Happy #SteamTuesday, friends from the Ã¦thertweets! We at the Ministry are quite excited about what we bring to you all today.
Following a quite successful Tales from the Archives (Volume the First), our intrepid journalist Tee Morris has been hard at work finishing up development of The Janus Affair and looking ahead to new venues for himself and the oh so lovely Pip Ballantine to sign copies of our award-winning series.
Mr. Morris has also been looking for a new challenge, and today he has shared it with you, dear readers…
As mentioned on The Shared Desk, Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device is an inspiration stemming from a steampunk fairy tale anthology the delightful Miss Pip is affiliated with. After delving into a few original translations of Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (You’re welcome, Mr. Morris…) and adding a liberal dash of steampunk, here is what Mr. Morris’ creativity hath wrought:
Aladdin is a street-wise thief that finds himself under the tutelage of a world-renown illusionist. He is escorted deep into the deserts in search of a treasure beyond his wildest dreams, and discovers instead something far more valuableâ€”a destiny.
We at the Ministry are quite proud of our intrepid journalist’s first novella, now live and exclusive for Kindle Ã¦ther-Readers for a mere $1.99! Enjoy the read, share your thoughts, and tell a friend.
UPDATE: We are thrilled at the support you, gentle reader, have been showing our journalist’s novella. On the Ã¦therwebs, Amazon has ranked Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device at…
- #4,444 Paid in Kindle Store
- #25 inÂ Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Mythology
- #43 inÂ Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > World Literature > Mythology
- #83 inÂ Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Fantasy > Epic
With such high rankings on its first day, we at the Ministry are pleased as punch. Please, continue to spread the word and we thank you again for your patronage.
UPDATE: On Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of February, our journalist offered up Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device for free, and during the weekend…
- #468 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
- #9 inÂ Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Fantasy > Epic
Please continue to let people know of this exciting new novella (free for the remainder of the day) and we at the Ministry thank you again for your support of our talented scribes.
4 Replies to “New Steampunk for #SteamTuesday”
Smashwords or Nook? I love supporting you guys, but reading it on my phone sucks compared to reading it on my Nook.
Do not worry, my dear Miss Holland. Once our journalist reaches his three month requirement to Amazon for the KDP program, ALADDIN will be made available for other readers such as the Nook and Kobo.
Will this or the Tales From The Archives stories ever be made into a book collection? I’m one of the rare few nowadays who doesn’t have any sort of electronic reader and has no intention of getting one if I can avoid it, so I would love if there were ever plans for these to come out in paperback novel.
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm. At this stage the Ministry has a very full caseload, and can’t really find the funds and time that a print run book would require. Setting a book properly and producing a fine product takes all of that. However, if you are committed to a book, the pdfs are all available to be purchased through Smashwords. You could print them off and even have them bound, for the full experience of a book. The cost of that to you would probably be similar to a book produced by us through somewhere like Lulu.
That is not discounting the possibility that we may do this at some stage, just not in the foreseeable future.
Thank you for caring so much about the Ministry however. It does warm the cockles of our collective hearts!