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Serializing a New Novel

I have this big, brand new urban fantasy novel that I’ve written (for now let’s just call it by a codename: “Fallen 8″). It’s about a cult of demon hunters. I wanted to really polish it up so I hired (at great expense) an outside editor who has worked with Stephen King, Kevin J. Anderson and Isaac Asimov. I think we’ve been able to polish this manuscript into something really amazing. It’s extremely cinematic, full of non-stop action and has some incredible thematic elements. It could be the best thing I’ve ever written.

In short, if you’ve enjoyed any of my previous work, including “Shadow Falls”, “Number One with a Bullet”, “Diary of a Madman”, you’re gonna flip over this book.

And so the question becomes: How best to get this book out there to you? All of the fiction I’ve released in eBook form had been, at one point, podcast for free. This book doesn’t have an audience… yet.

So, I’m contemplating a couple of ideas. Basically, they are all variations of a similar theme: divide this one big book into two books and then give you the first book for free.

Giving you the first book for free is a risk I’m willing to assume. I could give you the free book in a couple of different ways. I can break it up into 16 serialized podcast episodes, I can release it on Smashwords as a free eBook download. I can post the serialized chapters here on Wordsushi.

That all seems easy. The question is what to do after week 16, after getting you hooked on this crack-like storyline.

Here are my ideas:

  • A) Put out the 2nd book, in its entirety, as an ebook for sale. Most likely, it would be packaged together with the first book so you’d get both books for an affordable price  ($2.99 to $4.99) and would include bonus material from book 1 not included in the podcast/free versions.
  • B) Use the sale of the ebook as a mini Kickstarter-like campaign to raise money to produce a free serialized podcast of the second book. Give it a reasonable goal (maybe selling 2,500 copies) If you liked the first book enough, I’d hope you spend $3-$5 to help fund it, even if you’re not an ebook reader kind of person.
  • C) Actually do a Kickstarter campaign and try to raise $4K or so. Give away some nice freebies to those who donate. Maybe even use it to find creation of a physical print copy of both books together (something of course that would be made free to those who donated a certain pre-determined amount to the Kickstarter campaign).

Basically, if I do this, I’d probably do some kind of combination of the above.

Thoughts?

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A Pair of Fun Articles on My Writing

A couple of really neat interviews I gave on THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN and my writing in general came out last week. The first, at the KINDLE AUTHOR blog, is a great all-around interview by talented writer David Wisehart. Here’s a small excerpt.

DAVID WISEHART: What was your journey as a writer?

MARK YOSHIMOTO NEMCOFF: It’s been a long and winding road for sure. A loooong time ago, during the early ’90s, I lost my job during a bad economy and I started my own business as a professional composer of music for TV and video games. I worked extremely hard and after a while I had done a few national series and a couple of big game titles. I went through some really heavy personal stuff and woke up one day to find that the most horrifying thing had happened to me: I completely lost the ability to write music. All the melodies and stuff I would hear in my head constantly, morning to night, were all gone. Poof. Just like that. Nothing. Crickets. Nada.

I had always been a creative writer in school, and one day while feeling very lost, I had a flash of an idea for a story. All I did for 19 days was write, and in the end, I had penned my first novel, The Doomsday Club, a furious thriller about 4 college friends who inadvertently kill someone and then invent a phony terrorist group to take the blame. I’d never attempted anything longer than a short story, but the book came out really well. I just hit the accelerator and never looked back. This being L.A., as I started showing my book around and getting some good responses, I got it into my head that I should try to break into TV and screenwriting. I put together some specs, got an agent. Got a couple of assignments. Got into the Warner Bros. Drama Writers Fellowship. Had one of my TV scripts directed by Bruce Campbell. Developed a couple of feature screenplays with a producer on the Sony lot. Wrote some more features on assignment… but nothing happened. I got fed up and was ready to give up, but I polished up another novel I had written, a noir thriller called The Art of Surfacing. In 2005, I put the book out in print myself and, needing a way to promote it, stumbled upon an article about creating something called a “podcast.” So, I started this podcast, at first in my car with some cheap mp3 recorder, that within 4 months got me a deal with a podcasting network and then, surprisingly, a drive-time slot on Sirius Satellite Radio five nights a week. An editor at Playboy heard my show and did a nice feature on me and all-of-a-sudden, I was podcasting as my full-time job, making a great living at it.

