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Amazon Unveils StoryFront, a New Imprint for Short Fiction

amazon304Amazon Publishing has introduced a new imprint dedicated to short stories called StoryFront. The imprint will also publish Day One, a weekly literary magazine dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.

At launch, the imprint includes a number of stories, such as “Sheila” by Rebecca Adams Wright; ”A Bite of Strawberry” by William Lashner; ”Museum of Literary Souls” by John Connolly; ”Farmer One” by Christian Cantrell, and The 12 Days of Christmas,” a series created by authors Gemma HallidayKim Law, HP MalloryKathleen BacusDiane KellySusan DonovanKyra DavisAmanda BriceAngie FoxRobin KayeJana DeLeon, and Leslie Langtry.

“Based on the continued success of short fiction on Kindle as well as the enthusiastic response to Day One–we received thousands of subscriptions in the first week–we know readers are hungry for short stories and excited about exploring new genres,” explained Daphne Durham, Publisher of Adult Trade and Children’s Group, in a statement. “With StoryFront, we’re feeding that enthusiasm by offering a wide range of stories curated by a team of editors who are committed to the craft.”

The new imprint joins Amazon’s growing family of imprints which also includes: 47North, Grand Harbor, Jet City Comics, Kindle Worlds, Lake Union, Little A, Montlake Romance, Skyscape, Thomas & Mercer and Two Lions.

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Kristen Proby Leads Self-Published Bestsellers List

safewithmeContemporary romance author Kristen Proby topped our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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How Indie Authors Can Work Together

For many writers, the “self” in self-publishing makes for a lonely endeavor. A team of indie authors recently banded together to create The Indie Voice group and release an eight-book To Die For boxed set, expanding their fan base and promotional reach.

We caught up with Tina Folsom to find out more about the group.

UPDATE: If you are looking to connect with other authors on similar projects, check out our new directory of authors looking to start a writers group.

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Top Mysteries & Thrillers by Self-Published Authors

Mystery novelist Jana DeLeon‘s Rumble on the Bayou currently a self-published hit at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Find more independently published mysteries and thrillers in our monthly list below…

Our weekly self-published bestsellers list is often dominated by the popular genres of romance and erotica. In an effort to help GalleyCat readers find other kinds of independent authors, we will offer regular genre-focused bestseller lists for other kinds of indie writers.

To keep the list fresh, we’ve highlighted three top books from four different marketplaces–taking a snapshot of the mystery and thriller genre every month. What other genres would you like us to analyze in future lists?

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