I don't think length is the problem. I've read that novella length is ideal for e-readers because people like something they can read on, say, a plane flight, rather than having to go back to it several times. And I've read about collections of short stories that total only about 15,000 words that sell on Kindle. I also have three vocabulary books of lost words (going out of circulation, but useful) and a specialized exercise book on Kindle. I average about one and a half sales per month with those. I paid to have what I think are good covers made for the books, and sales went down. Very discouraging.Ghost wrote:Damn, not one? I wonder if the length has much to do with it. I know that technically one could sell a short stories by itself on kindle, and people would probably skip over it due to short length. They can get longer works for 99 cents. My novel that I am finishing up is about 56,000 words, so I hope it will sell at least some. It has some problems, but it's OK for a first attempt. It's something I would read, which means it probably won't have a huge market anyway.
Have you tried advertising your book around the web or did you just let Amazon do the advertising? If so, I recommend getting yourself into spreading word of it around. I'm going to do that with mine, so I hope that will scrounge up some interest.
I don't try to do any networking or marketing. Just put them out there on Kindle and started raking in the big bucks at the rate of $5/mo.