TECHIES AND AUTHORS USE EPUB3 TO STOMP ON TRUMP
We're creating four ePub3 formatted stories about the adventures of life during the Trump Administration written by ePub3 experts..
Techies Partner with Authors to Create an ePub3 Formatted Satirical and Comedic Anthology
As a reader supporter, you'll get free copies of all four of these unique satirical stories as well as future access to all present and future eBooks available in the Embellisher eReader Library.
This Hybrid Publishing Project Will Show You How it All Works
By joining our support team in this unique hybrid publishing project, you can use all the tools we have in our ePub3 Creator Studio, and any other tools you might have, to create a final project in any of four entertaining categories. Our theme is THE HORRORS, FANTASIES AND SCIENCE FICTIONS OF LIFE IN THE TRUMP ERA.
The four project story categories are:
- Story Category 1: The Pussy-Grabbing President
- Story Category 2: Jared Kushner’s Big Adventure (not to be confused with Peewee Herman)
- Story Category 3: Ivanka Trump’s Shopping Channel
- Story Category 4: The First Lady’s War on Bullying
Read over each category and determine what you can best provide in the way of support. If you're just a reader, then you may opt for our Reader level of support. If you're an author, then you can join at this level. Finally, we have one Administrator member for each of the four levels of participation.
So, let me show you the old paradigm that my rival publishers adhere to:
1. Publisher controls the content of the eBook.
2. Publisher controls the pricing of the eBook.
3. Publisher controls the royalty agreement between the authors (you) and him. Most of the time, it favors (guess who) him.
4. Publisher controls the cash flow (where the money goes) and is in charge of how much and when you (the creator) get your “royalty” trickle-downs.
What they don’t tell anybody is that when your best-seller gets pirated and becomes free out here in digital land (in about say, three hours after it’s for sale on Amazon), he can simply turn off the cash-flow spigot to you. What’s worse, most publishers don’t pay an author any advance payments for digital copies sold. He makes the first profits from the idiots who paid for the initial digital copies, and he’s not worried at all about who gets paid later on. Well, I’m worried about later on, and you should be too!
Here’s the new publishing paradigm for those of us worried about the creator’s share of the publishing pie:
1. Publisher/Author (you) controls the eBook content (yeah—especially important with ePub3 multimedia content).
2. Publisher/Author and reader (those you market to in order to help you create your content) control the price of the eBook (the best and fairest way to handle this by far!).
3. Since you’re the publisher and author in one, you don’t need a fancy contract that was always devised (under the old publishing paradigm) to rip-off the creators of content (the old you). In fact, in our platform, you can sell your content without even using the antiquated ISBN (since you’re not using middlemen).
4. The most important part of this new paradigm means you control the pay-out of sales right inside your publishing application. In addition, since we use the Stripe payment system, you get to keep 97% of the price you affix to the content of your new ePub3 book! So, we’re even screwing over our old pal, Paypal, who charges more for each sale.
Finally, you'll also get your anthology story published through EMRE Publishing's Vearsa International eBook Sales Channels. Our authors’ eBooks are marketed through our Vearsa distribution system to over 1,000 online retailers and over 65,000 libraries around the world. We can create inexpensive print and hard copies as well as multimedia ePub3 eBooks to give our authors an additional “power house” of marketing forces to work for them 24/7.
The More Support the Story Gets, the More Marketing Support (Money) Your Team Gets
The way our system will work is that I will give you a general idea of the tools you’ll be using to create your ePub3 eBook, and I will also kickstart you with a basic story idea. Of course, you don’t have to follow my idea, and you can always make one up on your own, but I would like to keep the theme of these multimedia experiences the same for consistency. If you literally “buy in” to a story, through Kickstarter, then you will be given access to the premium version of my Embellisher ™ ePub3 Creator Studio, where you will all be working together on your creation. When we surpass the goal, the extra money in each group will go to your team for marketing and promotion costs.
You will have the choice of being a “reader” (no editing function), an “author” (editing and creation access), or an “administrator” (control over pricing and money aspect of the creation). Since being the administrator is tantamount to being a publisher, in the old school definition of publishing, this person must be a savvy business person who can provide the extra development tools that might be needed to create the final product.
However, since the entire enterprise is a team job, whoever is appointed administrator must answer to the authors and readers in a democratic way. In a sense, this is the hybrid model of publishing.
For example, if more authors and readers want to price the final eBook higher, then the administrator must agree to that. For all intents and purposes, the administrator will simply be a working executive who applies the “will of the members.” Hey, I told you this wasn’t the Trump way of doing business!
So, without further ado, here is the overall theme of our anthology of multimedia products: THE HORRORS, FANTASIES AND SCIENCE FICTIONS OF LIFE IN THE TRUMP ERA
As you can assume, we’re going to stick with the fictional genres of horror, fantasy and science fiction to tell our stories in this anthology. Also, since each story will be sold separately inside our Embellisher ™ app, it would be nice to cross-promote with the other authors in order to maximize the social promotions of your titles. Since there are no limits to the numbers of readers and authors to create the stories (no limit on length of story, either), you will be building a potential marketing team as well. EMRE Publishing, LLC will be giving more financial support based on the numbers of members, so you'll be able to leverage more marketing and ad dollars by supporting your category.
