Single: Two Stories

Single: Two Stories

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8,040 words (≈ 32 minutes)

"Single" contains two previously published short stories: "Miss Tennessee" and "The Cryerer," which first appeared in The Land-Grant College Review and One Story, respectively. Both appear in "Why They Cried," my full-length story collection, now available as a Joyland eBook from ECW Press. Enjoy the sample and visit for more information about the collection.

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jimhanas (2 books)
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:08:52 +0100

Alright. I re-uploaded as XHTML. Looks great. Thanks for your help.

Sun, 01 Mar 2009 17:28:37 +0100

Most of these websites do direct conversions, while we have something similar to an XML workflow.
To keep a consistent look across our books, we white-list only a limited subset of CSS properties, and almost every XHTML tags.

As a source, I would avoid using Word as much as possible on your end. XHTML is a much better alternative overall.

Word can be pretty problematic when you cut & paste because it adds a lot of garbage and usually generate messy HTML. We try to fix this, but there's a limit to what we can do.

Book Details  

Language: English

Written in: 2006

Published: 2009-03-01

Word count: 8,040 words (≈ 32 minutes)

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A native of northern Kentucky, I spent the 1990s in Memphis before moving to New York. I am the author of Why They Cried, an e-book collection of short stories out now from Joyland and ECW Press. The collection includes versions of five stories that were first distributed via Feedbooks--both stories from Single and three from Cassingle--plus five additional stories. My nonfiction and humor pieces, meanwhile, have appeared in Slate, Radar, Print, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post.

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