Thursday, 15 October 2009

The New Book: The New Goodbye

Yes, it's a new book by me. A short story collection to be precise. Most of the stories in there have been published previously, and the ones that haven't, well, they're better than the ones already out anyway.

Here's the official blurb:

In this collection of realist short stories, Neil George Ayres details the often overlooked depth of modern relationships. From the self-contained love story of a modern marriage, through to the microcosm of the patrons of a working class public house, all life is here. If you love Raymond Carver or Jon McGregor, you should be in safe hands.

The book is available completely free. And, as is usual with me, it's short too, being comprised of a mix of traditional shorts and a couple of stories structured from linked flash pieces.

The cover image is by the talented Jaci Berkopec. And the book is produced and distributed courtesy of the nice people at Smashwords.

The book can be read online, or in the following ereader formats and computer document formats:

Kindle (.mobi)Download
Epub (open industry format, good for Stanza reader, others)Download
PDF (good for highly formatted books, or for home printing)Download
RTF (readable on most word processors)Download
LRF (for Sony Reader)Download
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)Download

It should also be available on the Sony ebook store and from Barnes & Noble fairly soon, but it's free, so doesn't matter too much where you pick it up from.

Review, are of course, always welcome. Hope you like it.


Tim Stretton said...

Neil, no!

Not more stuff I want to read...

At least an e-book won't overbalance my pile.

Neil said...

Oh go on, Tim, it's just a wee one. Only take you a couple of lunch breaks. It's not like you've got anything important to be getting on with, like writing a new novel... Did I just shoot myself in the foot there?

steve redwood said...

Tim, you read one half, i'll read the other, then we'll shoot Neil in the other foot, and go out and catch a good film!
But I can't read my half till second week in November at earliest.

Djibril said...

Hey congratulations, Neil. Looks good. I don't have an e-reader myself, but I'll keep a copy handy on my laptop for the odd moment when I'm not too exhausted with screen-reading by the slushpile. :-)

(Are any of those online suppliers going to make this available as print-on-demand or similar?)

Neil said...

Hey, Djibril.

It's not available POD as I want to keep the print rights, you know, just in case. (Was that a pig on the wing just passed my window?)