Tinderbox Publishing

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Tinderbox Publishing was set-up in 2010 and began publishing both print and e-books. Tinderbox is dedicated to independent publishing of diverse and unusual authors who write about life's vivid truths.

Tinderbox plans to publish in most genres, but currently is focussed upon travel, adventure, parent - teenage relationships, mild erotica, humour and short stories. Not all our books or authors are published on Smashwords, although all are available on Amazon. This will change as time progresses.

At Tinderbox, we do not bemoan the rise of e-books. We believe this will encourage more people to read - especially more young people. There will always be bookshops. Readers will always enjoy buying their favourite books as hard copies. We agree about smell and feel. But we believe the convenience of e-books, for the writer, the seller and the reader, will see them come to dominate sales figures. We can see the sense in that and will be happy to supply that growing market.

Remember, neither the escalator nor the elevator brought about the death of the staircase as many feared they would.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk

My desk is busy but I make some attempt at order. It depends on the day you look at it. Today is fairly junk-free.

On my desk at the moment is:
1. A road atlas of the UK
2. A Filofax open at the diary. I use this as a portable desk diary. I'm trying to use my i-Phone but it's a struggle
3. Mug of Japanese green tea (Chinese is not the same) with a coaster under (1960's Spanish flamenco dancer)
4. A notebook where I write down to do lists and ideas for stories etc
5. Glasses case with cleaning cloth (Ray Ban)
6. i-Pad which I use for reading e-books and managing other Twitter profiles
7. Bills etc - currently a statement for power generated from my solar panels
8. A paperback book - The Tokyo-Montana Express by Richard Brautigan.
9. i-Phone 5
10. A MacBook Pro with a Logitec ergonomic mouse (yes I still use one)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all over the world. Born in Singapore (father an aviation engineer in the RAF) then returned to UK (Kent). Moved to Hampshire, then Malaysia aged 6 (father now Army avionics engineer), then back to Singapore, then back to Hampshire age 11. Boarding school in Winchester, then to West Germany, then back to UK (Lichfield), then Hastings aged 16 (Sussex). I went to 10 different schools and caused a lot of trouble.
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Banged Up!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Erotic Short Story The Author, A.K. Anders, is forced into hiding after British security forces hound him, over the possible true identity of a character in his book (The Pimlico Tapes). Living for 2 weeks in a tiny cellar room in central London, he begins to hallucinate due to sensory deprivation. One night, Anders is unexpectedly joined by an diminutive Indian woman, Jamini.
Something From Upstairs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
An Erotic Short Story - With humour Terry opens a second-hand bookshop but is troubled by unruly schoolchildren. One day Viola, a sixth-form girl, comes in and seduces him. Terry soon becomes involved in a social science experiment organised by Viola and her friends. Finally the project is submitted by the girls and all hell breaks loose. The press find out and Terry is exposed.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
An Erotic Short Story - Mildly humorous Howard is a retired grocer & member of a local birdwatching society who take weekly walks. Today, only Winifred turns up. Their relationship is formal. She is a spinster & charity worker, involved in the local Women's Institute. Disturbed by an erotic book in Oxfam, Winifred finds herself considering the idea of trying out sex with Howard while out walking.
An Outdoor Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Erotic Short Story by A.K. Anders - Some humour. Polly is disturbed by a young farmer while picnicking semi-naked in a remote hilltop field. Unfortunately the farmer's Labrador has a penchant for ladies underwear and runs off with her panties and shorts. Stranded, she is saved by the gentlemanly young farmer.
Being Hemingway
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
An Erotic Short Story by A.K. Anders A young student is smitten by an attractive middle aged Columbian Creative Writing professor who tells him he reminds her of a young Ernest Hemingway. At 19 he believes he has no chance, but one evening at the gym things take an unexpected turn.
Call Of The Wild
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
A.K. Anders has an interest in foraging for mushrooms. A well-to-do lady in his village asks to be taken on one of his walks. In the woods they come upon a naked couple frolicking in a river and are unable to resist watching them. Despite her usually conservative behaviour, the lady is overcome with wild passions and is soon squirming in the mud.
The Pimlico Tapes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,340. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In 2009 the author purchased a building in Pimlico and discovered an old box of audio tapes. The tapes contained recordings of a sex therapist's consultations with his patients. This book is the transcripts of what was on those tapes. Anders says, publishing was a risk, but one he felt might help others plagued by sexual problems. The result is fascinating, arousing and compulsive reading.
Long Road, Hard Lessons
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,030. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
A father & teenage son cycle from Ireland to Japan. Physical challenges, border bureaucracy, health scares and traffic hazards were all anticipated. The conflict they faced, spending 24hrs a day together under such arduous conditions was not. On one level, a life-changing travel adventure, this book also takes time to look at the psychological journey made by parents and children. Maps include
Miriam and Lionel
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Miriam and Lionel are in their 70's, enjoying a very good sex life into old age. Quite adventurous, Miriam says. However, of late her husband has begun requesting things she is not comfortable with. He is obsessed with a neighbour - an elderly lady they know from church. Pitying her narrow experience he suggests a threesome. Miriam is horrified. Later their therapist uncovers a litany of affairs.

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  • Lusting While Dusting on Nov. 13, 2013

    Very much enjoyed this little story. It had an air of realism that made me feel the author had been there. Some very nice descriptive language and just the right balance of humour. Gave me a whole new outlook on household chores.
  • Lusting While Dusting on May 09, 2014

    Lusting While Dusting I really enjoyed this story. What a lot of fun it was. I think all us guys have dreamed of having a job calling into people's houses where sexy housewives and single women in their apartments want to use us for hassle-free sex. This story is nicely paced and pushes all the right buttons.
  • Improper Improvisations 1 on May 09, 2014

    Improper Improvisations A lovely collection of raunchy smut. I am especially fond of The Maiden & The Muckraker - perhaps influenced for the musical taste but there is just something about that maiden. The Emos needing impregnating were also a scream. Very much enjoyed these stories and looking forward to more by the same author.
  • Hurt-Proofing Ourselves on May 09, 2014

    Hurt-proofing Ourselves This is an interesting book full of insights about how to prevent others from being able to harm us with words and actions. I think most of us can do with help in this area and this book is certainly a big help. I found that it also shows how many of us can learn to take life a little less seriously, which is no bad thing either. Thanks for providing this book free as a help to others. I look forward to reading more of your work.
  • Inappropriate Behaviour and Other Stories on Nov. 06, 2014

    Loved this book. The stories have a sense of reality about them. I actually came to like a few of the characters. I presume the author has based them on people he knows. Also very humorous in parts. I good read that made me want more.