UPDATE: STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED!
IF WE REACH 75K...Every Backer (Reward 3 & Up) Will Receive:
*** 7 Green Ember Coloring Pages by Zach Franzen *** 1 Green Ember Maze by Zach Franzen *** The Last Archer Audiobook *** The Last Archer Sticker *** Ember Rising Sticker *** Complete Series eBook Bundle (GREAT to share with a friend)
We will also GIVEAWAY to Randomly Selected Backers (Reward 3 & Up)
*** (1) Online Author Session With S. D. Smith *** (1) Green Ember Mug by Eefaw Potter *** (5) SIGNED copies of The Last Archer *** (5) SIGNED set of Hardbacks: The Green Ember, Ember Falls, and Ember Rising *** (5) SIGNED Mended Wood SHIRTS
Readers of all ages are clamoring for more Green Ember adventures, and now: more are on the way!
New to The Green Ember?
Great! Now is a fantastic time to join the tens of thousands of families around the world who have enthusiastically embraced these stories. (Reward 7 or Reward 9, pictured in blue below, would suit you perfectly!)
The Green Ember Book III: Ember Rising is the newest story, a harrowing adventure inside enemy territory. Heather and Picket are plunged into the darkness of Morbin’s shadow, fighting to bear the flame of the cause and light the way for rabbitkind’s upright insurrection.
Be first to get the new book, the new shirt, and the new mug!
And there's more to enjoy including AUDIOBOOKS, EBOOKS, ORIGINAL ART PRINTS, and more!
About S. D. Smith, author
S. D. Smith is West Virginia's 232nd favorite son, right after Bill Massie. He enjoys chocolate chips and Napoleonic naval novels, especially when combined. He lives in the Mountain State with his wife and four children, because it would be weird to live in another state with someone else's wife and four kids.
About Zach Franzen, illustrator
As a boy, Zach once threw a pencil that stuck in a classmate's head. Young Zach felt bad. He has been using his pencil for good, not evil, ever since. He lives in South Carolina with his wife and two girls because that is where their house is.
About Joel Clarkson, narrator
Joel Clarkson is the beloved narrator of The Green Ember and Ember Falls and returns here for Ember Rising. Joel is a multi-talented musician (Two Benedictions, Melodies for the Mended Wood, etc.), author, and is widely considered his dog Darcy's best friend. Joel lives in Scotland.
F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Kickstarter School by S. D. Smith
Can I change one item from the reward I want? (For example: "Can I add a shirt?")
Unfortunately, no. We appreciate the desire to have rewards tailored to your specific situation. We wish we could accommodate each desire. But a Kickstarter is not a store. Many of these items, including the books and shirts, may be available in our store at a later date.
How do the shirt sizes fit? When do I pick my sizes? What sizes do you have?
These shirts are super soft and comfy. We have sizes Youth Small through Adult 2XL. They may run a smidge small. We will not be carrying smaller or larger shirts. You pick your sizes in a survey going out after the Kickstarter Campaign ends on February 13. These shirts are the same excellent materials as our other Oath Shirts (My Place Beside You...).
What form are the audiobooks?
They are NOT CDs. They are DRM-free MP3 downloads, which must be downloaded onto a computer, then can be moved to phones or other devices, or burned as CDs if you wish.
What’s the best reading order?
The Green Ember
The Black Star of Kingston (a prequel)
Ember Falls: The Green Ember Book II
The Last Archer: A Green Ember Story (a side novella)
Ember Rising: The Green Ember Book III
Are all the books going to be signed?
We wish we could, but are unable to have Sam sign them all. We are offering signed copies of the new books in the higher tiers.
What’s Sam’s favorite dessert?
As a Christian, it’s chocolate chip cookies.
Why is shipping internationally so expensive?
Everyone involved on our team has either lived for long periods outside of the U.S.A., or are, in fact, not Americans. We hate that it's not easy, but the shipping challenges are significant for international orders. In the past, we’ve had high levels of complaints about the shipping charges, even as we charged too little to cover our costs. It’s kind of a lose-lose situation and difficult for our little team to manage. We hope more international distributors will begin to carry our books and make this easier. If you are in Canada, Australia, or South Africa, you’re in luck.
Why don’t you have swords and necklaces and the original shirts?
We do. At our store. Git’m.
Will we get our books before the official launch date of March 8?
We can’t promise, but we are going to try very hard to make that happen.
Can I have my cake and eat it, too?
It is literally impossible to eat cake that you don’t have. #Science.
Risks and challenges
The books listed as rewards are all completely written and are currently in the final stages of design. We have production facilities scheduled based on our expectations, but as with any Kickstarter project, should we be successful beyond our wildest imaginations, we might face production delays beyond our current forecasting ability.
The publishing staff for this project brings over 26 years of publishing experience to the table. From editorial to design to production and fulfillment, they have worked in all phases of book publishing.
S. D. Smith has written four books that have sold many tens of thousands of copies.
Zach Franzen is an established, successful illustrator.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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