September 2021 Goal Review: Final

September 2021 Goal Review

It’s the end of the month. Time for the September 2021 goal review. Let’s see how I did.

Release the Director’s Cut Books

I hit a major production issue. Getting books printed in A5 format is proving to be more difficult than it needs to be. The problem isn’t DriveThruRPG’s print-on-demand. Lightning Source can do A5. Amazon, on the other hand, does not support A5. In spite of my opinions regarding their labor practices, they’re a huge marketplace. I want to make my physical books available there. Amazon is also my gateway to retail distribution.

I don’t want one version of the book available on one platform, and a different version on another. This means the books are going back to 6″x9″ digest-sized. It’s not a tragedy, because that format still meets my criteria for small and portable. As much as I wanted bullet-journal-sized books, it’s not the end of the world.

The bottom line is that I now need to reformat all of the books to 6″x9″ when I was almost done getting them all just perfect in A5.

My future charitable contributions will include supporting an organization seeking to get America on the metric system. It’s well past time this country joins the rest of the world.

Launch The Secret Newsletter

The first edition of The Secret Newsletter went out last Sunday. The second edition goes out next Sunday. The frequency isn’t going to be weekly, but I think Sundays as I have something worthwhile to share is a good benchmark.

Drop Our First Merch

I’m going to break this news on next Sunday’s edition of The Secret Newsletter. For those not subscribed, there will be an announcement here on the site sometime next week.

Keep a Developer’ Journal

I’ve managed to post something every day during the month of September. That was to build the habit. I expect this to drop back to 3 or 4 times per week during October or November. The greater frequency at launch is because I’ve had things to say. Going forward I want to focus on quality over quantity. I’m not going to bang out a post just to fill a hole in the schedule. My objective is to share meaningful thoughts, insights, and updates.