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Ketan Mehta

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How many words are minimum required to publish online eStory on Kindle
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 12:57 AM
 
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I am writing I short eStory to publish online on Kindle. Can you please guide me is there any minimum requirement of words.
My story may end approximately 2500.

This 2500 words will be eligible to be published on Kindle as eStory.
writerbn

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Re: How many words are minimum required to publish online eStory on Kindle
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 5:23 AM   in response to: Ketan Mehta in response to: Ketan Mehta
 
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There's no official requirements, but don't expect any sales.
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Re: How many words are minimum required to publish online eStory on Kindle
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 7:39 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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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.
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Re: How many words are minimum required to publish online eStory on Kindle
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 8:32 AM   in response to: Alex Ryan in response to: Alex Ryan
 
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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.
Notjohn

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Re: How many words are minimum required to publish online eStory on Kindle
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 3:11 AM   in response to: Ketan Mehta in response to: Ketan Mehta
 
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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

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Ketan Mehta

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Re: How many words are minimum required to publish online eStory on Kindle
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 9:38 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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thank you for your valuable suggestion
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