Thursday, June 12, 2008

Even More Stories at Anthology Builder

I now have 10 stories listed at Anthology Builder...a build your own anthology site. You can pick some of my stories, and stories from numerous other authors as well. It's really a great way to sample new writers, while picking up stories from authors you already know you like.

My stories are:
Living in the Styx
One family is driven to the brink of madness by odd events in their lives, but are the events real, or are they only in their minds?

The Galton Principle
In a fascist state ruled by eugenics, one young man realizes he's not as perfect as he thinks...nor is his society.

Who Listens to the Voices of the Past?
When humanity discovers a new sentient, but "less-developed" species on a new planet, will they make the same mistakes that were made when Europeans came to the Americas?

Seedlings on the Solar Winds
One man is driven to madness by what everyone else says are imaginary voices in his head...but are they just imaginary?

Lowering One's Self Before Fate
No one ever really knew what happened during the massacre at Kira Len until the day the story mysteriously "appeared."

The Opium of the People
The story that inspired the novel
When the radical Christian Right seizes control of the American government, one man is forced to make decisions he never thought himself capable of.

The Lives of Billions
When a terraformer on Mars discovers that there’s really life on the Red Planet, what will she do to save that life?

Secret of the Coltao
Two young men on an icebound planet seek to learn the truth about the aliens that inhabit the world with them.

Harvest of Debts
As the American population ages, and American debt rises, the rich elderly find a new way to extend their lives…organ harvesting.

The Twin Sorceresses
Two young sorceresses find they must go to great extremes to protect their mother.

3 comments:

envaneo said...

This is a great concept and I'm going to try it out this summer. When you go to the site, you can read a few lines from the story.

Right now there's only 50 stories to choose from for now. You can even review the stories you've read.

Jim

Keith said...

I'm still not convinced. The software shows only 50 of anything so I think there are more than 50 short stories to choose from.

There are 58 books in the their "library" so I infer that they have sold at least 58 books. It seems labor intensive for 1-ups. Formatting a book for LuLu is a bit of work.

About 6 months ago we all discussed this site. At the time J sent them some stories. Has anyone said that they actually had a sale?

There is a minimum payout of $20 and you get about 10 cents per sale for a 4k story. I doubt if anyone has sold 200 stories and 99% never will.

It's a neat concept with lots of potential, but I don't think that it is a good idea.

J Erwine said...

They have A LOT more than 50 stories in their database. It's just the way things are displayed.

I've made a couple of sales through the site, although I'm certainly not approaching the $20 threshold...but for me, I'm hoping people will read something from me and then buy one of my books...