A couple of years ago I got the opportunity to write a screenplay, Rome Sweet Rome, for Hollywood (based on a Reddit comment!). That was an incredible adventure. But: to have that adventure, I had to give up a lot of control. I’ve been working on a new story, and there’s been a lot of interest from publishers. To go through them and get this story out there means years of work yet and, again, major changes.
That's why we're here today.
My new novel, Acadia, takes place a century in the future. It’s a story about the beginning of space colonization, the rise of artificial intelligence, and a dozen other revolutions bearing fruit. It’s about the choices humanity (and its AI children) will have to make, and the personal journeys of a small group of people that find themselves at the center of history. You can read a preview of Acadia here.
On top of that, I’m working with the fine folks at Breadpig, Inc. – the team who helped Ryan North create To Be Or Not to Be and midwifed several projects from Zach Weiner. They have helped me create a really exciting campaign with tons of extras – you will have the opportunity to pledge for some (or if you are extremely awesome and rich, all) of the following rewards:
---Special Thanks IN ALL COPIES OF THE BOOK!
---Prints of Selected Illustrations
---A NASA-style mission patch for USS Acadia
---A pass to the book’s launch party in New York with myself, Alexis Ohanian and the Breadpig team, and OTHER AWESOME PEOPLE
---The opportunity to name a character!
We’re setting our initial goal at $10,000 – this will meet our production costs and get everyone their books. If we go over this goal we do have a plan for some...
MET - $12,500: We’ll release illustrations as wallpapers, suitable for inspiring envy in coworkers and roommates. Plus Mobi/Epub versions of the books as an option!
MET - $15,000: More illustrations
$20,000 - Audiobook to All Backers
$30,000 - Foil Stamping on Covers of Both Editions + Hardcovers get Ribbon Bookmarks!
?????? : We have more surprises planned, and I'm excited to share them with you.
Cover Image by James Gilyead - http://hustlersquad.net/
Risks and challenges
I’m working with Breadpig on this project, who have worked with Ryan North and Zach Weiner on a couple of very successful campaigns. I’m confident that they will handle any production delays or hiccups promptly.
I will be completing the text, coordinating with illustrators, and working with various production teams (with the help of Breadpig) over the next two or three months, so there are some moving parts. I will be completely open about any possible delays, but I’m confident we won’t have any – if there are, we’ll make absolutely certain they result in a much better experience for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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