Friday, July 15, 2011

Cunning Scheme

The scheme is as follows: I want real sales data (including on 'price points'), and I want a series, and I want to do POD and my hypothesis is that having a series published electronically and available POD will provide me with plenty of real sales data. Even if it doesn't...well, I'll still have a series. So no loss there. And it'll be fun.

Procedure: I will write a series, "Tisroc", of eight short novels (~20,000 words each), 'Tisroc 1 to 8", and make them available online at $2.99. I will then package the novels into two books of four each, "Tisroc A" and "Tisroc B", which will be available online at $9.99. I shall then proceed to prepare these units for POD, pricing the print short novels at $7.99 and the print packages at $14.99.

Expected Results: Money, Adventure. Not necessarily in that order.

Annie Bellet may have a Refined Cunning Plan, but mine is a scheme. And it ain't refined, neither.

To that end I have drawn up the following...
H2NH Publishing presents "Release Schedule: ePub"
Timeframe: remainder of 2011
Play-world (Tisroc 1)
by David Barron
Available Now! Kindle, Smashwords

To roll anyway (Tisroc 2)
by David Barron
July 25, 2011

The spell of it (Tisroc 3)
by David Barron
August 19, 2011

A little astronomy (Tisroc 4)
by David Barron
September 13, 2011

[Tisroc 1, 2, 3, 4 as Tisroc A]

Zig-zagging (Tisroc 5)
by David Barron
October 8, 2011

Another black shape (Tisroc 6)
by David Barron
November 2, 2011

No time (Tisroc 7)
by David Barron
November 27, 2011

A cloud of atoms (Tisroc 8)
by David Barron
December 22, 2011

[Tisroc 5, 6, 7, 8 as Tisroc B]

I'll add cover art in later, if I feel like it. Or I'll just make this a Page for easy reference/anticipation. Once I know more about POD, I'll be able to make that schedule, but they'll probably just all appear one day as a big new release.

Timeframe Note: I give myself 25 days to write, copy-edit, and package 20,000 words, which might be overly generous, but nobody's going to complain if I finish early. I'm assuming there's a buffer of 5 days for disaster and drunkenness.

If I fail to keep to this schedule, you are all free to point and laugh, and scoffers may scoff.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go read "A Dance with Dragons".
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