I know, I know, you thought I’d disappeared! But fear not, I’m still here and 3point8 is on its way! Get the latest update here!
Only 28 more hours to pre-order 3point8 for only $9.99! Cost goes up to $20 tomorrow, Friday 10/30, at noon PST.
I’ve had a few people mention that they’re worried about missing the $9.99 price because they don’t have money on hand right this moment. Fear not! If you pre-order, you won’t be charged till the campaign ends on November 29th.
And, if you’ve already pre-ordered, now is the time to order even more copies…get 10 today and it’s basically like buying 5 and getting 5 free! What’s more American than a bargain?
I know, it’s been a while since an update…life has been extra tough as of late as my wife and I continue to deal with the loss of our daughter. I’ve read that the real grief doesn’t hit till months later, after the shock has worn off, and that has absolutely been my experience. In fact, it’s hard to believe that Piper would have been 6 months old today.
However, I teased on Facebook that I had some big news and I thought it only fair to share.
3point8 is going to be published.
You may have received an email last week about coming changes to how Inkshares works…it’s a bit complicated but they’re adding a light-publishing option for anyone who gets 250 copies pre-ordered…we’re currently at 272.
So what is a light-publishing option? It means that every one of you who pre-ordered will receive a physical and an e-book copy of 3point8. It also means that the book will receive a light edit, an ISBN, and limited distribution (including physical and digital on Amazon.com).
There’s one small catch…on October 30th, the price of pre-ordering a copy will increase to $20. Anyone who ordered before then will be grandfathered in at the $9.99 price…but if you don’t order before 10/30, it’s gonna cost you more…so order now!
They’ve also changed their minimum requirement for full publishing…if we can get 750 copies pre-ordered we’ll get a full edit, complete publishing run (which includes the book being marketed in brick and mortar stores) and I’ll be sent out to Inkshares HQ to personally autograph every copy that is pre-ordered. So keep spreading the word!
And if you want to support the project by ordering additional copies (which is a huge help) do so now to get it at only $9.99 a copy cause on 10/30 it’ll be $20.
I think I’m still in a bit of disbelief about getting the book published…it hasn’t quite sunk in…but I can tell you that it wouldn’t have been possible without each and every one of you. Your support has made a huge difference in my life and I am unbelievably grateful for all of you.
Quick update…yes, the contest is over. No we didn’t win. Actually, I’m not even sure where we placed cause they pulled everything but the top 5 down…but with 30 minutes left in the contest we were at 16. That’s out of more than 355 entries…which is insane.
We’re now off to option 2…we need at least 750 books pre-ordered to get the ebook published (1,000 to do a physical book). So keep at it! Thank you all for your amazing support…this has been an incredible ride so far!
Morning all, another quick update for you…potentially the last before the contest ends. That’s right, the contest is almost over.
This Wednesday at midnight the numbers are locked and it’s all done…the contest at least. I say that because, to be honest, it seems unlikely we’ll end up in the top 5 (unless something crazy happens). Right now we have 159 unique orders…at this moment we’d need 442 total, so 283 more, to break into the top 5.
As I said, that seems unlikely but things are not over. We could still publish the usual Inkshares way. We’ll see what happens and I’ll have more info on that later.
For now, I’m incredibly grateful for all the support everyone has shown…159 people have pre-ordered, 249 copies, that’s $2,490 put towards this story. I really can’t believe it and, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all.
And as always, if you haven’t pre-ordered yet, now is the time!
Quick second update…Inkshares dropped an update about the 11-20 ranked books in the contest. It includes 3point8 and a little info on why I’m writing it. Check it out!
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.
Spread the word!