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Publishing the 'Wife in Space' blog as a collectable series of ebooks and limited edition paperbacks.
401 backers pledged £9,531 to help bring this project to life.

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Here's your chance to pre-order the third volume in a series of books based on the moderately successful Adventures with the Wife in Space blog.

Cover by Andrew Orton
Cover by Andrew Orton

THE POMPOUS TORY: THE WIFE IN SPACE VOL. 3

Foreword: Paul Cornell
Cover Design: Andrew Orton
Book Design & Illustrations: Graham Kibble-White
Content: Spearhead from Space to Planet of the Spiders
Extras: Whodunnit? Christmas Special!
Estimated length: 75,000 words, 375 pages approx.
Release Date: January 2016

STRETCH GOAL

In the unlikely event that we reach £9000, we will re-enact the title sequence to K9 and Company (although we don't have a Mini Metro Convertible) for a YouTube video to be released early next year.

LIMITED EDITION PAPERBACKS

The paperback edition of the book is strictly limited to 400 copies. Sue will individually number each and every copy. The book will never be reprinted so when (if) these copies sell out, that's it.

Every paperback includes a FREE copy of the ebook in a format of your choice (EPUB, mobi and plain PDF).

And if you pre-order the paperback, you'll see their name included in the book's acknowledgements and you'll get a chance to quiz Sue for a new Q&A interview that will appear in in the book.

SIGNED COPIES WITH LIMITED EDITION POSTCARDS

If you choose a signed copy of the paperback (only 100 of these are available) you can tell Sue exactly how you'd like her to sign your book. Trust me, she'll write pretty much anything.

You'll also receive two A6 postcards based on the artwork featured in this campaign by Andrew Orton and Graham Kibble-White. Only 100 postcards will be printed. You'll also receive a free copy of the ebook (Epub, mobi, plain PDF *and* and exclusive typeset PDF too).

LIMITED EDITION WAFER USB CARDS

Strictly limited to 50 cards, these eco-friendly USBs feature the book's cover by Andrew Orton and come preloaded with the following goodies:

  • A special video message from Sue (MP4) 
  • The Volume 3 ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF) 
  • Volume 3's wraparound cover (PDF) 
  • Volume 3's high-resolution illustrations (PNG) 
  • Graham's 'work in progress' montages (PNG) 
  • Sue Cooks the Doctor Who Cookbook video (MP4) 
  • The Pertwee Podcast (MP3) 
  • The Wife Has Been Assigned Sapphire and Steel ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF) 
  • The Wife Versus Everything Else Volume 1 ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)

EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER EBOOKS

If you missed any of our previous Kickstarter campaigns, you can add the following ebooks to your pledge for £5 each. These books are only available to Kickstarter backers:

The Wife Has Been Assigned Sapphire and Steel (December 2015)
The Wife Versus Everything Else Volume 1 (available immediately)
The Wife Versus Everything Else Volume 2 (early 2016).

Click cover to see contents
Click cover to see contents

So, for example, if you want the unsigned paperback and all three ebooks listed above, choose the £18 reward but pledge £33 (£18 plus £15 for three ebooks). And if you only want one or two of these ebooks simply add £5 or £10 to your pledge instead. I'll ask you which ebook you want when the campaign has finished.

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING?

The money will be spent on artwork, proofing, editing and typesetting, printing the book, postage and packaging, producing the rewards (postcards, USB cards etc) and, of course, tax.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FREE UK POSTAGE?

Because this book will be significantly larger than the first two volumes, I can't ship the books as large letters to the UK any more. My printing costs have significantly increased too, which doesn't exactly help. Anyway, I've kept the price of the unsigned paperback exactly the same (despite the increased page count) and I've decreased the price of the signed version, BUT UK customers will be asked to add £3 to cover the cost of posting a small parcel. Sorry about that.

WHAT ABOUT VOLUME 4?

If Volume 3 is successful, pre-orders for Volume 4: The Mad One will begin in February 2016.

THANKS

Neil and Sue xxx

PS: If you pledge to this campaign today, Kickstarter won't take any funds from your bank account until October 16th (if it's successful, of course).

Risks and challenges

The risk of this book not happening is very low given that 90% of the content is already in place. However, if for any reason this book doesn't go to print, every backer will be refunded in full.

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