2015 roundup and publishing in 2016

Another new year and another new blog post (Yes I must and will try harder)

It’s been a year of slow growth; a few more titles have been added to the bonafide media stable but not as many as I would have liked.

Around March we started production on our first fiction audiobook more recently a new Jay Tinsiano thriller was released. There were no non-fiction releases at all which is a bit disappointing to me but the fiction has been the main focus in 2015 and will continue to be this year.

2016.
So, what’s my masterplan for this year?

It’s becoming more and more apparent that a change is needed in how I make time to produce and write the amount of books that I want to write. Ideally I need to complete and publish 2-3 full length novels from for an upcoming series in 2016. The target for the first one is to have a skeleton draft by the end of February.

Myself and my business partner would also like to move towards setting up a publishing imprint using the Lightning Source distribution network later this year. Using this system will enable the books to be available to more bookstores and libraries and is the preferred method for high street booksellers. However this will involve buying ISBNs but it would be worth it to be able to push titles to bookstores. Createspace is great for getting books Amazon but bookshops don’t like ordering from them.

Audio transcripting. I also read that Dragon software have something out that transcribes your recorded voice into editable text. Using this should improve productivity for first draft writing. Whether it works out or I feel comfortable with this process remains to be seen but I want to try it out.

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