So, last night as I was trying to fall asleep, my brain was off doing its own wacky thing. You know. Sometimes you're just on the edge of sleep and a whole new book idea will pop into your head. If you don't get up and write it down, it'll be gone. (At least it will for me.)
Last night wasn't a book. It was a whole complete idea for starting an epublishing company with my closest writer friends. Raise your hand if you've read at least one book from a critique
partner that you're shaking your head about why no one has snapped it up
yet. I could raise several. So my sleepy brain decided it would do something about all that and my homeless books, too.
I wrote the letter inviting them to join in the idea. I created marketing materials. I knew exactly which books could go to print immediately and which other authors we could invite. It would be a company designed for writers who have awesome books that no one else wants because they don't fit the mold somehow. It would be a publishing house for those people who would turn to self publishing but are either afraid of going it alone or don't have the funds to get started. It would be a publishing house for the already self-published who want a crew to back them up with editing and marketing, etc.
It's not like the people I was thinking of don't all have unique traits to bring into a business like that.
Needless to say, I had a devil of a time falling asleep last night. All the sleepy-braining going on.
But this morning the idea is still there and even though I told myself I was a whack-job last night, it's really not that far-fetched. Is it?
Would you do something like that if the opportunity presented itself?