Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New Cover and TOC for Killing Trail

Killing Trail was the first item I self published, back in 2010. This 24,000 word collection of western tales has been among my better sellers, but hasn’t sold much of anything over the last six months.

When I first put the book up, I knew relatively little about formatting an ebook and setting up a clickable table of contents. I’ve decided to reissue the book in an updated version with a clickable TOC. The stories themselves are not changed so if you’ve already bought this book don’t buy it again. In fact, I think Amazon is supposed to let those who bought it know about the update and provide it to them free of charge. I don’t know how that works because I haven’t done this before. But let me know if you have the book and get a notice about the new version. Or if you don’t get a notice and want the clickable TOC version let me know and I can get it to you.

I also uploaded a new cover for the book, which contains the pseudonym, Tyler Boone. I’ve got several more western stories in the planning phase and when I do publish them they’ll go up under the Tyler Boone name.



If you haven’t read the Killing Trail collection already, I hope you’ll give it a look see now. Here’s the link to Amazon. The book is also up for the Nook  but I’ve not yet changed the cover there. Since sales on Nook have been very very very minimal, I’m not sure I’ll bother to make the change.
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20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Charles! Smart to update it. Bet it looks a lot better inside and out.

Cloudia said...

Congrats, Charles




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Tom Doolan said...

My reading history has a decided lack of westerns (even though I LOVE the genre). However, I blew through this one very quickly. So, I am looking forward to more westerns from Tyler Boone. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, you live and learn. At least that's the plan. :)

Cloudia, thankee

Tom, I have three Tyler Boone tales in the planning stage. or partially written.

Vesper said...

Good luck, Charles!
Tyler Boone... cool name!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

True, cool name and cover, Charles. I'm heading over to Amazon to buy it right away.

sage said...

I am impressed with how you keep up with all this... I need to download it to my Nook (I don't have a kindle) as the western themes sound interesting.

Charles Gramlich said...

Vesper, I rather like it. Maybe I'll just change my real name. :)

Prashant, thanks. I hope you enjoy!

Sage, I'm also getting the urge to write some more western stuff. Been reading it again, getting the itch.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Good western collection. I enjoyed it very much. I hope the new presentation boosts it up again.

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernard, that would be nice!

Riot Kitty said...

How did you come up with the pseudonym? Just curious.

Travis Cody said...

I loved this collection. The stories reminded me how much I used to love reading Zane Grey novels. In fact, I did reconnect with a few ZG stories after I finished Killing Trail.

Nice work on the update.

the walking man said...

I AM WRITING IN CAPS JUST TO SAY THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF SHORT WESTERNS I HAVE EVER READ. Buy it, it's well worth the entertainment and unexpected outcomes.

Charles Gramlich said...

Riot Kitty. I like the name Boone. Have used it for characters in my westerns before. I tried a number of combinations before I found something I liked to go with it, and that sounded western to my ears.

Travis Cody, thanks, man. I appreciate those kind words. I've still got a few ZGs around the house to read. Haven't read them all yet.

Mark, thanks, man! I'm glad you liked it. I sure worked hard on it.

Snowbrush said...

I'm confused about the "writing as" part. I recall that Max Brand, for example, was the nom de plume of a man who had many nom de plumes, but if he had put his real name of the cover above the words "writing as," wouldn't everyone have ignored the nom de plume? It seems to me to be, in effect, a case of saying that you're writing as someone else when you're really not, as can seen by the presence of your real name.

Charles Gramlich said...

Snowbrush, the writing as is 'usually' done when a writer wrote books under a different name earlier in their career but then got famous under their own name. however, I'm doing it here because I plan to release three books with just the name "Tyler Boone" on it.

Gina Gao said...

That's a really cool cover!

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Charles Gramlich said...

Gina, thankee

Ron Scheer said...

Guess that means my copy of the original cover is now a collector's item. Every success with the relaunch.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ron, thankee!