Two weeks to go!
If you haven’t ordered your copy of FAE CHILD your time is running out! I am so grateful and excited to report that the Fantasy Syndicate here on Inkshares has picked FAE CHILD as their book for February 2017. This is an amazing honor and I don’t want to let anyone down who has put their faith in me and my little book. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. :)
To recap: 2 weeks to go, 82 copies to sell. I’ll update again as we get closer to the deadline!
Much love, Jane-Holly
Hello Readers and Followers!
We are in the last month of my funding campaign for Fae Child. This has been a great journey - not that it’s been easy, or even fun at times - but it’s been a time of stretching who I am as a person and learning what I really want out of all this.
Obviously publication is still my goal. Fae Child will be published, I promise you that. With 93 copies left to sell and 24 days in which do to it, my confidence that Inkshares is the place where this will happen is waning. If you have been waiting to swoop in and order at the last second, like Gandalf the White riding in to Helm’s Deep to save the day, then now is the time! Preorder your copy!
I will remind you that Fae Child has been backed by three syndicates here on Inkshares. The last thing I want is to fail in the face of such support. Your personal recommendations are worth their weight in gold to me, and I am incredibly grateful for (and a little in awe of) all the reviews and recommendations Fae Child has already gotten. Thank you.
If you haven’t ordered yet, please consider doing so! The campaign will end on Feb 28th and refunds will be going out in March if we do not hit at least 250 orders before then.
Thank you again, for all your support. I can’t do this, and couldn’t have come this far, without you.
It is a new year! I hope 2017 finds you happy and healthy. Fae Child is sitting at 152 copies sold, which blows my mind (in a good way), but there’s still a long way to go. 98 copies to pre-sell before the end of February, which, I don’t need to tell you, is only a month away, and the shortest month of the year.
I am doing a Twitter takeover for Young Entertainment Magazine ( @youngentmag ) tomorrow about my experiences as a first time author, which should be entertaining at the very least. If you don’t follow me on Twitter, my handle is @hanejolly - I look forward to seeing you there!
Progress on the first draft is continuing on pace. I’m very happy with how things are turning out, and I think you will be too.
Lastly, I have a favor to ask of you. Can you send one friend an email about Fae Child? Here’s a sample email you can copy/customize for your own use:
Hi (insert name)! I just pre-ordered a new YA fantasy book called Fae Child. It’s a sweet, exciting book about a girl who accidentally falls into the land of the Fae, and her father who will stop at nothing to find her. You can read some sample chapters, view a book trailer, and order a copy at https://www.inkshares.com/books/fae-child I really think you’ll like it!Cheers,(your name)
Dear Readers and Supporters,
I have some astonishing news to report! Yesterday FAE CHILD was picked by the Break the Bechdel (With Strong Female Characters) syndicate as their December book! And then today the Staff Syndicate picked it for THEIR December book! That has whooshed Fae Child up from 95 orders to 149 orders. We are over HALF-WAY THERE.
Thank you to the members of both syndicates for their belief and support of Fae Child. I am overwhelmed by all of this, and it may take some time for it to fully sink in. Thank you!
We have until the end of February to scrape together 101 more orders - will it be difficult? Yes. Can we do it? YES.
Click the Recommend buttons and tell your friends, enemies, people who like books, people who have kids who like books, people who enjoy telling other people "I knew them before they were famous" - let’s get the word out on Fae Child. Thank you all so very, very much. I have some names to pick for Beanie Boo giveaways now, ha!
Much love and a Merry Christmas/holiday of your choosing,
This is just a short update to let you know that I have chosen to extend the Fae Child campaign one more time. Instead of ending on December 31st, I will be on this crowdfunding rollercoaster through the end of February. Fae Child has been getting some good buzz on Inkshares in the syndicates, and I want to be able to capitalize on that and give myself some space after the holidays are over to pull in more orders. We are very close to 100 orders, and it’s just a hop and a skip from that to 250. Okay, okay, it’s a little more than that, but I really think we can do it together, and I really believe in this book. Picture Fae Child as The Little Book That Could, and we’re chug-chugging up Preorder Mountain. Thank you so much for your support, and your patience.
Another update? Already?
Just a quick one, I promise! I have made some gift certificates you can print up if you want to preorder Fae Child as a Christmas/holiday present. The PDF file is here, on Google Drive, and is available for ebook or paperback orders.
Still chugging along, on our way to 250 orders! I am considering requesting another extension from Inkshares, and I will if Fae Child is getting orders and support but will still fall short at the end of the year.
Thank you! Jane-Holly