Do you…..

Like polls? Yeah, I do, too. There’s something about voicing my opinion that just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. If you like it too, then read on, as there are not one but three chances for you to chime in!

I’ve been trying to decide whether to publish my short Vampire Morsels on Amazon or not.  So, I thought I’d get the opinion of the world at large about short stories and prices in general!

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Thanks for stopping in and – hopefully – leaving your vote 🙂

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  1. OK, I giggled at the black cover one! Here’s my take on it: “Um…I’d like to buy vampire story number 3,218. Yup! It’s the one with a black cover on it!” He! He! I’ve read your reasoning on the non-black cover issue, and I think it’s a valid point! Why is it that they ALL have a black cover? Who decided this in the first place? Romance story? Half-naked couple on the front. Vampire story? Black cover with blood. I LOVE a good vampire story. I like that your covers are creative and NOT cliche. JH

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  2. Voted.

    I prefer short stories, actually

    Eh, maybe, if I liked the author

    I doubt I’d notice

    Yes, but for the love of all vampires change the cover! Can’t we have some black? LOL sorry, I love black and that answer amused me so I had to go with it 😀

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  3. I think Amazon is a good idea, but I did choose other on the last one and added ‘as a collection’ which means putting a few shorts together at the $0.99 point. The trouble I’ve noticed is that authors get 1-star reviews for their books being ‘too short’, even though the author listed the word count, mentioned it was a short story, and priced it as low as they could. It really pisses me off that people are that petty with their dollar that they’ll have a fit over it. I can’t say putting it in a collection will buffer you entirely, but maybe your chances will be better of not getting them and people might be less likely to return them in order to read your stories ‘for free’. There’s a new fad going around where readers are buying Kindle books just to return them when they’re through reading them. I could go on, but I’d probably started ranting.

    If you do it, let me know so I can post a review over there for you. 😀

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    • That should be ‘start ranting’, though when I think about it, I already did start ranting about 1/3 of the way into the comment. lol

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    • That’s what I’m worried about, too. When they’re all done I’m planning to put them together into a single book and put it on Amazon and Smashwords for a price and in the meantime I was supposed to just keep putting the shorts up on Smashwords only as freebies, but it’s taking lots longer than I planed… I think it may depend on the genre. From what I understand erotica shorts do well, but these are hardly erotica…

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  4. I voted, i wrote on the third one ‘i’d buy myself a machine gun’ in the hope it would make people laugh but it only showed up as other. such a shame. ah well.
    You should put everything up everywhere because there is so much clutter on line, you need as many platforms as possible to be seen

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  5. It certainly doesn’t hurt. Lindsay Buroker posted on the topic today on her blog: http://www.lindsayburoker.com/e-publishing/how-well-does-short-fiction-sell-in-ebook-form/

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  6. Polling. it’s funner than the fun fun funnest
    Do you think there is more fun in polls.

    1 Yes
    2 No
    3 Only if there is chocolate
    4 Zoink

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  7. nice number 4 answer 😉

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