I’m very pleased to see my new novella Friar Tuck and the Christmas Devil displayed prominently on Amazon’s “Kindle Singles” page!
It’s a great honour to be part of this programme, which Amazon describes as “Compelling ideas expressed at their natural length.” They receive thousands of submissions from authors every month according to the Huffington Post and, of those, apparently only a tiny minority are – like me – indies.
On top of that I get a 70% royalty on each sale, compared to the 35% from each sale of my previous novella Knight of the Cross. Not to be sniffed at!
I was also offered cover art but I’d already asked my usual designers to come up with something and, although it would have been nice to get a freebie from the Amazon designers I think you’ll agree my own guys did a fantastic job.
Also in the Kindle Singles programme are shorts by the likes of Lee Child, Dean Koontz, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Cornwell and Stephen King. Some serious company for a humble Glaswegian meter reader I’m sure you’ll agree! They’re all very nicely priced too (mine is just 99p/$1.49 and the others are all about the same).
If you enjoy short works of fiction or non-fiction you should check out the Kindle Singles page. You’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.
And if you’re an author, why not submit something yourself?