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There will be a new kickstarter that bridges the Volume One and Two campaigns, primarily to get more vol 1 books printed for new backers, however returning backers will get some new stuff, even if you just refer someone. I have taken some feedback and this is the project as it stand so far: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/314653974/1418586843…
With all books shipped, and virtually sold out, I'm offering a chance for more people to discover Maelorum via IndieGoGo. I'm doing a very basic two month campaign to pool funds for more first editions. http://igg.me/at/Maelorum/x/3157719
Ok good! Let me know if I missed anything, I'm getting ready to ship out any add-ons that I overlooked.
Just received my package too, only had time for a quick look, but is looking very impressive.
I'm set up on Amazon now, more or less. I still need more books to warehouse with Amazon to utilize them for order fulfillment, to get international hopefully cheaper.
@wfincher: "...all I have to do is order books, no other work is involved. I'm open to advice on this as well from you guys. I feel that Volume One has to succeed..."
Quick recommendation - set up on Amazon and sell Maelorum from there. As one of the world's biggest booksellers (and with several gamebooks listed, like Fabled Lands and DestinyQuest) not using them would be a missed opportunity.
Thanks again for all the feedback! As far as Kickstarter goes, I am seriously considering either kickstarter or some other crowdsource site to raise funds for more books. I am very close to being sold out and once they are gone, well, I don't exactly have another 5k for more. The good news is whatever I decide, all I have to do is order books, no other work is involved. I'm open to advice on this as well from you guys. I feel that Volume One has to succeed and reach out to a lot more people before we start on Volume Two.
Received my book yesterday - was impressed with all the packaging (made me feel like a trauma surgeon with an accident victim trying to remove it all...) and the printing quality was far better than I expected (the pictures being especially good with bright, vivid colours). The die in its bag did almost get overlooked but did spot it before binning the envelope.
Not had time to give it more than a quick look - but it seems impressive so far. Hope the second volume isn't too far away (and if available on KS, would allow me to make up the postage shortfall on this one).
I received the book and wow, it's looking amazing! I hope I will find time to play it soon!
Awesome, it's good to hear positive feedback!
Hi, got mine too. Impressed with the complex system (for a Gamebook) and different angles. Nicely done :)
Got my book a week ago or so. To be honest I was really surprised (positively) about the amount of content in it! It'll take me a while to actually have enough time to complete it with my current work load, but I'm really happy already with it. Thanks for a great product Will!
Thanks James! Also, the web site is up now.
Wanted to let you know I got my book last week and it looks really good! Haven't had chance to play yet but it's a handsome product.
I changed domain hosting, hopefully it won't be down much longer.
What happened to your website? Tried going their today to visit the forum, but it just takes me to a godaddy.com ad for the site.
Most reward tiers with two books have not shipped yet, I am waiting for the USPS bubble envelopes to show up still. That is the only package type that will fit two books, protect them, and also cost an affordable rate to ship domestic. The post office is just really slow shipping their supplies.
Book didn't arrive yet... :(
I packaged the books as best I could, glad to hear it showed up in good condition. Enjoy!
I received my book and it's in beautiful condition! I'm looking forward to reading through and playing it! Thanks a lot! :D
So... do not reply to the e-mail to International Backers if we happen to be located domestically, and are not publicly listing our location?
Not sure why this was difficult to search, since my location is in my survey...
Hello, I completed the survey, but it only gave me options for the three extra items that I didn't buy. I clicked on "Character Sheet, Laminated" Just because it wouldn't let me submit it any other way. I did not purchase an extra thing, so please disregard that on the survey :) Thank you! Looking forward to seeing the awesome book!
Survey completed - getting really excited as this gets closer and closer to the deadline!
Regarding comments, I also noticed that there wasn't any way to add comments to the survey, so I did what others suggested and added my comment to the Name section. Sorry if that causes extra work when it comes time to add them.
I used the name in the credits option to put my comment
Ok that works fine, Josh. I did send an update a while ago, I'll wing it. Thanks again!
OK, I just turned in my survey - maybe take a look, and if it works, perhaps an update might make sense?
No I cannot recall the surveys, good thing I stopped at the 30.00 pledge level for tonight. I'll add the NONE option for the rest of them. Go ahead and add comments wherever you can, sorry about that!
The only place I could put a comment would be with my name. I can do that, if that will work for you.
Kickstarter won't let you complete a survey without filling in something for all areas, including a "None" option in the add-on would fix it. I don't know if you can recall the surveys or not.
Hey Joshua, that is strange. Well, for you and anyone else with this issue, see if you can leave a comment on the survey instead. I will have to cross-check the answers anyways. Thanks for letting me know!
I just got the survey, but I can't complete it - I don't have any extras, but it won't let me leave that radio button empty.
My website WWW.MAELORUM.COM is now set up for book purchases, please send any requests or inquiries directly to me at email@example.com. Take care everyone!
I'm made up this was successful! Looking forward to getting my hands on the book
and wishing you all the best for getting this out there and future installments - well done mate!
Congrats! I'm glad to see this project come to life!
Regarding the app, I hope at least for a PC version, and if you decide to make a future KS for the second book, I guess many people here will return to back again
About the APP, a lot depends on if the developer can work with me with the resources I have. I have a lot to solidify in regards to building it, so I cannot answer anything definitely at the moment. Rest assured I intend for it to be multi platform if possible.
It's been a while since I had the chance to read/play through a good gamebook - looking forward for your book!
one question about the App - will it have an Android version?
Congratulations! We get a book and you're starting to work on the app. Very cool.
(I really need to proofread before posting)
So, and word if you're starting on a second book? If so, down the line you can send out an email form here once book #2's project is up and you have have instant backing.
I'm sure you all got your emails by now, but you are an amazing group of people, and together we made this a HUGE success, considering 3 days ago I wasn't sure this was going to make it. THANK YOU!!!!!!
Maybe he fainted lol
Congrats! Can't wait to see the book.
Glad it will be a reality now.
Wish you all well and especially our Will
Congratulations! Thank you Will for this excellent project and thanks to all those who pledged for contributing to it.
$$$ well invested in 5.4,3,2,1
Also guys, just 25.00 more buys you a page of the original concept art I used to draft the book. If this kickstarter campaign is any indication of the future of Maelorum as a series, this is a fairly cheap investment!