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Author photo Paul Robinson · Author · added almost 2 years ago
and my LandFall which has been erroneously moved to the LaunchPad contest for...some reason...
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · added almost 2 years ago
It’s also missing the Launchpad Contestants 
18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
@J. Graham-Jones My assumption is that, out of the 50 they originally picked, the 14 you see now are the ones who haven’t opted out.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
There are now only 14 entrants in the List. 

Is this going to be increased to the 50 that you originally picked?
Imgp6683 Susan K. Hamilton · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Thanks @J. Graham-Jones and @Robert Batten for the info. I’ll check out the other thread.
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
Thanks @J. Graham-Jones . I’ve messaged all the Launch Pad contestents I’m aware of who are a) affected, and b) following me (otherwise I can’t DM them). From what I can see @Susan Hamilton hasn’t been affected.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
@Susan Hamilton just in case you haven’t seen - @Robert Batten  has raised this issue in the support forum: https://www.inkshares.com/forum_threads/the-list-nominees-dropped-from-the-launch-pad-competition

It looks like entrants will have to choose which contest they would prefer to be part of.

Imgp6683 Susan K. Hamilton · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 5 likes

First, congratulations to everyone selected for The List 2016 -- very happy for all of you. There are some amazing stories there.  I have to confess, however, I’m still a little confused about how this competition and Launchpad will interact.

So, I understand from some comments here and from the FAQ for The List, that for those who are in both competitions, Launchpad "trumps" The List (for lack of a better word) and if those who are in both win Launchpad, then they are eliminated from The List.

However, if you look at the leaderboard for Launchpad right now, the three leading books have all disappeared giving the appearance that they’re no longer in the competition. So it currently shows me in the #1 spot by a single reader, which is delightful but unfortunately inaccurate.

Do those of us who are only in Launchpad need to check both competitions to figure out where we really are in the standings? Or do I clearly need some more coffee because I’m just not "getting it." (which in the week leading up to having both families at my house for Thanksgiving is ENTIRELY possible. :-))

Thanks for any clarity you can provide!
   

13151545 777222623097 985383794146136776 n Sara Polk · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I am also hesitant to start a new campaign when I know that while I did no reach quill I had 140 orders that have not been refunded yet. Is it possible since the refunds have not been issued the deadline on my previous campaign could just be extended? Otherwise I don’t really feel comfortable asking people to re-preorder when they haven’t gotten their initial refund.  
Picture Amanda Orneck · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
To add to what @Tony Valdez has already mentioned, the Quill campaigns in the contest are not set to back to funding yet, and do not have their List 2016 badges like the draft campaigns. I am hesitant to start asking for orders until I know the project is set to active. Any idea @Thad Woodman when we’ll see this change?
Twitter Tony Valdez · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
Hi gang. I’m sure this will probably be sorted out tomorrow once we’re all officially added to the contest, but just in case: Some of us that had previously reached Quill funding have noted that, while we are listed on the contest page already, our rankings seem to be based on our unique reader counts earned during our previous funding campaigns only. For example, I’m showing at 193 readers, although I’ve gained approximately 100 more since funding ended. Just wanted to give the heads up here. :)
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 5 likes
Hi All, We were giving everyone 24 hours to "opt out" and we’ll add you all into the contest tomorrow.   
13151545 777222623097 985383794146136776 n Sara Polk · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
Maggie, I feel you! It’s a mix of emotions, including the excitement, honor, and a little bit of terror thrown in there. I haven’t gotten the actual invite yet and I’m still confused about the process overall, but I think I can do another contest? Maybe...?
Film festival %282%29 Maggie Hoyt · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
Just when I thought I’d stopped being a crazy competition person... Seriously, I’m so excited, I’m so honored, and like Christopher, I am so IN.
Portrait Christopher Huang · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
Just got the invite a minute ago! I am excited and I AM IN. I am so definitely IN.
Picture Amanda Orneck · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
Quick question: Did the invites go out yesterday? If not, when should we expect them?
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
@J. Graham-Jones Yes they will drop out and the rest will get bumped up position-wise. 
10010804 10204405977324996 934323765199511974 o André Brun · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
@Adam Gomolin was the list supposed to be 50 books and 6 winners ? as there is only 35 books on the list .

Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
A question regarding the Launchpad cross-entrants and logistics...

 Since the top 3 from Launchpad are all on The List, will they drop out of The List when they win Launchpad? If that happened, would someone else take their place in the contest? Or would the pool of List submissions just shrink?
Portrait Christopher Huang · Author · added almost 2 years ago
@Jane-Holly Meissner Yes. I don’t know how that will work either.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added almost 2 years ago
@Christopher Huang In that case, @Evan Graham ’s question about the price difference would still need to be answered, right?
Ty0a6epntatahkjz4zl2 Joey Angotti · Author · added almost 2 years ago
A little part of me was hoping to see ASC: Imperium on here just because of how fast I hit 122 preorders at the end of the Nerdist contest, but it’s OK that it wasn’t chosen.

Congrats to those who were, though! It may be time to cook up something to enlighten everyone a bit more on these fantastic titles :)
Portrait Christopher Huang · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
@Jane-Holly Meissner I believe "Quill but not in production" means that the book has finished its original campaign at Quill level, but no actual editing/design work has been done on it yet. This distinguishes it from books that are past the 250 mark but still in the funding process.

I know books that pass 250 are automatically marked as "in production" as soon as they finish their campaigns, but I understand that there’s generally a bit of lag between when the campaign ends and when the production work actually begins.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
There are quite a few titles in the list that are listed as in production - so some clarification as to what you meant by "Quill, but not in production" would be nice.

Congrats to the nominees :)
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 5 likes
The 2016 List is up and here: 

http://blog.inkshares.com/post/153308043055/the-2016-list
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 8 likes
Hi All, the final list is complete–and it’s longer than the 25 we initially thought.  We’re going to hold off on announcing it until tomorrow morning, so we can send the invites simultaneously. 

Let’s reload for 10 am California time.

Cheers, 
Adam.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added almost 2 years ago
https://www.facebook.com/inkshares/posts/1253432418013493 It appears that the List is going up tomorrow?
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Any idea when the announcement will be made?
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Is the announcement going to be on here or on another page? If it’s on another page would somebody include a link? Again, best of luck to everyone who makes it!
20160912 182602 Shmuie Berger · Reader · added almost 2 years ago
Is it going to be based off of pre-order count/readers or maybe a vote for your favorite kinda thing. 
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes

Apologies, that’s what I meant. Originally, the announcement of the contest entrants was 5pm yesterday. I was wondering if there was any idea when that time had been moved to :)
Picture Amanda Orneck · Author · added almost 2 years ago
@J. Graham-Jones The List page says 11/15 to 12/31 as the date of the contest, but they haven’t posted who’s actually invited to the contest yet.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Do we have a new time/date when the contest will start?  
20080720 jared butcherer of songs H.H. Wells · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
I’m in it to win it
Picture Thomas J. Arnold · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
I’ve seen some books make huge strides in contests, so if the 250+ order books didn’t manage to pull in enough new support it would be conceivable that someone could start at 0 and still overtake them.  Difficult, yes;  impossible, no.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
I believe it’s only open to Quill books that are still funding (The Last Faoii, for example), not ones that are in production with an altered price. I think a "top 25 list of under appreciated books" is a great idea but like @Evan Graham I’m not sure how putting a draft up against a book with 250+ orders is fair - assuming a straight "most readers wins" contest. I suppose that’s where the three mystery judge picks come into play?
18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
Are you guys reaching out to the people on the list confirming they’re even still interested? I’m sure some of the people whose campaigns have ended either rushed a book that wasn’t really ready into the campaigning stage because they wanted to hop onto whatever contest was going at the time, or they might have been discouraged by their loss and shelved the entire idea without intending to return.
Also, I know a lot of people, especially the ones who reached or almost reached Quill, are pretty much campaigned-out, and a lot of the ones who never even got that far failed originally because they don’t really have the understanding or means to run a strong campaign. It’s going to be a really uneven playing field. Is anything going to be done to even the odds, or help the contestants campaign more effectively?
Lastly, won’t some of the books that have reached Quill status have adjusted pricing? If two books are competing for pre-orders and one of them only costs $8 while the other is $10, there’s a huge handicap there.
Q3b8dclf Cayla Keenan · Reader · added almost 2 years ago
Sounds good to me :)
Profile Joseph Parcell · Author · added almost 2 years ago
@Adam Gomolin  the more the merrier IMO
Author photo Paul Robinson · Author · added almost 2 years ago
sure
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
I think that the List should be whatever number Inkshares thinks it should be - 25 is fine by me, and 50 is also okay.
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
Dear All, 

