Stephen King has released a second e-novella that is available now called Ur. The novella was written specifically for the Kindle. The novella is already a bestseller.
King's agent, Ralph Vicinanza, said Tuesday that downloads of King's novella UR, available only as an e-book and released to coincide with the launch of Amazon's upgraded Kindle reader, have reached "five figures" after barely three weeks on the market.
In 2000, in the early years of digital texts, King's novella Riding the Bullet was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, overwhelming Amazon.com and other online sites.
Amazon.com describes the story this way:
Following a nasty break-up, lovelorn college English instructor Wesley Smith can't seem to get his ex-girlfriend's parting shot out of his head: "Why can't you just read off the computer like the rest of us?" Egged on by her question and piqued by a student's suggestion, Wesley places an order for Amazon.com's Kindle eReader. The [pink?] device that arrives in a box stamped with the smile logo -via one-day delivery that he hadn't requested - unlocks a literary world that even the most avid of book lovers could never imagine. But once the door is open, there are those things that one hopes we'll never read or live through. Firm, gripping, and deftly written by a craftsman at the top of his game, this is King at his crisp, clear, page-turning best. Download and read UR only on Kindle.