My beautiful readers,
Those of you who aren’t on Twitter missed this announcement last night.
Ugh Jamie I’m on my phone I don’t want to click stuff give me the TLDR version.
It’s a blog post offering an explanation of an engine Inkshares is rolling out, which serves to select manuscripts for a new imprint called Blink. Traditionally, Inkshares manuscripts have reached publication by way of crowdfunding, aka selling 750 preorders.
I’m still not at liberty to discuss Things That Are Happening on the properties front, but I can tell you Devil’s Call is going to be the first manuscript published under the Blink imprint.
But Jamie, what about The List?
Glad you asked!
Preorders are still important, both for my morale and other boring money-related things. This is the last stage in the process where you get to purchase a signed first edition copy of Devil’s Call without having to go to a book signing or a convention or any of the other various panic attack-inducing events that are going to be going on next summer.
If you hate going out in public as much as I do, preorder your copy today!
As you know, Devil’s Call was chosen for Inkshares’ 2016 The List, which is a contest to see which of the site’s top-rated but as-yet unpublished manuscripts will get the full publication treatment.
Devil’s Call has been parked at 9th place since the contest began, which is nothing to sneeze at. In order to win the contest, we need to sell the most unique preorders between now and December 31st.
I personally will be content if we sell another 116 preorders, which will put us at a nice round 250. So my humble request to you:
If you already preordered your copy, I appreciate you. There’s a Recommend button on Devil’s Call’s page that will generate a code for you to share with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, if you haven’t already.
If you’re on the fence about preordering, I’ve uploaded the revised first chapter. This is the chapter that will be going to my editor and coming back with line notes, but it already looks immensely better than it did six months ago. Your preorder will help ensure this novel looks and sounds the best it can when it hits shelves next year.
And, since I have a reputation to uphold, here is an appropriate gif to wrap things up.