It came to my attention yesterday that you can self-publish a “book” of any length with Kindle Direct Publishing, for free. So I gave it a whirl, and submitted a short story I wrote several years ago. It took slightly more than the 15 minutes advertised, because I had to take a minute to find suitable cover art. But there it is: I am now every bit as published as C.S. Lewis. You can buy my book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01513ZIJ8
The price was set at 99 cents, with a 35% royalty going to me. I could have gotten a 70% cut, but I would have been required to charge $2.99, and my conscience couldn’t allow recommending anybody pay three dollars for 3500 words of content.
Now, of course, the only problem is that anybody interested has likely already read it. If you have read my story before, I would find it very amusing to see your review on the Amazon page.