Is it considered good practice to include something along the lines of "(a short story)" as the subtitle of my short story?
A little more information: my short story is almost 5,000 words long and I am going to publish imminently on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). What I would like to know is this - should my title be:
"Alice in Wonderland" (a short story)
Or should it simply be:
"Alice in Wonderland"
The reason I want to know whether or not this is good practice is because I do not want my readers to gain a negative impression of me and/or my work because they were unaware of the length of the book (which is around fifteen pages, since you've asked).
The worst case would be somebody leaving a negative review based solely o n the fact they they had paid £1.99 for a story which was far shorter than they expected and as such effectively felt short-changed.
I know that the page count is often (always?) listed on Amazon book listings, but not everybody checks this before purchasing a book (I often neglect to).
Therefore, is it advisable that I write "(a short story)" as a subtitle on the main cover?