Age of Legend Kickstarter starts tomorrow
Tomorrow at noon EST I'll be launching the Kickstarter for Age of Legend, the next book in my Legends of the First Empire series. If you want to... Read more
It's going to be a nail-biter
DOWN TO THE WIRE!! With just 9 hours left in the Age of Swords crowdfunding campaign (being run on Indiegogo - http://bit.ly/2P7enk3). We need just $787 to hit the 5th stretch goal so... Read more
I've launched a new crowd-funding campaign!
It isn't on Kickstarter this time (because it's not for a new product), but you can find it here. What is it for? Well, I'm glad you asked. You see,... Read more
A Kickstarter you might be interested in
Hey all, I do coaching from time to time when I find someone who I think "has the right stuff," and one of the people I've been working with is... Read more
Posters, Bookmarks/Bookplates, and T-shirts
- I have all the posters packaged up and they'll go to the post office today. If you check your BackerKit you'll see the tracking numbers... Read more
Bookmarks and Bookplates
Hey everyone, from the emails I've received it looks like everyone is getting their packages okay, only a few items were missed and a few damaged in the mail, so... Read more
Another shipping update
Robin again...okay so here is where we are at.
- Over the weekend Sarah and I packaged up all but 2 of the "books only" and had a huge shipment for... Read more
An update on shipping
Hey all, Robin here. Shipping is going well, although totally exhausting. I'll detail the entire ordeal in the "Making of" but here are some highlights.
- So the books arrived in... Read more
The books are off the presses!!
Hey all, Robin here. So this is one of those good news, bad news, situations. Just heard from the printer that the books will be ready to ship today! Such... Read more
For non-US audio backers
Okay, so here's the deal.
- The codes only work in the US store, and it is possible for you to have both the US and the UK (or AU)... Read more
Audio codes are posted!
Sorry all, Audible ran into a technical problem when testing the codes (starting early this morning). They were too long and not working, so they had to go through and... Read more
Happy Release Day!
I just pushed the final book out. It's essentially identical to the last one with the following exceptions:
- Kickstarter Backer names have been added.
- 1 formatting error corrected
- 7 typos... Read more
A free bonus short story
As a way of saying thanks for getting the project to $100,000, and also as a way for me to test out how codes work, I've added a free short... Read more
For those getting the audio book.
Hey all, we are just a few days away from the audio book release and since that is distributed through Audible.com I thought I would give you some information on... Read more
Don't forget about your digital downloads!!
Hey all, Robin once again. Just wanted to remind people to get their digital rewards which have been delivered through Backer Kit. Here is what's been posted so far:
- The... Read more
Address Lockdown and reviewing your names
It's been a while since I've posted, but things are moving right along. If you are (a) receiving a poster or (b) receiving shirts but no physical books,... Read more
Last Day to check and update your add-ons
Hey all, things are moving right along. The t-shirts and books are being printed, the bookmarks are in, and I'm building my list of required packing materials. Now all I... Read more
Not sure if posting this will jinx things or not
Hey all, Robin again, a reminder that in just a few days we are going to be locking your records, so please make sure you have your add-ons the way... Read more
Get The Death of Dulgath ebook for free!
From now until the 16th, I'm giving away copies of The Death of Dulgath absolutely free! So, if you've not read the book that comes directly before The Disappearance... Read more
So you guys are getting your digital downloads, right? For those who may not know how to receive them, you can find them in the Digital Downloads area of your... Read more
Lockdown Date is fast approaching - November 16th!
Hey, all Robin again. So I have some updates for everyone.
- The books are due to ship on December 8th, only 3 days longer than we had originally planned for.... Read more
Need to make any T-shirt decisions by tomorrow night!
Hey all, Robin here. Just a reminder, after tomorrow (midnight EST), I'll be locking down the T-shirts for
- The Rose and Thorn Unisex shirt in Black
- The Montemorcey Unixes shirt... Read more
Names, Names, and more Names
I've been working on the section of the ebook where the names of the backers will be listed. You can find them on this page. If you asked... Read more
By the numbers...I look at where we are currently at.
Hey all, Robin again. Thought I would update you on where we are these days.
- We lost 11 backers and $277 to failed credit cards - not bad at all!... Read more
Some important upcoming dates
Hey all, Robin again. Well, it's been 2 weeks since the Kickstarter closed, and a lot is going on. Here's some important date-related things.
