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Storm of Empire
Written by Paul D. Batteiger   
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:36


My new book campaign is live!  This one is not porn, but is an epic fantasy that is going to be bigger and bolder than anything I have done.  Adventure, intrigue, superpowers!  Click on over and check it out!


 
Changes
Written by Paul D. Batteiger   
Thursday, 02 February 2017 23:35
There's about another six weeks of Beauty & the Blade left to post, and it's about time for me to start thinking on my next project, and that means thinking about changes.  Doing 3 campaigns a year is pretty exhausting, but it's the number I need to do to have enough to live on.  What I would really like to do is shift it to doing 2 larger campaigns, so I would be reducing the number of books I write per year by one, and also reducing the amount of time I need to badger everyone for their support.  Often it feels like I have no sooner finished a campaign than I need to start thinking about the next one.  It's a tiring schedule for me and for you, my readers.  I would rather write 2 good books a year, rather than 3 that maybe are not the best I can do because of the pace I have to keep.

So I am considering a move away from erotica and into more commercial fantasy fiction, and also considering a move to Kickstarter.  Indiegogo was the platform I was kind of stuck with, because Kickstarter does not allow adult content.  But Kickstarter has a bigger footprint and could maybe allow me to broaden my base, which I really need to do.  The audience here has not been expanding, and that leaves my situation rather precarious.  I don't like having to depend so much on a few really generous donors.

But Kickstarter comes with it's own questions.  It's an all-or-nothing platform, and while I have always hit goal before, I would be aiming at a goal more along the lines of $4500 - $5000 this time, and that would make it a high-wire, go-for-broke kind of proposition.  I don't like that, but I need to change something up, because Adventurotica is in a holding pattern, and doesn't seem to be going upwards.  Also, the punishing schedule means I am still behind on my fulfillment even after all this time, and I badly want to get caught up.

Basically, with 2 campaigns a year instead of 3, I could have more time, get caught up faster, and produce better books.  But I have to wonder if all of my readers would come along for such a venture.  I did do the non-porn campaign for The Demon Star, and that had a muted reception, but it proved I can sell a non-porn book.

And I can on-the-other-hand myself into next year at this rate.  What do you think?  Anybody's two cents would be appreciated.
 
Leaving the Land of the Free
Written by Paul D. Batteiger   
Thursday, 22 December 2016 22:25
That's the last of the crossposts for Beauty and the Blade, so if you have any trouble reading the regular posts, please let me know.  There will be no post on Monday, so I will see everyone back here on the 28th!


 
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