Sunday, July 21, 2013

Available on Amazon Kindle: The Bottomless Bottle of Beer

On Friday the 19th of July (2013), I finally managed to get my story, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, uploaded onto Kindle (which also works for iPads and other tablets, as well as smartphones, I'm told), and it appeared on the Amazon Kindle site yesterday (Saturday the 20th). I was assisted in this by a former student of mine, 'Eideticboth,' who figured out that text and image needed to be separated for the individual pages to upload.

That decoupling increased the book length to an estimated 131 pages of story, the interspersed illustrations by noted illustrator, artist, and curator Terrance Lindall accounting for the greater number, and though I liked Lindall's original design of story printed upon image, I find advantages to the separation of the two, as this makes for easier reading and clearer viewing. It works.

Previewing is possible, and any old computer can handle Amazon's previewing function merely by clicking on the book's image at the Amazon site. I estimate about 12 pages' worth of story in the previewable part. If you like Milton, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, Gaiman, and a number of other such writers, this moral fable about a naive young man who makes the bad decision to trade his soul for a bottomless bottle of beer will appeal to your literary tastes. The story is undoubtedly for you.

Even if you don't especially care for those writers, you might well enjoy this novella anyway, so give it a whirl!

You can at least check out the free preview to see if it's your sort of tale . . .

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At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray you'll allow Jeff;

A 62-year-old Salem man man, Michael Martin, died Friday after being trapped between a truck and a trailer loaded with a tractor, according to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office.

Martin was at Tedder Equipment Company on West Road in rural Mountain Home loading a tractor on to a trailer shortly before noon, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.

Herschel D.

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Herschel. I wonder if he's related to the Martin side of LeRoy Tucker's family.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:18 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Looks very good! Keep us up to date on sales, progress, and your adventures with this effort. I have blogged about this:

See here.

At 4:09 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Carter. I'm hoping readers like it and write glowing reviews.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Jeff. Actually very likely. Looked to be nearabouts the population of Fulton County seated in the family section.

Mike's parents were Carl H. & Elva (Jackson) Martin.

Herschel D.

At 5:38 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I wonder how Tuck is doing -- I've not heard from him in a while.

Jeffery Hodges

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