We’re shifting to a rolling schedule that should facilitate staff scheduling needs around short bursts of availability, rather than a monolithic effort at the turn of every month. This should solve the publishing schedule problems we experienced over the winter.
Going forward, in general:
- Stories are published in order of submission (not acceptance)
- We’ll publish about 50,000 words a month, so long as benefactor funding holds out. If funding slows, then volume per month will be slowed, rather than stopped.
- Stories are paid approximately 1 to 3 weeks in advance of publishing – Towards that end In general we’ll keep the “paid and scheduled” list at about 10 titles – meaning that every time the first on that list is published another one is taken from the schedule queue and paid.
- We are pausing the effort to release of any new monthly eBook collections of the site’s stories in order to prioritize the website itself, author payments and release schedule. The eBooks simply don’t generate any revenue and cannot take precedence over other activity that will benefit authors directly.
Hopefully these changes will afford some predictability for all upcoming authors and get some regularity to the web schedule.
We could use your help so we attract more readers to excellent authors, just like you. Following the breadcrumbs, to see our request:
- We’re looking for more readers for our web stories.
- We offer the web content for free to eReaders.
- Tools like BookGorilla, Fussy Librarian (and Bookbub) promote our kind of eReader content, when we pay.
- These services require at least some initial reviews on the Amazon page for the eReader content.
- We’d like to ask our readers to rate and review this month’s eBook on the Amazon page.
- You do NOT have to buy the item to rate and review–you just have to have bought something in the past there.
TL;DR: Please rate and review (or at least rate) the March, 2014 content of BlackDenimLit on Amazon at the following link: Black Denim Lit (March, 2014) on Amazon … Again – no purchase required. You already read the three wonderful stories in this month’s issue found free here on the web.