Jeff Seymour - Author of Fantasy, Literary Fiction, & c.: News for the Week of 7.26.13: ONE WEEK TO KICKSTARTER! Also, Indiana.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

News for the Week of 7.26.13: ONE WEEK TO KICKSTARTER! Also, Indiana.

Greetings, Friends and Readers!

Happy summer! The move to Indiana is complete, and the seas of boxes are receding and leaving a lovely island of new house for me to live in and work on. My new bedroom/office sits about a story and a half off the ground between three trees, and I feel like I’m working in a tree house.

More importantly, the Soulwoven Kickstarter is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Assuming all goes well with a few last details to be checked by the people at Kickstarter HQ, the project will go live in a week, on Aug. 1. Over that week I’ll be dribbling out information about it through Facebook, Twitter, Wattpad, and my blog, so keep an eye out for Things Of A Soulwoven Nature.

One of those things, I’ve realized, needs to be an introduction to Kickstarter, because not everybody knows what it is. They do their own explanation best here, but the tl;dr version is that Kickstarter lets fans fund art, like books and music, directly. So rather than pitching my book to a publisher for financial support, I’m pitching it to you.

What that means in practice is that if you like Soulwoven and want to see it turned into a paperback and e-book, you can chip in toward making that happen. You pledge what you want to, and the billing goes through Amazon, just as if you were buying a book from them regularly. If enough people chip in to meet my funding goals, the money goes through at the end of the funding period (Aug. 31), and I start doling it out to the people who are going to help me make the book into something beautiful and amazing.

In return, Kickstarter backers get access to extras that can’t be found anywhere else. In addition to the book itself, people who pledge certain amounts will get rewards ranging from Skype calls from me to one-of-a-kind hand-annotated copies of the book, full of anecdotes about the story and how it came to be.

More info coming soon. Get excited! It’s going to be a blast.


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