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Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2014, 03:10:04 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 #51 on: March 28, 2014, 03:12:10 pm »
    This is a great idea! Well don, Zon. I hope they get the Free list happening soon because apparently my recently released freebie is

    #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
    #29 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Literature & Fiction

     
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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #52 on: March 28, 2014, 10:58:25 pm »
    This could be great for readers, not to mention us short-but-sweet author types. :-P I haven't seen a huge uptick in sales (was only selling 1/day, maybe I've had 2/day for the last 2 or 3 days?) but I did just notice that my first DEAD(ish) Allsorts short story made the Hot New Releases for Kindle Short Reads -> 30 minutes -> Literature & Fiction. W00t! I feel all validated! :-D

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #53 on: March 28, 2014, 11:08:53 pm »
    Oh, this is fun. :) Love how Amazon is always trying things. My freebie novella. We'll see if it gets anywhere when they incorporate the freebies~

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,503 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

    #27 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
    #64 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories

    Looks like they're really drilling down into the categories, too. Here's one of my paid shorts:

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

    #29 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Computers & Technology
    #93 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy

    ETA - Ooh, some romance traction as well. :)

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
    #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories
    #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Romance
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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #54 on: March 28, 2014, 11:20:28 pm »
    Nice! I really hope this takes off with readers. As long as the short story lovers know about the 'Kindle Short Reads' category (classification?) and can find it easily, I can't see why it wouldn't take off.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #55 on: March 29, 2014, 12:26:32 am »
    Should be interesting to see how this goes... will be nice.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #56 on: March 29, 2014, 01:19:45 am »
    I have a rank in several short reads categories for Viral Legacy, but it's a free story and not paid. I have been trying to figure out where it shows up.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #57 on: March 29, 2014, 02:05:03 am »
    Yeah, I saw that, too.

    I'm #1 on the SF/F list.

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    Re: New 'Zon Category? "Kindle Short Reads"
    « Reply #58 on: March 29, 2014, 04:25:14 am »
    Just looked at 5:23AM MST and I'm still on plenty of free lists, but there's still no 'free' list for these categories (and of course, still not showing up within the paid lists).

    I'm all right with this. After all, Amazon is going to push their non-free books first. It's generating good buzz with authors, but I don't go to Goodreads so I have no idea if any actual readers are talking about it.
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    Re: New Amazon Category KINDLE SHORT READS -- CONSOLIDATED thread
    « Reply #59 on: March 29, 2014, 08:12:27 am »
    Cool! And my permafree got ranked:

    #12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Assassinations
    #24 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Short Stories
    #73 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

    Good job, Zon.

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    Kindle Short Reads?
    « Reply #60 on: March 29, 2014, 12:40:33 pm »
    Yesterday, there were two threads about a new Kindle feature - Kindle Short Reads. I can't find them today. What happened?

    Anyway, it's a bit of a predicament for me since my book, #Berlin45, is now featured in the top 100 of two short reads categories (Two hours or more, 66-100 pages) since it has 97 pages. That's a good thing, right? Or not?

    Until this new feature, I had planned to add more pages to the book to get it over the 100 pages Bookbub requires for non-fiction. I can do this easily since the only detailed criticism the book has had so far is that it could do with having maps included. That reviewer was right.

    So what to do?  If I add those pages, the book will drop out of the short reads categories. I guess it comes down to what benefit if any is to be had by being in those short reads categories. What do you think? Do those short reads categories have any benefit?

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    Re: New Amazon Category KINDLE SHORT READS -- CONSOLIDATED thread
    « Reply #61 on: March 29, 2014, 03:21:59 pm »
    TWO THREADS ENTER!

    ONE THREAD LEAVES!

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