Plans for Like Glass


Okay, this’ll be a short one, mainly just to get it out there.  Now that Like Glass is back in my hands, I’ve been debating what – if anything – I’m going to do about getting it back on the market.  So, here’s the preliminary plan for the moment.

  1. eBook release, mainly on Kindle and Nook platforms.  I might look into other distributions means; I haven’t decided yet.  Also haven’t planned a release date yet either — that’ll depend on how long it takes to edit everything, and what needs to go into converting for those platforms.  Shouldn’t be terribly long, but at the same time, I still have a full-time job, a wife, and a kid, so there’s no telling how much time I can really devote to it.

That’s it, actually.  I do have some other ideas I’m throwing around, such as:

  • Release as a web serial, with chapters coming out periodically.  Haven’t decided how to handle this, especially with the eBooks.  Don’t want to give it away for free one way and charge for another. Maybe a subscription fee?  I dunno…
  • Audiobook.  Not really considering this one too seriously, as it’d take a lot more time than I can really invest now, but it’s something I’ve thrown around a little.  It’d be fun, but there’s almost no chance I’d get things quiet enough around the house for any recording, even if I had all the free time in the world.
  • Print, primarily self-published.  I really don’t want to futz around with another publisher that’s going to disappear on me, and I know I won’t get an agent (and probably not even a publisher) at the moment.  So it’d be self-published, and that’d take more time than the eBook would — typesetting, cover design, checking proofs and re-submitting any changes, etc.  At least it’s relatively cost-effective, since there’s a few POD publishers who only charge you for what’s ordered (namely the first proofs).

So that’s where I’m at with it.  Hopefully I’ll be able to spend a bit of time editing over the next few days, and I can come back with some more concrete details about when things might be available.

Any suggestions are most welcome, so if you have an idea, don’t be afraid to speak up.

–Matt

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Like Glass Update


Okay, straight to the point:

Like Glass is no longer being published through H and E Media.  The company has been going through some changes over the past year or so, and they’re currently going through further changes that have allowed me to consider other options. 

I don’t have a plan at this point, but I’m going to look at the various possibilities over the remainder of the holidays and see where to go from there.

In all honesty, the two main ideas I’m looking at are either self-publishing again or simply doing nothing with it – at least, nothing special.  If I don’t self-publish, then I may well release it here as either an eBook download (probably just PDF; we’ll see) or as an online eBook, maybe released as a serial to give people an excuse to come back to the site more frequently.

I would like to thank the staff at H and E Media.  It’s been an interesting ride to say the least, and while it didn’t pan out like we all would’ve hoped, at least they saw enough in the novel to invest their time and money into trying to make something out of it.