Two Days Left on TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER!
Hey, all! We have less than two days left in the kickstarter for TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER, the next anthology project from Zombies Need Brains. If any of your were... Read more
TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER at 65%!
Zombies Need Brains’ second anthology kickstarter has reached 65% after one week! Just a quick note to everyone here that helped fund our first kickstarter about some of the items... Read more
I Feel The Love!
Hey, all! I was thanking all of the backers individually over at the TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER kickstarter and I noticed that many, many of the backers from the first... Read more
TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER is LIVE!
In case some of you were interested in our follow-up anthology project, TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER, it has now gone live! There are still tuckerizations left and a bunch of... Read more
Now on Nook! Also, TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER!
First, a note that I finally (with the help of April Steenburgh, ebook wrangler extraordinaire) managed to get the CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS ebook uploaded to Nook. So it’s... Read more
CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE Generally Available
Just a quick update to remind everyone to help spread the word to your friends, family, total strangers--CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS is now available in trade paperback, Kindle, and... Read more
Corrected Table of Contents
As suggested by Brook West, one of the backers to CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE, here is the corrected Table of Contents for the kickstarter version of the anthology. He suggested some might... Read more
All Packages Shipped!
And all of the backer rewards have now been shipped! If anyone doesn’t receive their rewards within the next few weeks (international may be a little longer), please contact me.... Read more
I have (I think) sent out all of the ebook backer rewards at this point. If you had an ebook as part of your reward level, please check all of... Read more
Table of Contents Error
*sigh* I have some small unhappy (at least to me) news to report. When I set out to produce CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS, I wanted the anthology to be... Read more
CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE Delivery!
I received the shipment of paperback copies of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS late yesterday and have already started to package those up for those backers that went in for... Read more
CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE Shipped To Me!
Good news! I have received confirmation from the printer that the physical copies of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK VS ALIENS have actually shipped! I'm hoping I get them early this week,... Read more
Zombies Need Brains at Loncon 3!
I will be attending Loncon 3 (the World Science Fiction Convention being held in London) and will arrive on August 13th, departing August 19th. If you are attending the convention... Read more
Printer Ship Date Announced
The official ship date from the printers to me for the physical copies of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE will be August 19th. I will immediately begin to package and ship those copies... Read more
Printer Hassles, But We're Close, and the Next Project
Quick update: I'm arguing with the printer over the final details of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS at the moment. We submitted files that fit their specifications, but they want... Read more
SHATTERING THE LEY Book Day!
SHATTERING THE LEY is available starting TODAY, which makes this my book day. It’s available at all of the usual sources (Amazon, B&N, local bookstores everywhere, etc), so here’s a... Read more
Update: CU Sent to Printer!
Ok, here’s a quick update on CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS. The files for the interior and the cover have been finalized and uploaded to the printer’s website. We are... Read more
Signal Boost: Reading Rainbow
Just a quick update to signal boost the Reading Rainbow kickstarter, if you haven’t seen it already. It’s enormously successful, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t use a little extra... Read more
Ebook Update: Thanks to April Steenburgh!
A quick update on things. The paperback file of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE is still being worked on, since there were quite a few “tweaks” to the formatting that I wanted done—things... Read more
Production Rough Drafts/Balticon Party!
I thought I’d take a moment to update everyone on the progress so far. I’ve seen rough drafts of the files for the ebooks and the Kickstarter print edition. While... Read more
Last Chance! (Names and t-shirt sizes)
Last chance! I’ll be compiling names for use on the “thank you” pages on the website and the ebook and paperback later today. If you haven’t completed your survey by... Read more
Reminder: Survey Responses
This is just a reminder to respond to the surveys sent out this past Sunday. We are compiling the names for the “thank you” section of the webpage and inside... Read more
Add-ons and the Backer Survey
Because of course I was going to forget something . . .
In the backer surveys for the $5-$20 reward levels, I forgot to add a field for any potential... Read more
I am beginning to send out the backer surveys, mostly because we need to know what name you wish to have included in the “Thank You” on either the website,... Read more
Table of Contents Announcement!
I’m happy to announce that all contracts have been signed and returned, so the Table of Contents has been finalized for the CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS anthology. We have... Read more
ZNB Online Store!
We’re slowly getting in finalized stories and signed contracts. I’ve sent out contracts for about half of the stories in the anthology and gotten most of them back already. Patricia... Read more
Steampunk Octopus Prints and Update
I’ve recently gotten the “Steampunk Octopus” prints, signed and numbered, back from the artist Alex Broeckel. I took one of the prints down and had it framed. I figured I’d... Read more
Acceptance/Rejection Letters Sent!
Patricia Bray and I are happy to announce that we’ve sent out all of the acceptance and rejection letters for the submitted stories to CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS. We... Read more
One Step Closer: ToC Selection Process
So, this past weekend Patricia Bray and I got together and went through all of the submitted stories for the CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE anthology, selected those we liked, rejected others, and... Read more
New Year Update and a Steampunk Kickstarter Plug
First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR! This kickstarter for CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS was probably the highlight of my 2013 and I look forward to producing the anthology and getting... Read more
Stories are Trickling In
It's been a little while since I sent an update, so here's the most recent news:
First of all, stories continue to trickle in! We've gotten two stories in the... Read more
I thought I'd check back in with everyone with a quick update.
