Can you make Money Writing Short StoriesDo you make money writing short stories?
What does this mean for you?
There' s a request for the publication of short stories, but the money is in egbooks. More precisely, the "short reads" section of Amazon, which is subdivided by read times for book with less than 100 pages. I received a review this weeks from k-lytics.com that analyzed more than 14,000 titles to evaluate the merchantability of 144 Kindle Short Reads.
It also found that clients favour longer volumes so that the best selling book is in the 2 hour or longer (65-100 pages) reading time category. Overall, the same classes are common in short readings as in Kindle's periodic memory, however the effective price per page is 3. 6x higher for short readings.
To find out exactly which category has big demands and small competitors, you can register for the Premier Member. Larger volumes are better sold at Amazon, but short volumes also tend to be sold and make more money per page. This allowed them to concentrate on writing short ledgers, writing them much more quickly than long ledgers and still earning money.
Anyway, I'd wager that a great deal of money goes into the short eroticism ("romance" is twice the amount of the next most famous category). Still, 5 sells a year in one of the few classes is still quite large if you are reading out 10 or so short. Some of the short reading headings are romantic, thrillers and excitement and science fiction (no wonder, these are the most hot books in all of Amazonia).
When you get into the Top 100 Short Reader, that's about 40 sells a days (when you get into the Top 20, that's 116 sells a day). Myself is guessing certain kinds (like eroticism) don't care to pay 99 cents or even 2. 99 for a short reading, but other kinds of kinds of genre don't do so well (books are expecting more flesh, scifi/fantasy readers are expecting more history - they might buy a short from a renowned writer, but maybe not a writer they don't recognize).
I tried to make "half" a book and make it perma-free last year - but it was actually about 40,000 words. In order to get into the short reading category, I would have to release 20,000 words already (that's what I would be shooting for, I think 25,000 words would actually come into short readings, but 20,000 is enough to arouse and hopefully meet their interest).
While it may be really difficult to rival in the fantastic, sci-fi or mystery category, it is simpler to position yourself well in the short reading category of these three. This makes it ideal for my leads generators: short e-books like premels, distant sections, bonuses, etc. I should have at least one 20K, perma-free volume for each show that somehow has to do with the history, or at least with the same name.
It would have a call to act, either to get more of the history to reading, the first volume in the set, etc... I' ve got two ledgers I haven't yet released. Now I could release them to appear in my category. They would get more exposure for short reading times (I think) and they can act as wildcards until I have finished the whole work.
When they are free perma, I would probably get better conclusions (people get picker once you have them paid). It' essentially a free ad that leads to my ledger. Or I can just release the first chapter and keep it perma-free (allowed, even in KU, as long as it is less than 10% of the entire story), or use it to create interest and my e-mail schedule until the whole volume is final.
I can then modify the short storyline (or remove it so that it is only 10% and does not break the KU rules), and associate it with my ledger, OR I can simply include the whole storyline in the same one. It' s a little strange, and most of the ratings will be off (because they're just the beginning and not the whole book), but it will be much better on Amazon for those with a lot of storyline, tractions, ratings and also branches.
That' s probably how I'll do it - after I've replaced the short reading with the whole volume, it won't appear in short readings anymore, but it will stay higher in the series. I would have to mail my roster a copy of the product - since if they unpacked the outline people writing publication, they may not be competent to download the new, phase of the moon product.
In the long run, I think this will work best in turnover and earnings, but the simpler / more natural way to do it would be to quit the perma-free game and simply publish more titles in the show than new work. The short free-bie is constantly adding to your project schedule, making it easy to get started on other work.
So how long do you want my work? Children's and children's books can be much less (especially if you write illustrative ones - that can only be a few thousand words, but then you need to find out the format and lay-out. I will be publishing these two volumes in the next few weeks, so I will be reporting here.
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