Whelp, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve signed up for Kindle Vella. It’s a new platform like Radish that allows serialization of novels. So, why did I decide to give this new program a try? Because I’ve got a dozen books languishing on my hard drive begging me to give them a chance. The simple fact is, I like to write. A lot. The not so simple fact is that it also costs around a thousand dollars to publish a novel. That includes paid beta readers, cover art, editing and formatting. With three kids who need college fund money, I can’t throw that kind of cash around willy nilly.
Enter Kindle Vella.
The beauty of this program is that you only need a jpeg and a decent grasp of the English language to publish. I don’t recommend publishing non-polished work. I definitely spit and shine my chapters before posting, and I have decent grammar. Not perfect grammar, but it’s not bad enough to detract from my stories. (I hope! If you think otherwise, let me know!) So here begins the journey of posting my languishing novels. Wish me luck and happy self-editing!