Basically, as work on my novel progresses (which is the cause of all the lack of posting lately!), I am trying to think of how to do this publishing thing. As much as I would love to have an actual physical release, I don't think that is very realistic to hold out for. So I'm looking for alternatives. I put up a poll on the top right, to sort of gauge how people feel about the top contenders I have found.
The options thus far are:
- Webnovel on a monetized site. I have a passing familiarity for how this would work, since it is essentially a blog. Upsides are that you definitely get credit for anyone who even looks at the page. Downsides are that these monetize slowly, and are the easiest thing for people to plagiarize.
- Smashwords for $0.99 each hundred pages. Basically, this was my original idea. Sort of like a serialized light novel or fiction magazine. Upsides to this are that Smashwords seems pretty accessible and legitimate. I also would receive 85% of purchase price. Downsides are that I've never worked with them before or know how their monetization thresholds work.
- Smashwords for $3 for novel length. This could be a double edged sword, as the higher price point means less accessibility, but also a reduced chance people feel like you are ripping them off. Pluses and minuses are similar to #2, but one downside here is that I will not be able to get 'Volumes' out as often, reducing my ability to see faster return on time investment.
- Other Website / Length Combination. Basically, if you know of a better setup than what I've come up with, let me know. The poll is still important to let me know what people think would be a reasonable cost to pagecount, but if something better is suggested, I'm not locked into picking from the above options.
- Toilet paper, because my writing stinks. Well, this is entirely a realistic possibility. If everyone picks this, I might cry.