Busy on the eBook Front
I just finished formatting and uploading my last short story eBook “In the Walls.” Whew! It’s a lot of work doing this eBook thing, making sure I’ve got the formatting right for two separate sites, Smashwords and Amazon Kindle. They are both just different enough to make it a challenge. Creating a cover and then writing up what I hope is an interesting and enticing blurb. It’s more work than writing the story itself! And you know what else?
I’m having a blast converting my previously published short stories into eBooks and putting them up. No longer will they languish on my hard drive after having sold once, been available for reading for a month or two and then vanished. This new world of eBooks gives new life to stories again. And I believe it will give new life to all lengths of fiction.
Novellas are one of the most difficult forms of fiction to sell on the traditional market. There are just so few places that will take anything longer than 15,000 words and the “official” length of a novel starts at 40,000 words but that’s a short novel. Now these forgotten gems can have new life in eBooks.
This really is the most exciting time to be a writer – and a reader!
Well, that’s enough of a break. Time to get back to my formatting and fun!