Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Fall In

Well, I've decided to break the title into two words - Waterfall Books. It looks better that way. I've got the logo for the newsletter/site designed in my head; now I just need to figure out some way to get it on a computer. I plan to take a photo of a shelf of my favorite Christian novels, transpose a semi-transparent waterfall on top of it, then add text. I want to make a whole range of images - from headers to banners to icons. Does anyone have the tools and know-how to do this? I'm willing to pay (not a whole lot, since I'm still a struggling freelance writer, but some).

I plan to give away one novel for every 20 people who sign up for the Waterfall Books free email newsletter. I'm also developing ideas for prize packs for the top 3 or 5 promoters. Stay tuned!

Ranking system development:

Waterfall - top-notch quality in every way, a favorite
Mud Puddle - um, well, a dud
Pond - a book with that down-home country feel
Whitewater/Rapids - awesome suspense, can't put the book down
Canal - artificial, rusty mechanics
Brook - light, happy read
Cascade - one step behind a waterfall, high-quality read
Fjord - deep characterization
Ocean - broad and excellent worldbuilding/setting
River - average good book
Fountain - avant-garde, unique
Eddy - swirling circumstances around one unique person
Splash - humorous great read

Still have a few more to choose from - will fill them in as needed.