Announcing: Might Could Beta Books!

Dearest readers,

I’m going to skip the small talk, and cut right to the chase: I’m announcing something really big that I’ve been alluding to but keeping secret until now… are you ready?

Might Could Beta Books is now LIVE!


Might Could Beta Books, Christine Nishiyama

Wait… What’s Might Could Beta Books?

Oh my, I thought you’d never ask!

Since 2012, I’ve been working independently as a freelancer. I’ve worked with over 50 companies, created more than 15 courses, and taught over 40,000 students. In just 5 years, I’ve grown a one-woman business into a community of makers and creatives that love to draw, make art, and make books.

Traditionally, making a book is a very solitary business. You write in privacy, illustrate in secrecy, and submit alone with hope. I’m ready to move beyond that typical tight-lipped, buttoned-up approach, and ignite a new business model as an independent author and illustrator.

I experimented with releasing a beta book in January 2017 to great success. The feedback I received from my initial 20 beta readers (shout out to the founding betas!) was invaluable, and I don’t want to miss out on that type of engagement and collaboration from fellow readers and book makers again.

And so, Might Could Beta Books was born.

But this isn’t just about me getting feedback from you guys. I also hear common goals and challenges from you guys in our interactions. You want to make your own book, but you hit the same obstacles I do when trying to make a book. Over the past two years, I’ve been head down focused on the book making process, learning how to hurdle over those obstacles, making mistakes, experimenting with workflows, learning to embrace new paths, studying how inspiration happens, and just plain makin’ books.

And now, I want to share it all with you.

Might Could Beta Books, Christine Nishiyama

Mmk… But Really, What Is It?

Might Could Beta Books is a subscription based membership.

Once you become a member, you will have instant access to all my past uploaded process work, documenting my books from start to finish.This includes the original inspiration for the book, early book influences that help me define the feel of the book, research, references, initial manuscript drafts, revised manuscripts, storyboards, character development, refinements, sketches, final artwork, self-publishing tasks, and more. The forms of content will range from PDFs, JPGs, screenshots, time lapse videos, and whatever else pops up.

Each process post has a comments section so you can give me your direct feedback as the book progresses. I’ll be sharing process work here that is totally exclusive and not available anywhere else.

This community is starting with my current book, We Are Fungi, but will continue on after this book is launched. As time goes on more books will be created, with the full process shared from start to finish. All posts will be organized and available for access at any time.

PLUS! The names of all members during the month of each book launch will be included at the back of the book as a thank you and acknowledgement of our collaboration and your contributions to the book.


Disrupting Book Industry, Christine Nishiyama

But Wait! There’s More!

I can’t fit all the features and details about this membership here in this post. There are discounts on print books! Discounts on other courses! A stretch goal! A preview of the content!

Click here to learn more and become a member today!

Thank you so much for being a part of this journey with me and I really hope to see you over in Might Could Beta Books! 😀

❤ always,

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