Seven years after the publication of a little thing called “Brave Men Run,” it’s time to see if the world is ready for a new novel in the Sovereign Era storyworld. Presenting: a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to finance “Pilgrimage — A Novel of the Sovereign Era.” Here’s the skinny:
As I reported in early June, friends and fans surveyed were very strongly in favor of a crowdfunding campaign to bring a new Sovereign Era novel into the world.
It’s taken me since then to work out the logistics of the campaign — estimating expense, balancing that against what I might actually receive in-hand after fees and taxes, and weighing that against the amount other campaigns for novels seem to be able to support. It was an education!
I’ll know in a month if I made the right choices… and if fans of my work are truly ready to invest in another Sovereign Era book.
You Can Help Make “Pilgrimage” A Reality
If you’re a friend, a fan of my work, a supporter of independent creative endeavors, or a patron of independent publishing, I’d love your help in seeing this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goals. Here’s how:
- Pledge $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $25.00, $50.00 or more to financially support the creation of “Pilgrimage — A Novel of the Sovereign Era.” This is the most direct thing you can do, of course. Be sure to visit the campaign home page to learn more about the rewards planned for each pledge level.
- Spread the word to your friends! You’ll see a bunch of social media icons at the bottom of this post — share it! You can do the same thing if you’re reading this in an RSS reader. The important thing is to tell everyone you know about the Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of “Pilgrimage — A Novel of the Sovereign Era” — everyone who might be interested, that is!
- Link to the campaign home page on social bookmarking and “cool stuff” aggregation sites like Reddit, BoingBoing, Digg, StumbleUpon, Pinterest and Tumblr (for starters!)
Thanks for your support, folks. I can’t wait to see what happens with this!