Over the past few years I’ve received lots of questions about writing and selling short fiction. I’ve answered as many questions as I could in blog posts.
Here’s why I tell you about short fiction. Not only do I adore writing short stories and novellas, but they pay well and they’re fast to create. I woke up this morning with a complete short story in my head; I’ll write it later today and publish it tomorrow.
Short fiction: get paid to market and sell your books
Have you noticed that advertising your books is becoming more and more expensive? Yes, there are still many low-cost options around, but applying for ads and creating them; then monitoring those ads, takes lots of time.
Moreover, it’s mind-numbingly boring.
Yes, you should advertise your books. But why not get paid for advertising them?
When you market your books with with short fiction you get to sell that fiction, and those little ebooks keep selling for you.
If you’d like to use short stories for your self-publishing ventures, I’ve created a new workshop to help: Your Short Fiction Formula: The Easiest-Ever Writing Process.
Your Short Fiction Formula: The Easiest-Ever Writing Process
Generate sales and income writing short stories. You can start developing your short fiction publishing program today.
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Copywriter and marketing pro Angela Booth maintains a busy copywriting and ghostwriting practice. Fascinated by online marketing, she wrote one of the first business books for internet marketing, published by Allen & Unwin. She’s been an enthusiastic blogger since the late 1990s.