Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to another round of the once again renamed Wednesday Rants, which sounds a lot better then Bi-Monthly Rants. Today I am going to talk about 'The Impossible Man on Kindle', and why this must be done. Just to quick note for those who missed out last June, on the sidebar link under 'Beyond Logic' is a new short story, 'The Spectral Line' now available on Fictionaut. Click on the link and enjoy the ride. Now for the rants.
[The Impossible Man on Kindle
This was a decision I did not take lightly. For one, as a novel, I sacrificed its Publishing potential, anmd posting it on Fictionaut, was mainly because I felt that the window in which this story was themed on, Japanese Culture, had closed. It was not easy to make, but I did not want to see my novel rot inside my computer for no one to read either. Posting it up for free and not try to make a nominal income to pay my bills was very risky. I had hoped that by posting 'The Impossible Man' on Fictionaut, I can draw a little attention to the small publishers that frequent Fictionaut. Unfortunately, I also have a lot of things on my plate here in the real world.
One of those is employment. Even if I did succeed in getting 'The Impossible Man' published by a House, I would still have to get a job, since big sale are not guaranteed, and that is understandable. Yet, as you all have seen from our economy, it is crap, and very hard for me to find a everyday 9 to 5 M-F job. If I go into retail, then I have to deal with unpredictable hours, as well as the insane stress working at retail brings, and it will hinder my ability to write or create things. I have suffered physically from this before.
Which brings me back to 'The Impossible Man'. I'm putting it on Kindle so I can try to get some sales. Maybe not a lot, but enough, and hopefully I can push it hard enough to make it popular. The only drawback is that it is a self-published book, and not one to really ride on when I start pitching query letter for my other Novel that I never released on Fictionaut. It was written one year before 'The Impossible Man', but there are still some kinks and grammar to touch up, before I begin querying.
So what to expect from 'The Impossible Man on Kindle'?
1 - The return of a couple of deleted scenes that I removed to reduce the overwhelming size of 'The Impossible Man' on Fictionaut. That wall of text. As you have seen, it did not work out as planned.
2 - As always, grammar and spelling, plus the return of quotation marks.
3 - The opening monologue in Episode 1 will be changed to be a little more inviting and friendly.
4 - The ending will be changed a bit. I feel as though I derailed a couple of characters after I had kind gave them a resolution in previous Episodes.
5 - A few touches here and there for presentation purposes, including a book cover, as soon as I figure out photoshop.
The price right now is yet to be determined. Since it is already on Fictionaut, it will not be this overly expensive novel, however, I am going to set it up in the full lending program and make sure that it will have sales.
So those are the plans for 'The Impossible Man on Kindle'. I'll have ready this month, unless a job happens, then I will announce any necessary changes in the schedule, so that everything I said would go into this edition will be there.
Thank you all for listening to my rant. You all have good week.
Until next time...