This is Part 2 of the AMA, where Raythe answers questions about the site. Part 1, questions about writing, is here.
What are you planning to do with your older completed books like Drakon or Ghost Neo Tokyo?
ANSWER: Nothing! They will stay on the site as they always have. I assume you were hoping that I’d package them up and sell them individually, but I won’t do that with the serials.
Are you going to put Merman 2 on audio as well? Hopefully with the same wonderful narrator? I was also wondering if you could put Sanctuary, Ghost half, WHCC on audio as well?
ANSWER: While I DO intend to record some of the serials myself for Members, serials WON’T be recorded by professional actors because the cost is just too prohibitive. Chris Patton who did the Merman series has so much on his plate that getting him for work because impossible. So maybe some day I’ll work with him again but not now. The individual books series WILL have audio.
Which of your stories would you like to see become a movie, TV Show, stage play, or YouTube series? Who would you cast, if it were up to you and who would you want to direct it?
ANSWER: I WISH The Fell could be made into like a GoT series on HBO or Netflix, but that will never happen. LOL! I don’t actually know who I would choose as actors because I honestly have such strong real visions of these characters in my head that I can’t picture known actors in those roles. You guys tell me!
The Artifact/Bodyguard actually got some interest from a big time producer. It didn’t go anywhere, but it was exciting to consider. In the future, we do intend to try and do some live-action webisodes, but we’re a bit far off from that.
How many members are there on RR? I really have no clue, I only see those who comment (but if it’s private information you prefer not to share it’s ok!)
ANSWER: It’s over 1400! We only see a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of Members commenting openly and that’s okay.
Is there any chance your published books will be translated into other languages someday? (in french?)
ANSWER: We’ve had offers, but honestly, there are issues regarding moral rights and other legal stuff that makes me leery right now. But we are thinking on this.
What is your opinion of people who write fanfiction based on your stories?
ANSWER: I think it’s great and I’m all for it, because it shows the love of the original work and draw people to the original work! So long as it STAYS fanfiction. Meaning, no filing off serial numbers, no plagiarism, etc. I say this, unfortunately, because it’s happened several times.
Did you ever expect to create a following of dedicated readers, and do you expect it to expand?
ANSWER: I hoped and I alway hope. In many ways, when I created Raythe Reign I was very naive and quite frankly crazy, especially as I poured tens of thousands of dollars into the site, employees, etc. We continue to grow every year and I honestly believe (hope want yearn) that we will grow even faster coming up.