One of the most frequent questions I get is this: 'When will you write a sequel to Crystal Rain/Ragamuffin/Sly Mongoose?' The truth is, I have most of the outline for the fourth book already written, as well as a chunk of the opening already done. And I think it would be great to see it fully written.
Using Kickstarter, it seems to me that we can put together a very cool project. One where I can present readers of this existing series with a sequel, while allowing everyone to basically pre-order the novel. If enough people commit to backing it, readers will get an awesome eBook (I create eBooks for freelance income on the side), or a great hardcover (with the help of a great designer), with even cooler rewards for those who want to read the book as it is being written or who want to leave their mark on the Xenowealth universe.
The Xenowealth novels have always been fairly unique with their diaspora characters in the future, bringing a range of diversity to straight up adventure novels, with bits and pieces of Caribbean inspiration folded in for good measure. Allowing readers to pre-purchase the next Xenowealth adventure is an exciting prospect, and I hope that many of the dedicated readers of the first three books are as as excited as I am about a chance to come back to these worlds and characters.
If we can raise $10,000, upon completion of the novel (I will start writing it January 1st at the latest, and will finish in June), backers receive their rewards (those backing the project for above $250 get to read along live, however) once the book is finished and turned into an eBook and limited edition hardcover.
How to support:
To support this project, just go over to the green button on the right that says 'support this project' and click it. Enter your pledge amount, and then choose the reward you would like (ebook/hardcopy, the chance to read along live, etc). After you click on the next step, you'll be taken to a page where you can add your credit card info.
Special total fundraising prizes!
To add some extra cool prizes for supporters, we have different extras that the project will unlock at different totals. Of course, if $10,000 is raised, I will begin writing the novel January 1st.
But if $12,500 is raised, a fantastic custom map of the Xenowealth will be drawn by Pablo Defendini, who did the custom title card for this project. He will also adapt that current art for the cover of the book.
At $15,000, we will be doing four custom pieces of interior art design that will become part of the eBook and limited edition.
At $20,000, Pablo will be designing and printing custom posters for supporters.
And if we reach $30,000, that will unlock an *immediate* start of the novel, beginning the day of reaching that goal.
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