In the final months of 2014, I took a brave step. I removed all my short fiction ebooks under various pen names from all other ebook retailers and enrolled them in KDP Select. Several of my students told me that they were having great results with their Kindle short fiction in Kindle Unlimited (KU) — I wanted to see whether it would work for me.
It did. A couple of my pen names did outstandingly well. So much so, that I’m focusing on those genres going forward.
An explanation, re pen names. I use a different pen name for each genre in which I write. This is only so that I can keep track — some of the pen names belong to my ghostwriting clients. If you’re a new Kindle author, use one name, and promote that. Only use a pen name, or names, when you’ve got a pressing need to do it, otherwise you’ll spread your promotions too thin, and make them less effective.
Your Kindle short fiction blueprint: a four-week class
Over the past few months, I’ve been tinkering with my Kindle short fiction publishing, and working with several other writers. We’ve developed a blueprint which works across genres. Our new online class gives you that blueprint. You’ll write, and sell, using a plan which works.
I’m sure you’re wondering: what happens if Amazon changes Kindle Unlimited? Will the blueprint still work? Nothing’s sure except death and taxes. The blueprint is a method of publishing which uses KU, but isn’t reliant on it. If you wish, you can dismiss KU entirely, and go broad, publishing across all the popular ebook retailers.
Now, a common question…
How many words in “short fiction”?
A short novel is 60,000 words. I’d call anything over 50,000 words a novel.
Short stories: 3,000 to 15,000 words.
Novellas: 20,000 up to novel length, at 50,000 words.
Of course, short stories can be very short. But I’d hesitate to publish any story under 3,000 words as a Kindle ebook. You could publish several short stories as one ebook, of course.
Kindle Short Fiction Domination: Today’s Blueprint For Writing Success And Income (4-week class)
Want to write short fiction and build a successful career? For the first time in decades, it’s possible to write short stories and make a great income. Each week, for four weeks, you receive a new lesson, in PDF format, via a download link sent to your email inbox.
As we move through the class, you’re not only writing your own short stories, you’re also discovering the Kindle short fiction BLUEPRINT… What to publish, and when, so that your Amazon income steadily increases. Join us. 🙂
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