Audiobook Prizes Have Been Sent!
Today I got the coupon codes for the unabridged audiobook and distributed those to the backers who chose the audiobook prize! Those coupon codes, along with instructions on how to... Read more
Audiobook has Hit Retail!
I see that the spate of e-book pick-ups have died down and I've seen a lot of photos of the book "in the wild" in your hands, on your desks,... Read more
New Books Have Arrived
And they are even better in person than they look online, I think. Yesterday I mailed the packages for my $250 backers! Also, between the narrator and I we untangled... Read more
The New Covers :)
The $250 backers have had their new-edition books ordered. Once those arrive, I'll be sending them on. :)
Pushing Toward the Finish Line!
We're just about done with this project, everyone!
Over the weekend I started the approval process for the audiobook edition! All things going well, it should hit retail sites in... Read more
Since I've gotten a question about the audiobook, I thought I'd post an update today on that topic: we're on schedule for a December release, which means audiobook backers should... Read more
Tomorrow, all the print books are going out the door (with the exception of the top three backers--I'm getting together their extra goodies still!). International backers will get their quotes... Read more
E-Book Rewards Are In Your Boxes!
Good evening, Kickstarter Backers! Everyone at the $10 backer level and above should now have a message in his or her box with instructions on how to download the e-book... Read more
Prizes are Trickling In...
48 books of 75... no doubt the next box will show up tomorrow or the day after! This week I am trying to take it easy, work-wise, since it's both... Read more
--or at least as close as available to those of us on earth. :)
Today I got the second proof copy of Black Blossom's print edition and this one meets... Read more
Gorgeous... and Almost... Completely... Perfect
Createspace shipped my proof within three hours of me ordering it, and got it to me in two days!
The verdict: it is one of the most gorgeous book layouts... Read more
Today I ordered the proof copy of Black Blossom! If it looks good to me when I have it in hand (by next week--Createspace is quick on the turnaround), then... Read more
Ahead of Schedule
Good morning, backers! A quick update, today:
The e-book and print versions are out for final revisions! Once those come back to me, I'll put them through their respective upload... Read more
Last Day for Backer Surveys
Just a reminder... tomorrow I'll be sending the manuscripts out for their final pre-press preparations; if I don't have your backer survey by the end of the day today, I... Read more
Final Copy-edits Just About Done, and Survey Deadline
First, and most importantly: today we are only missing 6 backer surveys! Since I need all your surveys to compile the list for the back of the book, this is... Read more
The $6K Promise
Our livestream last night was a great pleasure! We listened to the first three chapters of the audiobook, and I got all the calligraphy bookmarks done and started on the... Read more
We'll be queuing the audiobook for 9:15, but the stream is on now... come get situated with us! We'll be broadcasting until 11 PM EDT!
What... Read more
93 Backers Have Reported In! And Livestream Tonight!
Thank you all for getting to your surveys so promptly! We only have 40 more people to go before I can finalize the print and e-book layouts and send them... Read more
Plans for the Remainder of the Week
All right, so... now that I'm home and I am breathing normally again...
You have paid for not only the expenses of putting forth this project, but my... Read more
OMG. Thank you all!!!
More talk about plans and a $6K promise when I get back to the keyboard!
Less Than a Day to Go!
...and only $80 short of $5500. o_o
I am currently previewing (with pleasure!) the first few chapters of the audiobook. I am tentatively planning a Livestream Friday night; I'll work... Read more
50 Hours, and the Guidebook
We're in the final countdown (boy, I can't ever say that phrase anymore without thinking of Arrested Development)! 50 hours to go and $5100ish! Will we make it to $5500?... Read more
Final Countdown: 68 Hours to Go!
We are hanging on at $5155... looks like I misspoke and the project ends on Wednesday at lunch-time, not Monday! That's enough time for people in the States (and fans... Read more
Crossing the $5K Mark, and $5K Prizes
Yesterday there was much bouncing and squeeing (away from keyboard, since I was out most of the day) when we crossed the $5K mark... thank you, thank you all! This... Read more
4 Days... $146 to $5K
...I am beginning to have dreams about this project. Literally, I dreamed yesterday about that last $146. *covers face!*
Anyway, yesterday flowers were drawn and added to the print copy...... Read more
100 Backers! And Artist at Work
Not only have we reached 100 backers, we are only $231 short of $5K! We have 5 days to go... the suspense is almost painful. >.>
I am currently on... Read more
Laying Out the Parables (and 302% Funded!!)
Today, at 6 days out from project completion, we're only $465 from $5K with 93 backers! I think there's a chance we might actually hit the $5K mark, which would... Read more
A Week to Go, and 298% Funded...
We are only $520 short of $5K! Amazing. 8o
Today we get the second "cut scene" I promised, the one that tells what happened during the Emperor's audience with the... Read more
8 Days to Go, and $682 Short of $5K!!
I am crossing my fingers for $5K and that new computer...!
But in the meantime, I am hard at work finessing the layout for the print version... as you can... Read more
...at $4011. I am grateful, as yesterday the printer (which I was about to use to print the manuscript to spot-check for errors) finally gave out after fourteen years of... Read more
I went to bed thinking yesterday would be a Day Without a Backer... and woke up to us having crossed the $4K line.
I'll be pondering a $4500 prize;... Read more
Monday with 264% Funded!
Good morning, all! It is Monday, and we are only $39 away from the $4K goal, which will allow me to redo the covers from Books 1 and 2 of... Read more
Fun with the Livestream!
Thank you all for attending last night! I did in fact blush red, but everyone assures me I didn't muss it up too badly. And at the urging of those... Read more
Come by and visit! Preliminaries/meet-and-greet/get settles are from 9 PM 'til 9:30, then we'll have the reading, and the teaser from the audiobook. :)
Too Much Good News! 8D
First of all--Black Blossom is now a Publishing Staff Pick!I am thrilled to have been tapped... thanks so much, Kickstarter! We've still got 19 days, let's make good... Read more
We are only $365 short of my $4K goal (to have enough money to redo Books 1 and 2 to match Book 3, size and cover-wise)! Today I posted the... Read more
A Little Bit About Layout
First off; "That Kiss" is continuing to update on Livejournal. You can read the latest installment there today. I highly recommend the discussion on Part 2, where my readers had... Read more
233% Funded, and Livestream Scheduling...!
So... ah... yeah, yesterday we hit $3500 exactly, which means I get to read this story on a Livestream. o_o
I am tentatively planning for this Friday at 9:30 PM... Read more
So over the weekend we... ah... funded the audiobook. And then some. My first $1000 backer! I have spent two days wandering around in a daze. I may have walked... Read more
$275 Short of the Audiobook! And a Conversation with Characters.
Good morning, backers! <3
Today we are only $275 short of the audiobook stretch goal. I've started discussing scheduling with the narrator; we are tentatively planning to have the audiobook... Read more
$390 From the Audiobook! And $2K Backer Prize
Day 4 (is it really only Day 4??) of our project and we have crossed the $2K barrier... we're only $390 away from our audiobook goal! As a $2K gift,... Read more
Our First Kickstarter Prize!
I promised an incentive for meeting our initial target which... we did rather handily; we are now in fact only $590 short of our next stretch goal, the unabridged audiobook!... Read more
105% Funded in the First 24 Hours!
In Chapter 1 of Black Blossom, the Calligrapher explains that the Ai-Naidari tea plant is actually a vine that exists in symbiosis with a low bush, and how this... Read more