Hi, folks! So today, I wanted to talk a little bit about a new series of books I’m thinking about working on. Let me explain.
This idea is inspired by collections like the Penguin Mini Modern Classics books that I’ve been working my way through, George Orwell’s Why I Write and a few other shorter non-fiction works like Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
Basically, I’ve been looking for an excuse to write more long-form non-fiction and I think this might be exactly what I needed. The idea is to have a series of small, short books, pretty much running at the shortest size I can get going through CreateSpace and/or IngramSpark using a sort of simple, set cover design that will allow me to release as many as I want to in a consistent collection that can grow as needed.
As for the topics, there’s a lot I want to write about. We’re talking about everything from the publishing industry to the meat industry, writing for a living, the reliability of mainstream media outlets, gender and more.
Whether this all actually happens or not remains to be seen, but the intent is certainly there and it seems like a pretty fun idea to me. The idea would be to keep the prices as low as possible, possibly with the e-copies available for free and with inexpensive paperbacks available too.
It’s still early days for the idea, and I guess I’m currently just testing the waters and seeing whether anyone would be interested in the first place, but we’ll see. I think it’ll be a good exercise to do in its own right, even if nobody ever reads them.
So on that note, I’d better get to it.