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This year's pre-order model for the return of Jack Palms to print: get THIS IS LIFE here now!
This year's pre-order model for the return of Jack Palms to print: get THIS IS LIFE here now!
This year's pre-order model for the return of Jack Palms to print: get THIS IS LIFE here now!
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Jack Palms II: This Is Life and Other eBooks

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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 websitePodiobooks.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)  

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    My heartfelt thanks and your name goes into the book as a part of "The Crew."

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    Inclusion in the acknowledgements page for JP2 as a part of the "Palms Family." A special thank you card from me.

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    Inclusion in the acknowledgements page for JP2 as a part of the "Palms Mommas and the Palms Daddies." A special thank you card from me. And a signed, paperback limited edition of Jack Palms II: This Is Life. This is the new, edited full text that includes the content of the original two podcasts "This Is Life" and "Czechmate." This edition will not be available for sale elsewhere for a few months after this campaign.
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    Inclusion in the acknowledgements of JP2 as a Young Junius Corner Kid, thank you card, a signed paperback special edition of Jack Palms II: This Is Life, AND a signed paperback copy of Young Junius.
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    Inclusion in the acknowledgements of JP2 as a Young Junius Pusher, thank you card, a signed paperback special edition of Jack Palms II: This Is Life, AND a signed HARDCOVER copy of Young Junius.
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    Get your name included as a character in an upcoming story! At this level, you're guaranteed to have your namesake in an upcoming book. Also, inclusion in the acknowledgements of JP2 as a "Character Actor", thank you card, a signed paperback special edition of Jack Palms II: This Is Life, AND a signed HARDCOVER copy of Young Junius.
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    Inclusion in the acknowledgements of JP2 as a Hard Boiled Palms Daddy (or Momma), thank you card, and a special, HARDCOVER limited edition copy of Jack Palms II: This Is Life. Only 150 of these (maximum) will be sold.
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    Inclusion in the acknowledgements of JP2 as a Hard Santa Palms Daddy (or Momma), thank you card, and a special, HARDCOVER limited edition copy of Jack Palms II: This Is Life. Only 150 of these (maximum) will be sold. This reward also includes signed copies of the YJ HARDCOVER and the paperback JP2 for you to give out this year as XMas/Holiday gifts!
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    All of the treats from the previous levels, plus a limited paperback edition of Jack Palms in Triad Death Match. Status in the acknowledgements as a Death Match Champion. You will also get your name included in a future story or novel.
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    All of the treats from the previous levels, plus limited paperback editions of Triad Death Match AND A Long Way from Disney (sort of a greatest hits choosing from the Disney podcasts I and II). Status in the acknowledgements as a Disney Death Match Champion. You will also get your name included in a future story or novel. (Books in time for XMas!!)
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    All of the goodies mentioned already, AND a special preview paperback of my new podcast novel In Broad Daylight before anyone else gets their hands on it. If all goes well, this one might even get to you before the podcast winds up. You'll be included as a Palms Preview Posse.
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    You'll get to choose from twelve manuscript items in my collection. These include original handwritten drafts of stories, a novel, and edited manuscripts with my writing all over them for revision. Copies include Jack Wakes Up, Jack Palms II: This Is Life, Young Junius, and short stories from the Disney Collection. Each of these is one-of-a-kind, signed and comes in a special box. Inclusion in the acknowledgements as a Certified Harwood Collector. ALSO... everything mentioned before (THIS IS LIFE--hard and soft, TDM, Disney, YJ...)
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    Break Yo Neck!! This one's for the original Palms Daddies and Mommas who missed their crack at getting a first edition Breakneck Books copy of Jack Wakes Up. This is the first, the special one that came out in March 2009 on Palms Sunday and only lasted for a couple of months before Random House made me take it off the market. Plus... (everything else above).
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    Road Trip Posse: Your name will be included in the upcoming podcast novel and winter eBook/Print release Jack Takes Off. That's right, you've been waiting for this one--it's where Jack and the Czechs hit the road and what they get up to between JWU and JP2. Dig it, love it, ride with us! Cocaine not included. Also includes other treats and Breakneck version of JWU.
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    Bloodbath Bonus: You pick how you die. Choose your death scene and your character (name and likeness) will be put away in an upcoming book. Choose the setting, world (YJ, Palms or Harding) and I'll do the bloody rest.
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    You're the star. All of the above treats, plus your namesake stars in an upcoming Jack Palms story. That's right, you'll be sharing the page with Jack himself. You'll also get a special, signed hardcover copy of the book just for you. If you like the mic, I'll have you on as the guest star/host for the podcast episode of this story.
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    You're in total control. You get all of the things mentioned already, PLUS I will write a short story or novella of your planning (or we'll plan it together) with YOU as the main character. This will be printed as a hardcover just for you, one-of-a-kind. You'll also get direct input and participation rights to all podcast episodes of this piece.
    (No extra shipping costs! No matter WHERE you are!!.)

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