I know, I said I was all finished, but...
Several people, including me, thought the type in Vika's Avengerwas a bit small for those of us with... Read more
I am pleased to report that the audiobook of Vika's Avenger is now available at http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Vikas-Avenger-Audiobook/B00NUD8S94/ref=a_search_c4_1_3_srTtl?qid=1411709895&sr=1-3
Also, the reader (Paul Licameli) caught a grand total of fifteen small... Read more
News and a New Campaign
First, a small news item I forgot to mention in my anniversary update. I'd promised there would be an audiobook version of Vika's Avenger; well, there will. ... Read more
One Year Later...
It's been a year since the closing of my Kickstarter campaign, so I thought I'd do some follow-up.
First off, thank you all for your support!
I hope... Read more
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
Thought you folks might want to know that after listening to a few auditions, I've chosen Paul Licameli as the reader for the upcoming audiobook of Vika's Avenger, and... Read more
Yes, I said the previous update would probably be the last, but I have a couple more little things to mention.
First, happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. backers! And... Read more
All the surveys have been sent, and most of you have responded. (Those of you who haven't, please do -- I can't send your reward until I get... Read more
Okay, I obviously haven't been clear about this. My apologies.
If you're going to be receiving something by streetmail, I did not send your survey until today. I still haven't... Read more
It's All Real!
The trade paperbacks have just arrived. They look good to me, so I'll be sending out surveys for at least the next couple of reward levels shortly -- probably before... Read more
The Final Countdown
I'm back from vacation. The proofs for the trade paperback and the clothbound edition look great, but we're still tweaking the dust jacket design. (We had to figure out what... Read more
You Can See Publication from My House
Okay, we're up to the "ordering proofs" stage. Actually, I could start sending the ebooks pretty much any time now, but I want to get the print editions squared away... Read more
Getting into the gritty details now. Most of you probably don't care, but for those who do, here are some notes:
The ebook has an ISBN assigned, and will have... Read more
We Have the Parts. Now We Need to Put Them Together
Okay, folks, all the illustrations are done, all the contents are ready. Now we need to assemble it all into an actual book. Right now we're waiting to see proofs... Read more
Just a quick word...
Cover's done. Five of the six interior illustrations are done. Text is done except for half the Patrons' Page -- that includes editing, appendix, everything.
Just waiting on that last... Read more
We're Getting There...
Hey, folks. Hope you haven't been feeling neglected.
Vika's Avenger has been edited and revised, and the updated version has gone to the editor for a final review.
I've asked... Read more
Things are happening
I realize it's not obvious, but stuff is indeed going on.
The cover is done -- you can see it below.
Two of the interior illustrations are done. Four more... Read more
It is Done!
The campaign has ended, with a total of $12,213.54 pledged -- thank you all!
Backers of the "Tourist" reward level should have received a very brief survey by now, asking... Read more
The Home Stretch
With less than two days to go, it looks as if we might hit twelve grand.
The art progresses; I got a look at the latest version of the cover... Read more
Okay, today I've received the edited manuscript, and also heard back from our artist.
Art first -- the cover is coming along, and we've pretty much agreed on which scenes... Read more
Well, we've just reached $10,000 pledged, which was the next stretch goal. That means we'll have at least five (possibly six, but don't count on it) interior illustrations, which I... Read more
That last update came out much more brusque than I intended it; sorry about that! That's what comes of writing one while looking at a really long "to do" list.... Read more
Dust Jackets -- Why Did It Have to Be Dust Jackets?
Okay, in response to the various requests, I have added the "Ambassador" reward level -- $70 gets you a hardcover with dust jacket.
We're nearing $10,000; if and when we... Read more
We're past the halfway point. Editor Deborah Hogan has the manuscript. So does artist Bradley Schenck -- I've even seen a very preliminary cover sketch.
If we can get to... Read more
Advance to Next Level
Okay, we have $8,000 pledged, and according to my agreement with Bradley Schenck, that funds the cover, layout, and three interior illustrations, one of which will probably be a frontispiece.... Read more
Portrait of the Artist
So I said I had settled on my cover artist, and I'm sure you've all been wondering who it could be -- Andy Warhol? N.C. Wyeth? Frank Frazetta? Leonardo da... Read more
Matters are proceeding...
Well, here we are, with three weeks to go.
Deborah Hogan, the editor, now has the full manuscript.
I've been in discussion with a couple of prospective cover artists, and... Read more
In response to requests
First item: I've added a customized reward level, "Churzkeeper," in response to a backer's request to get ALL the hardcovers I mentioned. Anyone who cares to switch to it is... Read more
Well, we've met the initial goal, so it's a definite go -- thank you! And so quickly!
But I'd set that goal as low as I thought I could,... Read more
A very good start!
This turned out longer than I intended; sorry about that.
So here we are, nearing the end of the first day of the campaign, and the total pledged is over... Read more