.
It’s time, once again, to send out royalty payments to authors on royalty contracts. It takes a day or so to convert all the different currencies and account for the different VAT rates on eBooks in European countries, but payments should all be done by Monday.
It’s good to see that none of the authors are stuck with zero sales this quarter. That’s always encouraging.
Halloween anthology submissions will start August 20th and close September 30th. Start thinking dark thoughts…
Since that first Underdog Anthology in December 2016, Leg Iron Books has amassed a catalogue of 27 books so far, with more going through the process even now. I think we’re making progress here.