The E-Book revolution

E-Books are all the rage in publishing at the moment, with many publishers, including large publishers, using the instant digital world as a marketing tool.
Take the novella The Painted Darkness, written by Brian James Freeman and published by Cemetery Dance Press.
I was lucky enough to be able to download a free PDF version of the title before its impending release. The Painted Darkness is a fine piece of dark fiction that pulls at the heartstrings at a very visceral level. The story revolves around Henry, an artist tortured by something horrible that happened during his childhood.
The concept of imagination – and whether truth is real or make believe – that runs through Freeman’s story, certainly resonated with me and the climax of the story was very rewarding.

Freeman weaves the tale well, shifting from past to present, the horror always there, waiting. But what he has really capitalised on is the e-book phenomenon; by giving people his book in electronic format for free he has proven his book is worth buying in print form.

With my novella Torment (to be published by Damnation Books in e-book and print formats from March 2011), I was a bit hesitant at first about publishing it electronically. However I can now see how the instant PDF version can very quickly and easily get the good word out about your book.
Therefore I can’t recommend e-books enough and it is certain there are many more to come.www.brianjamesfreeman.com

About darkscrybe

I am a dark fiction author and artist from Central Queensland, Australia. I've penned four novellas: Torment, The Noctuary, Vaudeville and The Last Night of October. I also illustrated the Bram Stoker Award-winning graphic novel, Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times.
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