a printed book.
For other writers who are interested, I realize releasing a short story as a book might seem unusual, but for me it is a matter of experimentation. At 11,000 words, the story runs exactly at 50 pages in a 5" X 8" paperback. At a price of $3.99, I don't expect to sell many, but that's the cheapest I could go and still make any profit at all (something like 26 cents, I believe). But the goal here isn't necessarily to make sales, though that would be nice. The goal here is to further my exposure, and this story's exposure, by having it available in the "Book" section at Amazon.
The cover is all mine. The dagger is actually a painting in acrylics, and the flames (and the rest) were created in Photoshop. Not necessarily my best cover, but I don't think it's too shabby.
For those interested, the story is also available for the Kindle at a price of only 99 cents, as well as being available for the Nook, at Smashwords, Sony, Kobo, Apple, etc.