Of the two major self-publishing programs that are there, I decided to go with Smashwords. This was directly due to the fact that their programming guide was a lot more user friendly than Amazon's Kindle programming guide (although their print programming guide is just a tad less ornery than the Kindle) and I knew quite a few writers who were quite happy with it.
My next course of action was to decide on what exactly I wanted to self-publish. While I did have a few novellas at the ready, I wasn't quite done with taking another crack at getting published the traditional way. So I settled for the next best thing: short stories. And it just so happened that I had a group of four short stories that I felt was a good representative sample of how I write. After taking one out due to some issues that I don't feel comfortable in elaborating on, but Smashwords has a strong policy about plagiarism and copyright infringement, I tweaked and did some last minute editing on three of the stories.
After purchasing a good photo from iStock and having a fellow writer/graphic designer do the cover for me gratis, I ambled over to Smashwords, and in the span of about week (work and family took precedence over the book) I had a nice short story trilogy all set to be published.
Entitled "Broken Promises", this short story trilogy marks my return to the world of self-publishing. All three stories revolve around the themes of love anew, love lost and love misplaced, and these stories are what I consider to be worthy examples of what and how I write. Feel free to click on the caption for further details.
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