Kindle Vella (New): Amazon Publishes Your Serial Fiction

Amazon has launched a new publishing service, Kindle Vella, for serial fiction. Authors write serials, KDP publishes them; readers pay for serial episodes via “tokens.” As Amazon reports in the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Help files, currently Kindle Vella is only available to US-based authors. If you’re outside the US, I wouldn’t worry; Amazon launches in the US first, then … Read more

Serial Fiction: 3 Quick Tips To Start Writing Today

Want to write serial fiction? I adore writing serials because the motivation is built in. It’s impossible to get bored; you have deadlines to meet. I get lots of questions about writing serials; it’s challenging for authors to realize that there are no rules, as such. If you’re not sure what serial fiction might be, here’s a quick definition: a … Read more

Book Marketing: 4 Tips To Get Free Publicity For Your Book

Are you developing book marketing plans for your book? Chances are, you’re missing out on opportunities for free publicity. Yes, I said free publicity. Most self-publishing authors, as well as traditionally published authors, miss out on these free opportunities. I’ve been a copywriter for over 30 years, so seeing public relations (PR) opportunities comes naturally. That said, PR is a … Read more

Short Fiction Self-Publishing: Turn A Few Hours Into Book Sales

Love writing short fiction? You can spend a few hours writing, then publish something readers love… And turn those readers into fans. This was brought home to me recently. I asked my fiction writing students: had writing short stories made a difference to their self-publishing business? Short fiction: how one author turned her self-publishing career around One author said she … Read more