Taking a different direction

I made the decision to pull Wine Bottles & Broomsticks off of channillo.com today. In large part, the decision was based around packaging and marketing the book as a whole rather than one chapter at a time (I’m going to pack this up as a novel and put it out there that way) When I first started writing it, the story was just supposed to be a fun little jaunt into unfamiliar territory. As these things sometimes go, I fell in love with the characters and the concept and I’m neck deep in finishing it as a novel and drafting a second one. I’m going to put it out in this format. I’ve got a strategy for getting there, but it’s far too early to say how that’s all going to play out. In any case, the book will be available at some point. I don’t know when, but I have the means to carry it off regardless.

I have no particular beefs about channillo.com. Like any publication, you’ve got to really work hard at advertising and selling yourself. Something I didn’t do after the first few chapters. This is not so much because I’m lazy as because I started to feel that this change in direction was inevitable and I didn’t want to invest too much in a platform I was going to abandon anyhow. Had this been any other story, I’d likely have stayed with channillo, for a whole variety of reasons, but for now, I had to bow out. Perhaps someday, I’ll spin up another series to kick out there, but for now, it’s single minded focus on selling Wine Bottles and Broomsticks as a novel.

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8 thoughts on “Taking a different direction

  1. jessmbaum says:

    I totally understand. But that’s a big leap. Good for you. Good luck my friend 🙂

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    • It’s a huge leap, right off a cliff 🙂 But I’m okay with it. I effin’ love the story and if I’m forced to self-publish, then I will. Channillo was tough because it was a subscription service. It just wasn’t the right delivery method for this thing. I want to be able to get it out there for folks to read (and ideally help support this writing habit, a little)

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  2. Sounds like an exciting venture! Wishing you all the best 🙂

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  3. I look forward to reading your book someday.

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