Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Decade Plans

Welcome to a new decade! 

Marvellous isn't it?  To be able to live and see a new age of books. 

Over the next few years, I'll continue to work through my brand plans and in progress catalogue as I've mentioned on post Brand Plans.

Adding to this brand plan is a change for the Original Music Makes series. 

Stepping away from traditional ebook distribution. I'll focus solely on paperback releases to Amazon and Rakuten Kobo channels.  

In place of ebook distribution. I've decided to use Tapread as the exclusive online hub for my digital catalogue of works.  This includes the Original Music Makes series. 

From today, I'm Kita Duran will be made available to read in full to Tapread over the coming weeks. 

The book will be removed from all distribution channels once the full Tapread book is live. All paperback versions remain.


When The Fourth Zaldizko is completed.  I'll remove Zaldizko from all ebook distributors and leave the paperback options in place.  This will be over the coming months.


Why did I decide to go with Tapread and not Wattpad or Webnovel for the digital catalogue?
  • Wattpad is great for presentation, but niche stories have a hard time finding readers.
  • Webnovel is great for readership, but their audience is a singular target. Niche and native English stories do terribly there. It's a hard market to crack as readers are fixated on trends.
Tapread held the best balance of the two.  I do run a risk of placing all my eggs in their basket. Since they are green-bloods to the user content market. So far, I love the presentation and vibe of their site. They continue to aim for professionalism. 

I did consider Royal Road. It doesn't cater for mobile reading. 

That's the plan for this year and the next three.


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