We're Thinking About . . .
"The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese" --Second Edition
change quickly in the publishing world. Since the appearance of "The
Second Mouse" in 2012, social media outlets have quadrupled, traditional
publishing houses have collapsed or combined their efforts, more
bookstores have closed, new organizations have sprung up to help promote
top-flight independent publishers, and the simple tricks of the trade
that worked in 2012 are no longer so effective. Instagram, Pinterest,
and ChimpMonkey have added new dimensions to marketing schemes. Our
enterprising little mouse who decided to do things his own way will have
to learn some new tricks if he hopes to avoid the traps waiting for him
in the coming years.
Tentative Launch date: January 2016
Auditions are now open for Narrators and Producers who might be interested in recording "The Road to Frogmore" and "Damned Yankee." ACX now offers special financial incentives for someone who can take on one of these productions and finish it within eight weeks. And as the weather turns cooler, a recording studio makes a snug hideaway from the chill.
"Boxed" Sets of Electronic Editions
Smashwords now makes it possible to combine the files of several electronic editions and sell them as a boxed set at a price greatly reduced from the combined cost of the individual volumes. Such sets would be available through almost all electronic outlets, such as Apple iBooks, Nook Books, and Kobo. We'll be looking into the possibility of doing a set for the series, "The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country."