Cracking the Century – Almost There!

   

Okay guys, I’m at 100 downloads for  “Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers” and 98 for “In That Quiet Earth”. Anyone who hasn’t got them yet, remember they’re completely free, just follow the links and lets push these babies well over 100!

“Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers” is now FREE, and Here’s Why

My ebook, Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers, a collection of short stories, is now available for free through Smashwords. (I’m working on getting it listed for free on Amazon too.)  So just click on the Smashwords link or the cover above to be taken to the site and you can get the book completely free in the ebook version of your choice (just about every version you could want is available).  It’s a collection of ten of my short stories, as well as two sneak peaks at two of my novels which I’ll be publishing later this year.  And here’s what bestselling author Richard Doetsch had to say about Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers: “With an imagination that knows no bounds, Alex Telander has crafted an amazing genre spanning collection that kept me turning pages till dawn.”

Now, as to why I’ve decided to start offering my book for free, well, it kind of started earlier this week when I was enjoying Rachel Gardner’s posts on How to Make a Living as a Writer, and the importance of getting your work and writing out there to people to read.  It’s the only way people are going to start enjoying and knowing your work.  I knew when I first published Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers, I wasn’t doing it for the profit, which was why I listed it at $0.99 to begin with, and now I’ve decided to just offer it for free.  I will also be doing the same with my second collection of short stories coming out some time in April, In That Quiet Earth.  And this is because I’m also going to be publishing two novels later this year: a young adult fantasy, Kyra: The First Book of Enchantus and a thriller novel, Nothing is an Accident.  I’m very proud of these two novels and want readers to enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them, and to do that people have to know what my writing is like and decide whether it’s something they like.  The only way to do that to begin with is to offer some of my work for free so lots of people can read it.  I’ll also be working on an update for my website to list the stories for free too, so readers can read them individually if they choose.  Though I’d personally rather get the ebook, since that cover is so beautiful.

And there you have my reasoning.  I think it makes sense.  So go ahead and download my ebook and check it out, let me know what you think, and if you like it, you can look forward to more of my work coming out later this year.  And feel free to spread the word and talk about it with friends; steer them towards the site or just send them a copy of the ebook.

Spread the Word About “Unqiuet Slumbers for the Sleepers”

  • You can find the link to the book here (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/123676), where you can buy the ebook for just $0.99, and also view a good sample of it. You can share this link on Facebook, or any other social network, or by emailing it to friends and family.
  • If you’re interested in possibly reviewing Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers, just drop me an email at alexctelander@gmail.com, and I’ll get a free review copy to you.
  • Free wallpapers and icons are available on the BookBanter site (http://www.bookbanter.net/books.html) and can be used as desktop or laptop backgrounds, and icons make great profile pictures whether it’s on Facebook, Google Plus, chat programs, or any number of other sites that use avatars.

The book is now available Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Itunes and more.  Go to the official book site for links.

Using one or more of the tools above will go a long way to spreading the word about Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers.

Thank you for all your help!

Alex.

How you can help spread the word about “Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers”

  • You can find the link to the book here (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/123676), where you can buy the ebook for just $0.99, and also view a good sample of it.  You can share this link on Facebook, or any other social network, or by emailing it to friends and family.
  • If you’re interested in possibly reviewing Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers, just drop me an email at alexctelander@gmail.com, and I’ll get a free review copy to you.
  • Free wallpapers and icons are available on the BookBanter site (http://www.bookbanter.net/books.html) and can be used as desktop or laptop backgrounds, and icons make great profile pictures whether it’s on Facebook, Google Plus, chat programs, or any number of other sites that use avatars.

The book will be up and available on sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Itunes in a week or two.  Using one or more of the tools above will go a long way to spreading the word about Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers.

Thank you for all your help!

Alex.

“Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers” Wallpaper & Icons

As promised, here you can get your free Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers wallpaper and icons, which are also available on the BookBanter site.

WALLPAPERS

To download wallpapers, right-click over your desktop size: 1024×768 or 1680×1050 (if you’re desktop of smaller, choose smallest size), and save. Alternatively, you can click on the size and it will open the large wallpaper, and once it’s loaded you can right-click and “Set as Desktop Background.”

Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers Wallpaper

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1680 x 1050

ICONS

To download icons, simply right-click over the image and hit save.

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A Wallpaper Coming Soon to a Desktop or Laptop Near You . . .

Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers

I’ll be working this weekend on making up a wallpaper of the cover of Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers, which I hope to have available on Monday.  You’ll be able to download it for free on the BookBanter site, or you can email me at alexctelander@gmail.com.

Hey, I Self-Published a Book: “Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers”

Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers
Stories

by Alex C. Telander

Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers

“With an imagination that knows no bounds, Alex Telander has crafted an amazing genre spanning collection that kept me turning pages till dawn.” — Richard Doetsch, New York Times bestselling author of Half-Past Dawn, Thieves of Darkness and The 13th Hour.

In this debut collection, readers get to see into the dark and twisted mind of Alex C. Telander. Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers features ten original short stories that run the gamut of genres, from dark and bloody horror to futuristic science fiction; from a captivating thriller to an epic tale of historical fiction. And then there are those stories that simply can’t be classified, but once you read them, you won’t be able to get them out of your mind . . .

The collection begins with a short piece about a young boy who doesn’t know who he is, but hungers for blood. “How to Commit Perfect Suicide” is a detailed, step-by-step process for those wanting to end it all. “Midnight” is the story of a dark horror set loose on an idyllic English town and it’s all up to one man to stop it. “The Monk and His Sword” is a work of historical fiction, set in early medieval Britain, about a monk who is also a warrior, who finds himself besieged in the old city of Londinium. The collection ends with “The Shadow in Black,” as Frank Minerva finds his life changed forever in a horrific accident, and a vision of a creature he believes to be the Grim Reaper. Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers also includes two sneak peeks: the first chapter to a young adult fantasy, Kyra: the First Book of Enchantus; and the first chapter of the thriller, Nothing is an Accident.

Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers does what all short story collections should do: presents a number of captivating and fascinating tales that are all different and unique, that leave the reader thinking and wondering, as well as making sure all the lights are on and all the doors are locked.

Click on the “Purchase Book” link below to buy the book, and/or the “Smashwords” link to view my Smashwords profile.

Purchase Book Smashwords