Frequently Asked Questions
Since the rewards are staggered, the fulfillment date for most is listed as August 2014, the month I expect to publish and ship the novel.
I plan to email the pdf copies of my previous books out shortly after the funding period. That way, I can send them out all at once. I can also make them available from a download link if email is not an option for some backers due to the size of the files.
For those who have pledged enough to come up with inventions, character names, or to co-create full characters with me, I hope to fulfill that portion of your rewards during the month after successful funding. That way, I can gather all that information to make sure it becomes an important part of the story. I'm really excited about working with you all on this!
Again, the novel and cover image will be sent out on publication, in August, 2014. I will keep everyone well-informed through updates as I work on the novel, to be sure you remain part of this journey.Last updated:
The co-created characters will belong to Jonathan Fesmire and to the backer who co-created them. Jonathan Fesmire will be able to use them in this novel and in other novels and short stories. Backers will also be able to use their co-created characters. However, fiction or other work created by the backers with said characters will be non-canonical with Fesmire's fiction.
A simple contract will be created with these terms, to be signed by Fesmire and the backers who co-create characters.Last updated:
There are a handful of links that will allow you to enjoy the history of this project, both past and ongoing.
The Facebook fan page is here: http://on.fb.me/12jLOiC
The former blog, which covers the inception of the idea for Bodacious Creed through the release of my first demo reel, is here: http://jf-mastersthesis.blogspot.com/
The companion vlog to the blog is on YouTube, here: http://youtube.com/bodaciouscreed
My deviantArt gallery, which has all the Bodacious Creed concept art, plus some renderings of my 3D models, is here: http://jonathanfesmire.deviantart.com/
My personal website is here: http://jonfesmire.com/Last updated:
This is one of a few new questions I received recently, and I'm happy to answer it.
First, it's a great way to get the word out there about the book. Writing a novel, then looking for a publisher, then publicizing it, seems backward to me in a time when Kickstarter and self publishing exist. If one is already a popular novelist, that works well. Though I have four books out, which have received wonderful reviews, I'm not exactly popular at the moment. Yet, I know that the story of Bodacious Creed will make a spectacular adventure.
Second, I wanted to get readers involved. As mentioned, the higher reward levels allow for that in a beautiful way. The participation rewards allow backers to come up with names, ideas for inventions, and even characters. However, collaboration is a tricky beast, and can be difficult. That's why the contributions have a degree of control on my part, and characters will be co-created. That doesn't make your contributions any less valuable or critical, it just means that characters and such must fit within the genre.
Third, while I love e-books, I'm still a fan of printed books. This gives me the capital to fund the printed books. It's also impossible to sign an e-book.
To turn this around, my question would be, "Why not fund a novel with Kickstarter?" There are so many advantages that I'm surprised more novelists haven't done it already.Last updated:
That actually covers everthing website related, mostly buying several related domains, and hosting. Currently, there is a Bodacious Creed section on my personal site, but once this is funded, I think it should have a site of its own. Also, the site will be for awhile, so I expect it to cost well over $250 over the life of the site.Last updated:
Bowker charges $125 for one ISBN. If I get a significant amount over the $2,000, I may purchase a block of ISBNs, which would save money. I understand that $1,000 will get one 1,000 ISBNS. That's certainly a huge improvement, but what I need for this project is one.
Once I have the ISBN and the print set up paid for, I estimate that each book will cost about $6.00 apiece, while my books on Lulu, which are shorter than I expect Bodacious Creed to be, each cost me about $10.00.Last updated:
Yes! I'm a professional editor as well as writer. I know how to make a book look professional and attractive.
I am aware that writers get so close to their work that it is difficult for them to spot writing mistakes. Though I did not, but should have, included money for this in the goal, I will get outside editorial assistance.Last updated:
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