New Website (In Progress)

I apologize in advance if I seem to have a negative tone, I may have sprained my ankle slipping on ice this morning.

I wouldn’t say I’m moving, but my experimentation with for the Progenitor site took on a life of its own…

I’ll make the link available when it’s ready, but I’d like to have plenty of pieces available first.

In that regard, I may make artwork (graphite and characoal for sure) available for sale–the pieces will be priced to at least buy back materials used and cover shipping and handling on my end. Anything that isn’t submitted for contests and literary magazines will be made available. Even having the original advertized on the web during the time of submission can count as publication and automatically disqualify a piece from entry.
Since I need to work on pieces to submit for literary magazines and I’m stocking up on supplies for my Art Appreciation final, paintings may be available. I may not have thoroughly worked with paint in about five years, but I’m not expecting any art to even compare to Da Vinchi. Even if some say “it’s the internet, people wlil buy anything”, I don’t see it as an excuse to not put effort into what I create.
There’s a possibility I’ll work on short stories to sell individually for 99 cents no KDP, but I’d prefer they would be over 10,000 words to make it worth the money in length (having previews and blurbs available are always nice too). They’d be compiled into collections later, but that wouldn’t be until there’s enough to compile into a paperback.

Please feel free to share what you think. I’m curious to know what everyone thinks about purchasing art.
(I’ll try and offer concept work to present on this blog, but I currently don’t have anything with me. I put in the same amount of effort into the concept work as I do the original, even if the concept piece is oeftn smaller and on cheaper paper.)


Thinking Out Loud: Selling Individual Short Stories

I have seen several author sites and forums that say selling individual stories makes a huge sale difference because it allows them to put material out in a quick pace and increases their chances of being seen by a more people. They sell them individually and whole collections with those same stories as well. I believe the whole collections are made available in print while individual ones are left as cheap eBooks.

I am really considering this, but I do have a few reasons why I haven’t started doing this immediately.

I assume people have standards to go off of when buying a short story for $0.99 like length, genre, author, reviews, ratings and so-on. Even though there’s a return option and policy, not everyone knows how to get to that or, for whatever reason, can’t. I only have printed books, so I am completely inexperienced with how it all works and what the eBook community is like.

What are your standards for buying individual short stories?
Are some of your standards things like a certain length, genre, author’s personality and history or average rating?
What makes you decide which ones to buy and which ones you push out of the way?
If you don’t buy individual short stories, why not?