Unfortunately, it’s taken us a bit longer than we expected to tally up all the nominations and get them down to 25. 

Query to you guys – if we could add more and expand it to 50, would you want that?

Adam.

Profile Joseph Parcell · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
Sorry to everyone who just saw the comment count go up twice and thought the announcement may have been made. I added nothing to this conversation. :)
Profile Joseph Parcell · Author · added almost 2 years ago
This is quite exciting. 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
But @Adam Gomolin , I just bit off all my fingernails* in nervous anticipation! 

*figuratively
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
Dear All, we might be a tad late with this–BUT WE’RE CLOSE!
Author photo Paul Robinson · Author · added almost 2 years ago
@Adam Gomolin well now you have my attention...
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
@TCC Edwards correct, it is by invitation only
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 5 likes
@Paul Robinson existing orders will count :)
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
Really exciting idea. Can’t wait to see how the contest works.

Big kudos to Inkshares for doing something that is so driven by, and for, the community :)
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I hope the best of luck to everyone that gets on The List! May the most deserving and very best make it.
Ty0a6epntatahkjz4zl2 Joey Angotti · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Love this idea!
Author photo Paul Robinson · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
how will it work for any non-production quill books that might get selected? Will they have to start from zero again, or will they start with their existing orders?

I’m not exactly expecting to be on the List, but the thought of having to run a third funding campaign from scratch (with no warning), in a post-credits, post-free international shipping world doesn’t exactly sound fun...
2017 11 10 18.40.38 1 TCC Edwards · Author · added almost 2 years ago
So... the entrants were already selected for this? It’s not something authors can enter?
20160912 182602 Shmuie Berger · Reader · added almost 2 years ago
This is brilliant ^-^
Picture Eric H. Heisner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 6 likes
Way to go Inkshares for making a fun and successful author site even better!
Picture Adam Gomolin · Inksharesian · edited almost 2 years ago · 14 likes

Dear Inkshares Community,

We’re excited to announce what we hope will become an annual Inkshares tradition.  

Each year in Hollywood, industry insiders vote for the best unproduced screenplays of the year.  The list of nominees forms The Blacklist, which was originally established (and is still operated) by Franklin Leonard.  Past nominees include Argo, Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, Juno, Spotlight, and The Revenant, just to name a few.  

Revisiting amazing stories that may have gotten lost in the melee is important to Inkshares.  Accordingly, we’re excited to announce our own version of The Blacklist—simply The List, because we couldn’t decide on a color.

The 2016 List will form the basis for the final contest of the year, focused on the top-voted projects that haven’t reached full Inkshares.  This includes: drafts that have not yet gone into funding; Quill projects that haven’t reached 750 and also haven’t gone into production; and still-funding projects.  As it’s the final contest of the year, projects that are funding in another contest are eligible as well.

We collected and tabulated votes from funded authors, producers, and the Inkshares staff.  The nominations are in, and we’ll be announcing the 25 nominees for The 2016 List tomorrow at 5 pm PT.  And to add an additional level of excitement, there will be three Guest Judges, to be announced on December 1st.  

Yes, really. Each of these judges will be able to select a book for publication—including a book outside the top 3, so as many as six books may end up being selected.  We know, it has us too all like:

Jokes aside, this has been an amazing year at Inkshares, with strong successes—from starred reviews to six-figure TV and film deals—for new author voices.  We’re excited about The List as an amazing way to work hard in the last six weeks of the year.

Cheers,

-The Inkshares Team