A fellow author posted on Facebook about the likelihood of making money on short stories or novellas if you are a new and budding author. Most readers I know won’t pay large amounts of money for short stories or novellas, especially since they can get full length novels fairly cheap, if not free. I suggested to her to write the short stories and use them as a marketing tool rather than a money making tool. Rather than trying to publish them, put them on a website or blog to give readers a chance to fall in love with your writing and perhaps even characters in a novel that you already have published. I had been tossing around this idea for The Chosen and think I might actually do it. There’s so MUCH backstory and character information that gets cut out of novels to keep the story moving along and it would be great to be able to give readers this chance to read some of the cut material.
What say you readers of the world?