So what the hell is Type Engine?
Newsstand publishing is the great marketplace. And I’ve been looking forward to getting into the Newsstand game for quite some time. I was harassing my friend to start coding the app itself for me, than I was on a lookout for Ed Dale’s MagCast and how to get into it.
But than this thing came along, with a promise of getting it even easier. Type engine is just a platform, eventually you will have to do all the marketing by yourself. So the awesomeness of Type Engine is that it will effectively let you create your own paywall for the content that you make. But it won’t let you succeed on your own.
Enabling the success
There are already numerous success stories coming from Ed Dale’s path, with people charting the new territories. The benefits of early adopters of “Newsstand” are quickly fading away, as the “disruptors” are quickly catching up. But it’s still early in the game, if we’re into it for the long run.
For AlphaEfficiency it will mean another way for my readership to support my continual work, and liberating me from other internet bills, and allowing you to support my work.
For others it will be a temporary fun hobby. But with the big numbers, come great stories.
Your audience is 100 000 million iPad owners with their credit cards
That’s a lot of people, and that’s the subscription model. Income is quite different compared to the app model, where you buy once, and than you’re off the charts for the app developer. In the hands of the writers, this will allow writers and publishers to cultivate the communities that will allow you to maintain your income.
Which is something that majority of wannabe publishers forget. You don’t need a big community, you need small and loyal community, that will let you maintain your income doing what you love.
Why am I doing it?
I am not in this for “the millions” I am in it for the steady and sustainable growth that will allow me to accomplish the Alpha Efficiency vision, help people along the way to become more productive, and have fun doing my own thing.