quick note.pngAccording to the Wall Street Journal, King made $80K for his novella “UR” written exclusively for Amazon. King says: I didn’t do “Ur” for money. I did it because it was interesting. I’m fairly prolific. It took three days, and I’ve made about $80,000. You can’t get that for short fiction from Playboy or anybody else. It’s ridiculous.


  1. Ah, name recognition… the thing writers initially resent, secretly hope for and pursue… all the while pretending they don’t care.

    Name recognition–once established–appears relatively easy to milk; the work is accepted quickly, even chased after. Independent writers need not quake at such a daunting task as selling books (though perhaps not as prolifically as Mr. King) but rather can focus on the nearer goal of establishing a pool of fans; among other things, Facebook has proven that word of mouth remains a powerful-yet-subtle tool.