One of the bloggers at WWK, James M. Jackson has written about his experience so far with the Kindle Scout program. His book was nominated and now the book generated sufficient interest that Kindle Press will publish Ant Farm. I hope he will keep us informed about his experiences.
At Left Coast Crime 2015 I met author Jennifer Vandenberg who told me about the way she uses Amazon Kindle for her writing. With her permission I will share the model she uses with her twelve-part short-fiction fantasy-alternate universe detective series Set in Stone. It is an interesting and funny series, which I recommend.
The author said she writes 8,000 word short-stories and publishes them individually on Kindle. She combines four stories into a book, also on Kindle. When she finishes the series readers will be able to buy the entire series in book format or one at a time. A reader could try one story for 99 cents and then decide whether or not to buy the whole kit and caboodle in book form. While each story has a complete story arc, each book will have a story arc and the entire series will have a greater arc.
I think that is an excellent strategy that will serve her well. She has the skill to keep things interesting during each individual story sort of like the old radio dramas that had listeners tuning in each week for the continuing adventures of The Third Man, Gang Busters, The Lone Ranger or whatever hero caught their fancy.
What writing strategies have you tried or heard about?