Final Kickstarter Update!
Hello Backers and Friends!
Well, the time has come to give you the final update related to my Kickstarter project. If you're reading this it's because you backed the campaign and made it happen. Together, we produced a fine paperback edition of my third mystery novel, and now I can announce...
The Audiobook Arrives!
The audiobook version of Pilate's Cross is complete and available for purchase on Audible.com and Amazon.com, as promised! You may recall that as a backer to my Kickstarter project, you not only helped me make the paperback of Pilate's Ghost, but you also helped out with seed money for an audiobook version of my first "John Pilate" novel, Pilate's Cross. The book is read by veteran voice artist John Edmondson, who does a fine job of bringing the world of John Pilate to life. I plan to record Pilate's Key and Pilate's Ghost later this year.
Speaking of Pilate's Ghost... I learned today it was named a 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Mystery/Thriller Semi-Finalist! You may recall that book two: Pilate's Key also received that honor in 2012. Here's hoping in September we hear that Ghost made it to the finalist list.
Kickstarter Success Secrets
Also, the ebook I wrote about this Kickstarter campaign, Kickstarter Success Secrets, continues to chart on the Amazon Shopping and Commerce list after reaching the top a few months ago. It's also an audiobook-- so check it out!
I'm hard at work on book four: Pilate's Blood. It will be out as an ebook by this fall--followed by an audiobook version next year.
Bummer: I'm probably not going to create a paperback version of this one. The low sales of paperbacks versus ebooks and audiobooks make it a tough decision to raise/invest the money to create paperbacks. However, if enough fans of John Pilate tell me they will pre-order a paperback (or two)--or if you would back another Kickstarter campaign, I'm certainly open to making a paperback version, too. So please do let me know if that interests you.
Getting back to my journalistic roots, I've been commissioned by a small publisher in Hawaii to write a biography of a popular folk musician. I'll reveal more about that soon on Facebook and my writing website, www.PilatesCross.com.
That's it--(probably) the last update on the Kickstarter campaign site. If you want to be assured of keeping abreast of the new adventures of John Pilate and my other writing projects, please follow me on Facebook or Twitter and visit the new and improved www.PilatesCross.com often.
So much of this is possible because of your generous support and encouragement. Thanks again.
I hope you have a great summer--and if you hit the beach or the lake or have a long plane ride ahead, why not bring John, Simon, Kate and a host of bad guys with you (again!)?
--J. Alexander Greenwood