So I want to release Femme in serialised form; a chapter a day, because they’re short chapters. I have twenty-nine chapters but I might only release half of the book this way before putting the whole book out. I’m still in two minds whether or not I want to keep it absolutely free all the way, or charge a nominal fee. Price is the last thing on my agenda, because this is an exercise of self-promotion. There have been costs involved – though minimal, and I’m considering those costs to be an investment in myself.
I keep telling myself it’s not about the money… though money is a way of measuring value. If I want to know if Femme is genuinely worth something to my potential readers, then shouldn’t I charge something? Isn’t that the difference between ‘you go, girl!’ and ‘I’m going to spend my hard-earned money on your work’?
Nothing will change my mind about the first half of the book – that will be free. But the rest? I’ve got at least two months to think about it.