First of all, Amazon has opened a Kindle store in India, though it seems to be a special section of Amazon.com rather than a standalone website like e.g. Amazon.de or Amazon.fr. Nonetheless, Indian readers are now able to buy e-books at Amazon.com without having to pay the 2 US-dollar international surcharge.
This week has also seen the news that US-retailer Barnes & Noble (which shuns Non-American customers and indie authors) will finally be taking its Nook e-reader and the related store international, starting in the UK, though I for one am not holding my breath.
Finally, I have an announcement of my own to make, because I have a new collection of three short stories of broken hearts and love gone wrong available. The collection is entitled Heartache and among other things, it also includes my first ever published short story, available for the first time again since 1996 (the issue of newleaf wherein it was first published has long been sold out).
Matt was the great love of Lydia’s young life. But how can she possible survive, knowing that he loves another, that red-headed bitch Jeannie?
They got their happy ending, the white wedding, the house, the suburban life together. But every morning when he leaves for work, she secretly hopes he won’t come back.
Three years ago, A.J. and Diane were a couple. It didn’t work out and Diane grew a hard shell around her wounded heart and adopted a new tough personality to survive. But when she runs into A.J. at a wedding party, the past comes crashing back all at once.
For more information, visit the dedicated Heartache page.