Dirty Little Bookers chose Undeliverable as their first ever Indie Spotlight book, and as such is doing a series of features on the book! This includes a giveaway, and an interview with Benjamin Grant! Check it out, its pretty cool, and keep an eye out for their reviews of the book!
First thing, first, thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Undeliverable, you’re my hero! We made our goal in the first 16 days of the campaign, which will let me get the book professionally formatted into an ebook. This also means that everyone who donates to the campaign, for any amount, will get a free ebook. $1, $5, whatever you want to contribute, I’ll be sending out ebooks just as soon as they’re ready!
But Halloween was this week, and we’ve celebrated the first milestone in the campaign, but here’s where things start to get really fun.
If we can manage to reach $3,000 by the end of November, I’ll be able to afford to do an audiobook of Undeliverable, as well as pay to have Thea of Oz turned into a well-formatted ebook. For you guys, it means that if I make it there, you’ll get free Thea of Oz ebooks as well as free Undeliverable ebooks, regardless of your donation level, so get to sharing this campaign with your friends! Also share it to help you win yourself some signed artwork, it’s beautiful.
It’s also worth mentioning that my birthday is coming up and, if you were feeling so generous, you might make a birthday present out of your donation…
Thanks to those of you who have donated already, you’ve pushed me past the halfway mark! As of right now, I am at $625 and that means I only have to raise another $375 before everyone gets a digital copy of Undeliverable along with the swag from their pre-order level.
To this end, don’t forget to send the campaign to your friends and family! Anyone you think might enjoy a good read or support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Also, the more of your friends, coworkers, family, and pets that donate, the greater your chances of winning the signed prints from Thea of Oz!
So, this weekend, I launched the pre-order campaign for my novel, Undeliverable! It is nerve-wracking to be sure, but I promise to keep the updates to a minimum and only let you know when the truly exciting things are happening. As for the five people who have already donated (Chris, Joanna, Susan, Fritz, and Noah), thank you so, so much!
The goal of this campaign is to raise enough money mainly to market the book. Spots in the Kirkus Review are not cheap, nor is professional conversion to e-book formats. Thus, I come to you, dear readers, hoping that you can chip and help defray those costs!
The campaign is running for the next month, so, even if you can’t place your order now, maybe you can place it as a birthday present to me on November 21st!
This week’s post is coming to you a bit early to coincide with the day commemorating all the missing children in our world. I know this post is a bit of departure from my usual posts, but it does deal directly with my novel, Undeliverable. In the novel, Ben is struggling to deal with the disappearance of his son, and in rather unhealthy ways. So I decided that on this day I would do my part of help draw attention to the sheer number of children who go missing every day, and the families that struggle with that horror. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children states that in 1999 (the most recent comprehensive survey of the data) 800,000 children were reported missing. Thankfully, a large portion of them were returned to their family. Quite a few were involved in custody disputes, some were runaways, very few were stranger abductions. In fact, out of those 800,000, only 115 of them were the stereotypical kidnappings that every parent dreads: the stranger in the night making off with their child. But the Center is there to help find the missing children, regardless of the manner in which they vanished. Between their tip line (which has received nearly 4 million calls since its inception), trainings for local and national law enforcement, and avid lobbying for laws to make our children safer and to make it easier to look for them once they’re gone, they have made quite the difference in the numbers of recovered children. If you want to help support their efforts, they are always open to donations of time or money. I am also announcing here that a portion of the cover price for Undeliverable, when it launches next spring, will be donated directly to the Center to assist them in their efforts to recover every missing child, because no family should have to deal with the disappearance of their Benny.