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Hi all,

This is going to be my last update through Inkshares.

We have now setup secure checkout with PayPal to re-process your Orders, on my own website.
The book will be published this summer by Blue Poppy Publishing here in the UK. And if you can show faith by re-ordering I would be thrilled.
Btw - there is also a new option for a Hardcover! 

http://www.jondbooks.com/shop/

Thanks all for the staggering support I’ve received overnight.

As some of you may know, Inkshares has gone through a major managerial change in the past months, which brought with it a sharp shift in policy, and well – let’s put it gently – more crude way of conducting business.

First of all sadly, and in spite of the tremendous efforts we’ve all put in, I am sorry to let you know that “And the Wolf Shall Dwell” will not publish with Inkshares due to creative differences. I will take this opportunity to thank you all once again for the huge support you have shown me in the past year and briefly explain why and what’s next.

One reason for this is that, as some of you may have noticed, Inkshares had decided to unilaterally cancel orders. In the past few months, they erased good people’s accounts and orders for no good reason, and now even refunded the book, in spite of other assurances that the funds will be transferred to my solicitor in order to self-publish. You can only imagine the disappointment for the people who had referred, promoted Inkshares and put cash into its system, to discover their efforts had been canceled at once with no further explanation.

Another reason is that throughout the last months, while I kept promoting Inkshares tirelessly, apparently nothing was done to edit and work on the manuscript. The new CEO plainly stated over a phone call that he will only agree to publish the book under Quill. Though Quill (the smaller spread/online only with no Inkshares’ marketing and distribution efforts contract) may work for some authors, I feel it would not have done “And the Wolf Shall Dwell” justice, certainly not after the efforts we went through to reach 750 orders

Having not heard from Inkshares for a while, save postponements and other excuses, I have decided to let my solicitor handle the case. I have learned in life that when people have no real grounds to do what they do they start biting and shooting all over.  I wanted to share with you the grotesque correspondence that Adam Gomolin, Inkshares’ CEO, had sent, but I will spare you this for your own good. While I may be seeking reparations for all of the above, that was not the reason I started this campaign.

The book has seen interest from various literary agents and publishers, and I will be going with a local English one. However for this to happen, while it appears that Inkshares (again in spite of the other written promises) refunded the books unilaterally - I would need your pledge again for the orders you have already made. I have kept all your details so I can send you a link to pre-order the book again (it’s currently in editing). I will not chase and nag again, but it would mean the world for me if you can re-order.

Not all lost, I’ve gained a strong readers’ base during the last months, new friendships and learned a lot.  There’s a saying in Hebrew “Kol Akava Le-Tova” which means that every delay along the way is for the best – Every cloud has a silver lining if you wish. And I will update very soon.

I have the addresses and emails of everyone who had ordered the book, but if anyone had any change of details please send me an email to ydital@gmail.com, so I can update the book’s future distributor. This is the place to thank my solicitor Simon Walton for his work in the past month, to my family for the ongoing support and to all of you backers for your everlasting patience. Thank you!

Yours,

Jonathan Dital

-Future updates would be sent directly to your email accounts and not through Inkshares, I would be delighted if you can affirm this by registering to my mailing list at http://www.jondbooks.com and subscribe on the lower left hand side.

Hi all,

I’ve meant to send an update later this weekend, but I’ve been getting many messages from people that their orders are being refunded.

It is true that "And the Wolf Shall Dwell" will not be published under Inkshares and that the book has found a different way to publish, from England. However, it was my understanding that Inkshares would send my solicitor the accumulated funds in order to meet all your orders. 
At the moment it seems like the orders are getting refunded instead. My solicitor is trying to get in touch with Adam, Inkshares’ CEO to understand more.

I will update in due course, at the moment I am at the dark just like you are. Thanks.

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Nice weekend !

15230176 Joni Dee · Author · added about 1 year ago
@Anna Jane Knight Thank you Anna Dear - wishing you the same !! Thanks for commenting! 
Picture Anna Jane Knight · Reader · added about 1 year ago
Thanks for the update Jonathan. Had been wondering about progress & publication but knew you would be on top of it & we would hear when there was something to hear.  Wishing you & your family well. Happy autumn!

Hi All,

Long time! Many of you were wondering when the book is out, and I have been getting a lot of queries regarding. Well, the truth is that I don’t really know. Inkshares has been going through a lot of managerial changes, and structure reforms, and at the moment this means that the Wolf’s publication date is pushed back sadly only to mid next year.

On my end, I have submitted the manuscript as required, and armed with patience I’m waiting for the girls in the production department (Avalon and Angela) to assign me an editor and get the ball rolling. So keep being patient -Inkshares is doing their best in these hectic times for the company, and we can just wish them luck and stay put!

On a different note, as part of the management changes - Inkshares decided that a lot of recurring credit orders have caused the company financial harm and are thus cancelling them across the board. Sadly, as everything in life that is done on a massive scale (this is across the website and not just to this project) - more than a few cash orders have been effected too - I’ve got numerous queries for credit cards being refunded. 
I understand this is frustrating to some of you but Thad the company’s CPO and co founder explained to me personally this is vital for Inkshares’ sustainability.

Do me a favour, though the campaign is long over, and this won’t effect the production of the book, if you got a refunded order please either email me or inkshares or simply get in to your account to make sure your order is still alive.

Meanwhile, hold on patiently and keep recommending the book to your friends. THANKS! 

Picture Anna Jane Knight · Reader · added over 1 year ago
Well done my young friend!

Hi all,

A while ago I have made a campaign pledge to Norwood UK Charity: 2£ or 3.5$ (that equation was right before Brexit which resulted in the pound dropping in value -lol) from every order using a special referral account I have opened for them. 
I have kept the pledge for every order I got on the course of July (once the campaign was over).

Norwood UK is a leading Jewish charity supporting vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities. It costs £35 million a year for Norwood to provide their community services and it must raise £12 million from voluntary donations.
Norwood strives to ensure that everyone can live the life they choose, irrespective of their ability. They  provide professional help in a warm and caring environment, supporting people to be as independent as possible.
Their Family Services include children and family support, social work, an inclusive nursery, and special educational needs, while their Learning Disability Services include education, after school clubs & holiday schemes, transition, supported living, residential care, lifelong learning and health and well-being.
I wanted to thank Simon Walton, my close friend, for introducing me to this wonderful charity.

So here’s the math: 27 orders have been made using Norwood’s special referral, on top of that I got 5 orders after the campaign was over. 32 order * 3.5$ (let’s keep the dollar amount, it’s better for them) = 112$...
I expected more , so decided it is fair to double this amount to 224$, which is in today’s exchange = 140£ donation to Norwood (which is worth 175£ as I let them keep the giftaid tax relief).

That was done thank to you and your help - but if you want to learn or donate more - please please visit Norwood here.

As for "the Wolf" - I have submitted the manuscript nearly a month ago, after frivolous help from my wife and friend Micha Knopf to make sure all is proofread... I have submitted a creative brief on the same occasion and I am waiting to hear back from Angela our talented Marketing Manager & Girl Friday Production as to the editorial progress. Will keep you posted!

-Jonathan

15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited over 1 year ago · 1 like
@S.E. Soldwedel Many thanks Steve! 

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