Hi all! Great questions, thank you for asking.
@TCC Edwards : Yes, you can enter a current draft into the contest. If anyone has a funding project they want to enter, they have to start the campaign over (no head starts).
We are adjusting the dates to better accomodate you, please standby for those changes.
Let me run through the process:
Step 1. Enter the Launch Pad contest: https://www.tblaunchpad.com/script/contests/9
Step 2. Enter the Inkshares contest as a draft (without selling pre-orders yet).
Step 3. Await results.
Step 4. If chosen in the the top 25 finalists, you will be notified that your project has been selected to enter the Inkshares Publishing Contest, and you will show up on the leaderboard.
Step 5: Start selling pre-orders in the Inkshares competition along with the other 24 finalists. The top 3 will get a full publishing deal.
@Helen McKeon : If your book is funding now, thats fine, but you will have to start over once the Inkshares portion begins (again, dates are changing for the better, so check back about those, I will also post an update here). Also, the two contests are not strictly related; you do not have to start an Inkshares project to enter Launch Pad, but you DO have to enter the Launch Pad Competition to win the Inkshares prize.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever have any questions. I am here to help!
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