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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby jrtomlin » Fri May 16, 2008 7:34 pm

Wasn't the Amazon Short program cancelled or at least sharply curtailed?

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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby Shurikane » Mon May 26, 2008 5:55 pm

I'm looking at the main page right now and it look to be alive and kicking. Pretty interesting, even. Forty-nine cents a story looks like a good deal that's cheap to customers and can bring some good extra bucks and publicity to the authors. I'm very tempted.

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RE: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby Sarah Jane » Wed May 28, 2008 5:16 pm

Hmmmm, it's only 49 cents and I heard you pocket 20 cents.  It seems very tempting to me.

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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby pegs » Thu May 29, 2008 2:38 pm

 

 [url is above. below is a copy/paste from that page]

Program Information

Amazon Shorts features previously unpublished short-form literature for sale exclusively at Amazon.com. Fiction and nonfiction pieces on a wide variety of topics are available in a digital format only for just $0.49. This is a great way for authors to maintain a more direct and frequent communication with their readers as well as promote their backlist.

*Please note that Amazon Shorts is currently not accepting any new submissions to the program. Please check back periodically to be alerted as to when we have reopened the program for submissions.


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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby jrtomlin » Thu May 29, 2008 3:14 pm

There are rumons that they will never start accepting submissions again. Who knows...

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RE: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby Sarah Jane » Thu May 29, 2008 4:45 pm

Thanks for that Pegs.  I didn't have the link either.

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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby Timeless » Thu May 29, 2008 8:25 pm

I hope that isn't true, because it sounds like a fantastic idea. The short story market seems rather depressing. It was already drying up for horror/speculative when I was a kid, but there were still some decent markets like Twilight Zone, Horror Show, and others. I went to Borders the other day and was dismayed at the lack of magazines out there for this sort of fiction....I'm curious, do mags like Redbook (Stephen King published in mags like this back in the 70s) still publish good fiction? I mean, where are the markets? Zines?

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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby jrtomlin » Fri May 30, 2008 6:22 pm

Well, of course F&SF, Asimov's, and Weird Tales are still published but a lot of spec is online. Publications like Oscar Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Strange Horizons, and Jim Baen's Universe are the highest paying markets in short spec fiction. And there are a lot of smaller and less pretigious publications as well.

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Re: Amazon Shorts Pros and Cons

Postby Timeless » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:43 pm

Orson Scott Card is one of my favorites. I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up.

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