So then, inspired by Scott Sigler, I took an old screenplay of mine that I had optioned a few times but never got made and very quickly adapted it into a book. Number One with a Bullet, came out as a serialized podcast novel and because it was a success (winning a Parsec Award in 2007) I started putting out more original audiobooks and growing my brand as an author. Around that time, I also had this crazy book out about the lives of Hollywood assistants named Where’s My F*cking Latte? After Lindsay Lohan was arrested chasing her assistant in a car, I got a call to appear on “Access Hollywood” to talk aobut the lives of celebrity assistants. Boom. WMFL took off.

When the economy around audio podcasting started to erode, I started a video podcast, a funny news show called Things I Learned This Week, which I was also writing. Two years into it, that show was seen by a producer who offered me the hosting gig on a new nationally-syndicated TV newsmagazine about smartphones and mobile entertainment. I didn’t even have to audition. We taped the first season of The MoShow earlier this year and are waiting to hear about a second season pickup.

In the meantime, to my surprise, I discovered that WMFL had been sitting on a Kindle subcategory bestseller list for over 2 years. I went back and looked at how much my Kindle sales had grown and realized with the release of the Kindle 3 and the proliferation of Kindle apps running on millions of smartphones, there was a very, very serious market here. In March, I started putting out more of my back catalog and new content for Kindle, including a book called Go Forth and Kick Some Ass: Be the Hero of Your own Life Storyrelating to some of the motivational “sermons” I had been podcasting (I am an ordained minister). Since I started really focusing on ebook content my sales have exploded. All the stuff above, those are just most of the highlights so it may seem like it’s been an easy path, but I can tell you that I’ve fought tooth and nail for everything, and all the opportunities and doors that opened up were because someone saw something that I created and worked very hard on and decided to take a chance on me.

READ THE REST OF MY INTERVIEW OVER AT KINDLE AUTHOR HERE.

The next one is a fantastic feature piece that really goes into some depth about THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN and the effects the book’s sudden success has had on my career. Pardon the billboard sized photo of me they used in order to scare children, but once you scroll past that the rest is really cool.

Often in life, one thing leads to another and an initial act can be parlayed into great success.  Enter this tale into the life of writer and television host Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff.

Following the capture and subsequent killing of Osama Bin Laden in May, things would start to fall into place for Nemcoff.  The morning after news broke, he became stirred by acquiring information about how United States Special Forces pulled off the feat inside the Pakistani border.

This passion developed into writing a book, titled “The Killing of Osama Bin Laden: How the Mission to Hunt Down a Terrorist Mastermind was Accomplished.”  It was about the end of Bin Laden and as details came flowing in, the realization that he could have the first piece of any circumstance on the topic became great motivation.

READ “ONE MAN’S PATH TO PUBLISHED SUCCESS” HERE

 

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Read the Bin Laden Death Book Full of Inside Details

“If you are looking for a highly informative and thrilling rendition of how the man Hunt for Osama bin Laden unfolded, definitely look no further than this one…” Steven Samblis, ICPLaces.com

Read the first book about the death of Osama Bin Laden! Includes details about “stealth helicopters”, the courier, how SEAL Team Six trained for the mission and what the CIA did to find Osama Bin Laden using old-fashioned detective work!

THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN (How the Mission to Hunt Down a Terrorist Mastermind was Accomplished)

“The Killing of Osama Bin Laden” is a concise and detail-rich telling of the historic manhunt for the world’s number one most-wanted terrorist.

The courier was the key. A mid-level al-Qaeda operative who played a small part in the planning of the 9/11 attacks and was with Bin Laden when he escaped the battle of Tora Bora. Find out who the courier was, and how with one phone call, he eventually led the CIA to Bin Laden’s fortress-like mansion in the affluent suburbs of Abbottabad, Pakistan. Years after the trail had gone cold, Osama Bin Laden, was once again within our sights. Finally the largest manhunt in U.S. counterterrorism history was headed to its singular and bloody conclusion if only the President and his team could figure out how to get him before he vanished once again.

