Chris Picone's latest update for Kanimbla

Jul 2, 2017

G’day everyone,

This will be the last update from me regarding Kanimbla.  I just wanted to let you know that after spending the last month deliberating, I have made the decision to cancel the Kanimbla campaign on Inkshares.  

There are a number of reasons for this, the largest being that Inkshares’ distribution power is severely limited outside North America.  If I knew then what I know now, it is very unlikely that I would have ever considered a campaign with Inkshares.  The only reason I spent the last month considering my options is because there is still more than a month to go in the campaign (two months when I first came to the realisation that Inkshares might not be the best publishing option for me), the campaign has received backing from the Fantasy Syndicate and is about halfway to its goal which meant that the campaign was very likely to successfully achieve the Quill publishing goal if I were to continue.  So I had to make sure that cancelling was the right decision.  

In the end, I have decided that the benefits from publishing through Quill do not outweigh the disadvantages of Inkshares’ poor distribution power, which would have prevented the book from ever appearing in Australian bookstores (although it would have been on American shelves), and either sorely cost my Australian readers or forced me to self-publish in addition to Quill in order to alleviate some of the unwieldy shipping expenses. 

I have emailed Inkshares to cancel the campaign so for those who have already pre-purchased their copies, refunds should start being processed over the next few days.  

For those on Inkshares who have backed me, I wish you well with your own campaigns.  You’ve been a great bunch and I plan on staying in touch over Slack. 

For my friends and family who have already supported me, I am absolutely overwhelmed that you would even consider paying $50+ for my book just to support me, and shocked that the number of you that opted in at the $120+ level for three books.  Although I have always prided myself on my choice in friends, that was a lot to ask, but you delivered without hesitation.  It means a lot to me. 

However, this is not the end of the road for Kanimbla.  I will be pursuing other publishing opportunities, and one way or another the book will be published.  If everything goes pear-shaped and I am unable to have Kanimbla published through traditional or alternative means, I will pay for professional editing and design services and then self-publish the book so that it will be available at a fraction of the cost Inkshares was charging (approx $20 delivered instead of $60) for the same quality book.   I should be able to pull most of your email addresses off Inkshares so when Kanimbla is in production, I will let you know. 

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to follow me on and/or as I will still be producing short stories, poetry, game reviews, interviews, and other content in the meantime. 

Thanks again and love you all!