Some questions I was asked frequently during my recent trip to the Great Surprisinglygreen North:
When is it coming out?
I am not quite sure. Since this is my first time publishing there is a lot of new stuff I have to educate myself about as I go. The writersphere makes that much easier than it would be otherwise but it’s still a lot of learning. I am hoping to take as great advantage of y’all as I can in order to avoid mistakes.
All that said, here is my current loose launch plan for the first four books:
- Weavers, March 2016
- Ninja at Law, May 2016
- Unseen, July 2016
- Makers, November 2016
Can you just send it to me? Can I have it for free?
These were generally said jokingly, but yeesh it was distressingly frequent.
There will be opportunities for ERCs and ARCs for each book. Early Readers help after the first draft by giving basic feedback on the story, plots and characters. Advanced Readers give an honest review of the pre-published manuscript. Both groups receive a free digital copy of the manuscript as well as my thanks.
I will also be trying various marketing tools and promotions. It’s pretty likely that some of those will be free.
Will it be printed?
Maybe? This is a whole big ball of question for me at the moment. I know I will commission at least a limited run for myself and to promote the books but whether they will be generally available in print depends on things I am largely ignorant about now.