Great news, I'm publishing my long awaited fantasy novel RUNE OF THE APPRENTICE with the publishing house Inkshares, but I need your help!
So, here's the deal, Inkshares is like if Kickstarter, a silicon valley startup, and a super talented publishing house had an awesome Web 2.0, industry disrupting, android baby (with magic powers.) What does that all that mean? Well, basically, because its like Kickstarter, to get my manuscript the "publishing house expert treatment", I need pre-orders to show them that my book is worth their significant financial and time investment. (The magic powers are used after that happens.)
Essentially, for Rune of the Apprentice to be printed, it must meet its 1000 pre-order threshold. So, to ensure that this amazing book is able to be read by the world, please pre-order (several) copies of the book. Also, unique pre-orderers (called "readers") are very important for an upcoming contest and sponsorship (by Nerdist, more on that soon) so please tell your friends and family to also individually pre-order, too!
Additionally, no need to worry, you are only charged when Rune of the Apprentice hits its copy prerequisite for publication. Once the pre-order threshold is hit, Inkshares begins the publishing process by providing me with an editor, designer, and then handling all aspects of printing, distribution, and marketing. Remember, my manuscript is currently compete, so unlike a Kickstarter project where you have to wait over a year, once the threshold is met, my book will be out in a few short months!
So, I now hear you asking, "Alright, Jamison, sounds exciting, and this book is WAY overdue to be published. How much will it cost?" Short answer is $4.99. The true cost of the book is ten dollars, but, all new Inkshares users get a $5 Credit for "recommending" my book (sharing info about it via social media.) This is SUPER easy to do and knocks down the price by half (and really helps me out) so its win, win, win!
Oh! and another cool thing about Inkshares Credits: You can earn more money ($15!) for every friend you refer! Yes, you earn $15 in credits every time you refer a friend who backs or orders my book. You can refer a book after "following it" or "recommending" a chapter on the project page. You can then use earned credits to buy more copies of my book (Rune of the Apprentice) or many of the other cool books at Inkshares! Pretty good deal!