The books are ordered! (And a surprise!)
I've got a screenshot to share with you guys: It's the thumbnail from my Lulu order form for the final printed copies of Andrew vs. The Collective. I finally finished off the formatting this weekend and, both eyes squeezed tightly shut, pressed the order button.
Now I've got a secret to share with you guys: It's the number of books I ordered. 100 copies of The Collective and 100 copies of Andrew vs. The Collective. Wait, what? The same number of both? Well, when I did my cost modeling for the project way back in January I had assumed I would just have enough money to give copies of the short stories book to the highest-contributing backers. But, much to my surprise, a little surplus appeared on my spreadsheet. Which means: everybody gets a physical copy of Andrew vs. The Collective!
So I'm awaiting the shipment and then your copies will go out after that. For Bay Area residents, I'll probably be arranging a drinks-and-distribution event if you want to obtain your books in person. Details to come.
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CHALLENGER: You get to submit one adjective per story. // You'll receive: You get to follow along with the project with all of the emails and digital PDFs backers receive. (But that's it. No novel.)
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ADVERSARY: You get to submit one noun per story. // You'll receive: All the emails and digital PDFs AND a copy of my very first novel The Collective.
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FOE: You get to submit one sentence per story. (Think about the power you'll wield!) // You'll receive: Emails and PDFs, obviously. And I will mail you a SIGNED copy of my book.
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ENEMY: You get to submit a character. Give me a name and as much or as little of a description as you want. (You can have some fun with this one: Your friends or family, historical figures, even yourself!) // You'll receive: Emails and PDFs and the signed copy of The Collective.
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NEMESIS: You get to submit a setting in which some of the action has to take place. As with the character you can give me as much or as little as you want. // You'll receive: Everything above AND (here's the big one) a signed printed book of the six stories making up Andrew vs. The Collective! I'm not planning on making this one available for sale - so this will be a very rare commodity (that you helped to write!).
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EVIL DOPPLEGANGER: Send me an email. No, seriously. You can give me any direction you want. Anything you can come up with. Just send me an email. // You'll receive: Everything above and I will include your name in the acknowledgments of The Collective as you are truly a giving benefactor for my writing career.
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