Hypnos: Seeking the Zodiacs #1
Following the devastation of World War III, nuclear radiation has spawned magic, ranging from nuisance koppa oni plaguing the Golden Gate to masters of the elements. It falls to the FBI's supernatural quads and their supervisors to protect those who can't protect themselves.
But when a mysterious force storms through a busy shopping center and fells everyone in its wake, Olivia Abrams and her team of special ops must find who is behind the attack and why before the entirety of San Francisco succumbs to its powers.
Help Bring the Print Editions of Hypnos to Life!
This kickstarter project is to bring the hardback and paperback editions of Hypnos to life... and offer fans a chance to get autographed copies of the book!
In addition, it also helps give fans a chance to receive other autographed books from the author, including the upcoming Burn, Baby, Burn: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count.)
The e-book version of Hypnos will release on April 23, 2019. You can preorder the e-book at most major retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple Books, and Google Play. Note: this kickstarter is only for collector's print editions of the book. The e-book edition is $5.99 and will release on April 23, 2019. However, Burn, Baby, Burn will not release until May 16, which will hold back some orders. With a June fulfillment date, this will give the author sufficient time to work out any kinks in the print publication process, but if all goes well, the books will be shipped no later than early June. (But, as is the way with life, things can happen. Will they happen? Probably not, but we'll plan on some wiggle room. Burn, Baby, Burn will be the deciding factor in some shipments.)
If you'd like to read an unedited drivel sample of the book for your amusement, you can do so here. As a side bonus, checking out the sample will also let you meet a member of the Furred & Finned Management, Zazzle the Beguiling Tyrant!
As you've probably noticed, the fulfillment amount of this is pretty low. $150 is needed to make the hardback edition. $100 is needed to make the print edition. The rest goes to kickstarter fees and other small expenses, like copyright registrations and ISBN numbers.
So... why aren't things like editing costs, cover art design, and so on included in this kickstarter?
This kickstarter is paying for cover art design of the print editions, but that's it. As a professional, full-time author, RJ already pays most of her expenses out of pocket as planned purchases.
Hardback editions, especially, are an extra expense that usually doesn't fit in the general budget. This also gives the Furred & Finned Management a chance to snuggle with fresh batches of books about to head off to a new home.
RJ doesn't get out much, nor does she generally sell autographed copies of her books, so it's otherwise very difficult to get an autographed edition. (She runs giveaways on her facebook page to get autographed books into the hands of her fans.)
So, all in all, the risks of this project are very low, as the book is already being written, edited, and published anyway. This is just creating a gorgeous print edition for people to hold and enjoy... with a bonus of scribbles within the pages for readers to enjoy.
Now, onto the fun stuff: the books!
There are multiple tiers that give you access to titles RJ has written, including a complete collection of all her books. If there isn't a tier that fits your needs, please feel free to leave a comment with a suggestion.
If the tier you want doesn't ship to your country, please leave a comment with your country and the tier you're interested in.
Shipping books is expensive overseas, and the tiers need to be individually calculated by country, so while we'll add countries, we only want to do so for individuals who want the books.
Please note that shipping expenses can cost over $100 for larger sets of books, as it is done by size of the box, location, and weight. To ensure packages reach their destination, the author will only ship via priority post.
We know this makes the shipping expensive, but nothing is more heartbreaking than an expensive package of books failing to make the journey overseas.
Thank you you so much for your support!
~The Furred & Finned Management
Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges in the publishing world. RJ Blain has published over 30 novels across four pen names and is well aware of how editorial delays, printing foopahs, and other pitfalls can slow down a project.
In good news, she's an old hand at fixing these problems and doesn't expect any significant delays.
The only real uncertain period will be the time between printing with the printer and shipping to the author for autographing and delivery to the post office.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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