As you’ll see, each category of story will be different enough to make each eBook an interesting purchase on its own merit. I will now give you the four category assignments, so you can see what you’ll be doing in the way of creation. Afterward, I will explain the way you’ll be participating if you’re a reader, author or administrator.
Story Category 1: The Pussy-Grabbing President
The idea is to create a parody of our current president, Donald J. Trump in both written and visual form. Next, the “pussies” being grabbed in this interactive game won’t be X-rated (fewer sales opportunities); plus, it’s too damned sexist. No, I suggest that you create animal cats that our president must grab in order to “win the game.” In other words, the president will be the game player avatar, and he will be tasked with grabbing the most pussies in a certain time frame.
Another way to do this is to provide personal stories of horror, science fiction and fantasy based on the sexist flavor of the current White House. What has happened in your life to cause fear of sexism and acts of violence against women? You can incorporate video and audio in these stories.
This is where your team’s creativity can take-off on its own. Will you have different levels of play? Will you incorporate augmented reality or interactive animation? Or, will it be a simple game play engine? This is where you need to work with your administrator to figure out the costs of what you’ll be creating. What you create will, of course, determine how much you will charge the buyer to play your ePub3 game.
Story Category 2: Jared Kushner’s Big Adventure (not to be confused with Peewee Herman)
This eBook will incorporate our unique “insert story” tool that’s included in every author-level studio interface. The plot will be the many hats that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has to wear in the White House. What kind of misadventures can happen to him as he attempts to circumnavigate his many different roles? Let the reader (user) choose inside your story what will happen next.
Again, you’ll need to decide how to create a unique parody of Jared in both written and visual form. Then, what are the different job “hats” he must wear and what kinds of choices (and their results) will be programmed into your eBook?
Another method would be again tell personal stories of how Jared Kushner's responsibilities have affected or might affect your life. Again, you can use AR and VR as well as conventional video and music playlists to tell your story.
Story Category 3: Ivanka Trump’s Shopping Channel
This story will show how Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, gets special permission to set-up her own shopping channel inside the White House! What will she sell, and how will she sell it? Does the reader get to do anything interactively? Maybe Ivanka’s channel will be better than the home shopping network. Perhaps it’ll be an augmented or virtual reality experience. Whatever happens in your eBook, the reader must become a participant in some way.
The second method is to do a personal horror, fantasy or science fiction story about what Ivanka Trump's businesses do to people in America. For example, many women decided to boycott Nordstrom because they sold a line of Ivanka's clothing.
Story Category 4: The First Lady’s War on Bullying
Here we have a story that pits our new First Lady, Melania Trump, against all those online and cell phone bullies out there. You can also use her son, Barron, who can help her in her effort to “flush out bullies” in humorous sting operations. Please remember that you must create parodies of Melania and Barron (you don’t want to get sued by Trump Enterprises!). Again, you must create all the inter-activities the reader must go through as well as what results from the story-lines. Will it be a game or a “choose your own adventure”? The cost of your final product will determine how much your eBook will contain!
The second way to handle this story is to tell your personal stories of bullying and discrimination (or you family's). How ludicrous is it to have somebody like Melania Trump telling people to stop trolling on the Internet? What are the real causes of bullying and what can be done about it? You tell the story that really matters!
Your Team Package
Included in your team package for each category will be the following:
1. Premium access in the ePub3 Creator Studio (includes all the tools and tutorials therein). This studio can also be used to create all promotions that are covered in the “marketing tutorials.” Note: Readers will not have editing privileges.
3. Premium access to the Embellisher ™ ePub3 eReader where your final project will be sold.
4. Premium access to the Embellisher ™ Forum where you can communicate with your team in private.
In addition, your Administrator will have access to the back-end portion of our platform where all the administrative work can be done for your team such as pricing your project and establishing the Stripe payment options. The administrator will also see what the direct sales are and can instantly publish this information to all team members. Although there will be no limitations to the Reader level membership on your team, as they will be your future audience who can assist in your social marketing promotions, there are limited numbers to the Author and Administrator functions. There can only be five authors and one administrator included on each team.
The best thing about this project is that our anthology has no definite time limit. You establish your timeline for completion as a team. In fact, even if your team finishes before the other three project categories, you can start your promotion and sales before them. The most advantageous feature of Mobile ePublishing is that it is extremely flexible--both for the creator and for the reader!
Join us today. We would love to see what you can create.
Risks and challenges
The risk of publication is simple: If your reader doesn't enjoy the experience of interacting with your project, then he or she won't purchase any more of your work. Since this adventure will be showing you how to use our Embellisher Mobile Publishing and Marketing platform, we're hoping you can work well with others to create the best ePub3 title possible. If you don't have any experience with ePub3, then you may not want to take on the role of Author and become a Reader supporter instead. Each category needs workers who can provide the best expertise, so be certain you can do this. Otherwise, your team's final project may have little chance of creating sales.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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