Everything’s been a little nuts lately, and a few things have been sliding – including this poor blog and its @onlinefiction account!
On the bright side, we’re back in action, and there’ll be a new poll up soon.
A big round of applause to KEPT, by Zoe Winters (or should that be ‘to Zoe, author of KEPT’?).
I waited a while to make sure I gave people time to nominate favourite downloadable, free ebooks. So here’s the list, in alphabetical order, with links to download sites, in case you want to read all of them before voting:
Alexandra (various formats), by Declan Stanley
DEAD(ish) (various formats), by Naomi Kramer
Ghost of the Black: A ‘Verse Full of Scum (various formats), by Alan Baxter
Kept (various formats), by Zoe Winters
Last of the Good Guys (PDF), by Mark Irwin
Little Brother (various formats), by Cory Doctorow
Mortal Ghost (PDF), by L Lee Lowe
Waiting for Spring (PDF), by RJ Keller
As per usual on FFO, you can vote for multiple contenders – but you only have one voting opportunity per poll.
Got something to say about one of these ebooks? Submit via the Contact Naomi form, or DM on twitter, a review in one of these formats:
- Microreview – Under 140 chars, for broadcast on twitter by @onlinefiction
- Traditional – One or more paragraphs about the ebook, and your impressions, thoughts etc, to be published here on Free Fiction Online.
I noticed the other day that one of my blogs had a new section in its dashboard -
If you’re using a free wordpress.com blog, you can now allow readers to rate your stories/episodes/chapters (or anything else, for that matter) as they read. Ratings may be enabled for blog posts and/or pages, which is useful for anyone who uses pages for their stories.
To see what ratings are being given, you can click on Reports, and see something like this:
I’ve been hankering after this feature on Nomesque Fiction for a while now, so it’s nice to have it finally appear!
I’ve been thinking.
The @onlinefiction twitter account repeats links every 2-3 days, and for some users it’s gotta be ridiculously boring to see the same links over and over again.
So – I’m wondering if maybe I should diversify a little, and run a new twitter account solely for NEW listings and updates, content changed weekly.
What do you think?
The next Free Fiction Online Poll will be for free, downloadable ebooks.
I’d love some suggestions, because at the moment I have only 6 listed.
My criteria are few, and I think relatively fair –
- Must be available in .pdf, .epub and/or .txt format
- Must be absolutely free to download
- Must be possible to link directly to a downloadable file from this site
- Must not be part of a series of which some books must be paid for
Size doesn’t matter too much, although perhaps a 1000-word minimum would be sensible?
This poll gathered exactly 200 votes, from approximately (sadly, my results don’t give me the exact info) 100 voters.
The top five free fiction sites for June 2009 were:
Well done, peeps!