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Old 05-12-2014, 08:19 PM
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Default Best Place to Sell 4,000 Word Article

I have an extra 4,000 word article about how to choose a college town to live in. It lists the top 30 (it was 25). Not sure what to do with it. Any suggestions? I considered Kindle publishing, but I'm not sure how it would sell. Would something like that sell on Constant Content?
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:33 PM
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It may sell on Constant Content, but there is a recent thread about a concern another forum member ran into with them. You may want to try contacting college related publications directly. You could also consider starting your own blog or site with the article too.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:00 AM
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You can try Constant Content, but whether it sells or not depends on if someone there is looking for an article along the lines you've written. You can join and see how your article fits with what's already available on the site for that particular niche. If yours is better than what's out there, it might well sell and sell quick perhaps, but it's difficult to predict!
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:32 PM
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Personally, if it were me, I'd write some more content and try to bring it to 10,000 words and sell it on Kindle for $2.99 (if you go lower than that you only get 35% of sales). Add a fabulous cover, a good blurb, and you could do well with it.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:59 AM
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Constant Content doesn't accept submissions at that length.

I added words to make it a solid 5,000 and just submitted it to Kindle for 4.99.

I hope it sells, my other books don't do so well over there

Amazon.com: Theresa Neal: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Constant Content doesn't accept submissions at that length.

I added words to make it a solid 5,000 and just submitted it to Kindle for 4.99.

I hope it sells, my other books don't do so well over there

Amazon.com: Theresa Neal: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
You really can't just hope it sells. You need to promote it. This is especially true if you have only one book on the topic. Or you need to write more related books on the subject so each piggybacks on the other.

In addition, consider that another book on Kindle on this topic at the 4.99 price point is approximately 213,500 words compared to your 5,000. And another by the authoritative New York Times at 13000 words is priced at 2.99.

It is very possible to find success with Kindle and considering variables such as niche selection, pricing and promotion will increase the likelihood of success.

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