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A collection of all of my current short stories consisting of:

Brain Power - The mind is a wonderful thing, but how far can you push it?
Hero Worship - You are going to meet your novelist hero who will teach you the secrets of his writings. But at what price?
Lights, Camera, Action - What do you do when a planned kidnapping goes wrong? Carry on for the cameras of course.
The Meeting - One problem, one solution. And it's not going to end well.
The Perfect Crime - Can someone get away with murder? Peter Finch thinks he can.

You can view a sample here:
http://www.kboards.com/sample2/?asin=B0053Y2F3I

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Hello from a fellow short story writer,

What's the average word count on your short stories? What's the minimum word count you feel comfortable selling for .99?

Thanks for your time.

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Hi Mike.

My short stories tend to be around the 3000 word mark.  I don't know why.  That's just the way they turned out.  If they started getting toward the 10000 word mark I would probably try and stretch it out and turn it into a Novella and charge $2.99.

A couple of my shorts are closer to 2500 words, so that is probably the point at which I would start charging the $.99 price.

However, I'm still new to this business and pricing, in my mind is still in flux.

What's your thoughts on word count?

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A collection of all of my current short stories consisting of:

Brain Power - The mind is a wonderful thing, but how far can you push it?
Hero Worship - You are going to meet your novelist hero who will teach you the secrets of his writings. But at what price?
Lights, Camera, Action - What do you do when a planned kidnapping goes wrong? Carry on for the cameras of course.
The Meeting - One problem, one solution. And it's not going to end well.
The Perfect Crime - Can someone get away with murder? Peter Finch thinks he can.

You can view a sample here:
http://www.kboards.com/sample2/?asin=B0053Y2F3I

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A collection of all of my current short stories consisting of:

Brain Power - The mind is a wonderful thing, but how far can you push it?
Hero Worship - You are going to meet your novelist hero who will teach you the secrets of his writings. But at what price?
Lights, Camera, Action - What do you do when a planned kidnapping goes wrong? Carry on for the cameras of course.
The Meeting - One problem, one solution. And it's not going to end well.
The Perfect Crime - Can someone get away with murder? Peter Finch thinks he can.

You can view a sample here:
http://www.kboards.com/sample2/?asin=B0053Y2F3I

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A collection of all of my current short stories consisting of:

Brain Power - The mind is a wonderful thing, but how far can you push it?
Hero Worship - You are going to meet your novelist hero who will teach you the secrets of his writings. But at what price?
Lights, Camera, Action - What do you do when a planned kidnapping goes wrong? Carry on for the cameras of course.
The Meeting - One problem, one solution. And it's not going to end well.
The Perfect Crime - Can someone get away with murder? Peter Finch thinks he can.

You can view a sample here:
http://www.kboards.com/sample2/?asin=B0053Y2F3I

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A new title and new cover.

The Crime Collection has now been reduced to $0.99 for a limited period.



A collection of all of my current short stories consisting of:

Brain Power - The mind is a wonderful thing, but how far can you push it?
Hero Worship - You are going to meet your novelist hero who will teach you the secrets of his writings. But at what price?
Lights, Camera, Action - What do you do when a planned kidnapping goes wrong? Carry on for the cameras of course.
The Meeting - One problem, one solution. And it's not going to end well.
The Perfect Crime - Can someone get away with murder? Peter Finch thinks he can.

You can view a sample here:
http://www.kboards.com/sample2/?asin=B0053Y2F3I

Paul
 
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