The gut punch Osama Bin Laden landed on 9/11 still stings. What he took from country on that terrible day can never be replaced, nor can the lives of the thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered in the name of some crusade. And even though it will still be a long time until we Americans fully heal from the pain of the worst terrorist attacks on our soil, we can rest assured that the man who became the epitome of evil in the modern world will never do this again.

This commemorative ebook edition of the events that led to Bin Laden’s death includes details about the courier whose phone call doomed the al-Qaeda leader and the detective work that led the CIA to the front door of his fortress-like mansion compound in an affluent neighborhood of suburban Pakistan.

Pick up this book FOR JUST 99 CENTS!

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (Kindle)

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (Nook)

PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK:

…because THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN contains certain details about the courier, the way SEAL Team Six trained for their black bag mission, along with what seems to me like “classified” intel on what modifications were made to the Black Hawk helicopters to make them “stealth”, this book reads like it was written by someone with a fairly high security clearance. I am no expert of CIA intelligence operations but I have to believe that either Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff is one heck of a researcher or he is getting his information from sources inside the government or the U.S. Military. I would bet there will be phones ringing at the Pentagon or inside the Beltway once word of this book gets out.
- ICPlaces.com

My pulse is racing… Mr. Nemcoff weaves a story so real it feels as though you are part of the inner circle who was there with the President.
- Tony Carcieri, Amazon reviewer

This might as well have been the actual first person account of the hunting down and subsequent killing of the Nation’s, nay World’s, Public Enemy #1. Mark Yoshimoto-Nemcoff’s has a very detail oriented and compelling view as to how the final solution went down. It’s an excellent read. You will not be able to push the “next page” button fast enough.
-T. May, Amazon reviewer

 

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The Killing of Osama Bin Laden: Buy it Now for Kindle and Nook!

THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN (How the Mission to Hunt Down a Terrorist Mastermind was Accomplished) , the latest book from yours truly, is finally out!

“The Killing of Osama Bin Laden” is a concise and detail-rich telling of the historic manhunt for the world’s number one most-wanted terrorist.

The courier was the key. A mid-level al-Qaeda operative who played a small part in the planning of the 9/11 attacks and was with Bin Laden when he escaped the battle of Tora Bora. Find out who the courier was, and how with one phone call, he eventually led the CIA to Bin Laden’s fortress-like mansion in the affluent suburbs of Abbottabad, Pakistan. Years after the trail had gone cold, Osama Bin Laden, was once again within our sights. Finally the largest manhunt in U.S. counterterrorism history was headed to its singular and bloody conclusion if only the President and his team could figure out how to get him before he vanished once again.

The gut punch Osama Bin Laden landed on 9/11 still stings. What he took from country on that terrible day can never be replaced, nor can the lives of the thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered in the name of some crusade. And even though it will still be a long time until we Americans fully heal from the pain of the worst terrorist attacks on our soil, we can rest assured that the man who became the epitome of evil in the modern world will never do this again.

This commemorative ebook edition of the events that led to Bin Laden’s death includes details about the courier whose phone call doomed the al-Qaeda leader and the detective work that led the CIA to the front door of his fortress-like mansion compound in an affluent neighborhood of suburban Pakistan.

Yes, it’s a short book, but it’s filled with lots of little details about “stealth helicopters”, the courier, how SEAL Team Six trained for the mission and what the CIA did to find Osama Bin Laden using old-fashioned detective work!

And if you happened to get a KINDLE for Mother’s Day, you can’t go wrong picking this book up FOR JUST 99 CENTS!

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (Kindle)

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (Nook)

Note: There was a bit of a glitch with the original release–the pre-release proofing copy was uploaded by accident… D’oh!– and unfortunately I wasn’t able to pull it from Amazon before a bunch of copies were sold, (Double D’oh!) so if you bought one of the first day copies of the book and you’d like a replacement, just email me a copy of your receipt and I’ll hook you up with an updated copy… My bad on this one… oh, the joys of being a one-man-band…

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