We've received a second story for the anthology. This is for one of the unfilled slots in the... Read more
I just thought I'd take a quick moment to update everyone on what's been going on lately. I attended Hero Bot Con this past weekend and sold a few of... Read more
$13,000 and $15,000 Stretch Goal Rewards
OK, the email I sent last night seemed to have worked (except in a couple of cases), so this morning I sent out Gini Koch's $13,000 reward of Anita Ensal's... Read more
$8,000 Stretch Goal Reward Sent
This is a note that I have just sent the $8,000 stretch goal reward to all of the backers by email. You should check your inbox for an email containing... Read more
Post Kickstarter Update #2
OK, some news of note. Today, I picked up the bookmarks, postcards, and the art prints from the printer. And can I just say that the art prints are AWESOME!!!! ... Read more
Post-Kickstarter Update #1
I thought I'd update everyone, so that you all know that I'm not just resting and recovering. *grin*
First off, if you were wondering about the surveys, they will likely... Read more
We did it! Thank you!
Wow, what can we say? Thanks to you, CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs. ALIENS will go from dream to reality, and a new small press Zombies Need Brains will take its... Read more
We hit $15,000!
We topped $15,000 overnight, which means the contributing authors get a raise and all backers at $15 or more will get Bradley P. Beaulieu's ebook of "The Winds of Khalakovo,"... Read more
So Close to $15,000!
We're $525 away from $15,000 as of this moment and the clock is ticking down to the final moments. Recall that at $15,000, Bradley P. Beaulieu's free ebook of "The... Read more
Ian's Reward Unlocked and Release Parties!
Only 28 hours left! And overnight we topped $14,000! These final 28 hours should be exciting.
As you all know, at $14,000, all backers who have pledged $5 or more... Read more
Gini Koch Estory Unlocked and Backer-Only T-shirt!
We passed $13,000 overnight, and that means EVERY BACKER will get a free ecopy of "A Cup of Joe" by Anita Ensal, a pseudonym of Gini Koch! Congrats, everyone! Now,... Read more
Three Days Left
Only three days left in the kickstarter. I'm going to just get down on my knees right now and beg all of your to Tweet, Facebook, blog, forum, billboard, facepaint,... Read more
New Stretch Goal, Add-ons, More!
Hey, all! We're at $12,250 this morning, which means we're edging toward Gini Koch's free ecopy of "A Cup of Joe" for all backers! All we have to do is... Read more
Bookmarks and Gail Z Martin rewards unlocked!
We've reached $12,000! This means that every backer at $5 or above will receive a free CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE bookmark. Yay!
In addition, Gail Z Martin's first two reward levels will... Read more
A Steampunk RPG
This update is for the steampunk fans out there. Angus Abranson, one of our backers for this project, is running his own kickstarter for a steampunk RPG game called SPACE: ... Read more
ONE WEEK LEFT!
We are now officially one week away from the end of the kickstarter! At just under $11,500 right now, I think we're doing pretty damn good. Remind your friends to... Read more
Top Eight Typos
OK, first of all, Patricia Bray's reward level, unlocked at $11,000, went so fast that, between the two of us, we've managed to scrounge together two additional sets of her... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked!
We bounced over $11,000 overnight! Which means today at around noon EDT I'll post a reward level at $120 limited to onethat will include a copy of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE... Read more
8 days left! We're closing in on the end of the Kickstarter. Remind your friends to get in before it ends. And you can also show them what the cover... Read more
New Interview at Disquieting Visions
10 days left! We're just $250 short of our first stretch goal, so if you haven't poked your friends about the Kickstarter lately, maybe pass on a gentle reminder. I'd... Read more
Shore Leave and DJ Grandpa Interview
Hey, all! Sorry for the few days of silence. I was at the Shore Leave convention down near Baltimore, where of course I mentioned the kickstarter to all and sundry. ... Read more
So while I was away at the dentist this afternoon, we passed that magical threshold and are NOW FULLY FUNDED!!!!! I'm . . . I'm . . . stunned and... Read more
GalleyCat makes us "Kickstarter of the Week"!
We're less than $150 away from being funded! Who's going to push us over the edge? So very, very close.
My first announcement today is that GalleyCat has made our... Read more
New Stretch Goal and Interview
Less than $400 to go before being fully funded. The internets. They are torturing me. *grin*
A couple of small things this morning. First, Bradley P. Beaulieu, one of the... Read more
Ok, everyone, we are now $806 short of being fully funded! So close. So very, very close. If we all remind everyone about the Kickstarter today or tomorrow--tweet about it,... Read more
We're at $8,179 with 18 days to go! Wouldn't it be cool if we could push it above the funded level this week? It think it would be cool. But... Read more
We're now 75% funded, with just under three weeks to go! It would be cool if we could reach fully funded by the end of the upcoming week.
But before... Read more
New Reward Level for Art
Hey, all! We're at just under $7,000 and we've still got 3 weeks left in the Kickstarter. I'm overwhelmed at the response we've gotten so far. And I'm also overwhelmed... Read more
Stretch Level Rewards
Hey, everyone. A little correction and change to the Kickstarter to announce here. This is where my newness to the Kickstarter experience is going to show. It does not affect... Read more
New Tuckerizations Today
Hey, all, thanks again for your support! We topped $6,000 overnight, so we're well on the way to achieving full funding. Keep spreading the word to your friends.
Just a... Read more
The Halfway Mark!
Just a quick update to note that after just over a week of running this Kickstarter, we've surged over the halfway mark of $5,000! I just wanted to thank everyone... Read more
Karthain! And Gail Z Martin Stretch Goals!
We topped $4,500 overnight! I think mostly this is because Scott Lynch posted about the project on his blog and then also posted the promised map to Karthain that he... Read more
New Stretch Goals!
I have a few updates for today.
First, Patricia Bray is running a poll that's CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE themed over at her blog. Basically, who do you think would win in... Read more
Scott Lynch Incentive
Just FYI, but Scott Lynch has offered to reveal a high-def version of the Karthain map he hand-drew while he was writing his next "Gentlemen Bastards" novel REPUBLIC OF THEIVES... Read more