Chris Stoesen Fiction: December 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

CSS Appomattox On Sale - Now through Christmas

I put CSS Appomattox on sale from now till Christmas day on Amazon. If you have not had a chance to read it, now is a good time to give it a try for under a dollar for $1.99 from now till Christmas.

Tell your friends and neighbors. Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, December 4, 2015


I just discovered this service by accident. Wow is it awesome. It give you access to the two biggest distributors (that are not Amazon) and allow you to post your books up for free which you cannot do if you attempt to do it yourself. I made my short story The Home available on Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Scribd and Page Foundry through them. They also can get books up on Kobo but Kobo is friendly enough to self publishers to allow you to do that yourself.

Nice service and it cost me nothing. Which really helps when you are giving the book away. iTunes takes the longest to approve a book to publish. They were rather picky and declined it the first time when they found an affiliate link to Amazon in it. I had to redo that part and reupload yesterday. Barnes & Noble took about a day.

If you are looking to self publish, use Draft2Digital. They are a fantastic resource.

Update: Now the Home is up on iTunes as well as other platforms. Check the My Books Page for all the possible distribution mechanisms.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Working on a Cover

So instead of editing the book, I played with a cover for a bit today. This is the cover for Sharpsburg Sunrise. I would love your opinions on it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Home: Now Live on Google Play and Kobo

Well, in an effort to make The Home a permafree book, I have put it up on Kobo and Google Play for free. Turns out you can't put it up on Nook for free without going to a service like Smashwords. Anyway, if you get a chance, tell Amazon that you can find it for free.

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