Introducing The Productive Serialist
A newsletter specific to fiction apps and serialization.
It’s rare that I make straight announcements on Substack, but this one seemed important enough to have its own entry.
I’ve decided to split off all the content around fiction apps and serialization into a different publication called The Productive Serialist.
Why? In interacting with all of you, I’ve learned that the audience for going wide and direct sales is different from the audience for fiction apps and serialization. Serialization is a different style of writing from novels and I think that’s why the two topics attract different types of writers.
And I don’t want to be sending a ton of content about going wide to the serialist people, nor vice versa. So I wanted to break it off and give everyone more aligned content to their interests!
About The Productive Serialist
The Productive Serialist will be a place where I drop content about Kindle Vella, Radish, KISS, and more, as well as a place where I talk about serializing fiction.
I will not be moving the serialized content under this publication over to the new one. It will just be for all content going forward.
There is sometimes overlap in topics as well. For example, right now many fiction apps are incorporating streaming audiobooks into their subscriptions. To me, that’s both a wide topic and a fiction apps topic! What I will most likely do is write two posts on the topic from two different angles:
For the serialists: How to Get Your Serialization Into Radish’s New Audiobook Program
For the aggressively widers: Why You Need To Be on Fiction Apps Now That They Are Streaming Audiobooks
I will also link between the Substack newsletters where relevant, so you likely won’t miss much by only being subscribed to one or the other.
How To Get Onto the New List
A ton of subscribers came into the Aggressively Wide Substack during the Kindle Vella launch. If you enjoyed that content, you’ll want to move over to The Productive Serialist for more of it.
I will not be moving people over automatically. It is up to you to unsubscribe from this and resubscribe to the other publication, or to subscribe to both (or to subscribe to neither, too!).
The Schedule For Each Publication
There is currently no set schedule for either of these publications.
I will post under each sporadically, when I have something of note to say.
I hope to have a schedule in the future, and think it will be possible when I move some projects under a new company that Russell Nohelty (my coauthor) and I are building together. But for at least the next several months, probably into next year, all content will be irregular and free under both publications.
You are free to be on both publications if you are interested in both topics.
I hope this change makes this newsletter and the other even better to be a subscriber to!