Increasing Book Sales through Various Amazon Platforms
Jul13

Increasing Book Sales through Various Amazon Platforms

  Increasing Book Sales through Various Amazon Platforms Increasing book sales usually sparks a discussion about book promotion and marketing methods. However, there are some different platforms you could try that could potentially increase sales and boost your income at the same time. Here are some Amazon publishing platforms that could broaden your book’s audience.   Kindle Singles Kindle Singles are ideal for...

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Word Counts for Fiction: How Long Should Your Story Be?
Jul13

Word Counts for Fiction: How Long Should Your Story Be?

  A common question asked by many writers is: “How long should my story be?” The simplest answer is: As long as it takes to tell the whole story. However, there are certain word counts that editors prefer to see when submitting work. Here is an approximate word count guideline for story lengths: Micro-Fiction – up to 100 words This very abbreviated story is often difficult to write, and even harder to write...

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Aliens & Fairies: Non-Human Characters Acting Badly
Jul08

Aliens & Fairies: Non-Human Characters Acting Badly

  Most speculative fiction writers have a tendency to include a non-human character or two in their novels these days. Hard science fiction writers like to throw in a random bug-eyed, slime-dripping menace with which to threaten their heroes. Soft science fiction writers prefer the friendly alien races who act and speak like us, but have some physical differences. Fantasy writers tend to adopt a couple of aloof elves, maybe a few...

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Grimdark Magazine: Earn $200 for Grimdark Fantasy Stories
Jun07

Grimdark Magazine: Earn $200 for Grimdark Fantasy Stories

Grimdark Magazine Grimdark Magazine is a pro-paying writer’s market seeking short ‘grimdark’ fiction stories. The editors specifically want to see grimdark stories that include dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit. Ideally, stories should be set in either a medieval fantasy setting or a science fiction setting. If you aren’t sure whether your submission...

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Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction
May26

Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction

  Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market Tor.com wants your speculative fiction stories! Tor.com is a prominent publisher of speculative fiction, including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, alternate history, space opera stories, time travel thrillers, techno-thrillers, cyberpunk and related genres. The editors really want to see stories that represent the full diversity of speculative fiction, so feel free to cross those genres and push the...

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