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

About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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