How many pages is minimum by your standards for e-books? Are there any rules about this on Amazon or other e-book sites? Any advice on entering the e-book market?
If the book is short you have to make sure buyers know that in advance, or they will feel cheated.
I haven't heard of an e-book page minimum. Don't think it really matters how short it is but if it is very short you should let your readers know.
Thanks for the advice, I was thinking around like 2500 words would be good
That is an essay at best. It will need to contain something extremely compelling to sell well at the Kindle minimum price of 99c.
For what its worth, if I write anything 5000 words or less, I typically might give it away for free. I consider it an advertising asset...tho you could sometimes sell such stories for cash to people putting together an anthology.
I usually price mine at .99 per 10k words (non fiction) or 20k words (fiction).
Thanks, that is good to know I will attempt a longer version of the story
I think my shortest works are about 20k, at 99c to $4.99 depending on the demand for the subject.
Enough to be useful and pay a few bills, but not huge amounts.
Hey thats all I wanna do haha - if I can pay my bills and eat at the same time I am happy happy
If you're putting it on kindle and selling it as a book, I'd say bare minimum 10k words (approximately 40 pages in print - the size of a super small novella or long short story) Otherwise, people will likely feel "ripped off" on their 99 cent investment
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