For those of you who don’t know, and, for the one or two who do know, I also write fiction, mostly science fiction. Though the broader term, speculative fiction, might be more accurate. The evidence is there … go on, look up to the top right of this website, in the navigation section, where it says FREE FICTION. Go on, click on it, and you’ll see what I’m about to talk about.
Myself and long time writing collaborator and friend, Mark J. Howard, started posting our short fiction—for free—over on the Wry Writer website last year and, as of this summer, will be posting excerpts of longer fiction, and serializing some of our novels.
Again, most of this will be free to read. But we’re also looking to monetize the serial fiction, as in, first chapter will be free to read (as a teaser), with subsequent chapters available at a price—with the whole novel being available, afterwards, as a downloadable ebook.
What I’m asking—other than letting you know about the website—is, who among you might be interested in the free fiction side, and who might be willing to buy a subscription for around $5 to read a serialized novel, or the complete novel?
We’re trying to figure out whether subscriptions can work, and or whether people prefer downloading a complete novel for a set price.
If you have any feedback, any at all, please leave a comment and or, contact me via email. The email button is located in the footer, below, under Let’s Get Social.
What this means is, that in paying us, the writer, we can then, in turn, pay others for their professional work: artists, editors, proofreaders, and the like. Everyone loves to be paid for their work, as no one wants to do this for free, believe me. But sometimes, asking someone to pay the cost of a Starbucks coffee for a monthly subscription, is like asking them to donate a kidney.
Please, help us make it happen. Consider taking out a monthly subscription.