Here’s the deal. As I have already told the six of you who read this, I have put 10 short stories on Amazon for the Kindle as a way to get my name out there and interest someone…anyone really…in publishing a collection of my short stories.
Recently, Amazon began a program wherein members of Amazon Prime who have a Kindle can borrow books for free. Free. Like a library. As an author, if you agree to let Amazon essentially give your stuff away, they will give you access to a pot of money they’re setting aside from their humungous treasure horde, paying you for percentage based on the number of downloads. They also give you some tools to promote your work.
I took advantage of this, and my first three short stories all wound up on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestseller List for Short Stories! Amazing, considering the sheer number of pieces Amazon has available. Gratified, I have scheduled basically a free short story a week between now and the end of February.
Free stories! From Amazon. Written by me!
Because I am so elated, I will not belabor you with either a picture of a stoat or a marmoset.
Instead, here’s an angry badger.