Friday, 3 June 2011

My First Collection.

Titled 'A Collection of Shorts', I've put together five of my short stories in one cost effective bundle.  I thought about delaying this collection to see how the short stories would sell, but on reflection there were 2 good reasons to bring it out.

1. If the reader liked the samples of the short stories then it would be more cost effective to buy them as a collection.

2. Another book with my name on adds to the growing list of books which in turn helps to promote my work.

The royalties for 'A Collection of Shorts' will be around the same as selling all of the stories separately so I'm not losing anything in that regard by releasing the collection.  It will be interesting to see if readers are tempted by the price of the collection rather than buying just the one story.  So far 3 short stories have sold.  I'll let you know if the collection start selling more. 


  1. I think it is important to try out different formats like this. I have bundled collections of short stories together and also published one long short story which had already won an international prize.

    Martin Lake

  2. Congratulations on the prize. I wasn't sure what would be a good length of time before releasing the collection. How long did you leave it before releasing your collections?