If I get $1000, I release a 9500 word novella about cannibalism, kung fu, and poor choices on New Years' Eve to everyone, for free.
Several months ago, Ghostwoods Press released my novel, SWITCHFLIPPED, as an eBook. People like it -- here's a few lines from unsolicited reviews on Amazon.com.
"The first chapter is mysterious, sexy, and funny all at the same time"
"[I]t's to Stolze's credit that we feel some sympathy with virtually every character."
"Greg Stolze creates an interesting world that compels you to read more. I love the concept of the world and there is defiantly room for a great sequel to this book."
Despite disappointing sales*, I wasn't ready to be done with the setting, and one day I woke up with an idea for a short follow-up that just wouldn't let me go. So I wrote it, and now I'm offering it to you. If you all (collectively) give me $1000, I'll release that novella sequel for free, for everyone. (If you've supported my stories before, you know that they're available online. If you haven't, click that link and poke around at the stuff generous patrons before you have funded.)
This is clearly risky: As it stands, "7 and 7" is only going to appeal to people who bought a book that... well... hasn't sold brilliantly. So I'll level with you. I'm hoping this is a chance to remedy that. If you direct your attention to the sidebar, you'll see a list of fine premiums available for pledging at assorted levels, including... copies of SWITCHFLIPPED!
If you haven't bought it yet, this is the best deal you're going to see for some time.
If you're already a reader, I hope you're in the mood for more.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 11, 2012 - Mar 12, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You know SWITCHFLIPPED, the novel this big fat novella is based on? If you pledge $5, you get a copy - a PDF and an eBook copy, exactly as if you'd bought it from Ghostwoods press! (The publisher there is being a real dreamboat about this.) So you can either buy the book now, or pledge and wait a bit to get the exact same book PLUS ANOTHER 9,500 WORDS.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $7 or more
8 backers Limited (12 of 20 left)
One of the perennially popular red & gold patches with the Schröedinger's Cat Press logo and a classy Latin motto that translates to "I Don't Know."Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $10 or more
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MYSTERY WOODCUT! I'm not going to describe it or put it up because that would SPOIL THE MYSTERY. But it's duo-colored, hand-made and 8.5x11 inches, signed by yours truly. And you ALSO get the SWITCHFLIPPED eBook & PDF as per the $5 reward.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $25 or more
US BACKERS ONLY. Here's where it gets real. Pledge $25 and you get the eBook and PDF from the $5, but you also get a bound, printed version of the book, signed by yours truly. That includes S&H, so I reckon this is actually a cheaper way to get a bound copy than buying it from Lulu, plus you get the electronic version, PLUS you fund "7&7."Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $35 or more
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY. This is like the $25 reward, only for people in far lands with exchange rates.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $40 or more
US BACKERS ONLY. In addition to backing "7&7," you get both electronic formats of SWITCHFLIPPED, plus a signed dead-tree copy sent to your home. You ALSO get the PDF and eBook versions of my entirely unrelated science-horror novel MASK OF THE OTHER, plus a print copy of that. Signed, of course.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $45 or more
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY. As the $40 reward, but with the inexpressible cosmopolitan air a package gets after being opened and examined by two nations' postal inspectors.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
8 backers All gone!
See that woodcut design, the graphic for this fundraiser? There are fourteen prints of it in the whole world, some in red and black, some in blue-green blends, some in that gold and crimson. Pledge fifty dollars and you get a print along with everything at the $45 level, regardless of where in the world you live.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Well now. At this point, it's not ENTIRELY about premiums, is it? So you get the signed hard copies and the e-books and, hey, one of the patches too. You get one of EACH of the three woodblocks. I'll throw in some other stuff too. But if someone wants to take me up on this tier, I'll write a 2500 word short story JUST FOR YOU about any single character from SWITCHFLIPPED. Legally, it'll be a work-for-hire, so after I hand it off to you you can hoard it away privately, give it to all and sundry on the Internet, or even turn it into a movie without paying me a cent. Up to you, high roller.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012