I just wanted to post a quick update to let you know that I've "proof-listened" to all the chapters and sent them back to the folks at Darkfire Productions. I'm expecting to have the final audiobook file in my hand any day now. I hope to get everything wrapped up here and ready to post and send out in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks for your patience!
I was hoping to have the third audiobook done by now, but the narrator has had a lot of stuff going on, including a cross-country move and some dead equipment that needed to be replaced. She's recording now, though, and the Darkfire Produtions guys think we can still make the September deadline (that seemed so far away when I picked it!).
It's been about a month since I mailed out all of the paperbacks to everyone in those reward tiers, so even the overseas folks should have gotten them by now. If you were supposed to get books but haven't seen them yet, please let me know (BurokerL AT comcast DOT net).
Also, as many of you know, I've been working hard to write the fifth Emperor's Edge book in a timely manner (on account of a certain cliffhanger at the end of 4 and readers conspiring to lock me in a dungeon... :D). I'll be doing my final edits over the next couple of weeks and then sending it off to my editor. I'll send out a Word .doc to you guys at that time, too. A thank you for your patience!
Please enjoy the rest of your summer!
Encrypted and Conspiracy are officially paperbacks as well as ebooks now, yay! I just ordered a big pile of books from CreateSpace, and I'm off to see if eBay has boxes that are a better deal than the ones at Office Depot. In other words, these should be ready to ship out before long. For those who ordered paperbacks, I'll be sending out a survey in a few days to get your shipping information and to ask if you have any special instructions/requests for the signing.
In other news, Starla, the narrator for the audiobooks, is settled in after a long, cross-country move, and she's recording Book 3 now. I'm hoping she can do Book 4 this summer too!
I also have all the information for the "Day in the Life" vignettes, so I'll get to work on those later this month. I'm about 2/3rds of the way into the rough draft for Book 5 and have been focusing on that due to a certain cliffhanger, ahem!
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A DAY IN THE LIFE -- Participate in the "Day in the Life" series of vignettes where Amaranthe and the gang are thinking of hiring a new recruit. You, or your made-up character, will come in for a "job interview" with the team (at least 500 words). This series of short vignettes will become a reward for everyone who donates to the campaign. You'll also receive a signed copy of the printout along with all of the goodies in the $150 reward.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A DAY IN THE LIFE, NAME A BOOK CHARACTER, and NEW SHORT STORY -- Everything in the $500 package AND your pledge will give the world another Emperor's Edge short story. You can choose the point-of-view character and throw out a bunch of plot ideas. I'll pick one that sparks my imagination and run with it. I will make a chapbook and send you the signed copy. I will also distribute the ebook version of the short story for free, and in the foreword, I will mention you and how you (majorly!) helped out with my Kickstarter campaign. If you're a fantasy/SF author, artist, or musician, I will include a one-page advertisement for your website/work at the end of the story.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012