A surreal science fiction horror novel I wrote. I've been told to release it in print. If I don't, the world will be eaten by monsters.
Hi. I wrote a novel called The Storyteller Chronicles: The Horde, the first in a series of inter-dimensional science fiction horror novels.
This first novel is either an epic quest to destroy an ancient evil known as the Horde or the tale of the mental breakdown of a grocery store cashier. It's hard to tell some times. It's 56 chapters and currently about 350 pages long.
This novel has been released on podiobooks.com as a folk rock celtic bard musical storytelling experience and it has been enjoying considerable success. Within two weeks of its release, it has reached over a thousand downloads. Please take a listen or subscribe by going to http://thehordewilleat.us.
I have received a number of requests for ebook and print versions. I plan on self publishing and promoting both. I'm finalizing revisions on the novel and will be doing final formatting, beta reading, and editing starting this month.
I intend to release the book as a trade paperback using one of two publishing houses that come highly recommended to me from other self published authors.
The money is to finance the start-up costs of self publishing as well as for hiring editing services and creating promotional materials. The more successful the kick starter campaign, the better the promotional materials and print quality I'll be able to offer.
I write about the book, among other things, on my blog at www.thousandheads.com.
The Horde series is 3 novels: one for each of the three major worlds of the series.
The Storyteller Chronicles series includes those 3 but I have written and outlined at least thirteen other novel length works set in the universe. I was raised on future histories by Asimov and Piper and wanted to create something as epic and sprawling.
I'll have a trade paperback distributed by Amazon and available for special order through Barnes & Noble. The ebook will be available through Amazon, Nook, and other distributers. I'll also have a healthy number of author copies to send to reviewers. Any leftover money will spent on promotional materials and making the cover art even cooler.
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Aug 18, 2011 - Sep 24, 2011
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You get to join the club! Get a thank you email! Other superfun secret prizes as I think them up!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Everything above plus a copy of the ebook in the format of your choice!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Everything above plus your name listed in the Patrons of the Horde page in the book!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Everything above plus a copy of the trade paperback shipped to you! (If you're not in the continental U.S. I may need some help with the shipping. Drop me a line!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Everything above plus I'll sign your copy of the trade paperback! I may even wear lipstick and kiss it, if you're very nice. Or very naughty.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Everything above, plus I'll write a little personalized thank you haiku or limerick in your copy of the trade paperback. Message me if there's anything specific you'd like me to mention like unicorns or ninjas or ninja unicorns.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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All of the above, plus I'll record a short (around 1 or 2 minutes) passage of your choice from the Horde in the musical style of your choice send it to you as an mp3. Message me if you have questions or crazy ideas you want to confirm that I'm willing to try (hint: I am!). This is probably my favorite option.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Everything above plus I'll kill you and turn you into a zombie or some other freakish monster in the sequel. There'll be an interview or a questionnaire to help make sure I write you well. Please message me if you have any questions.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013