The Pirates of New York

So, for my next trick…

In November of 2012, I was associating with other bloggers who were out there, more a loose confederation than anything else. During that time, we all ended up doing a Blogtober challenge-

Well, yes, we did it in November, but, well…

Okay, I don’t remember why we off a month then; immaterial, so…

So, as part of the Blogtober festivities, I decided I was going to work on a short monograph, which would be introduced during the event. One chapter at a time, every few days, in between posts about quick observations, silly jokes, surviving Hurricane Sandy, stuff like that.

The plan was, put together the chapters afterwards, and take advantage of the new tools Amazon put out there to allow account users to publish their works for Kindle. It was an experiment, to see how the process works, to get the feel of the new tools, and to see what such a Kindle-friendly book would look like.

To some extent, the experiment was a success. I got to learn how to get a work published on my own, and I had something that allowed me some bone fides to give presentations on the history of pirates.

Some folks asked at the time, if this meant I was going to make Raging Gail available in a Kindle edition. As it’s a pretty long work that’s a little rough at points, it didn’t make sense to do that. And soon, I was to take what I learned, and go in a much different direction…

Purchase The Pirates of New York at this link.