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Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2014, 06:04:19 am »
Yay! I'm all for any way to spotlight shorter fiction! Now if only my short was ranked better so I could see it in a list.  :-[

Revenge of the serials.  8)

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #26 on: March 28, 2014, 06:18:31 am »

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    Hey! I'm "officially" an Amazon bestseller now! #26

    Kindle Short Reads-->45 minutes-->Science fiction & fantasy

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    I'm #3 on my lists, but the book's not there either. What gives?


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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #30 on: March 28, 2014, 06:55:42 am »
    Me likey :D

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

        #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Romance
        #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
        #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Romantic Comedy

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #31 on: March 28, 2014, 06:57:17 am »
    Welp, my fifteen minutes of fame are up. I'm already off the list. Back to the loser table with me! :P

    Thanks for starting this thread, AngryGames (and I'm glad no one threatened to ban you! :o)
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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #32 on: March 28, 2014, 07:06:58 am »
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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #33 on: March 28, 2014, 08:13:21 am »
    As of this morning it hasn't hand much of an impact here. The ranking of my second book is up, marginally, by sales are typical for a Thursday. I did have a dream that I woke up and my book was in the top 100 of the paid store. That count?

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #34 on: March 28, 2014, 08:24:18 am »
    As of this morning it hasn't hand much of an impact here. The ranking of my second book is up, marginally, by sales are typical for a Thursday. I did have a dream that I woke up and my book was in the top 100 of the paid store. That count?

    OMG. It's not really Thursday, is it? I could've sworn it was Friday...

    I bet you have the same fun trying to remember which day of the week it is that I do. Which is why I panicked just a little about that, because while I *think* it's Friday, I am never really *sure* :)
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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #35 on: March 28, 2014, 08:32:47 am »
    Oh, you're right! Time moves differently when you sit around your house playing videos games all day.   :(

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #36 on: March 28, 2014, 09:13:45 am »
    I really wish the freebies would show up already - Dark Tales: eVolume One is #36 in the 45 minute Short Reads category for Sci-fi/Fantasy.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #37 on: March 28, 2014, 09:18:03 am »
    That was my thought, too, Jan. I package my shorts in 12-15 story collections. Each individual story is probably 5-20 minutes of reading, but the entirety of the work is a bit longer than that, due to the quantity. It's still a cool idea. Hope my new novella pops up in there next.



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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #38 on: March 28, 2014, 10:13:11 am »
    Amazon shows my perma-free short story as being ranked, but it doesn't show on the page. I'm assuming they'll get around to the free stories soon. Anyhow, love the new category.

    #14 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
    #94 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Literature & Fiction

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #39 on: March 28, 2014, 10:51:19 am »
    The only thing missing from this is corresponding lists to highlight longer and mid-length fiction. I'm a fan of anything that helps readers narrow down exactly what they're looking for.

    If this sticks, Mark Coker is going to have to pull something out of the bag. Discoverability by length is one of the things Smashwords does well, and so far it's the only retailer (I think) that allows you to filter books in this way across their whole catalogue.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #40 on: March 28, 2014, 11:07:17 am »
    I like it. Suddenly my shortest book seems more relevant by being in a category that describes what it is: a short romance.

    Always nice to sit on lists. Much nicer than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.  ;D

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #41 on: March 28, 2014, 11:10:05 am »
    This'll probably improve reviews in the long run, as people who purchase the shorter books will be more aware of what they're buying.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #42 on: March 28, 2014, 11:15:09 am »
    Oh, you're right! Time moves differently when you sit around your house playing videos games all day.   :(

    Sounds like the life. Sadly, my PS3 died :(
    Now I can only play League.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #43 on: March 28, 2014, 11:24:26 am »
    Sounds like the life. Sadly, my PS3 died :(
    Now I can only play League.

    As in, League of Legends?

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #44 on: March 28, 2014, 11:41:16 am »
    As in, League of Legends?

    Of course :D

    I havent played in a while, I was grinding pretty heavily for Ahri. But, at this point, I might just buy her. Takes waay longer than I anticipated.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #45 on: March 28, 2014, 11:49:25 am »
    Now I've gone and looked the game up. I may curse you both for it once I'm hooked.  :D

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #46 on: March 28, 2014, 11:55:34 am »
    Now I've gone and looked the game up. I may curse you both for it once I'm hooked.  :D

    If you want to remain a productive member of society, stay away lol.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #47 on: March 28, 2014, 12:15:34 pm »
    Getting back to the topic at hand, I think that this will allow us to more strategically plan our releases for higher placement in our respective categories. I wish I could pad upcoming release to 65 pages, but I just don't have anything extra to add at this point. Blarg.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #48 on: March 28, 2014, 02:58:09 pm »
    Where are you all finding the free short reads? I can only find the paid ones.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #49 on: March 28, 2014, 03:04:35 pm »
    Yay! Magnet: Scarecrow is at #9 in sci-fi. Neat!
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