The contract puts the “Limited” in Kindle Unlimited. I want to sell at bus, train, and airport stations for leissure reading to keep or to give. From his fiction, his novel A Storm Hits Valparaiso does the best. see, i just did one, a typo, ‘of’ should be ‘if’… Am i falling into insecurity now, you bet your ass I am not…. That is how extremely significant this payout change is. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Kindle Store Best Sellers. It is how you market it that decides how much exposure comes your book’s way. Did someone say short stories do not sell as well as novels??? Hmmm. The author of a 100 page book that was borrowed and read completely 100 times would earn $1,000 ($10 million multiplied by 10,000 pages for this author divided by 100,000,000 total pages). I’d pull one of the short stories (or about 5,000 words) out of the collection and make that perma-free. Here are some examples of how it would work if the fund was $10M and 100,000,000 total pages were read in the month: We will similarly change the way we pay KDP Select All-Star bonuses which will be awarded to authors and titles based on total KU and KOLL pages read. To read more info on what makes a book a short story or an epic, click here. I was first told, just a few years ago, that purchasers prefer long novels (more than 100,000 words), so that they feel they were getting their money’s worth. But, as always, it’s all about sitting down on one’s ass and writing……right? Yes Don that was a tad hard… It is the storytellers who make money, let publishers obsess about grammar when you get a contract with one and they are paying a salary. I don’t have experience (or know of others) using Youtube, but I’ve been dabbling with Facebook with okay results. It was only a matter of time before KU began to drown in the overcrowded, shallow pool in which readers who paid $10 a month were reading 30 25-page books, costing KU close to 80$/month in borrow fees. After I finish up the erotic romance series I’ll be starting on a short novella trilogy. Discover the best 15-Minute Short Reads in Best Sellers. Now, being paid per page means that the 25 page novellas filling the pool are going to be earning. And this is my take on short stores: I would rather read a 500-word good short story than to read a 20,00 short story that is not very good. Just put the word count/page count in your description so customers are aware it’s a short though . (His non fiction sells the best overall – but that’s not surprising – non fiction generally is easier to market than fiction). Got a great short story – go market the heck out of it through influencers and bloggers in your genre. And the only independent author that I could find who has a successful short story series is Hugh Howey with his excellent Wool franchise. When Kindle Unlimited was first formed, it offered royalties to authors as long as book borrowers read 10% of the text. Because it’s a Kindle single it’s eligible for the 70% royalty so it’s currently making Harper Collins approximately $1,000 a month (and the author’s probably $50 a month each). It’s sold about 50 all with good reviews. Again, thanks for your wise words and encouragement. For more Kindle Publishing Tips, click here. Can’t wait to see your name on the NYT bestsellers. But, exactly how significantly less isn’t being honestly represented…. Watch for my name. And this is my take on short stores: I would rather read a 500-word good short story than to read a 20,00 short story that is not very good. . (It’s approx 10,000 words). If you know different, prove me wrong. Amazon’s asking Kindle Unlimited authors who want to be taken out of the program to submit their books’ AISNs here. Go in with no expectations and be happy with a sale or two per month (you just never know how well they are going to do – I have some that sell only 1 or 2 copies a month and one that is in the low hundreds – it varies). Or have any thoughts or advice…? Unrealistic is what I’m shooting for and hopefully my success will shatter the expected possibilities among short story writers the world over. Now I’ve just got to figure out the genre. Of course, not every short story is listed under the ‘short story’ category. Kirsten Reach was an editor at Melville House. I can’t give examples without looking like I am promoting so just go browse the Amazon markets and B&N and iBooks. The reason it is being debated is because many author’s believe that it relies too much on assumptions: While I like Dean’s theory (and respect him greatly for his expertise), I feel it has too many unknown factors. I intend on purchasing an isbn number to publish online as an ebook. But I’m a writer, and there is more to writing short stories than just money. A romance called When First They Met by Debbie Macomber sitting very nicely at #78. But I still know the novella’s wont do as well as a novel. It makes me wonder if novella’s will be the ‘new thing’, particularly if they can be cranked out in quantity. LOL. The highest independent author in the Amazon short story category is Primal Origin by Jack Silkstone.

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