The nice thing about having different creative modes is that when you’re feeling horribly sorry for yourself in one mode, you can switch to the next and still be able to create something useful for other people.
So I ran into Benjamin Rosenbaum’s blog post about his story collection, The Ant King and Other Stories (hat tip to the inimitable Boing Boing). I read “Orphans”, and decided that this collection needed to be on my Kindle to peruse in the coming weeks. But while there were other formats available, there wasn’t one friendly to my Kindle.
So I made one, which is now downloadable at Small Beer Press.
I can do this and distribute it because The Ant King and Other Stories is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. The eBook I created is also released under the same license.
What can be done with the work is optimally expressed here:
I also emailed Benjamin for permission (I don’t have to, but I prefer to, anyways) and he thought this was nice, and has forwarded the file so that Small Beer Press can post it on their CC download page for The Ant King (they’ve also got quite a few other CC works there. I’ll have to check them all out!). When they do this, I’ll remove the download link for the Mobipocket on this blog post and repoint to their site.
And now, because not everybody has a Kindle, here’s what it looks like on mine (gallery below the cut):