A few weeks back, I mentioned an innovative project by one of WMGs authors, Dean Wesley Smith.
If you just said, which one?, youre paying attention! We pride ourselves in coming up with innovative concepts around here. So, to answer the question, I mean Deans subscription book challenge.
The second batch of books has been packed up and is off to the subscribers. The response by the readers has been wonderful. Standalone short fictionin print formisnt exactly abundant, and the print subscribers say they really enjoy having the books in that form.
We agree. Although the economics of printing standalone short fiction dont offer much in the way of profit, by packaging them in a subscription format, it makes both financial sense for us and value sense for the readers.
This month, for example, we sent out eight books to our print subscribers, who pay $25 a month. Thats eight signed books. Plus a code for a free ebook at the back of the print version. There will always be at least six books plus bonus materials and as many as ten or more some months.
Thats a heck of a deal, and a great way to enjoy the work of one of the most renowned short fiction writers in the business.
If youd like to read more about Deans writing challenge in his own words, check out his website at www.deanwesleysmith.com.
And heres a sampling of this months offerings:
You can still subscribe if youre interested. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.