Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Adventures in Epublishing--veinglory

Many writers will at some time have spent time on one of Holly Lisle's websites (e.g. HollyLisle.com, Forward Motion). Her latest endeavor is in the area of epublishing, specifically an ezine for speculative fiction to be called Rebel Tales (for more background see here). Although I have to say I see less rebel and more same 'ol in this mash up of subscription, one off and donation monetising with a side order of serial fiction. (Don't remember the online serial fiction fad? That might be because they all went bust within a year.) But how this particular adventure in doing things differently goes remains to be seen.

2 comments:

Xandra Gregory said...

It might be time for it now that iPods/iPhones are becoming reading devices, and people seem to have little problem dropping a fiver on silly little apps like pac-man or pop the bubble...maybe they'll be intrigued by short serials delivered via subscription. You never know an idea whose time has come until you hit on it. It'll be interesting to see if it flies here and now.

Page Smith said...

If there's only one thing I know about working on the internet, it's that you have absolutely no idea what's going to work at any given time until you try it.

The internet: Live-or-die capitalism.