I want to publish 1 book each month. Some will be shorter fiction works, some shorter non-fiction. Maybe even a few 20 page guides that answer one question. I just want my publishing schedule to be the biggest promoter for me.
Ack lost my whole post. I am wrapping my debut series up this month. My goal next year is to double my average monthly income. I plan to finish writing my 1st contemporary romance and publish it in January, along with #2 and #3 in the trilogy every 2-3 months afterward. I also have a stand alone and a prequel to my current series I want to finish and publish before the end of 2014.
Wow Don, I'm trying to imagine that with an Australian accent.
I'm going to write the next two in the series and try to keep going. I'd like to publish one every two to three months as well. We'll see how the series goes, so far the feedbacks been good. I got the paperback in yesterday, it's beautiful.
I'm starting a new mystery series and writing some short stories based on the existing series, which I will eventually bundle into a collection.
I was also thinking of trying to edit and publish the manuscript of a science fiction novel which my late father - a real scientist - wrote, but after the recent lengthy thread, I'm not sure I can do it with a straight face.
For me, since I discovered the boundary line between intelligent designed object (intellen) to naturally made object (naturen) in science, I think I have the confidence next year to change our science establishment through my books. They are probably 8 science books.
2013 was my first year as an Indie Author and my goal was to get read. To that end I promoted my 8 novels mostly as for-free offers with over 3100 downloads but less than 200 sales. For 2014 my plans are to get more into marketing and publish 3 more novels, continue writing and enter a few contests.
It's been an OK year for me. I saw a big boost in sales in January this year, and they stayed pretty steady at that level over the rest of the year, so I'm hoping for another boost in January 2014 which will last through the year again. Got a book to finish for a traditional publisher by February, that will be a new experience, but the research for that has given me a load of other material so I plan to have at least 3 more books done and out by April/May. Time permitting I also want to go back and re-do a series of novelettes. They have never really done much and I feel I could easily develop them all to novels now and see if that makes any difference.
I'm going to write shorter stories. My first in my trilogy was 50,000 words but the next two will only be around 30,000. I'm sure it makes no difference and they will still be worth £2.99 each. Then I need to (finally) get a website, as well as (maybe) paying to promote my books, funds permitting.