Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seeking Opinions!

It's still up in the air whether I'm going to publish the Omar Bell Universe stories individually, or if I'm going to combine them into a few anthologies.  However, I do want to assure you all that either way they're published, the total price (for the whole series) will be similar.  For example, the prequel stories would be priced around $1.95 each, while an anthology (with 3 stories) would be $5.95.  It's simply a question of marketing the material properly.

That said, I've done a couple of mock-ups (which could turn out to be finals) of the covers for the first three.  Again, I'd use these if I decide to publish them individually.  If I go the anthology route, it will be an altogether different cover set up.  So here they are.  Let me know what you all think.

For The Bully, this is the cover I made:

For A Warning (formerly titled Stick-Up Boy):

And for Nepotism:

I'm not altogether sold on the cover for A Warning.  I like it; I'm just not sure if it's a good fit for this sort of story.  Again, let me know what you all think.

Feminization Caption - No Escape

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Question

As I posted a few days ago, I plan to bring the Omar Bell Universe out of retirement pretty soon via a few new stories (which will be for sale at Amazon).  In addition, I'm going to remove the old stories from Fictionmania, and publish them on Amazon (after sizable re-writes).  I've already finished the prequels, and have started writing a fourth prequel story - so I'm pretty far along.  That said, I'm torn as to how I want to publish the work.  So, as always, I'm going to ask you all what you think.

The first option was my original intention - publish three volumes (prequel, during the change, and the longer overview story), and sort the stories to their proper place.  

The other option is to publish each story individually.  The reason I got this idea into my head is The Big Pink Book's lack of sales - which I can't help but think is due (at least in part) to the anthology format.  

The downside to publishing them individually is the amount of work I'd have to do on the covers.  Going from three to a dozen covers is quite a bit of work, and honestly, I run out of (doable) ideas.  The upside is a lot higher monetary potential.

So what do you all think?  Three books of short stories?  Or individually published stories?  What's your preference as readers?