After 1 Week We're 54% Funded!
54% Funded and Front Page Love!
Or 54.9% funded if you want to split awesomeness hairs.
First off, I want to send out a huge thank you to all my backers: I never thought I'd be here after just a week. Additionally, I've on Popular/Publishing, Publishing/Fiction and San Diego front pages multiple times. I'm absolutely floored, utterly amazed. None of this would be possible without all of you.
Podcasts and Promos Oh My!
Secondly, I need to thank the excellent StarShipSofa podcast (http://www.starshipsofa.com/) for running an audio promo for the project. Equally as exciting, one of my literary heroes -Scott Sigler http://scottsigler.com/- is going to be 'airing' (wiring?) the Promo on Sunday. I guess I could mention that I also ran the promo in my own podcast, but that doesn't really count... it would be weird to thank myself right?
Breaking Encryption and $25 Dollars for Amazon
Finally, as hinted in the personal appeal part of the video I can now confirm that there is hidden information/files already buried in this campaign. As a matter of fact, if you follow the trail of breadcrumbs you will discover a proprietary CHEMO communication channel. If you're interested in finding out more about the story, I promise you that you'll want to gain access ASAP.
In order to promote the Kickstarter campaign I'm going to run a contest for a $25 Amazon Giftcard. If you manage to get through the Encryption and gain access to secret CHEMO messaging between now and the 27th of June you'll be in the running to win. I'm going to be posting hints over the next week or but you don't really need them. I mean, I already posted a five chapter sample didn't I?
The contest is open to both backers and non backers; but if you've donated you'll get access to 'tips' before everyone else. And since this is a promotion, I need you to tell are your friends. But knowing you guys, you were probably doing that anyway :).
Everything is great, you guys are awesome. I couldn't be happier. I feel like this campaign is more than just doing a first printing, but really about launching a career. So once again, thank you.
You'll never know how much your support means to me.
pledged of $1,000 goal
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Jun 7, 2012 - Jul 7, 2012 (30 days)
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A DRM Free digital copy of the book in whatever format you prefer. Kindle, Nook, or brain implant: it's all good!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Poster print of the art work! Plus digital Copy of Book. Physical books? Psshhhh, like you care.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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8 backers Limited (2 of 10 left)
Early backers get the first printed run of the book + the digital copy for an amazing price! Enjoy your worm Mr. or Ms. Early Bird.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
You will get a first run printed copy of the book and the digital copy.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will get a first printed run of the book, numbered and signed by me, Plus a digital copy! So flipping awesome!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will get a physical copy of the book numbered and signed by me, digital copy, and a poster print of the art.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You get everything in the $25 reward bracket + you get a Three CHEMO postcards. Awwww yeah!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will get a copy of the book, encased in a customized metal tin, specially designed by me. It's gonna be bad-ass. Plus of course you get a digital copy (of course!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will get all the rewards from the $25 dollar level and two watches (one Seiko and one Disney) customized by me. These may or may not come in handy for finding secret extra layers of the story... maybe.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will get all the copy of the book encased in the customized case, the poster print, every piece of art printed as a postcard, and I will take you out for an adult beverage (assuming you are over 21 years old). Must be in the greater San Diego or Orange County California area. This is perfect if you're going to comic-con this year because I'm gonna be all over that!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All the previous stuff and you can suggest something! Note: I am happily married, healthy and (relatively) sane and I'd like to keep it that way. Also, want something but didn't see it on the list? Suggest it and I'll try to make it happen.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012