I’d like to shed some light on how The Memory Eater anthology is progressing and why I extended the submission deadline.
First things first. I had a breakthrough in marketing, mainly by focusing on Twitter, which I began using on May 16th. Here’s a look at how it helped my blog statistics:
March: 803 views (I began my blog on March 15th)
April: 1,287 views
May: 2,906 views (764 from Twitter alone)
With an average daily view count of around 170, I’m predicting 5,000-5,500 views in June. Possibly more depending on how much time I have to advertise.
While traffic and interest has more than doubled, I wanted to give newcomers adequate time to write and edit their submissions, so I extended the deadline. Will I do it again? It depends on the following…
Several small publishers have showed interest in the project. Now I haven’t had the time to respond to all of them yet, but I’m getting there.
Truth is, within the last two weeks, I found out that three of my stories are going to be published. Two of them are sci-fi novelettes accepted by the same publisher, so when the time is right, I’m hoping to pitch this anthology to them. This could be very good, especially if I ended up getting contributors paid up front. Not to mention the market the anthology would reach. Keep fingers crossed!
This idea has already far exceeded my expectations and new paths are starting to open up for it. But as always, my main focus is on producing quality, so back to the slush pile it is for me.
And to those writing stories, the best of luck to you!