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Debbie Carter

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Writing and selling short stories
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 5:56 AM
 
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I need more information how to get started selling my short stories on Amazon? Please help.
writerbn

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Re: Writing and selling short stories
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 6:00 AM   in response to: Debbie Carter in response to: Debbie Carter
 
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Debbie Carter wrote:
I need more information how to get started selling my short stories on Amazon? Please help.
Writing and publishing them is easy. Selling, not so much.

Without knowing the genre/subgenre, length, and your publishing goals (income vs. "getting read"), I'm afraid we can't give you much advice. Search the forum for "short stories" and you'll find a few discussions. The bottom line is that, except for erotica, individual short stories don't sell much. You'd be better off putting them into a collection of at least 50K words.
Joe

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Re: Writing and selling short stories
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 7:27 AM   in response to: Debbie Carter in response to: Debbie Carter
 
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You can start by reading the help pages. There's a link on the main forum page, or you can search the web for Amazon help pages.

As noted, short stories don't do well, no matter how much some people want them to. Even collections tend to not sell well (outside of some of the multi-author ones done by people who know what they're doing -- these are called anthologies, by the way). Erotica can still sell, but most seem to need about 8K words to do anything for you in KU.
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