Saturday, February 13, 2016

Inkshares and the future

So for those of you who might still be following this, things have changed from my original plan. I'm sure you noticed the entries for The Girl Who Blinked have all disappeared. This is because there is now a pre-order campaign in full swing over on the Inkshares website. You can find that page here. There is also a Facebook page for the book that can be found here.

For those of you unfamiliar with Inkshares, they are a publisher who has taken notes from crowdfunding sites similar to Kickstarter. What this means is that instead of letting buying agents and marketing decide what should get published, they let us decide. If a project on their site hits 250 units pre-ordered then they cover all of the pre-orders and give editorial input. If a project gets 750 or more pre-orders, they step up the editorial efforts, provide marketing, and distribution to stores.

It's those services that ultimately led me to launch The Girl Who Blinked as an Inkshares project. I'm a writer with a full time job and limited connections. This makes it difficult to pursue a more traditional path to publishing or even self publishing.

This blog isn't going anywhere. If anything I intend to expand it, and use it as a means to expand and preview projects I have in the works. It just won't be the place where I can share The Girl Who Blinked entries for the foreseeable future.

Before I leave you I want to give a glimpse of the current cover mockup that I've been working on with the talented Amanda Rome. This is still very much a work in progress, but I hope that you dig it as much as I do.

Pretty cool right? The title and byline are all I can really take credit for, and hopefully Amanda can take them and make them as awesome as the rest of the cover. Well I'm off to take care of a few other things. I hope you guys decide to stay around and follow me down this new rabbit hole. Every pre-order is vitally important in making this a reality.

-See you space cowboy