Finally, I’m ready to publish my collection of 3 novellas and 3 short stories. First, I’ll be submitting it (the book/collection) to the copyright office for copyrighting, then I’ll be self publishing through KDP. I’ll do both eBook and paperback since the word count of all stories combined is big enough to warrant a paperback (about 80,000 words and 388 pages). Finally, after a year and a half, I’m ready to publish them.
Now, I’m working on 3 short stories (about 6,000 words each). Although I could put them in another collection, I’m leaning toward publishing them as Short Reads and price them at maybe $2.00 each. I have eBook covers already designed for 2 of them. I could also use them from time to time as promotional items. One of the things you can do on KDP is purchase your own eBook as a gift for someone – they give you a coupon code and you give the code t0 those you want to gift your eBook. They enter the code when they check out of their cart and Amazon. One of the possibilities is that I gift an eBook to someone who buys one of my paperbacks. Or if I do author talks at the public library, I can raffle off eBooks and give the winners the code to use.
Well, here’s wishing all of you a good week to come.