What do you do if you fail?

Created almost 3 years ago by Brian Marsden with 34 comments
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18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 3 likes
I didn’t get this education degree to let folks go unschooled ;)
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Knew i shouldn’t have mentioned @Evan Graham he just made us look like 1st graders .... :)
Sci fi abides Peter Ryan · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
@Joni Dee It’s a good one, JD. I read it in a couple of sittings. And Jamison has a nice touch with the action scenes.
18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 4 likes
I’d surrender if it wasn’t for how awesome I know I am.
Kidding, kidding...
Basically, as I’ve seen it so far, a pre-order campaign is a tremendous amount of work. It’s probably the most work-intensive route to publishing there is, during its duration. But that reward waiting at the end is so worth it, you have to go for it. Build up steam and keep pressing forward. Don’t give an inch of ground. Take two steps forward every time you take a step backward. Then, when you start making serious progress, keep pushing: don’t succumb to complacency. It’ll feel like an impossible task, but keep in mind that it’s not for forever, and remember what you’re pushing for and why you want it so much.
I’m sure launching a new campaign after a previous one fails is starting from a point of discouragement, but look at the positives: you’ve already learned some things that work and don’t work, you’ve already done a ton of networking, you’ve put yourself out there and made your story known. You have a chance to learn from all your mistakes and already have a sizeable following, so you’re starting your second campaign with a big headstart over last time. 
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 2 likes
Yeah @Jamison Stone , but that was when he was desperately looking for Pre-orders for Sync City :-P 
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 2 likes
Right’o ... not a major fantasy fan, but on the case then.. 
M-U-ST O-RDER E-VERY BO-O-K @Peter Ryan R-E-COMMENDS
Sci fi abides Peter Ryan · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
@Joni Dee @Jamison Stone I’ve read Rune, JD. It’s full of chunky goodness! It’s a book every dog lover should buy!
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
@Jamison Stone  I just hope the Runes don’t give him the Runs...
Imlnct1j Jamison Stone · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 2 likes
Haha, what do you expect, @Peter Ryan he eats Runes for breakfast! 
Sci fi abides Peter Ryan · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
@Joni Dee there’s always a good reason to mention me, buddy!! And @Jamison Stone - that’s one scary beast you’ve got there. The different colored eyes are spooky!
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 2 likes
Lol @Jamison Stone we completely commandeered @Brian Marsden & @Chelsea C. Moye ’s thread..

 just checking if any more people we can randomly mention here. such as @Evan Graham who will surely never surrender or @Peter Ryan  for no good reason!
Imlnct1j Jamison Stone · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 4 likes
Haha, love it @Joni Dee and so does my wolf Shiro! 


And YES that is the @Inkshares book The Man Within a 150-page art-and-photography hardcover by @Alison Carlson on Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill!

And YES, that is the same quote! 


And YES, I also put an advanced copy of my book Rune of the Apprentice next to it to so any discouraged funding Inkshares author can see what happens when you...

NEVER SURRENDER! 

So, fellow Inksharians, let this be your funding battle cry as you get pre-orders for your books!

"We shall not flag or fail, we shall go on to the end! We shall campaign with growing confidence and strength! We shall hit our funding goal and we shall never surrender! For we are Inkshares authors!"

p.s. the Inkshares team is here, dedicated, and ready to publish your book once you hit your funding goal! They are ready, Inksharian, are you?!
@Adam Gomolin @Thad Woodman @Angela Melamud @Avalon Marissa Radys @Matt Kaye @Elena Stofle 
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 4 likes
@Jamison Stone "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender" - Sir Winston Churchill
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
I love the quote and the encouragement! Thanks!
Imlnct1j Jamison Stone · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 2 likes
If you fail, then you may have no other option but to activate....

BEAST MODE!


All jokes aside, there is no failure, just learning. Hard work, perseverance, and dedication will win the day. Key is, just DON’T GIVE UP! Hit me up on twitter if you have questions! https://twitter.com/StoneJamison
Imlnct1j Jamison Stone · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 2 likes
Never give up, never surrender! :) 
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Already relaunched and working hard!
Screen shot 2018 10 22 at 10.04.47 am Elena Stofle · Inksharesian · added almost 3 years ago
That stinks, I’m very sorry. You are always free to start campaigning again whenever you are ready! @Chelsea C. Moye 
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
I’ve been in Mexico without Internet access for the past week and couldn’t get the request out sooner.  :’(
Screen shot 2018 10 22 at 10.04.47 am Elena Stofle · Inksharesian · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
@Chelsea C. Moye I am happy to grant an extension anytime, all you have to do is email hello@inkshares.com. I am terribly sorry that I did not get your email in time. As a tip for everyone else, it is best to let me know you need an extension at least a few days in advance. @Joni Dee you are too kind :)
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 4 likes
@Chelsea C. Moye  Write to @Elena Stofle at hello@inkshares.com and take it from there. I have never encountered anyone more helpful than Elena in my life,  you won’t be disappointed! 
Nuqt3vpj Author Chelsea Moye · Author · added almost 3 years ago
How does one get an extension?
Screen shot 2018 10 22 at 10.04.47 am Elena Stofle · Inksharesian · edited over 2 years ago · 5 likes
Hi @Brian Marsden we don’t place restrictions on when you can re-submit your project - there is no time limit that you have to wait. A failed project is automatically set back to draft mode. We have lots of users "restart" their campaigns, and we are totally fine with that. Also, extensions aren’t encouraged, but we will give you one if you feel that you need a little more time or that you are close to your goal. There is something to be said for the last few days of a campaign. I have seen campaigns get their last 100 pre-orders in the last 24-48 hours of a campaign because of the finality and the "last chance!" feeling that it brings. Good luck!!
Lxftacps Brian Marsden · Author · added almost 3 years ago
So what happens if you do your pre-order drive and fail?
I get the impression most people just reset their time to a longer time. But I’m not sure. And if you don’t and the time runs out are you not allowed to resubmit that book? Anything like that?
Are you sent back to draft and not allowed to bring it back for a year?
Has anyone else not reached their goal?
I still got a month but things aren’t looking up. So I was wondering what happens after the time runs out.