For my fans:
Thank you all for coming to the Kickstarter page! Take a look on the right and choose your pledge/reward tier. Stretch goal is $50,000, so if we hit that in funding, I’ll make sure Tamer Book 6 is 100,000 words instead of the usual 80,000.
Ebooks and other digital goodies (art and behind the scenes video) will be delivered by the end of November, audiobook and print books by the end of December. This is my first time doing a Kickstarter, so I’m going to under-promise and over-deliver. Future Kickstarters will have more fun tiers, and I’ll probably be able to get everything out to you much faster.
Ebook, audio, and print books will be available on my site 30 days after they are delivered to the Kickstarter supporters, so if you want the next Tamer book ASAP, this is the best way to get it. You guys have been waiting patiently for this for 13 months. Now it’s time to make it happen, and I know that you will make this the most kick-ass Kickstarter fiction project ever!
For those of you who don’t know me:
I’m Michael-Scott Earle, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fiction with 42 full-length and 4 short novels published. I write books for men, but not just any books. These are high octane and high dopamine fantasy and sci-fi stories about bad ass protaganists killing asshole villains and having sex with plenty of beautiful women. If you are a dude between the ages of 16 and 99 and you are looking for books/entertainment that will make you feel like a hero, then you’ve just discovered your favorite author.
My Tamer: King of Dinosaurs novels are my best selling books. Tamer is a story about a dog catcher from Los Angeles named Victor Shelby who is abducted by aliens and deposited on a primitive world filled with dinosaurs and beautiful alien women. Victor discovers that he has the power to “Tame” and control dinosaurs, and he uses his abilities to help protect a tribe of beautiful alien women who all fall in love with him.
You’ll find plenty of primitive survival, fort building, dinosaur riding, fighting, and romance in the pages of my books. I have thousands of fans eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series.
You will have a fantastic time reading my novels, but don’t just take my word for it, you can download the first Tamer: King of Dinosaurs novel on my website for free right now. Then you can read it on your Kindle/ebook reader/phone. If you are more of an audiobook fan, you can download the MP3s for the first Tamer book for free here. You’ll love it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Wait. Did you just write that you do books for men? With awesome adventure, badass male protagonists, and beautiful women (like more than one?) that he sleeps with? Ummm. Are you allowed to do that? Isn’t it 2019?
A: I understand your confusion. You probably have one eyebrow raised. Maybe you are even looking over your shoulder to make sure you don’t get caught even reading this. Rejoice brother, in a world filled with entertainment just for women, you’ve found an author who focuses on fun stories for men. But believe me, A LOT of people don’t like that I’m writing these awesome books. You’ll love them, though.
Q: I don’t read books, how can I get in on this awesome dinosaur taming action?
A: I’ve got some audiobooks! You can get the first one here on Bandcamp for free and, if you like it, you can get books 2-5 on my website in the next few weeks. Even if you don’t read, you still might want to try the ebook of Tamer: King of Dinosaurs book 1 for free. You can get it on your smartphone and spend a few minutes here and there reading it instead of surfing Facebook or playing games on your phone when you have downtime. I’ve had hundreds of readers tell me that they haven’t read a book since high school, but they got hooked on my stories, read them all, and now really enjoy reading. I write super fun action-packed books that are easy and enjoyable to read.
Q: I don’t see an option to buy all the ebooks at once. Why not?
A: Because I don’t want to take your money without giving you value in return. Look, if I had an option for you to pledge for all six Tamer ebooks, you’d get them all when the Kickstarter was done, but chances are, you’d probably forget to ever read them or have something else come up between when you pledged and when the Kickstarter ended. That just doesn’t work for me, and it shouldn’t work for you. I want fans for life, so if any of the stuff you’ve read so far gets you excited, just try my first book for free. Then you can devour the other four books in the series, come back here, and pledge for book 6. I think that’s fair to both of us. *Insert virtual fistbump*
Q: How do I know you are going to even finish the book?
A: I started publishing in December of 2015. Since then, I’ve written and published 46 novels. Most of my books are around 80,000 thousand words (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 77,000 words for comparison). My writing isn’t upper class literary prose. I write pulp fantasy fun stories with an easy to read conversational language style. I normally write 8,000 to 10,000 words a day, and often finish a book in a week or two. I’ll start this novel as soon as the goal is met, and I’ll probably have it finished before the Kickstarter ends. Getting the audiobook and print books will probably take a bit longer, but it should all be delivered before December is over.
But that question is a great segue into…
Risks and challenges
This is my first Kickstarter, but with that said, the deliverables aren’t very challenging. These are the rewards I am promising:
Getting the book written by the deadline.
I’m a full time author who has written and published 42 full length novels in four years. This will not be an issue.
Getting the audiobook recorded.
The slot is already booked with the narrators, and the money has already been paid. They are recording the first 5 books right now, and we should be ready for book 6 as soon as I finish it.
Getting the cover art reward.
It’s already completed. You can see it up above.
Making the Behind the Scenes video.
Easy peasy. I just turn on my camera and start yapping about the book. It will probably be hard for me to stop talking in a reasonable amount of time. I just love going on and on about dinosaurs, primitive survival, and story pacing. I haven't decided how to distribute the video yet, but you will be given a private link to view it from the hosting site.
Shipping out the books.
Most of my fans love digital content and don’t really want print books, so I’ve never sent out a massive amount of signed books (just a few dozen a month normally). I imagine if I get over 500 or so books, my assistant and I will have too much to do, so I’ll have to hire a fulfillment center to make the job easier. Maybe my hand will get super cramped signing my name a bunch of times, but that seems like a good problem to have because it means a bunch of you bought the print books (thank you!). Either way, I’ll figure it out, and I have plenty of time to do it.
- (24 days)