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Kindle Vella: A New Way to Share Your Story

Publishing is an ever-changing industry, which means it's important to keep track of trends and be aware of what is going on regarding all the various publishing platforms. Kindle Vella is something new from Amazon, a way of sharing stories in a serialized format. This style of digital storytelling has been popular in Asia for a long time. We're a little late to the game, although you may be aware of it if you've ever used sites like Radish and Wattpad. But what is Vella exactly, and is it right for you?

Here are the basics:

  • Vella is part of Kindle Direct Press, so you need a KDP account to publish there.

  • Episodes are between 600 and 5,000 words long, which can mean it's more like writing scenes than chapters.