- Nov 5th - Are you a... Read more
Livesream AMA reminder
Just a reminder, we'll be doing a repeat of the AMA (Ask me anything tonight at 7:30 EDT. We figured out what was wrong with the audio so hopefully... Read more
BackerKit Invitations & surveys have gone out
So the project was approved and you can now get into your BackerKit self-service portal or the following tasks:
- Answer your survey questions (like what name do you want specified... Read more
Hey all, Robin here. I thought I would take a moment to fill people in on what to expect as we move from the very important funded stage to the... Read more
Current list of available shirts
Robin here...so just a reminder, if you want a black unisex version of either the Rose and the Thorn or Montemorcey, you can add those to your cart on your... Read more
Montemorcey shirts added to the Kickstarter
Hey all, Robin again. So, there were only 12 Montemorcey shirts left over from the last Kickstarter and there were a lot of people who were requesting reservations, so I just... Read more
Past Kickstarter T-shrits
Hey all, Robin here. So I got the entire BackerKit setup and I will be pushing it live in a bit (still want to do some testing). There is an... Read more
Wallpapers and Screen Savers
We've created wallpapers & screen savers for the following resolutions:
- 960 x 640
- 1024 x 768
- 1136 x 640
- 1280 x 1024
- 1920 x 1080
- 2048 x 1536 ... Read more
How to become a beta reader
In the project comments (or maybe it was the comments of the updates, I forget), someone asked about becoming a beta reader. I told them I'd put the details in... Read more
Kickstarter Wrap Update & Covers Reveal
Sorry it's taken a few days all, but we've been exhausted and needed a few days rest. But let's recap stuff.
- We've solved the audio problem, so we'll repeat the... Read more
About the AMA
Hey all, sorry we had audio issues for the start of the AMA - we eventually got it solved (tried three different microphones). Also, a lot of messages scrolled by... Read more
Live-streaming AMA starts in about an 12 minutes
Come on over and say hello, or ask a question. We'd love to hear from people as we wind down the Kickstarter.
A video interview with Michael and Tim
Hey all, Robin here. In our last day of recording in Newark, New Jersey, Tim had a few minutes before rushing home, so we cornered him to do a little... Read more
59 hours to go...live stream AMA planned
Hey all, well we are certainly in the final stages of the Kickstarter. You've done some amazing things!
- 1,930+ backers - the 2nd most-backed Worldwide Fiction project of all-time
- $75,400+... Read more
2nd most-backed fiction project of all time - Worldwide!
Well we did it. There was one international project that had 1,886 backers which kept us at #2 in the US, but now that we topped 1,900 backers we're now... Read more
Lots of updates...
Just on week left! Well, things have been busy here, which accounts for the reason there hasn't been a recent update. So let's fill you in on what's going on.... Read more
Help pick the design for t-shirts
T-shirts are one of the most popular add-on products, but they can be difficult to fulfill. For the last Kickstarter we had
- Three designs
- Multiple colors
- Three styles (mens, womens,... Read more
New Stretch Goal, and New Ranking level reached
Hey all, I almost forgot to do a post! Well let's update you on what's going on.
- Covers are done, we're just giving them a final check and they'll probably... Read more
How far will it go? Make your prediction and win.
Hey all, Robin here. I've been watching the Kickstarter and am thrilled with the results we've achieved in just a few days. We are 127 hours into the Kickstarter and... Read more
A new streatch goal and continued movement in the most-backed and highest-funded rankings
The Kickstarter continues going at a strong pace. Here's what's going on.
- Another tick up on the most-backed US Fiction projects (from 10 to 9), and a whole 2 spots... Read more
Hitting the Top 10, expanded sample, new add-on.
The Kickstarter continues going at a strong pace. Here's what's going on.
- We are now officially the 10th most-backed Fiction US Kickstarter of all time! We have 1,260 backers another... Read more
Fully funded, first stretch goal met, second stretch goal posted!
Well, thanks to all of you fine people, we did it! The project hit the fully funded mark at about 54 hours, just a little over 2 days. That's amazing!... Read more
Book add-ons are now available! Oh and an update on our progress.
Hey all, we were getting a lot of messages and emails from people wanting to get multiple books (for instance two paperbacks: one for them an one for a friend),... Read more
Off to a rousing start!
Well, that was a pretty amazing 24-hours! Thanks to your generous support we are already 80% toward our goal. First days are always great, and things slowdown from there, so... Read more