A few days ago, I blogged about my experiences in taking Joe Konrath’s eight hour e-book challenge and the resulting book, Old Mommark’s Tale.
Turns out that I was not the only writer to accept Joe’s challenge. In fact, more than 140 writers accepted and beat Joe’s challenge and Joe has put up monster post listing all winners complete with covers and mini-blurbs. Old Mommark’s Tale is there as well as many other fascinating, exciting and hilarious e-books. The broad spectrum of offerings alone is amazing, as is the quality, at least of those I have read. And best of all, many of the books are free at the moment.
Several writers have also blogged about their experiences taking the challenge, including Ruth Nestvold, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, T.R. Goodman and Cege Smith. Meanwhile, Lindy Moone has set herself the challenge to review as many of the Konrath challenge stories as she can, spending one hour per review.
As I said before, I won’t be producing every e-book or even the majority of them the eight hour way. However, on occasion it can be enormously liberating to just let go and write something from scratch. In fact, it was so much fun that I will probably do it again some time.
In other news, Amazon has opened a Kindle store in Mexico. So Mexican readers can now buy Pegasus Pulp e-books at Amazon Mexico. And readers in Brazil now have an alternative to Amazon Brazil, for Pegasus Pulp e-books are now also available at Livraria Cultura. Meanwhile, David Gaughran compares the distributors Smashwords and Draft2Digital at his blog.