Nearly seven years ago, I published “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era.” It was the first book with a simultaneous debut publication in paperback, five DRM-free e-book formats, and a free podcast edition. It was among the first two dozen “podcast novels,” pre-dating the ubiquitous Podiobooks.com. The book, in its various incarnations, enjoys an audience in the tens of thousands, all over the world.
Over the years, some folks have asked if there would be a new Sovereign Era book featuring some of the same characters. It’s time to find out if that’s an endeavor worth pursuing.
Please Answer Six Questions Regarding A New Sovereign Era Book
I’ve prepared a six-question survey to assess if it makes sense for me to allocate time, energy and resources toward writing, producing and marketing a new Sovereign Era novel featuring characters from “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era” like Nate Charters, Byron Teslowski, Lina Porter and the gang. While the book — likely called “Pilgrimage” — has been on the backburner for some time, I’d like to figure out if there’s good cause to actually write it.
Please help me — whether you’ve experienced “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Soveregn Era” or not — by answering no more than six questions in an online survey I’ve created. Please click here to take the survey.
Why Not Just Write The Thing?
I’d like to close the book, if you will, on the characters introduced in “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era,” as well as bring the next piece of the Sovereign Era storyworld to the public. So, why not just write this new Sovereign Era book? Why do any research on its viability, even something as small as a six question survey?
I’m a creator — it’s what I do for a living, whether I’m making things for others or for myself. Creativity is my business — that’s not a corny slogan (after all, creativity isn’t my middle name — that would be corny!), it’s the literal truth.
When considering what to work on, I have to include an assessment of what makes the most business sense. The list of things I need to make (for others) or want to make (for myself) is long — and all of those things have a potential for a return on my investment of time, energy and resources.
What’s the potential for a new Sovereign Era book featuring Nate Charters and some of the characters from “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era,” especially compared to the time, energy and resources it will require?
The results of the six-question survey will help me figure that out.
Spread The Word
In order to get the best possible results, I need a very high level of participation in the survey. If you count my mailing list, Facebook friends, Facebook page fans, Twitter followers, Google+ followers, and subscribers to this blog (and don’t count hugely variable overlap), it will reach about 5,000 people.
Please be one of those people… and please spread the word to others, as the number of people who elect to receive my updates in one form or another are vastly outnumbered by people who’ve experienced “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era.” Help me reach them — spread the link to the survey around, with my thanks:
The survey will be open until the end of May, 2012.
Thank you very much!