Fishing Friday: Looking for Things to Improve

Always reexamine everything…

I’m a cheapskate. As much as I’m enjoying listening to George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series through Audible, I am waiting until the 26th of each month for my next credit to be awarded rather than paying extra to binge-listen.

It’s a lucky thing for me – I’m now listening to “free” readings of short fiction to tide me over until I can begin A Storm of Swords, and I’ve rediscovered something uplifting. NOT ALL SUCCESSFUL AUTHORS WRITE WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF DETAIL; in fact, many are just as sketchy as I am. It was very easy to forget that fact as immersed in Martin’s books as I was. Hope for my own writing returns (with improved detail, nonetheless – I can learn without mimicking.)


Since I first started ePublishing, I’ve published EVERY SINGLE STORY as a standalone eBook,QuietCover regardless of how short it was. Because of pricing restrictions, in various markets, I can’t price anything below 99-cents, and let’s face it, there are some stories (flash fictions especially) that just aren’t sellable at that price (although strangely, my best-selling story is “Quiet!”, which is also flash, so go figure.) It’s time to change my policy, so “All the News That’s Fit for You” (485 words) has finished the rounds of everywhere I can think to send it, and is going to be the first story that I’ll take out of market submissions without publishing it by itself. It will only see the light of day as part of a future collection.

Just saying…


ImperialPurrogativeCoverThis is the release day for “Imperial Purrogative”!

Champion of the Empire Hercules Tom is on the outs with Emperor Maxamillian and, Imperial Purrogative being what it is, has to deal with Rotter plots, traitors, assassins and other Imperial intrigues.

“Imperial Purrogative” is the fifth story in my Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire series. The release date is November 17th (2 more days), but it’s available NOW at a REDUCED PROMOTIONAL PRICE at various retailers, including, but not limited to:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/756069

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076YP95PB


CatsOfWar_I_CoverWith the release of “Imperial Purrogative”, now would be a good time to read the first four Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire stories. As an extra incentive, I’m offering coupons on Smashwords for:

Cats of War I – the collection of the FIRST THREE Herc Tom stories (“Purr-Mission”, “Nipped in the Butt”, and “Cat and Mouse”) is on Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/588921 . Use coupon WF25Z at checkout for 67% off the cover price (that means only 99-cents!)

BaastardsRevengeCoverBook four (“Baastards’ Revenge”) is on Smashwords at  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/736440 , and coupon YP62Z code will give you 50% off.

Better hurry – the coupons expire on the 19th!


StalkingCoverWilliam Mangieri’s writing – including his most recent ePublication “Stalking Rebecca” – can be found in many places, including:
• Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/NoTimeToThink
• His Amazon Author page:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008O8CBDY
• Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/william-mangieri?store=book&keyword=william+mangieri
• Createspace (if you prefer physical books):  https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=william+mangieri&sitesearch_type=STORE
• His site on WordPress:  https://williammangieri.wordpress.com
• “William Mangieri’s Writing Page” on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/NoTimeToThink
• His Goodreads author page:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6893616.William_Mangieri
• Or on twitter: @WilliaMangieri

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