I posted the stats for The Anointed yesterday in my final wrap up for week 8. I’ve finally gotten a few reads here and there. It still seems small but I am grateful for anyone that reads my work. I’m trying to keep in mind that it is a new platform. That not a lot of people know about it or me. Blah, blah, blah. I also want to yell at myself to HURRY MY ASS UP and finish the UX design course I’m taking so I can create an app for writers that is better.
I guess it is kind of exciting that there haven’t been any breakout successes yet. That means there is still the chance for SOMEONE to be THE success story of Kindle Vella. I’d love to see it happen. Because anything that brings attention to Kindle Vella is a win for all of the writers on there.
The more people know about the platform, the better. I think if it’s used correctly it could be a really beautiful thing. There are so many stages you’ve got to get through with traditional publishing.
The Query Letter. The Agent. Finding an actual editor. Production of the novel. Selling it. If one of these things doesn’t work, it makes it super hard to even step through the door. Query letters especially. One wrong comma or a misspelled name, and you’re outta there slugger.
I feel strongly that having a platform that fiction writers can build followers from within like youtube or instagram is the key to making publishing more accessible.
It is time for the publishing world to catch up with the rest of us. The next great classic isn’t in the slush pile. It’s sitting on someones phone or laptop, waiting to be published with just the click of a button.
Here is my question for anyone reading. Is anyone else using Kindle Vella? Have you used any successes? Let me know. I’d love to hear about it.