In my ongoing quest to take over the world, I have been exploring Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program, which lets any ol’ slob, such as me, offer ebooks for sale on Amazon for the Kindle. To test it out, I’ve made my two screenplays available for sale. Bronx Cheer [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.] is a romantic dramedy; Cat and Mouse [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.] is psychological suspense. (Both are available at Amazon in other regions as well, so please do check your local Amazon site if you’re not in North America or the U.K.)
I’ve long since given up on screenplays, by the way: they’re even harder to make money from than film criticism is. But I’m proud of them — they each won some little writing awards — and I learned a lot about how films are structured by writing them. I hope you’ll check them out.
If you do read the screenplays, please leave brief reviews at Amazon. That can help with sales. Thanks.
My Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, a deconstruction of that cult-favorite film, is still available in print at Amazon [U.S.] [Canada] [U.K.], and will soon be available for the Kindle there, too. I’m doing that through Lulu (the print-on-demand service through which I originally published the book), in order to test out its Kindle service. (A free ebook version — which is readable on the Kindle, though you have to manually upload it to your device — is currently available to FlickFilosopher.com subscribers. When you subscribe, I’ll send you info on how to obtain that.)
In the process of doing all this, I’ve also set up author pages at Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K.. (Amazon Canada doesn’t do author pages. Yet. I imagine at some point the site will have them.) There’s nothing new or exciting there yet, if you’re familiar with my work here, but the fiction I mentioned recently will end up there eventually, and I may do some ebook collections of my film reviews.