OK, the first release of The Lycanthrope Club
is complete. What's next...
First, I'm probably going to release a second edition of Book I. Mostly to fix some outstanding errors, trim unnecessary dialog, and reposition the images in the book so they better fit the story. I'll get a proper cover this time as well. Those of you who donated +2.00 USD and/or purchased a hard-copy of the book will be able to download a full-color PDF of the second edition at no cost when it's available. Also, does anyone know any website/creator/author that review web novellas? I'd like to submit the story for review.
Annoying, I still can't get a sales count for printed copies. Apparently there's a bug in the Lulu.com software that prevents sales information from being fed into some creators' revenue page, including mine. They claimed the problem would be fixed by today (over a week since they were made aware of it) but I'm still not getting a sales count. Lulu hasn't exactly been communicative about the issue, either. If the bug isn't fixed by the end of the week I'm going to remove The Lycanthrope Club: Book I
from Lulu and transfer it to some other POD publisher, which will mean the printed book would be temporarily unavailable. I hope it doesn't come to that, but not being able to know how many books you've sold is ridiculous.
The good news is that I've received over 440.00 USD in contributions to the project, which means I'm very close to my goal of breaking even with the production costs. Thanks everyone!
In the meanwhile I'm going to start outlining the second book. Those of you who have read both the original story and the rewrite know that there was a very significant plot change in the new version that will necessitate changes in the second and third books. While it will make rewriting the next two books a little more labor intensive I think the plot will be much stronger for it. I'm not going to even attempt to give an ETA on either book - real life concerns aside, Dirk Tiede is recovering from a hand injury (give him a shout out and wish him a speedy recovery [link]
and Leo has returned to his webcomic [link]
so both the artists are kinda preoccupied.
Finally, not making any promises, but I MAY release a LC vignette or two over the next week or so...stay tuned!
Purchase and/or download The Lycanthrope Club: Book I
Lulu.com finally fixed the revenue issue. Looks like I've sold 9 b/w and 3 full color books so far for a total revenue of 43.00 USD. Not too shabby