I’ve been trying to write a novel for almost a decade.
Now, IDA Publishing, a company based in San Francisco, is taking on the publishing market with the publication of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, a new book that follows Pony’s journey through the magical world.
It was originally going to be released in February of this year, but with the passage of time, that date has slipped to the summer of 2019.
In order to make the book available for purchase in time, IDP Publishing is using the Pony fandom to raise funds to create a fund that will allow the book to be published in full and without copyright protection.
I spoke with co-founder and CEO of IDP, David Eller, about the decision to publish the book and how it differs from the traditional publishing model.
What kind of publishers and writers are you working with?
David Ellers: We have a team of about 25 authors who have published books in the past, and that team is a mix of professional writers and self-published authors who are passionate about the fantasy genre.
Our goal is to publish as many books as we can in the first year, and we’re aiming for a total of 1,000 books by the end of 2020.
How many books will we publish?
David: We’re aiming to publish between 1,500 and 1,600 books, depending on how many people have signed up and where we’re going.
The average age of books published in the US is 35 years old.
Are there specific genres or books that you’re aiming at?
David : As we’ve discussed before, we want to be publishing the widest range of books we can.
For example, we don’t want to put too much focus on the male/female divide in the genre.
We want to focus on books that are diverse, well-written, and have a wide audience.
Will you use traditional publishing models to make your books available?
David, David, you’re kidding me.
Are you really doing this?
David has been in the publishing business for over 20 years.
Why are you doing this with Pony?
David and I are both big fans of the pony fandom, and the pony books we’re working on have been incredibly popular in the last decade.
We’ve been doing this for a long time, and I think we’re on the right track.
Will the books be available digitally?
David is a bit nervous about this, but he does think that digital distribution is the way to go.
The Pony books will be available on IDP’s online store, which will allow readers to access them in their native language.
If you don’t have a local shop or store that sells books, you can buy them online.
What about bookstores?
David told me that the Pony books are being sold directly to customers.
So, you’ll have to buy them in the local bookstore, where you’ll get the book in your local language.
David, the Pony book will be distributed digitally to readers.
Are there any restrictions on the books?
David says that if you have to go out of town, you will have to get the books from the IDP website, which is available in over 200 languages.
There are no restrictions on buying the books digitally, and you can print out the books and have them delivered to your home.
Will you be using the IDW brand or other imprints?
David said that IDW will be using some of the IDPs trademarked products.
I was a bit skeptical about the idea of using trademarks, but David assures me that this will not be an issue.
David also said that the IDM will not use any third party trademarks.
Who are your co-authors?
David explained that they are all professionals with a passion for fantasy.
How does this affect the quality of the books you’ll be publishing?
David hopes that these books will have the same quality as the books they’re based on.
If they’re the same in every way, that means that the books are going to sell more than the ones that are based on other companies’ books.
I’m sure that if people buy the books in their local stores, they’ll have more than one copy of each book.
David Eler: I’m really excited about the book that we’re publishing, and if people get the chance to read it, I’m looking forward to publishing more books in Pony and My Little Princess.