Writing short fiction can boost your writing career and income in many ways. If you’ve been wondering about writing short stories, take advantage of our offering on our popular program Kindle Short Fiction Domination. The program closes for good on April 29.
Making short stories work for you: how to use them
Let’s look at some of the ways in which you can use short fiction ebooks.
- They’re an easy way to make the switch to writing fiction;
- Short stories will boost your book sales on Amazon and elsewhere;
- You can build an email list, by offering a short story or two;
- Short fiction increases your visibility so you can build your author platform;
- It’s an easy way to develop a profitable career ghostwriting fiction for clients…
Write short stories and boost your writing income, painlessly
Writing a novel can take months, but you can write a short story in a few hours. If your Amazon sales are dwindling, short stories are a great way to kick them along.
I love writing short fiction. These days, I primarily use short stories to test fiction genres, and to improve sales if I haven’t had a release in a few months.
If I’m not sure whether I want to write in a genre, a couple of short fiction releases give me an idea of whether I can make sales in that genre.
That “write a short story and sell it before you dive in” lesson was hard learned. Years ago I wrote a paranormal under a new pen name. Although I finished the novel, published it, and made a few sales, the experience taught me that I’m not a writer of paranormal fiction. If I’d thought of it, it would have saved me time and energy if I’d written a couple of short stories to test the genre before I wasted time on a novel.
Pricing short stories tip: avoid the 99 cent price point
Here’s how to sell short stories. Please avoid the 99 cent price point. It’s become poison over the past couple of years. Enroll your short fiction into KDP Select immediately, and price them at a minimum of $1.99.
One of my students insisted on pricing at 99 cents. He took a lot of convincing to increase the prices on his ebooks. Finally he paid attention. His attitude was: “I’ll show you that this doesn’t work for me!” So he priced all his shorts at $2.99. A couple of weeks later he contacted me to tell me that he was making sales — more sales than he’d made at 99 cents. Although I had a little giggle, I managed to avoid saying: “Told you so…” 🙂
Kindle Short Fiction Domination closes on April 29
We’ve got a lot of upcoming releases, so we’re clearing the decks. You receive a special offering on Kindle Short Fiction Domination until April 29, when the program will close for good. Enjoy. 🙂
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