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Steve

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Question on publishing story elsewhere
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 12:51 PM
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I have a short story published separately and in a collection on Amazon Kindle store. It is not in the Kindle select program any longer. I was thinking of taking that story and placing it on Wattpad to see if I could acquire more readership and comments on it (I really like this particular piece).

Can I do that? Is there anything in the Amazon terms of service that prevent me from doing so (it is off the Kindle select program, so I was thinking it should be okay)?

I still want to leave it on Amazon while placing it elsewhere. Also, I was wondering if anyone here has used Wattpad. I had read that sometimes people get deals for their stories after being on Wattpad, and I was thinking that maybe I could mention (if this is allowed on that site) that the story and my other works can be purchased on Amazon -- I would word it in a way to say that, if you like what you read for free, maybe consider supporting me by buying something on Amazon.

I'm just trying to figure out new ways to make money from my writing. I'll never be rich from it, but even a small amount here and there can help.

Thanks for reading my post...
writerbn

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Re: Question on publishing story elsewhere
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 1:30 PM   in response to: Steve in response to: Steve
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Steve wrote:
I have a short story published separately and in a collection on Amazon Kindle store. It is not in the Kindle select program any longer. I was thinking of taking that story and placing it on Wattpad to see if I could acquire more readership and comments on it (I really like this particular piece).
As long as neither the story nor the collection is in Select, you can publish it anywhere you want. However, if Ama*zon sees it being offered free elsewhere, they can either price-match (if it's on a retail site, which Wattpad isn't), or tell you you've been a naughty boy.

I haven't used Wattpad myself, but I know a couple of authors who have tried it. It's a good site for YA fiction, but those readers are typically there for the free stuff. Whether it will translate into sales is doubtful.
Steve

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Re: Question on publishing story elsewhere
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:48 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Writerbn, thanks for your response. I'm glad you pointed out the aspect of Amazon's perspective on doing this -- such a conflict never occurred to me. I have therefore decided I will not do this. I suppose I could take the story down, but then thinking about it, that might be disrespectful to those few who purchased my tale.

I think as far as experimenting with Wattpad goes, I will write something new.

Thanks again for the advice...
Amis

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Re: Question on publishing story elsewhere
Posted: Nov 9, 2017 2:26 PM   in response to: Steve in response to: Steve
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Steve wrote:
I think as far as experimenting with Wattpad goes, I will write something new.
Writing something new on a free site can be a way to draw attention to the story you have for sale. I got a nice bump in my page reads by putting a short story on a Fanfic site and including an excerpt from my book at the end.
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