15230176 Joni Dee · Author · added over 2 years ago
"...Just type it. Handwriting is therapeutic..." you’re an endearing Neanderthal Kyle :P don’t ever change!! good luck i’m very excited for you! 

Hey there,

I wanted to update you as we begin this publishing process with Inkshares. I couldn’t be more excited to work with the energetic, enthusiastic and down to earth team here at Inkshares. These people are...awesome. I am working rigorously on getting the Not Afraid of the Fall manuscript primed and ready for submission for the editing team.

**A note to anyone considering writing in the future--Just type it. Handwriting is therapeutic and builds commercial-ready hand muscles, but the transcribing of journals covered in sand, beer, Thai mosquito corpses, food crumbs and blood...is no easy feat. I didn’t have this luxury as this story was created on rough boats, smooth trains, wild hitchhiking rides and bumpy prop planes. **

I cannot wait for you guys to read this memoir and feel free to continue sharing with friends and family! 

This is just the beginning folks.



Userphoto3 original Misean Cooper · Reader · added over 2 years ago
Kyle, From an elementary school classmate and teammate from the beloved Chapel Hill, congrats man! A great read so far.

Hello Not Afraid of the Fall team,

Now that the dust has settled from the stampede of last minute preorders that ultimately propelled us over the goal and into the land of full publishing... I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you once again.

Inkshares is unique. They take the time to find what I like to think of as "Diamonds in the rough". They give first time authors, like myself, an opportunity to prove that their book, their idea, their experience is worth the professional editing, marketing, creative direction and developing that Inkshares has to offer. They give people an opportunity to put in the time and effort required to convince people that this book is worth having on their bookshelf at home. None of this is guaranteed, it simply an opportunity.

This opportunity was very close to slipping away. 

As Ashley and I watched the clock tick away Saturday, with hundreds of preorders left to reach the goal, I thought it was over. I thought that there was no possible way to obtain the same amount of preorders in ONE DAY that we had in the last FOUR MONTHS COMBINED. 

Then you guys happened. 

We received an overwhelming amount of support from people like you. When numerous people reached out to tell us that they were tracking the preorder bar at home, at the bar, even at weddings... I could not believe how lucky Ashley and I are to have this support. 

Thank you. Thank you for not only preordering this book, but also sharing statuses, videos and the book itself to your friends and family. This is our accomplishment and I am excited to have you on the team as we continue this journey.

This is just the beginning and there is a lot of work to be done, but I am excited to see where this book will go.

I will keep you updated every step of the way on the progress of the editing, developing, marketing etc...


Your inspired author,

Kyle James

Userphoto3 original Patricia H. Lewis · Reader · added over 2 years ago
I am so proud of you, Kyle, for this amazing accomplishment.  I loved reading the excerpt you sent me months ago, and I cannot wait to read cover to cover.  C-Span, Good Morning, America - and BBC World News.  You’ll be spreading such inspiration!  

15230176 Joni Dee · Author · added over 2 years ago
amazing! congrats!
Fi5mnsuz Chris Robinson · Reader · added over 2 years ago

My god....

We did it.

Uhhhhhhh guys.... I’ll be honest with you... I did NOT think this was going to happen...

But it’s happening...We have passed 700 preorders with three hours to go...

Less than 50 LEFT!!!! 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR NAME IN THE BACK OF THE BOOKS...if you bought a copy just buy two more :)

In all honesty, this has been an amazing 48 hours... my eyes are bloodshot and the blood in my veins has been taken over by caffeine...

But this time I mean it...


Fi5mnsuz Chris Robinson · Reader · added over 2 years ago
Amazing to watch the numbers tick over.  Not many to go now, order this book people. Can’t wait to read it. Good luck Kyle.

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