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.

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  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.