Last week, I ran an experiment to see what would happen if I took one of my existing Kindle titles (Snake People) and made it free for three days. Here are the results.
Amazon’s new KDP Select program allows self-publishers to run free-book promotions. I’m running an experiment to see what that means for one of my older titles, Snake People.
Michael Agger looks at scientific studies on writing to find reasons why it’s so damn hard, and slow.
A reader asks for an update on my first experiment with publishing on the Kindle platform.
If you got a Kindle or iPad for Christmas, I have two short stories you may want to check out. Each works as a nice palate-cleanser from too much holiday cheer.
I have a brand-new short story called Snake People. It’s available today, free. Snake People is a bit shorter than The Variant, and…well, kinkier. By movie terms, it would still be Rated R, but I feel some fair warning is called for. It’s both fleshy and scaly. The story is part of Popcorn Fiction, an […]
On Monday, I’ll be publishing a brand new short story. In the meantime, I want to offer up The Variant for anyone who might have missed it.
In books and in movies, increased sampling usually generates more sales than it costs.
Adding up the publisher’s expenses shows there is plenty of room for flexibility in pricing.
Amazon’s Kindle, the e-book reader I adore, is now available in more than 100 countries.
When I published The Variant for 99 cents, I invited readers to explain why they should get it free. Here are some of the requests.
A new online anthology features short stories written by top screenwriters.
It’s interesting to note how much better the Kindle sales have held up than the downloads — likely the self-fulfilling nature of being on the best-seller list for its genre.
Since you released “The Variant” independently, how’d you get the nifty cover art?
NPR’s All Things Considered tonight has a piece by Alex Cohen about how artists use Twitter, including me with my short story The Variant.
Since the last update, sales for The Variant have been much stronger for the Kindle version than the downloadable version.
If we can get to 40 Amazon reviews of The Variant by noon (LA time) on Thursday, I’ll share a scene from my never-finished comedy Greeks, a collegiate buddy comedy set in mythological times.
How many books does Amazon sell on Kindle each day? Is there a classic long tail — and is it even worth being on it? Amazon is incredibly opaque with the details, even when you’re publishing on their system.
I really had no idea what people were getting paid for short stories, so I asked Matt to dig up some numbers.
The NY Times has an article today about The Variant, the Kindle, and my Twitter followers.
My short story has been on the market for a week. As promised, here’s an update on how the 99-cent experiment has gone.
Partially-redacted sales data for The Variant is available for curious data-miners.