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Update #44

13 New Enhanced Books!

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Hi Everyone,

I'm really excited to bring you news about Steampunk Homes: Frankenstein and 13 NEW Enhanced books we are funding through a new Kickstarter campaign.

13 New Enhanced Books!

Now that we have developed the software and distributed all the awards for the Steampunk Holmes kickstarter we are ready to pump-up the volume on our small publishing house and start creating more books.  We just launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of 13 New Enhanced Books!

Each book is a twist on a classic you'll probably recognize.  Imagine speculative fiction adaptations of classics like Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Moby Dick and seven other classics!  We are going to apply the same hard work and quality to these new works that we did with Steampunk Holmes, so if you like Steampunk Holmes please consider supporting our new project, Noble Beast Classics!

Steampunk Holmes: Frankenstein

After a long break to take care of family business, author P.C. Martin is off and running with Steampunk Holmes: Frankenstein. We just received the 4th chapter of the new book and its even better than the first (is that possible?). We will send this book to all of the Steampunk Holmes contributors as soon as its finished. We'll probably have the eBook and web book ready first and then the iPad version shortly there after.  

We have a new artist working on the project, Levi Hoffmeier. To give you a fast of what is coming here is the first work of art Levi did for the book this week.

Frankenstein's Monster by Levi Hoffmeier
Frankenstein's Monster by Levi Hoffmeier

 It's going to be hard to fill Daniel Cortes' shoes with book 2, but I think Levi has the perfect style and quality to take this challenge head on!

Steampunk Holmes is the flagship product for our new line of books, Noble Beast Classics. We can't wait to add Steampunk Holmes: Frankenstein as well as 13 other Noble Beast Classics to the line.  Come check us out on Kickstarter and if you believe in what we are doing, contribute to help make this dream a reality for everyone!

Thank you!

Richard


Update #43

We're Hiring!

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Hi Everyone, 

Noble Beast, the publisher of Steampunk Holmes, is looking to add more people to our team. Specifically we are looking for folks with experience or strong interest in the following: 

  • Director of Social Marketing - 1 Position. Best candidate has experience managing social media campaigns and people - but passion is the most important quality. At Noble Beast, social marketing is strategic to the success of our company.
  • Social Marketers - 7 Positions. Best candidates are friendly and passionate. Professional experience is not necessary. At Noble Beast, social marketing is strategic to the success of our company.
  • Book Keeping - 1 Position. Best candidates have at least an associated degree in book keeping
  • Developers - 3 Positions. Strong interest or experience in developing iOS applications. If you are an experience OO developer and want to get into iOS and just need a chance, this is it. If you are experience in iOS already, than come do something cool for a change: help develop our enhanced book platform.
  • e-Office Manager - 1 Position. Best candidates are Über-organized. We can't keep track of all the information, meetings, and so on without an e-Office Manager. Work from home and help us run as efficiently as possible.
  • Graphic Designer – 2 Positions. Best candidates have professional experience creating graphics for web sites and/or mobile applications. Even better if candidate has experience designing entire web sites. •

The first thought on people mind usually is .... "what's it pay?". Well nothing for now. We are all working for sweat equity. But this is not your normal "option-after-4-years-deal". Noble Beast offers real equity in exchange for hours worked. We are a LLC partnership so all employees who earn equity become limited partners and own equity permanently - regardless of their work status. 

Why such an unusual and generous equity system? We believe that everyone who helps us grow deserves to benefit from the long-term success of the company. You cannot become a first rate company without the efforts of the people who were their from the beginning. 

Case Study: Ellie Anne a published author and stay-at-home Mom. She joined Noble Beast about a year ago as a Social Marketer. She quickly demonstrated skill well beyond that post and has since been promoted twice and now holds the role of Director of Publishing. Ellie has worked hard and after a year has earned a significant equity stake in the company that she will keep for as long as she lives - or until the company is acquired or otherwise exits. 

Case Study: Ari is a professional software developer. He helped develop the Steampunk Holmes app in his spare time over the course of several months. He has now earned a significant equity stake and has decided to take a break to work on another start-up. Ari will always own his equity stake in Noble Beast and is welcome back whenever he chooses. 

We cannot pay you ... yet. But that's going to change and in the mean time you can help us grown while earning real ownership in a company that loves Science Fiction & Fantasy and enhanced books. Eventually, we want everyone to be paid at full time but its going to take time to get to that point. The harder we all work the sooner that moment comes!

Our working conditions are the best: Everyone works from home! Yup, we are total eCompany. In addition, we always place family and your "day job" first. The expectations are that everyone works about 10 hours a week or more depending on their circumstances and desires.  And the people are wonderful, talented, and hard working. We are all Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans and believe in what noble beast is doing.

Come join us and be a part of a revolution in publishing while working on very cool Science Fiction and Fantasy books fully illustrated and totally enhanced!  If you have a friend who is looking for this kind of opportunity, please pass this along to them.

Thank you!

 -- 

Richard Monson-Haefel 

Founder Noble Beast, LLC 

Richard@NobleBeast.com 

Noble Beast http://www.noblebeast.com/

Twitter: @NobleBeastBooks 

Steampunk Holmes http://www.steampunkholmes.com/

Twitter: @SteamHolmes
Facebook: SteamHolmes


Update #42 - For backers only

Web Book Now Available!!

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URGENT: This is the LAST DAY to get Steampunk Holmes for FREE

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Steampunk Holmes App is Free!!

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