I'll start with this: What to do with that bastard child of the fiction form, the novella? Now, I've written my share of short stories and found some success publishing them. I have a couple of novels that my agent is shopping around and I'm confident that, in time, they'll find homes.
But these pesky novellas, caught between the ADHD-enhanced web format (so amenable to short, short stories) and the "must earn return on investment" print format (killing trees costs money, so you'd better kill enough to make it worth it in the eyes of the consumer), just can't seem to find a home.
So I made one. I'll be publishing my novellas at smashwords until some lucky production company buys the movie rights to any or all of them. For example, I've already posted my novella Archangel Morpheus. I love the ability to give readers a significant percentage of the novella as a sample (in this case 30%) and the option to offer the book as a free gift (reviewers, contact me if you're interested).
I've found a bit of a stride with the novella form, lately, as well as some related longer short stories, some of which I may offer for free at smashwords. Expect to see more in the not-too-distant future. And, Viva La Novella!
This morning I heard this interview with author Richard Russo in which he unveils that he