Raythe’s AMA #2: Questions About the Site!

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.

10 Responses to Raythe’s AMA #2: Questions About the Site!

  1. phoenixfire May 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    Ive been wondering, have you ever considered doing an AU of some of your completed stories? Or another AU rather? This is my personal musings so please excuse the rambling. Like how things could have played out differently/explored differently in an AU story of Sanctuary with Demetrius and Nomad as the main pairings and what they face and such. Or maybe in Drakon with Sebastian maybe meeting Shimada and an exploration of that. Just something that I’ve been wondering on/off and what the possibilities could be. Have you ever considered that?

    • Raythe May 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

      YES!

      So many times I want to do AUs of all the stories. Believe me I must stop myself …

      But I will have some news coming out where you’ll see something ahem cool that might answer your wishes.

  2. a_h- May 9, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    Holy moly I can’t believe the cost of creating/running the site! Though I definitely wondered. Do you write as your full time job now?

    Also I was confused at this statement: there are issues regarding moral rights. Is that in reference to other countries’ morality rules about what you can publish?

    • Raythe May 9, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

      The cost of running the site is very large. I still have my day job for that reason (though who knows what will happen!) because as the boss I must eat last. My employees have to be paid first and hopefully with raises.

      Moral rights are a form of intellectual property in Europe where the translator actually has some intellectual property considerations in the translated work and I am very again sharing my IPs with anyone. They are my babies.

  3. Ipodpixie May 9, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

    Wow I had no idea you had so many subscribers!

    It really is a testament to the number of people who enjoy this kind of creative writing and also to you personally as all of these people were attracted to and are held by your writing talents.

    • Raythe May 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

      Yes, I know that its really hard to tell! I get some kind of stage fright at times just considering it and then I’m like I want MORE people! tents fingers evilly It’s really amazing to me that we have so many people b/c (1) weird product; (2) who the Hell are we; and (3) KU. But we do! And I’m so grateful.

      • Ipodpixie May 9, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

        KU??

        • admin May 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

          Kindle Unlimited.

  4. Methusleah1 (Emerald) May 10, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

    Thank you for taking the time to answer the last question I asked and thank you for holding this Q&A!
    My next question is, if you could point to a specific series or author in the Yaoi/Bl writing/art genres that inspires you or that you enjoy the most, what or whom would it be?

    • Raythe May 12, 2018 at 1:11 am #

      I have no author in yaoi/BL that inspires me. My experience has been its a lot of sex but weak story and story is everything for me. I’ve enjoyed the Viewfinder series and a bunch of others, but the fact that its often showing faux non-con got tired for me. But definitely yaoi in general really showed me that this WASN’T freakish just as fanfiction did. I hope that answers your question.

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