Selling Serial Stories

Tickets to Read

The first product I am working on for next year is the idea of selling ‘tickets’ to serialized novels and short stories.

Serial stories look to be a great way to keep folks coming back to the website on a regular basis. As long as there is a free reading option, I think that an audience could be built over time that would be willing to throw a few bucks my way.

But first I have to convince the world that my stories are good enough to spend money on! (more…)

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Unnamed Custom Warmblood

Unnamed Custom Warmblood

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Warmblood (G2)
Color: Buckskin Splash Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy was a custom order, but I can’t remember if he was based of a real horse or not. Most of the orders were, but I can’t find any reference photos, so I’m not sure. (more…)

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Name Recognition (or: Finding Your Tribe)

SunRunner Stables

The last time I was selling custom model horses I was a relatively familiar name in the hobby. I wasn’t the best artist by a long shot, but I was out there having a blast and making new friends.

I was active on Model Horse Blab and the various Yahoo Newsgroups. I tried to keep at least one horse up in action every day. I even ran the Hampton Roads Classic –a small live show in Virginia (small, but hopefully enjoyable!).

If people wanted silly colored Stablemates, they knew where to turn…. But that was five years ago and now I’m pretty much starting over from scratch.

So how do you gain name recognition in a loose-knit organization like a hobby? (more…)

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Cross-Contamination (or: Pass Me the Style Section)

Blog Cascade

I’m torn between balancing the cohesiveness of having all of my blogs on one site with the desire to have each subblog have a unique visual appearance. I’ve already hacked Mystique to pull up the corresponding tagline and default icon for each category, but I haven’t gone much farther than that.

Now I’m looking at the sidebar and wondering if it’s worth it to have that change as well.

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