It looks like I'm not the only person with a story-of-the-month club. My friend Jason Rodriguez announced the release of his short story "The Girl Who Could Live In Yesterday" for free on Amazon.com. I just read the story, and it's great. Here's all the information:
A couple of months ago I started writing sci-fi and fantasy shorts aimed at 2-4 year-old kids. I was jokingly calling them "Stories I'll Tell My Future Children." I recently decided to start distributing them via Amazon on a monthly basis - some illustrated, some not illustrated. Each story will be free for the first week and then go up to ninety-nine cents. I opted out of Digital Rights Management so that they can be passed around and shared by whoever might want to read them. And they will always be free in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
The first story, The Girl Who Could Live In Yesterday, is now live and free on Amazon.com at the link: http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Could-Live-Yesterday-ebook/dp/B008I3I576. It's a modern-day fable about the immutable past. If you don't have a Kindle, you can still read digital books from Amazon on your computer, Droid phone, web browser, etc - you can download any necessary apps here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sa_menu_karl3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771 . If you want a more detailed intro to the project along with some previews of future stories you can check out my blog post here: http://thebombbag.tumblr.com/post/26903435277
Please check the book out. If you like it, please let folks know about it. As mentioned, I plan on releasing one story a month, like the upcoming Little Particle That Could, an illustrated children's story about particle physics. And this is a promise: every story will be free for the first week, only cost 99-cents after that, and be DRM free. I want folks to read them.