The SETI Anthology-Completion/Marketing of the SETI Trilogy
All three science fiction novels in the SETI trilogy will be published in a new single volume, "The SETI Anthology" this spring 2014.
In 1990 my science fiction novel "SETI" was published by the ROC imprint of New American Library, Penguin USA publishing company for U.S. distribution. "SETI" was subsequently published by Headline Press in London for distribution to the U.K., Canada and Australia. In the U.S. the book sold approximately 12,000 copies. The book was picked up by Columbia Pictures in Development as a motion picture. I worked closely with movie producer Shel Schrager who just released the classic film, "The Karate Kid."The SETI film project was put on hold while Book II in the SETI Trilogy, "SETI, The Journey" was being written. Ultimately the motion picture was never made and ROC culled their publication list.
Since then, I have published "SETI" and "SETI, The Journey" on Amazon Kindle, BarnesandNoble Nook, KOBO Books and Apple iBookstore. I am currently working on the manuscript for book number three in the SETI Trilogy, it will be titled, "SETI, Conception." I am having a great time writing the book and crafting the twists and turns toward an exciting and unusual completion. And the way it ends, does not necessarily mean the end of the story. I will let my readers determine that...if they want me to carry on with the planet wide drama on Earth.
There is one concept that is for certain in this new world of self-published ebooks sold on stores such as Kindle. With the shrinking of print publication authors publishing their own work must market their own work. There are many free Press Release services but to let the world know about your work and what you have created a professional marketing strategy certainly would help sales and would help introduce the author, that's me, and his work. I have a website, blog and have a small distribution list. I have announced my releases on many social media sites but I think it is essential that I engage professional help to broaden the scope and reach of my publication announcements. Funds raised will be directed for that purpose.
On my website at www.frederickfichman.com you will have the opportunity to meet me and see what else is in the pipeline. But for now, I think it is critical for me as the creator of The SETI Trilogy that I let the world know of my work. And that is how I will apply funding for this project. Through the worldwide reach of the world wide web, I will let this gigantic market know and learn about my book, "The SETI Anthology."
Risks and challenges
There are over a million books just in the Amazon Kindle Library alone. Cutting through the noise and clutter to get your work seen let alone purchased is not easy in the ebook world these days. If your work is good and it is noticed or recommended then sales and wide distribution will follow. And following that almost surely is the demand for more of the same. I currently have 23 books in my published library on Kindle and I plan to keep working. I think I have enough ideas and concepts to keep me working for many many years. I have been a writer, along with my now finished television broadcast career at ABC-TV, for over 25 years and I have no intention of stopping now. Writers who write, who are dedicated to the work, feel that they have no other choice. They are compelled to write and so am I.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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