Just the facts, ma'am!
Hi, I'm Seth Harwood, your friendly neighborhood podcasting fiction writer. I graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2002 and then in 2005 I went rogue in two ways: 1) I started writing CRIME and 2) I started giving away my work for FREE as mp3 podcasts (serialized audiobooks, basically) though my website, Podiobooks.com, and iTunes.
Since that time, I’ve had a winding, interesting and varied path through publishing. This year I’m ready to try releasing several titles as eBooks and through Print On Demand. I’m using this Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the fixed costs of bringing these books to the marketplace.
In publishing today, authors can do much of the hard work and heavy lifting—even, especially and increasingly marketing and promotion—but several craft jobs remain items to outsource. These include: copy-editing, proofreading, cover design, and layout. I want to bring out five titles in the next six months or so, and these services will cost money.
Here via this campaign, you have the chance to 1) lend funding for me to bring these titles out—This Is Life, Czechmate, Triad Death Match, A Long Way from Disney, In Broad Daylight, and Jack Takes Off—2) get your name in my acknowledgements, and 3) get special print editions only available here. (See the rewards at right.)
I can’t wait for you to see and read this new version of This Is Life!!
For more on the history of my podcasts and publication, watch the video above. [Thanks to Mike Bekemeyer for his help with that.] For free audiobooks and serialized fiction, stop by my website, Podiobooks.com, or iTunes and download to your heart’s content.
Be sure to check out my new podcast novel, In Broad Daylight, featuring FBI agent Jess Harding, and later on this year, the long-awaited road trip book with Jack Palms and the Czechs, Jack Takes Off.
As I say in the video, I never would've come this far without you. The awesome support from fans, friends, students and my families (Palms and Harwood!) has meant so much. You've inspired me in so many ways! Thank you for reading, listening to, purchasing and supporting my work.
Let me say it one more time: Thanks! Thanks for all you've given me already, for reading this far in my description, and for participating in this campaign--at whatever level you choose.
Let's rock this fall for Jack Palms, your earbuds, and all the kids in the minivans wearing those earmuffs!
It's your boy,
Seth Harwood (PD #1)
- (30 days)