Amazon Shorts

When I heard about Amazon Shorts a few weeks back, I thought it was some new kind of shorts or Bermudas that was selling through their Apparel Store. But when I read further, to my utter astonishment, I found that Amazon Shorts was not even remotely related to clothes.

Amazon Shorts features previously unpublished short-form work (2,000 – 10,000 words, fiction or nonfiction) for sale exclusively at Fiction and nonfiction pieces on a wide variety of topics are available in a digital format only for just $0.49.

The only prerequisite for submitting a work to be considered for publication was that the author must have at least one book currently for sale at I had six books listed at So I thought I should give it a try. I had a few articles, which I had written sometime back, but had not published anywhere. So I send one of the articles to Amazon for review. It was accepted and I was given a lot of forms and marketing and author questionnaires. I filled those up and returned it with the final draft of the manuscript.

I am delighted to say that my first Amazon Short—Improving Software Development Productivity—has been published by

This Short is about productivity improvement techniques for software professionals, software development teams and software organizations. You can see more details about this Amazon short here.


  1. Suji said,

    March 29, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    Congrats Alexis! May you have a Long list of Shorts at Amazon.

  2. Kesi said,

    March 29, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    Oh la la! Nice!

  3. Quills said,

    March 29, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    Hey! Congrats! That’s great. 🙂

  4. James Bright said,

    March 29, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    Great Alexis..!
    You are really a super man!

  5. Alexis Leon said,

    March 29, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Suji, Kesi, Quills and James: Thank you very much.

  6. venus said,

    March 30, 2006 at 8:32 am

    Many Many Congratulations!!
    That is a great achievement, not many people can get here. Wish you all the best for your coming endeavors too 🙂
    Keep us updated @ your future shorts and publications as well.

  7. silverine said,

    March 30, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    Congratulations Alexis!!! The long and Short of this is that you are an authority in your field. I was reading the comments of readers to your other books in Amazon. Everyone agreed that your book was exhaustive and comprehensible. Keep writing : )

  8. anu said,

    March 30, 2006 at 9:46 pm


  9. Alexis Leon said,

    March 31, 2006 at 11:39 am

    Venus: Thank you. Will keep you updated about the other articles.

    silverine: Thank you. I wrote a few reviews myself and posted it there, saying it is the best SCM book 😉 Just joking. A friend wrote one…

    anu: Thanks anu…

  10. -poison- said,

    March 31, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    🙂 fantastic!

  11. Paresh said,

    March 31, 2006 at 11:25 pm

    May you be as successful with Amazon shorts as you are with long pants (books). Best wishes. Waiting for the day you reach 40 shorts. 🙂

  12. Geo said,

    April 1, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    Congrats man…

    U excel in everything u do… great going…

  13. Mind Curry said,

    April 2, 2006 at 12:22 am

    you are really talented! way to go!

  14. arvindh said,

    April 3, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    That is great news, congratulations!

  15. Alexis Leon said,

    April 6, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    -poison-, Paresh, Geo, Mind Curry and arvindh: Thank you all for your wishes.

  16. pophabhi said,

    April 6, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    Great Job, Alexis!! This is absolutely wonderful!! Too good

  17. Maya Cassis said,

    April 9, 2006 at 2:19 am

    Wow!That’s absolutely great news.Congrats
    And ofcourse,needless to say that great talent never goes unnoticed:)

  18. ajay said,

    April 13, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    hey alexis congrats man
    had been to your website.
    foud hope from a survivor