An update from writer/filmmaker David Sloma on this scary day of bad luck (naw, it doesn’t have to be that! In fact, for one of my books it’s being a rather good day – see the video for more!):
My short story MIB Files: Introduction (Tales of the Men In Black) is doing well today! It’s in some good company, sitting at #53 on Amazon Best Sellers 15-Minute Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads. Not bad for a Friday the 13th!
I started off going to comic book conventions (sometimes they were part of Science-fiction conventions, too) back in the mid 1980’s, when I was at the height of my comic book collecting. (Ah, the 80’s were a great time for so many forms of art: comics, movies, and music, but that’s another story!) These events were great fun, usually held in a big hotel downtown, where you got to meet some of the comic book creators and get your books signed, listen to talks, and meet other fans.
I made some good friends that way, and got some deals on books from dealers who had tables at the “cons” as we called them. And it was always amazing to find out that there were actual people behind the names that were printed in the credits of the books (hey, I was still quite young, so give me a break for being amazed at the obvious!). I got many of my comics signed by the people that made them, which only made the value of the books go up, both as collectibles in dollar value, and in sentimental value to me (I’ll never sell many of those beloved books, I’m sure).
Back then, any sort of “fan” conventions were few and far between, but not any more. I see all kinds ads for big fan cons these days, and hardly any comic book conventions – but I’m sure they are still comic book cons, just not as many as there used to be. I know there are, as once in a while I’ll see an ad for one.
I’ve been debating if I should go and spend the money to rent some table space at one of these big fan cons and display my books for sale. Couldn’t hurt, and I’m sure I’d pick up some readers for my books, and have fun doing it. But which ones to “table” at? I’ve not attended any such events for a few years now, so I’m a bit out of touch.
If any of you out there attend comic book conventions, fan cons, or similar things, would you let me know which ones you like to go to? Then maybe I’ll see you there!
My novel Brainjob is part of the Immortals bundle! Release date: Jan., 31, 2018.
Gods, nymphs, vampires, deathless clones, cursed mages and those who serve them face perils where immortality acts as either curse orÂ blessing or…both. Souls and selves lie at stake in this eclectic bundle.
The Goddess ProblemÂ by Sherry D. Ramsey
Glamour of the God-TouchedÂ by Ron Collins
A Man and His GodÂ by Janet Morris
Unnatural ImmortalÂ by Russ Crossley
First ChosenÂ by M. Todd Gallowglas
Walking GodsÂ by Leah Cutter
Rainbowâ€™s LodestoneÂ by J.M. Ney-Grimm
BrainjobÂ by David Sloma
Silver DustÂ by Leslie Claire Walker
Vale of SemÅ«inÂ by Eric Kent Edstrom
Fateâ€™s DoorÂ by J.M. Ney-Grimm
Kaylyn the Sister-in-DarknessÂ by Barbara G. Tarn
The Legend of OelianaÂ by A. L. Butcher
Jamal & the Skeletonâ€™s HeartÂ by Ezekiel James Boston
Over 2000 pages, for only $4.99 USD!
Destroyer: D.U.M.B.s.(Deep Underground Military Bases) â€“ Book 6
As the planet Wormwood/Destroyer gets closer, trailing asteroids, Leon, the General, and Marks struggle to escape from the inner Earth and the Annunaki, who have been awakened by the Lizard People and the tall Greys. On the surface, Mary and Jennie are thrown into the fight of their lives. The ancient “gods” plan to take over Earth in the wake of the chaos and destruction they are bringing.
Good news fans!
Destroyer: D.U.M.B.s.(Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 6 was released Dec., 21, 2017.
You can get it here:
Scribd – link coming soon
24symbols – link coming soon
Inktera – link coming soon
Also on Tolino (no link available), and other smaller sites.
MIB Files: Driller (Tales of the Men In Black – Book 8)
The latest story in the MIB Files is now out! is available in ebook, soon to be paperback.
When the Men In Black (MIB) show up at a construction site and haul the foreman away, heâ€™s got no idea why, but he finds himself part of a strange situation, fighting for his life. The MIB FILES are stories of the paranormal, strange things, and UFO sightings with one thing in common: interactions with the Men In Black (MIB). These stories are stand-alone and can be read in any order.
More links coming soon.
My story â€œThe Suitâ€ is in the Cyborg City bundle, Tales Of High Tech Terror!
This is a great deal on a lot of reading, only $3.99! https://bundlerabbit.com/b/cyborg-city?nocache=1
Itâ€™s also available from Kobo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. (The link above lists all of these locations.)
My novel Greyland: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 1 is in a bundle with 11 other exciting books on the theme of Alien Invasion.
Get a great deal on these books, only $2.99! https://bundlerabbit.com/b/they-came
It’s also available from Kobo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. (The link above lists all of these locations.)
THE SUIT by David Sloma
Robotic suits that people wear are all the rage and the hottest status symbol. They make life easier for their owners and a lot more fun! The first problem with the suits is that they are very expensive. Oswald â€œWallyâ€ Manske, a humble mailroom clerk, saved up for most of his life for a suit and now he’s finally got it. He’s looking forward to his new life of popularity and easy times. The second problem with the suits is that they can be hacked and turned against their owners…A short sci-fi story.
Should be available in your local library as an ebook (and maybe paperback) – if not, then ask if they can get it.
Gumroad (credit cards and PayPal): https://gum.co/HoovB
Amazon (ebook or paperback): http://amzn.to/2waaB14
24 Symbols: https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=2331814
More Stores: https://davidsloma.com/book-stores/
My short story MIB Files: Meltdown Liquidator went on sale today – thank you to those who bought it on the pre-sale, and you saved yourself some money! It was on special for $0.99, then went up to the regular price of $2.99. If you’d also like to save on my future releases, then join my mailing list at: http://eepurl.com/PH44z
Today, it got to #65 in the Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy, see the screen shot, lower right:
Here’s where you can get it:
â€“ And you may find it at some of the other sites, too.