Just wanted to let people know about the Blackguards Kickstarter
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know about a Kickstarter that you may be interested in. It's called Blackguards, and it's an anthology of... Read more
Wrap up and some giveaways
Robin and I spent the morning going through all the various backers and checking the messages. There are only a few (I think 4) who we are waiting to hear... Read more
Just wanted to let everyone know that there has been a slight delay in some shipments for two reasons:
1. Some hardcovers had quality orders and we needed the printer... Read more
Hardcover books have arrived!
So a ton of big boxes just showed up on our doorstep. I need to check through them to ensure they are in good shape - but at first glance... Read more
Trade paperback editions have arrived!
Hey all, Robin here...we have received 16 very large boxes containing the trade paperback editions. A few weeks ago there was an update asking how you would like your books... Read more
A reminder to check your emails & mailboxes
Hey all, we are definitely down to the final set of tasks regarding the Kickstarter project. Please check the bullets below:
- Everyone should have received your ebooks - via email... Read more
A mistake has come to my attention
Hey Kickstarter people. Robin here (Michael's wife). I'm going through and determining the print runs and in so doing, an error has come to my attention - and it was... Read more
Print books and straggling posters
I received the proofs (hardcover and trade paperbacks) and have finished going over them. There were only a few minor corrections so I'm making those changes and then we'll roll... Read more
Sorry I've been so quiet as of late. It's a direct result of being buried. So...I'm going through the final copy edits and then I'll just need to do the... Read more
Shipping Posters & Bookmarks
For most of the last few days I've been shipping out several hundred tubes with posters and bookmarks. I'm glad to see them going out the door as my small... Read more
Audio Version and Hollow World
While the ink is not yet dry on the contract, I think it is safe to announce that there will be an audio version of Hollow World that will be... Read more
So, we are definitely on the final leg, and I couldn't be more excited about how Hollow World came out. My wife and I did a bit more structural edits... Read more
Wanted to keep people in the loop...
So a lot has been going on...which is why I've been quiet, but of course that doesn't help you guys who are in a bit of a void.
All the... Read more
Progress on Editing
For those who aren't in the publishing business, you may not be aware of what editing entails. Well editing falls into basically 3 categories:
- Structural (sometimes referred to content editing) ... Read more
Winners have been determined - emails sent
Okay so as it turned out no one was a duplicate so the whole should you be able to win multiple was a moot point...but thanks all for weighing in.... Read more
Raffle is completed
Okay so I did the random number generator thing and also did a few more in case the numbers drawn end up hitting the same person twice, or in case... Read more
Raffle Time Approaching...find your "number range."
I'm going to be doing the drawings for the raffles and in preparation for that I've made a file that you can view to see the range of numbers for... Read more
When shipping time comes
All surveys have now gone out, except for the 25 people in the $250 pledge level because I need to put together a graphic showing you the various cover choices... Read more
Surveys going out today
Sorry I've been away for a few days...I have been finishing up the review of a printer proof that is under a strict deadline. But today I'm sending... Read more
Raffles & Surverys
I'm going to be wrapping up some family stuff this weekend so I can concentrate on wrapping up some stuff on this starting on Monday. I'll do the... Read more
Some information about the posters
What I'm about to say is for US only. I'll handle the overseas calculations once I know what countries I'm dealing with. If you are overseas, can you please... Read more
We went out in style - More than 1000% funded!
Well last night Hollow World ended with bang thanks to all of you and your generous support of the project. We did indeed cross the 30,000 mark with room to... Read more
The final major stretch goal is within sight
So I must admit that when I got up today I never expected that we'd be close to the $30,000 mark...and that was fine. As I've said all along this... Read more
We did it! Hollow World is #1 Most Funded Novel.
Well you all are quite amazing. I just got up and checked the status and found out that we raised more than $2,700 yesterday. That's 90% of the original goal!... Read more
Stretch #10 is met...#11 is very close
Well we breezed through $24,000 and just $207 from $25,000 so I think I'm safe in saying we should hit the next goal which will add
- Another one of my short... Read more
Another stretch goal met - that makes 9!
We are down to the final 60 hours and we now crossed $23,000 - how crazy is that. I added 3 of the original Crown Conspiracy books to the raffles. ... Read more
3 days to go...I'm adding some additional bonuses
So we hit our next stretch goal, which is truly amazing. I'm new to this whole Kickstarter thing, but the people who have been advising me tell me that the... Read more
$20,000!! We hit the next stretch goal
Thanks to all of you there are now 16 fiction projects that have passed the $20,000 mark, and Hollow World is one of them! This is the goal I really... Read more
Crossed $18,000 and more than 465 backers!!
I'm totally amazed! And we still have 9 days to go. We aren't that far the stretch goal that will upgrade the size of the posters:
Which I think would... Read more
A list of all the perks so far
Well we are still about two weeks out and I still can't believe that this little project has over 400 contributors an has funded at over 562% of the original... Read more
Vote or your bookmark
Now that we have unlocked the challenge which will provide bookmarks (and thanks for that!), I designed up two different looks.
Since you all will be the ones getting/using the... Read more
New stretch goal reached!
Good golly, I'm so busy interviewing editors for Hollow World, reviewing final proofs for The Crown Tower, and writing Rhune that I didn't even notice we cracked a new pledge... Read more
Book Excerpt: How Hollow World Beigns
So I thought you might enjoy reading how Hollow World starts out. Hopefully this won't spur a mass exodus of backers ;-) Remember it's not been through editing yet (that's... Read more
An Amazing Day Yesterday
You know, when Robin said we should do a Kickstarter, I'm not entirely sure what I expected, but it certainly wasn't this. Your generosity and support is so appreciated. I'm... Read more
New Pledge Level and New Stretch Goals
Wow...thank you all it's great seeing all the support for Hollow World and we have now made the second stretch goal so it's time to add a few more. Before... Read more
Need an idea for a new stetch goal
Wow, $8,000+. Thanks again for all the support. So it looks like we'll meet the next stretch goal, and I think the poster is a great perk for it. But... Read more
Why your contributions mean so much
So another day, and the generosity of the contributions is still going strong. We've now past 200% of the initial goal and are only a few thousand away from meeting... Read more
First Stretch Goal Met!
Thanks once again to all the backers. We made the first stretch goal so people will be getting Marc's exceptional artwork. I'm so pleased. 11" x 17" isn't very big... Read more
Fully funded in 17 hours!
Well first and foremost, thanks to all the bakers for funding the project fully in just 17 hours. The bad news is that I lost a bet with my wife... Read more
Wow! Thanks for getting me out the gate in style
So I woke up this morning and took a look and found that the project was already 50% funded...nice! I really do appreciate that people are excited about the book... Read more