August 27, 2013: To Explore Strange New Words…

When I announced some major release dates yesterday, I said I had more big news to come. So, here ’tis.

I need your help to make this happen:

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What is it? Strange New Words is a collection of short fiction–fantasy to horror to mythology, funny to FUBAR. By word count, it’s to be roughly half reprints from various anthologies/other markets, and half all original, never-before-seen fiction.

Oh, and some of that original fiction includes a brand new story set in the world of The Goblin Corps!

Why do you need help? Because, frankly, self-publishing a book is only cheap if you half-ass it. I’m a professional, and that means I have a reputation to maintain–and, more importantly, it means an implicit promise to all of you that I will never willingly stint on the quality of my work. Professional editing, original art… None of that is optional, as far as I’m concerned.

But it costs to do that. Sometimes a lot.

You’re launching a Kickstarter, aren’t you? How savvy! Yes, Strange New Words is to be funded via Kickstarter. I’ve put together what I believe is both an informative and entertaining presentation, where you can find all manner of details on the project. Including…

What do I get for helping? Obviously, it depends on what level you choose to back the project, and the specifics are all over on the Kickstarter page. But some possibilities include:

  • A free copy of the collection–including an original story that will not appear when the collection goes to market; it is only available to Kickstarter backers.
  • Signed novels.
  • The chance to name characters in future novels after you or a loved one!
  • And, depending on whether we make any of the stretch goals, far, far more.

Click on over. Take a look and a listen. Ask questions, should you have any. I hope you find it intriguing enough to help me make Strange New Words a reality. And thank you, all of you, in advance, whether or not you choose to back the project; I wouldn’t be where I am without each and every one of you.

And if you folks could help me spread the word, and the link, that’d be very much appreciated, too.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1253132974/explore-strange-new-words

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