We hit 150 readers/supporters. 150 people of exquisite taste. Nice. I think that deserves a surprise.
Hello Rebels, and you Royalist dogs.
Sold a couple more books today and have been doing the social media thing. I’m excited about that. Finn and I will be doing more marketing in the coming weeks as the edit reaches the final stages. So feel free to come bug us on our Facebook page and watch sparks fly between Snake and Heinrich on their twitter feeds in the coming weeks. Pick a side . . . Snake For the Rebel underdogs or Heinrich for the Royal greater good.
Because it’s mid week, we sold a couple of books and are within a hair’s whisker of hundred readers; with most of the book now complete we’ll be adding more material for you to read and enjoy. Last update something invisible just messed up Dr Gillette, get ready for more thrills as we we start to amp up the action part of this scifi adventure.
I hope you enjoy, and we can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate our readers getting the word out about the project. I truly means a lot if this project is going to get off the ground.
Epic Update time Rebels!
All, thank you for the support. Things have been progressing well...
King Heinrich @Suffrageroyal has been relentlessly tracking down Snake @Suffrageworld through the internet via Twitter. They've bantered, they've traded verbal blows. Follow along as the chase continues.
Soon, those blows won't be verbal.
They each do a good bit of updating via Facebook as well,
Don't miss out!
--Julian and Finn
Hello Rebels! Update Time!
Well the Sword and Laser the sequel contest is over and Suffrage languishes with the crowd the winners left in their dust. To the three winners, CONGRATULATIONS!
Finn and I will try and pick your brains about the most successful ways you you sourced pre-orders. I found the contest a great learning experience, but my initial feeling that we weren't ready seems to be true. Oh well, keep moving forward.
So what have we been doing?
Surviving on only a few hours of sleep a night as we've built things, learned things, edited things, discussed things and generally been whirlwinds of activity. The manuscript is about 75% edited. It's really coming together and something that we are very proud of. We've had three readers reach the end and the feedback has been great.
Both Finn and I are logical and perfectionists, and we have the whole Bah humbug social media skill set. So we've concentrated on polishing the novel, concentrated on the artwork, getting social media happening like Facebook pages, twitter accounts, etc...learning how to use them...basically all the things we should have lined up before starting a campaign or entering the contest.
We've made a commitment to spend the next couple of months (once the edit bits are over) in marketing the heck out of this. Because we both want to move forward with the second book, throw #amwriting hashtags up on facebook and twitter and throw more sand into the sandpit.
Well that's all for now, congratulations once again to the contest winners, next update will most likely be when we finish the edit process.
Julian and Finn
Die-hard Rebels, Royal Citizens prepare yourselves for an update!
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Best wishes for a happy and successful 2016 to everyone.
Despite the holiday whirlwind of family activities, Finn and I have still managed to continue work on the project. Hampered by our mutual bah humbug attitude to social media, we have nevertheless managed to do mysterious electronic things in Facebook, Twitter, and Google plus. Not sure if any of it is working just yet, but we are doing them. We might not be doing them well, but hey, baby steps.
We did manage to get that Author interview up and running. You can check it out HERE and while you are there, investigate Melanie's Starwalker web-series. It's good stuff.
There was also another mini-project we did and attempted to upload to the Suffrage project page. It looks like we did everything correctly, but the book trailer is not displaying on the project page. Razza frazza. We did manage to upload the trailer onto the Facebook page and the Google plus community page, and Snake tweeted about it. See baby steps...
So for all of you backers and readers... please enjoy OUR FABULOUS NEW BOOK TRAILER. Share it around on social media (I'm sure you'll do a much better job than us), and tell us what you think of it.
That's all for now, back to the editing process.