Stephen King Earned $80,000 on Kindle Novella


By Jason Boog Comment

In 2009, we caught up with horror novelist Stephen King during the release of “Ur“–an exclusive novella he published on the launch of the Kindle 2.  Our video interview is embedded above.

In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, King revealed how much he earned on the story. While aspiring novelists can’t imagine eBook sales figures, it does reveal an audience hungry for digital reading.

Here’s more from King’s interview: “I didn’t do ‘Ur’ for money. I did it because it was interesting. I’m fairly prolific. It took three days, and I’ve made about $80,000. You can’t get that for short fiction from Playboy or anybody else. It’s ridiculous.” (Via Publishers Lunch)