An Ultimate Kindle Vella Readers Guide

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Kindle Vella from a reader’s perspective because it is so new. So here’s my best to answer those questions.

First off, it only works on the Amazon website (and the IOS app) as far as I know. So if you have a phone with an Amazon or kindle app, you’ll need to pull up the link in your browser. You unlock the stories (starting with the 4th installment) with tokens.

Tokens – You get 200 for free just for trying it out. That’s enough to unlock episodes 4-12 of the barbarian story. After that, it costs money. But fear not, each story you unlock will cost you pennies. So to keep up with both of my stories it’s going to be at most 50 cents or so a week, most likely a quarter.

Thumbs-up – There is a thumbs up button on the bottom of every story. So if you really like something, you can thumb up every episode. This will surely play a role in the vella’s visibility on the site (which helps the author).

Faves – If you pay for tokens, you can start faving the serials you like the most once per week. Think of a fave as a super thumbs-up. That’s not only supporting the author you like, but also ensuring others will discover it.

International readers – I’m sorry peeps overseas, not yet. While I’m sure they will roll out Vella everywhere, it’s seems it’s only available in the US. 

That’s all I know for now. I’ll update this page when I know more, and here’s a reminder of the stories I have up on Vella right now:

My Three-Year-Old Is a Barbarian and Other Parenting Problems
Some jerkwad moon mage shoves the consciousness of Petra’s three-year-old into the body of a full-grown barbarian. Petra’s stuck in a halfling. There are pissed-off rangers, angry giants, a pompous vampire, and a necromancer out to kill her and her child. Despite being caught in a world where everything threatens to shuffle off her mortal coil, the hardest part is convincing a hulked-out man that the battle axe is not a toy, orcs are not cuddly, and that he should use the potty. New episodes every Friday.

The Theft
F hired me to do a straightforward job, but there was a slight snag in the operation when what I stole was stolen from me. Three goons showed up at my door to not so politely tell me that I have 24 hours to deliver F’s goods or my body will never be recovered. New episodes every Wednesday.

Thank you for your support. Here’s a cool barbarian picture:

Think of a three-year-old in the body of this guy. That’s my story.

Published by aaronfrale

Aaron Frale has been writing comedy for years. He won "Best Writer" as co-writer for a feature film called Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer at the B-Movie Film Fest in New York. You can check out an in depth review of Hamlet from the film critic Obscurus Lupa. Various plays, sketches, and films written by Aaron have been lurking about the Albuquerque scene. In May 2010 he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico. Music is another one of his past times. His rock band, Spiral, was rated 9 out of 10 by the DPRP for their 2011 release The Capital in Ruins. He currently resides with his wife, Felicia, and a small black dog that thinks he is a giant black dog.. Check out his personal humor blog at: and his rock band:

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