The Seriphyn Knight New Decade

Aligning to My New Decade Plan, I will finish what I started by 2025. I created this series back in 2006, lingering in and out of cache servers for many years. No more will it remain a shadow or figment of imagination. I'm making this series a real deal. Here is how.

Is the World Ready for Change?

A Zaldizko change that is. Always seeking.

To be Diverse and Inclusive

Doing my best to contribute to a forward thinking generation and future.

Original Music Makes

Still around to the traps.

To be Diverse and Inclusive

Doing my best to contribute to a forward thinking generation and future.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Update to Publishing Strategy

 Continuing from my The Fourth Zaldizko publishing antics. I'm still working through the paperback manuscript.  Whilst that is being prepared, I've unlisted the episode ebooks from Kobo and other sources that isn't Google Play.  They weren't generating sales interest, so decided to pull the plug on them. 

The digital media landscape is constantly changing at a fast pace. So I'm having to try to keep up with the tide of changes and ways on how I can achieve sales interest. 

This is my publishing strategy as of today. 

Paperbacks: 60k+ word stories will be made into paperbacks of the cheapest price.  Amazon will continue to be the printer for these.

Small Ebooks:  20k - 60k will be made into ebooks to Google Play only. 

Large Ebooks: 60K+ word stories also be ebooks via Draft2Digital and Googleplay.

I'll exclusively continue to publish through Amazon, Google Play and Draft2Digital from now on. As long as they keep their services the way they are.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Fourth Zaldizko Paperback

 


This is the upcoming paperback cover for the second book of the Seriphyn Knight Chronicles saga. After this book, I'm going to be taking a break from writing online and continue Everything Comes to Null offline. 

Writing online is making me not like my works. That's the last thing I want. But I don't want to quit my story. It'll hurt my heart. So I'll write offline and hope that when I publish my story someone will be around to read it.

My quest for readers for this story is not an easy one.  I have been lucky with some support from TapRead and Webnovel for a short while. It felt good to feel this story has some validation for a period. It's just, I don't think this story is going to get more than it has already received.  The truth of the matter. 

I'd rather write the story offline and hold what value I have for it there. Rather than post online in increments and grow to hate it. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Seriphyn Knight Chronicles Milestone: Book 2 Completed

A massive milestone was reached today when I finished book number two of the Seriphyn Knight Chronicles: Zaldizko Arc.  

I'll be doing final edits and preparation of the second book in paperback and full ebook format with a new presentation.

Can't wait to get stuck into the finale as it's going to be epic!


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Original Music Makes Change in Publish Strategy Due to COVID

It hit me. An overseas bookstore I used to trade in had sent me a notice that they were no longer accepting orders outside their country for physical items. Anything that had to be physically shipped out was a no-go.

This made me rethink my paperback strategies for Original Music Makes. 

Initially, I had intended to keep it as a paperback series only. With COVID and the paperback sales for this story being in various countries, this isn't as easily achievable as before.

So I'm going to return the series to TapRead with a new book page packaging. Hopefully, it'll do better this time. Of course, the story is still the same only revised. I'll format the time-skip better, so TapRs are able to follow along without wondering what they missed. 

Why TapRead.com?  Because it can be read without an account at this stage and surprisingly securer than similar sites. 

I'll commence planning the book format on Tapread.com, then slowly repost the chapters there.



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Book Progress Focus

Book Completion Focus.  In addition to my schedule strategy for completing my in-flight works, I continue to pile the stories into host sites suitable to the target audience for their respective genres.

The books below will be completed to the following platforms before being pushed out to traditional publishing channels.


 Wattpad    TapRead Inkitt   
  
 To Like A Man


I've removed Original Music Makes from Honeyfeeds, since it didn't test well and limit the story to one host source whilst it's being revised.  HarmonyX hasn't been removed from TapRead yet. I'll continue to monitor the reception of this story there.   To Like a Man will continue to update dually to TapR's and Inkitt when it does progress again.  Seriphyn Knight ongoing story is dedicated to TapRead.  All chapters have been removed from Webnovel's book version.

I might also attempt a Watty with a couple of the completed ones. Will need to confirm they meet the criteria by the time the awards kick in. Otherwise, they'll be self-published.

Always fine-tuning my strategies towards better consistency, efficiency, and end result.



Saturday, May 30, 2020

Book Completion Status

In progress book catalog completion dates as of 9th July 2020. Eleven works in progress scheduled for completion to date.

In Progress Book Catalog Completion Dates As of 20200709

Title

Free Read Host

Paying Channels

Target End

% Finished

I’m Kita Duran

Wattpad

Amazon

31/08/2020

Repub

To Like A-Man

Tapread

Google Play/Kobo

31/10/2020

28%

The Fourth Zaldizko

Tapread

Google Play/Kobo

31/01/2021

64%

Dragonieth

Tapread

Google Play/Kobo

30/04/2021

13%

HarmonyX

Wattpad

Google Play/Kobo

31/08/2021

7%

Clumsy Mr. President

Webnovel?/Tapread

Google Play/Kobo

01/01/2022

18%

Reborn Legacy

Tapread

Google Play/Kobo

01/04/2022

17%

Siren’s Scourge

Tapread

Google Play/Kobo

01/08/2022

7%

Hotaka Music Club

Wattpad

Google Play/Kobo

TBA

-

Sosei

Wattpad

Google Play/Kobo

TBA

-

Everything Comes to Null

Tapread

Google Play/Kobo

TBA




  

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dragonieth: Albion New Cover





New replacement cover for Dragonieth: Albion ebook episode to showcase Albion a bit more. Live on ebook channels.

Think Dazzy peeps will recognize the dragon and gear well. 😁

The back-drop is from @darksouls1at Pixabay

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Seriphyn Knight - Cover Releases & Versions




Releasing covers early for my motivation towards the next episode in the Seriphyn Knight Chronicle's saga.

The Zaldizko paperback is planned for the version that would be delivered out of Draft2Digital distribution platform.

Magism and Animachines is the next episode for release in the Fourth Zaldizko book, which is due. I've yet to determine a target release date for this one.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Slight Revision of New Decade Plans

Based on the less than stellar reception of IKD at Tapread, I've made a snap decision and revision to my New Decade Plan.

I've decided to dedicate Original Music Makes (OMM) series to paperback releases via Amazon.

I've removed this series from all Read-as-Write story sharing sites (e.g. Webnovel, Tapread, Wattpad...).

This series will be revamped as a proper light novel, as originally intended.  I'll also eventually do the same for Seriphyn Knight.

As it's clear that the RaW readerbase isn't working for them. They fair better as traditional paperback where the story  is completed.

These books will be according to the raito noberu standard.


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Revised Seriphyn Knight Tapread Covers


Revised Tapread covers with the new series logo.  I'll need to ensure all books are completed by the end of this year.

Hopefully these work as good click-bait.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

I'm Kita Duran is Featured!


Thank you Tapread.com for featuring I'm Kita Duran.  It's a story that has been in the shadows for a long time.  I'm slowly correcting grammar issues as I go.

I'm so stoopid for posting up to chapter 30 without seeing the eyesores. I'm slowly fixing up. Then I'll continue to post the remaining chapters. Fixing the grammar as I go of course.

Happy author. So many good blessings to start the year.

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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