Alex Ryan wrote:
I see on Smashwords in particular, people publish ultra short stories a lot as a means of posting political and social commentary. It's kind of sad, as it adds a layer of chaff to legitimate books.
I don't have a problem with people publishing it, even though I wouldn't read it. However, unless they're Stephen King (who does publish political essays), it's pretty much wasted electrons.
Friends and family might buy it for 99 cents. But I doubt that 2500 words would actually get you a Look Inside preview of the contents, so your chances of selling to strangers is very slim. At the very least, do a minimal title page (title and author) and nothing else before the story begins. Put the copyright and anything else you want to include at the end of the book. Maybe add a biography?
Good luck! -- NJ
The book: Notjohn's Guide to E-Book Formatting (revised and updated for 2017)