What is Kindle Vella?
Kindle Vella is a new storytelling option coming to Kindle in the next few months. Authors can tell serialized stories one story at a time. Readers can unlock each episode by purchasing tokens. Basically, you're paying the author for each story you choose to read. There will also be an interactive system where readers are able to like and react to their favorite stories. As of now, it does not seem like there is a comment function, though I hope this is added in the future.
Why is Kindle Vella so cool?
I'm glad you asked. Kindle Vella allows us authors to interact with our audience in a much more direct way. Full length books are written in the privacy of our offices while the entirety of the story unfolds before us. We never know if readers will enjoy the full story until it's completed. With Kindle Vella, we get a chance to interact with readers in real time. We both get to watch the story unfold together. It's like writing a book before your eyes!
Why should I jump on Kindle Vella?
Alright, this is a two part answer. If you're an author, jumping on Kindle Vella is a great idea. Not only does it give you the opportunity to create more content, but it allows you to interact with your audience and build an even bigger one. Plus, the more content available on Kindle Vella at launch, the more successful the platform will be. I feel like this platform has a lot of positive potential. The more great writers on it, the better.
For readers, Kindle Vella will be a fun adventure. You can get more content from your favorite authors and watch the story unfold before your eyes. It's like watching a TV show for your imagination. If you are a bookworm like me, you'll love how much more reading content you will get on Kindle Vella. Not to mention, you get to support and influence your favorite writers like never before.
What are you doing on Kindle Vella?
Man, you're asking some good questions today! I'm so glad you asked. As I've stated in a previous post, I'm working on a series titled Beyond. Amy Hart is a paranormal investigator with a successful book series outlining haunted places. But Amy isn't a true believe in ghosts. That all changes when she is contacted from the other side. This sets Amy on the hunt for more proof and she quickly learns not everything is friendly in the beyond.
But I'm taking Kindle Vella a step further. Each episode will be posted on Patreon early for all my patrons to read. AND patrons will get the opportunity to influence the story by leaving comments, voting, and discussing what they would like to see next. The best part about that is, you won't need to pay per episode on Kindle Vella if you sign up for Patreon. I'll be dropping the first episode early next month so head over to Patreon and sign up today!
To cover up his search history, Evan Bond is a thriller/suspense author. As an outdoor enthusiast and horror lover, Evan Bond enjoys writing stories where the two come together. He lives in Florida with his wife and two sons.