Let the Grand Experiment begin!

Phew! I’ve been nose to the grindstone for the past week completing the formatting and uploading of my seven Grand Experiment e-books. It has felt like an eternity, but with enormous relief, I’m proud to say all of the books are uploaded to Amazon and Smashwords, and they’re now available for purchase!

It looks like it will take a couple of days for all the product details to filter onto Amazon and Amazon UK, but the main information is live and the e-books can be bought immediately. Everything is good to go on the Smashwords site itself, but I’ll have to wait a couple of weeks before the books are distributed through their premium catalogue – Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, and Diesel. I’ll let you know when I hear more news!

Let’s recap those books:

The Smoke Dragon Shards Requiem for the Burning God Phoenix and the Darkness of Wolves
Apocrypha Sequence: Deviance Apocrypha Sequence: Divinity Apocrypha Sequence: Insanity Apocrypha Sequence: Inferno

Help me make this experiment a success!

You can buy these books from Amazon and Smashwords

(click the individual book links from my author pages).

[To follow the progress of the Grand Experiment so far, click the tag ‘Grand Experiment’]



  1. Congrats. I started my experiment last year with a kind of sample collection and have been impressed with Smashwords. I’ll grab a copy from Kindle at some point even though I already have a print copy of Shards.

    Apple is the quickest to get your Smashwords book on their store, the others take a bit longer though. Good luck.

    • Shane Jiraiya Cummings says:

      Excellent, Benjamin! How has your book been doing?

      • Not that great to be honest. Less than 10 copies but the content is even a bit of an experiment. I put in some of my flash fiction off my blog, which is decent stuff, but also included a heap of my very first writing, to show where I came from and how I’ve developed. Problem is, I think people are downloading the sample, reading those first stories and thinking the rest is that quality and not purchasing.

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  4. Goodluck mate. I really hope that things take off for you.