Michael Melilli's latest update for 3point8

Sep 14, 2015

Merry Monday Mates,

Any early update this week cause a lot is going on...forgive me for giving you something else to read on a Monday.  First off, 3point is currently in 11th place.  We need 11 new readers to break into the top 10 again and we need 94 to get into the top 5.  Sounds like a lot but I know we can do it if we get the word out.

Secondly, my most excellent friend Pat had a very good suggestion, that I should share Piper’s story on Imgur.  I think he was dead on with that, especially since Jaimee and I haven’t talked a lot about what happened the night Piper passed away.  If you’re interested in some story time reading (with pictures) check it out.  And if you’re an Imgurian, consider upvoting.

Thirdly, Nerdist posted about the contest and included my pitch for 3point8 (I misunderstood that it would be on the video segment).  It’s weird to see my name on the Nerdist site but you can check it out here.

Fourthly, my favorite podcast of all time, The Grapes of Rad, was kind enough to mention the book in their latest episode (#277).  I haven’t had a chance to listen yet but, knowing Aaron and Nick, it’ll be awesome.  Check it out here or download it on iTunes…and yes, this is for adults only, little ones and those with delicate sensibilities should probably skip the Grapes (which is sad because they’re hilarious, awesome and downright solid blokes).

Finally, I’ve been asked what happens if I don’t win the contest.  Well, the first step would be to get it published the standard Inkshares way…with at least 750 preorders (difficult I know).  If that doesn’t come together, I will be sending the book out to publishers…while I’m very hopeful we’ll end up being in the top 5 of the Nerdist contest, I won’t give up on 3point8 even if we don’t win.

As always, thanks for reading through this and supporting.  I’m still in disbelief by all the love and support we’ve seen during this campaign…you all are the best.




Link Bonanza:

3point8 Page: http://bit.ly/3p8novelS

Imgur Post: http://imgur.com/gallery/vmbN0

Nerdist Post:http://nerdist.com/the-top-10-novel-pitches-in-the-inkshares-sci-fi-and-fantasy-contest/

Grapes of Rad #277: http://www.grapesofrad.com/277/