Caught a flu bug (not the current scamdemic) and lost a few days of work. So this dual post. A new fiction prompted an anthology of works, so…
“When there is change, there is opportunity. So, it is paramount that you get energized rather than paralyzed.” ~ Jack Welch
Total subs – 2482
Heritage subs – 64
IF subs – 2296
New IF API subs – 22
New Non-IF API subs – 0
Webform Subs – 5
Inactives – 18
Still dwindling. Need to ramp up promotion to get subscribers from other areas. Still busy with other stuff.
Book Sales: Back to usual. Peak from lockdown user sales back to usual range.
- The Autists: Jenna
- The Autists Anthology
- Algis Budrys: Golden Age Space Opera Tales
- The Old Stone House and Other Stories
- Room Number 3 and Other Stories
- Queen of the Martian Catacombs Anthology
Fiction Books In Progress:
- “Their Eyes” characters to establish: Felicity -> What Their Eyes See -> Book Five
- Corona-Xi series and anthology – way back-burner now.
- Stiletto, Scalpel (Harpy series)
- Case of the Sand Dune Demise, Death and the Dreamcatcher > Book Five
- Book Four needs villain established – maybe.
- Two Ghost’s Salvation Book Two (series) -> Book Three
- Wolfer’s Nation -> Book Three
Non-Fiction Books In Progress:
- Get Everything You Want Out of Life Anthology – ebook only (see below).
- PMA Science of Success Introduction – revision done.
- PMA Science of Success Complete Lessons
- Becoming a Wealthy Writer II
- Farm Less, Profit More II
Courses in Progress:
- “PMA: Science of Success” (now in beta)
- “Strangest Secret” (now in beta),
- “Get Everything You Want Out of Life”, (now in beta)
- “If You Can Count to Four…” (now in beta),
- “Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds” – still in alpha.
- Common-Sense Marketing That Works – pre-alpha
- Raising Gentle Cattle – pre-alpha
- How to Write Less and Profit More – pre-alpha
- And some more that I already recorded for podcasts…
New course was all videos, and I paid for lifetime access, so I can download these any time. No transcripts, which makes them mostly entertainment instead of ready and useful data.
Did find an old Market Samurai who were skunked by Adobe dropping their support for Adobe Air – so they are going all out on video production service. A bit pricey, but in range if I get their annual package. Main thing is that I can upload the text and audio, then they crank out video lessons and I don’t have to generate the slideshows.
Just saw that I can crank out another couple of over due anthologies this week, which will release just before Christmas. I really like having D2D crank out the POD versions for me.
Working my way through all these worked-out and back-logged stories one by one.
Meanwhile, Classic Publishing Continues
Still cranking these out. Without doing much to promote them – but their time will come. These tie into the fiction writing challenge courses. And will make nice bundles. This week, I published Algis Budrys, who is one of the Pulp Writing Masters, so putting his and a few others together will make a nice course-text bundle.
Pointing to Next Year’s Challenge
Finding this video producer should help a lot. I mostly put these off because of the time they take (plus having to record with fans off during the heat is a bit taxing.) Winter coming up is a great time to sit in an otherwise quiet room and get a lot of work done. Too cold to do much outside.
Last week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails – Late, but yup
- Write the next short fiction – Yup
- Publish one each of PD SF and Mysteries – Yup
- Any “other” time – produce courses (PMA:SOS Intro) – Nope
- Set up blog/podcast/lesson pattern – Nope
This week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails
- Write the next short fiction
- Publish two classics in series
- Any “other” time – produce courses (PMA:SOS Intro)
- Set up blog/podcast/lesson pattern