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The Artisan's Approach


]Business Musings: Sustainability is a fascinating read. The blog talks about the difference between being a manufacturer and being an artisan concerning writing.

I realized I have accidentally stumbled on a product that will help me in taking the artisan approach in my writing endeavors. The time-honored yet much-maligned "cookbook." My first novel mentions foods and recipes the crew of PLS Exodus devise to help them cope with the effects of the stories "Transit Drive."

I think that if I market the "Transit Cookbook" correctly, then I can accomplish three things.

1. By referencing the scene where the recipe first appears I may pique the interest of people to buy the novel.

2. It creates a product in a different marketplace which can generate additional revenue.

3. It increases publication penetration since cookbooks are seldom if ever, published by the same people that market sci-fi/fantasy books.

Think outside of the box. What do you mention in your writings that might be a "spin-off" product?

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It's a great idea. I own both of the books linked below:

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Plus, if you don't do the cookbook, someone else might seek your permission to do so:

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Although I'm not sure they'd need your permission to do so if they didn't put your book title in their title, or reference your book in any way. emoticon






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I own a cookbook that plays on D&D tropes. ("Roter Drache in Aspik"). Not sure if it even exists in English. The recipes are divided into sections for Humans, Elves, Barbarians, etc.

I've been thinking about mugs and other merchandize, but the problem is usually the image license. It's much, much more expensive to buy licenses for merchandize. (BHC stressed that we were not allowed to put our covers on mugs etc.)

Oh, and I own a book with images and views of Pern. I don't particularly like them, but that is certainly something else to offer to fans.



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Copyright appears to be the key to side project expansions. If I draw it or create the image in some manner that makes it my work then I have the right to market it. emoticon

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Also, PR: What kind of 'games' does your crew play? If you create/design board/card games for them to play, you can publish them here:

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