I’m looking at lots of new ideas for Alternative Realities. Audio, newsletters, releasing short stories for free etc.
We have good ideas for our first two anthologies too.
I’m working with Lawrence Mann and Matthew Sylvester on getting my first novel published. I hope we have some work in progress shots for the cover to share in the next few weeks too.
However, I’m struggling with the big idea – how to get anyone else to care!? We’ve got a newsletter set up (although I don’t think we’ve got the sense of what it should be used for right yet).
That’s the magic – by which I mean I have no idea how that works, how you move people from being simply interested enough to raise their eyebrows to having them think ‘I think I’ll actually go take a look, perhaps even read something that’s being given away for free’.
Beyond that it’s the question of how do you reach those beyond your immediate circle of good will? How do you get the product you’re creating beyond the confines of the world with which you’re familiar?
I have lots of lesson from work – but it’s taking me some time to think through how to adapt that. It’s partly because of the dreaded idea of sales while actually I’m not sure that word should have all the dread and burden those of us who don’t understand it normally hang on it. Having said that I’m at the stage of seeing others who’ve built themselves solid foundations as having achieved a miracle!
I’m always open to suggestions and ideas though – so feel free to give me yours – and, because it seems like the thing I have to do – please sign up to our Alternative Realities newsletter. We won’t spam you, share your details or bother you except for things we think you’ll actually be interested in!