Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Manuscript on Kindle
Plus: That Hack Melville
"Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb." (*)
- Calvin Coolidge

Well, I've gotten another nice little early xmas present this morning – The Manuscript seems to be available for the Kindle, completing the matched set (or, I don't know – bifecta??).

Even weirder, there seems to be some tweeting activity around it.

Tweets about the Manuscript for Amazon Kindle

And what I think is like, possibly, maybe a remotely respectable Amazon sales rank.

Amazon sales rank for the Manuscript for Amazon Kindle

Weird. Getting way ahead of myself, maybe video (ebooks) will save the radio star here. Some after-the-fact ebook success would be just dandy by me. The trick, I suppose, is to not have the success so long after the fact that you die a penniless, forgotten failure – like that hack Herman Melville.

Melville was Teh Fail

It's going around, actually.

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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