I think some of you have published short stories individually on Kindle. I know other authors have done so (Konrath?).  It raises some questions for me.  Is 0.99 too much to charge?  My stories run 8,000 to 10,000 words.  I assume that Amazon will not pay 70 % on this, since they have a cut-off price of 2.99.  And that is too much to charge.


Have any of you experience with this?

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That's interesting.  I don't think length will be too much of an issue then for me. My stories tend to be fairly long.  Thanks, Kevin.
Hi I.J.,
Your royalties are based on the price you assign to the book/story. Under $2.99 it is 35% (40% at BN). Pricing is also a very touchy subject among indie e-publishers. I have a bunch of short stories up. I charge .99 for them, none of them are more 8000 words. I have a collection of short stories up, RUNNERS, which includes 5 short stories, and I priced that at $2.99. I have a novel up at $4.99. So, here's my pricing strategy--short stories up to around 10-1200 words: .99, 1200-30-40000 words: $2.99, 40+k words to around 100,000 words: $4.99. If I ever write an epic type tale, which I don't see me doing, I might charge $6 or $7 for it.
But, that's just me as I see the value of my work as both a writer and a reader.
Good luck,
David DeLee
Fatal Destiny - a Grace deHaviland novel
Thanks, David.  Yes, that looks right to me, too.  I do have an epic tale, but I broke that into 3 books.  :)
I think that's smart. 3 books @ $3 or $4 will make you more than 1 @ $6, $7 or even $8.
Also, I've figured in the eventual pricing of POD books, $7.99 for a print collection and $13-$15 for a print trade paperback.

Good luck
David DeLee
Fatal Destiny - a Grace deHaviland novel
Thanks much, and the same to you, David.


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