Friday, April 16, 2010

Once Upon A Time Ideas


Hey everyone.

So I've been having a good think about this Feature for a while now, and it was Missie Summers over at The Unread Reader that got me really working on this post.  I know there are alot of you that enjoy reading VERY MUCH.  So who out there enjoys writing their own stories??  I know I do.

Well with Once Upon a Time the general idea would be for those that wanted to enter their stories, say every 2 weeks, I will pick a winner (or I'll pick a couple of stories to post up so that you could all vote for) and post their story the following week and send them a prize. And so on and so on until towards the end, where I'll put the stories together into a book.

I was also thinking that we could also have like a cover competition for anyone who would like to design a cover for this book and have everyone vote on the best cover.  Once all that fun stuff is done have maybe 5 or 6 copies published through Blurb or (somewhere like that) and six lucky entrants will win THE SUPER Prize.


Okay, okay.  There are flaws.  For starters I'd love to give everyone a chance to get this book too!  I'm not sure how I can do this though.  There are a few options.  I've read on there that it can be private/invitation only, or there is also the option of putting it in the bookstore, but I don't like the bookstore idea because I don't want to profit in any way from this AT ALL.  This is THE PEOPLE'S book as Hamish and Andy from B105 would say lol.

So I'm here to ask for HELP!!  I really want to make this happen.  I think it would be super cool so I need some input on this.
What are your thoughts/issues/ideas?
How long do you think entries should be 250, 500, 1000 etc?
Who's actually interested in this idea?
Most importantly, what PRIZES shall we have? (Because you know I love giving stuff away)
What are your ideas on the publishing side of this?  Any ideas on this too?
Ways of picking winners?

Whatever your input I'd love to hear this.  You can email your thoughts, ideas etc to spellboundbybooks@gmail.com  and/or comment here.  If there are any other things I may have forgotten here, please let me know!!

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