Michael Melilli's latest update for 3point8

Sep 22, 2015

Hello. My name is Michael Melilli. You followed or pre-ordered my book. Prepare to be updated.

Not a ton of news but I wanted to check in and give you all an update on how 3point8 is doing.  Currently it’s sitting pretty solidly at number 13…that’s really impressive when you consider that there are over 300 submissions.

That said, the top 5 spot is what wins the contest and gets the book published.  I won’t lie, that goal is quite a ways off.  As of this writing, we’d need 197 unique readers to pre-order in order to break back into the top 5 (and that gap grows daily).  It’s a pretty big number (we currently have 156 readers) but not impossible…anyone have 197 friends who love to read?

44 new readers would get us back into the top 10 which would be fantastic (the top 10 get featured weekly by Inkshares).

So let’s have a hard conversation, what happens if we don’t win the contest?  Is all lost?  Not at all.  Inkshares’ usual way of publishing is based on copies ordered.  Currently, 3point8 has 246 copies pre-ordered (giant thanks to everyone who ordered multiple copies).  If we don’t win the contest, we still have till November 29th to hit either the 750 copy goal or the 1,000 copy.  750 means an e-book only release while 1,000 means an e-book and physical book release.

So there’s still hope…and if Inkshares doesn’t work out, I won’t give up on 3point8.  We’ll just need to look at other options.

Thanks again to everyone for their support, it means the world to me.

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