Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Small Product Lab Experiment

I enrolled in the Small Product Lab on a lark and got accepted which was pretty cool.  Basically it is to produce a product within 10 days and bring it to market.  I want to do this as a kind of exercise both to learn some things and to show my authors how to produce and promote a new product in a short amount of time.  In this case, the new product is a book.  Granted, with 10 days, it will be a small book.

The first day, I had to come up with an idea.  The idea had to be small because it is a small product -- and one should know about the product one is doing in order to produce it.   I decided to come up with the idea of writing a short goat book that would work for new goat buyers.  It wouldn't cover all aspects of goat ownership -- just the most critical. Thus the project, Get Your Goat Now! is borne. With this new idea, I now get to make a plan. The plan includes a schedule for everything I have to do in the eight more days I have. This includes the book outline.  So, I started putting the schedule together.  Join me on this merry adventure as I plan out this book from conception to market.

Authors: I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking that there's no way this would work with fiction.  Are you so certain?  I'm pretty sure it will because short stories are cheaper than dirt. Write one and come up with a promotion like I will.  Maybe you'll have something at the end to show me as well?

1 comment:

  1. Cool, Maggie! I like that it uses expertise you already have (in goats). I'll be watching with interest.