What is iFiction?
iFiction stories are stories you sell directly to readers.
iFiction is like iTunes — readers pay a small amount for your great stories.
They can read the first part for free (up to a point you determine),
then pay an amount you determine to read the rest.
Readers can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex, or PayPal.
You receive the payment via PayPal.
PayPal fees: For a standard Paypal account, fees are currently 30¢ + 3%, so if you listed a story for 99¢,
you'd get 66¢. If you listed for 49¢, you'd get 18¢ (comparable to
Amazon Shorts), and so on.
As described on
PayPal also offers a 5¢ + 5% option, which is better for any
amounts under $12. That link describes how to do it (and that you must
use a separate paypal and bank account from the 30¢/3% account you
may already have with Paypal). It ultimately points
this link at paypal
to set up a micropayment account.
A 99¢ story then nets you 89¢, and so on.
I've set this up for myself and it works well.
→ To put your story up on iFiction,
use this upload form.
Once you like the look of it, you should publicize the link, on your
home page, etc. (If you're a SFWA member, you should link it to
the SFWA Fiction page
by using this link:
Add a new online fiction link
on Don Sakers'
and then send out a press release via
the SFWA Pressbook.
Note that the entire amount goes to
you directly from readers (except what Paypal takes). There is no
charge to use this service, though if you find iFiction useful, you
may make a donation (appreciated but in no way
iFiction was created and is hosted / maintained by
science fiction author Andrew Burt.
iFiction Tools for Authors
If you want to upload a new story,
upload it here.
If you want to update information about a story,
edit it here.
If you need to remove a story, click here.
If you forgot your password, click here.