Frequently Asked Questions
No. And I want to be very clear here, NO.
This book is completely unrelated to my first novel THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING.Last updated:
Why is this book NOT the sequel to THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING - that's the book I'm waiting for, that's the book I want to support!
First off, thank you for your support and interest in the sequel to THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING (currently titled THE GOD SLAYER). Unfortunately, writing books, revising, and editing them takes a ton of time and THE GOD SLAYER is just not ready yet. THIS book, STORYKILLER was first written in 2010/2011 and has been through years of revision to get to the point that it's ready for you guys.
I cannot rush THE GOD SLAYER without risking giving you an inferior project. I CAN tell you that I have been working on THE GOD SLAYER and my hope is to release THE GOD SLAYER (with or without a Kickstarter) in 2014. Fingers crossed!Last updated:
Please note that while the writing critique packages show a delivery date of April 2014, this will depend on when the manuscript pages are received. You can send your pages anytime after the Kickstarter ends and your payment has been processed (February 20th, 2014). Your critique will be turned back around to you within approximately 6 weeks of receipt.Last updated:
The Ultimate Battle Level (limited to 125) states that it is the only level (other than Prospector Level - not yet released) that you can get all of the illustrations from the book - but that's inaccurate. It's simply the CHEAPEST level at which you can get all the illustrations.
The Storykiller Level ($95 - limited to 50) and The It's Complicated Level ($125 - limited to 50) will both also get you The Limited Edition Postcard Book.
Also, it states that The Postcard Book is limited to a run of 300, but that is supposed to read 350.
Apologies for any confusion, and anyone who feels mislead is certainly welcome to modify their pledge - as always!Last updated:
ALL pledge levels at $10 and above include the Minion Level (aka the Digital Package).
In other words, any level you pledge at $10 and up includes everything from the Minion level - the digital version of the book, the original Storykiller wallpaper, and your name as a supporter listed in both the book and on the website.
At this time, the Digital Edition does NOT include any of the illustrations. I am considering including a few select illustrations in the digital version, but it will NEVER include all of the illustrations that come in the limited edition hardcover.
Thanks to our $45K Stretch Goal, the Digital Edition DOES include the extra "behind the scenes" material, including some black and white sketches or linework of the art, but not the finished work.
Sorry for any confusion.Last updated:
After ALL Kickstarter Rewards have been mailed there will eventually be a paperback no frills version of STORYKILLER available on Amazon/Lulu/Barnes & Noble (online). This will be a basic no bells and whistles version and it will NOT include any of the illustrations OR extra "behind the scenes" material.
In my experience (with The Girl Who Would Be King) these are really well made and quality paperbacks, but they ARE "print on demand" so that means basic glossy covers and basic paper stock, etc.
I try to price them competitively, but Print on Demand is not a very cost effective way to produce books, and so even though the cost is much lower than the hardback (which will likely sell for $50 post Kickstarter) they're still pretty expensive for a simple paperback - generally between $12 and $15, sometimes on sale for closer to $10.
Something to consider!Last updated:
I wish it was cheaper guys, I really really do. But $20 is the cost of shipping this book internationally, there's simply nothing I can do about it.
As a (hopefully) nice thing, if we get to the $57K stretch goal I'm giving that extra to all International Backers at the $35 and up level, whereas it's only available to US Backers at the $50 and up level. Hopefully this helps a tiny bit?
I also try to include a few minor extras for all International Backers, but I can't really make those promises here as then they become "promises" rather than "extras"Last updated:
Storykiller, though it is intended to be the first book in a series, fully wraps up all its plot lines and it stands easily on its own.
The Epilogue introduces a new element that adds another layer to what you've already read, and some context to the idea of the series as a whole, but it's not a cliffhanger "omg type epilogue" the way that The Girl Who Would Be King is/was.Last updated:
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