Greetings everyone! Today’s been a busy day! I’ve gotten many of the Kickstarter Orders packaged, and the envelopes addressed! Plus I’ve been able to sneak in some writing on Steel Praetorian. So all is well in the world.
Current Writing for Steel Praetorian: 24, 544 – I’m a bit behind, but still making good progress!
Remember! Preorders of Iron Tribune are available on Amazon – Help me send it to the top 100 in the Alternate History and Steampunk categories by grabbing yours today! You can also nab a copy through Smashwords. If you’re curious about what’s going on in Iron Tribune, there’s still time to buy and read Antioch Burns, my novella about the events leading to Iron Tribune.
Iron Tribune Updates Plus a Kickstarter Illustration Reveal!
Sorry for the delay in posting but I wanted to have a lot to share! Below you’ll find a sample illustration and the final cover and back cover illustration/artwork. I’m really excited to share these with you. Kickstarter backers have access to almost all of the illustrations as well, which come as a perk of being a backer!
With these done, and the maps being finalized, all that remains is for me to double check all the formatting and illustration locations, receive the final files and upload them to the Amazon, B+N, and Smashwords book sites. With that done, I can order proof and final copy print books and prepare to send them out to all my backers and then place them up for general sale! Without further ado, here’s the illustrations.
Can’t wait to share the entire book with you!
Oh, and did I mention there’s a good chance I’ll be getting The Steam Empire Chronicles translated into a different language? I’m in negotiation with a company to license and distribute my book in Portuguese. We’ll see where it goes, but I’m excited to explore this opportunity!
Check out some advance sketches of illustrations from Iron Tribune!
The Kickstarter is now done and I can begin to present the first looks at the illustrations for Iron Tribune!
As you can see, we’ve got some awesome ideas. You’ll just have to wait until you see more 🙂 As a reminder, if you haven’t already checked out my novellas – Antioch Burns and Roma Aeronautica, they’re great quick reads for less than $3 for both!
It’s the final countdown! Just over 24 hours left in the Iron Tribune Kickstarter. We need your help!
Alright People! We have just over 24 hours to go on my Iron Tribune Kickstarter! If you want to help me add beautiful illustrations like the ones below to my next novel, I need your help! We’re about $200 from our second stretch goal, which sees everyone getting my 2nd novella free! So tell your family, your friends, your coworkers, your reading buddies to help out! Even $10 helps!
There’s just 9 days of Kickstarter joy left for Iron Tribune! We’ve reached our 1st stretch goal – $1000! If we can get to the second set at $1250, everyone will have gotten both copies of my novellas, plus their other rewards, for free!
As a reminder, I’ve also listened to the fans and will now offer additional discounted print copies of all my novels as Add-Ons. So you can get more wonderful Roman-Punky goodness for your enjoyment!
(On another note, happy birthday to my Brother (Who happens to be on the other side of the world right now, so it’s officially his birthday!) For those of you who don’t know, he does the voices for the Brass Legionnaire Audiobook, which he swears to me will be completed at some point in the near future (or edited and finished, or whatever) But when it does, I know it will be awesome!
1st Stretch Goals Reached in Iron Tribune! New Add-Ons! Check it out!
There’s just 12 days of Kickstarter joy left for Iron Tribune! We’ve reached our 1st stretch goal – $1000! – granting everyone a free copy of Antioch Burns to go with their rewards. Now let’s see if we can get to the second set at $1250! I’ve also listened to the fans and will now offer additional discounted print copies of all my novels as Add-Ons. Here are the prices below!
Brass Legionnaire – $8
Copper Centurion – $10
Iron Tribune – $12
This is a great chance to get them cheaper than you would online, especially as every pledge over $10 gets a free copy of Antioch Burns too!
So what are you waiting for? Join my legion and pledge today!
The kickstarter for Iron Tribune is in full progress now. With 22 days to go, we’re at 4739 out of $750 needed! As usual in most kickstarter campaigns, the funding amount jumps at the beginning and the end, but stays relatively flat in the middle. We’ve been on a slow, but steady, increase over the first few days, and if you haven’t joined in yet, now is a great time!
Wow! It’s the end of day 1 of my kickstarter and we’re barely $100 away from my goal of $750! This is so exciting! Thanks to all my supporters, and if you haven’t thought of joining the effort, $10 gets you the novel, plus any digital only rewards! Click to check out the kickstarter here.
And since every dollar raised goes to adding illustrations, you get the benefit of the ‘stretch’ goals regardless of pledge level. The cost of an illustration for the book is roughly $100-125 per illustration depending on various things, so the money will net me around 5-6 illustrations and maps with support for the formatting. Otherwise, it looks like we’ll reach our goal comfortably this go around!
In other news, they’ll be a new post for The Border on Monday for those interested 🙂 What do people think about the series so far? I’ve been tempted to turn it into a novella, but I’d love to hear some criteria on it beforehand. You can read part 1 here.
$30 gets you a signed print edition of the novel, plus all three of my novels in digital form! That’s four books! I’m really looking forward to sharing this with you. Go on and check out the page with the brand new cover art! This is the concept I went with! I hope you enjoy it! Please share and pass the word to all your friends. This looks to be a great kickstarter event!