I figure it is high time I do something productive with my learning besides working on my main manuscripts, so I am going to start offering commissions for short stories (or longer, pre-made template stories) where I insert the buyer's name (or their child) as the main character in the story.
I'm trying to decide on prices though, I'm thinking maybe USD$10 for the template story since it will be a little bit longer, but more generic (all the people that buy one will get the same story, but their name or their childs name will be inserted as the main character), custom short stories will likely start at USD$15 and increase in price depending on how long they want the story to be, due to the amount of time it will take for me to draft down an idea and actually produce the final work (I'm saying to allow a week for those that want fully custom stories and intend to give them as a birthday gift)
As for format, I will simply be offering them in PDF format, so they can be read on computers, e-readers or tablet devices.
Main thing I'm wondering is: Is this something that people out there would actually be interested in? I used to see this kind of thing offered in local magazines, but the stories were relatively poor quality - they had pictures though, which mine will not since my drawing royally sucks, unless I commission an artist for a percentage of the sales.
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