The Young Donald book trailer, created by San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Jamie Wright, is now up on Inkshares. Please check it out at: https://www.inkshares.com/books/young-donald.
If you like the trailer, you can see another trailer for Jamie’s forthcoming documentary on 1960’s San Francisco improv comedy group, The Committee, at www.TheCommitteeMovie.com.
You can now also follow Young Donald on Twitter (if you are into that sort of thing) at https://twitter/novel_young. Given old Donald’s love of Twitter, I felt Young Donald should also be represented on that platform.
Thanks again for your fabulous support of the novel. Pre-orders are now approaching 800!
A quick Young Donald update - the Big Amazon Gift Card Promotion Drawing was held (in a fully transparent manner, with Chihiro and Andrea pulling two names out of a hat).
In keeping with the “Rich Get Richer” ethos of the Trump Era, the winners were: (a) for the $100 gift card, multi-millionaire Wall Street law firm partner Jay P.; and (b) for the $150 gift card, former London investment banker Henry. Both Jay and Henry have been extremely active and generous supporters of the novel, and are very well-deserving winners. I certainly hope the fact that millions of Americans cannot afford $100 for food or medicine will not lessen their enjoyment of the gift cards!
A special thanks to my fellow Inkshares author Jacqui for her great support of me and my book. Please check out Jacqui’s very cool, dystopian future novel, The Seclusion, Part 2 that is funding now: https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-seclusion-part-2
As the long editing and production process begins, Young Donald remains available for preorder at a new bargain price. My goal is 1,000 preorders by the time the book is printed!
Finally, please keep your eyes out for the announcement of the Young Donald Thank You Party in Washington, DC, and the coming soon launch of the Young Donald book trailer!
I am overjoyed to announce that Young Donald reached the target of 750 preorders 25 days before the 90 day deadline! Thank you so much for your amazing support and generosity in making the publication of my debut novel possible!
Young Donald will now enter the process of being edited, designed and otherwise made ready for publication (which will surely take many months of hard work). During that time, the book is still available for preorder (now at the discount price for the paperback of only $13.99 and an almost free $5.99 for the e-book!).
The BIG AMAZON GIFT CARD DRAWINGS are still set for September 7! As a reminder, if you are responsible for 3 or more preorders you are eligible for the drawing for a $100 gift card, and if you are responsible for 6 or more preorders you are additionally eligible for the $150 gift card drawing. So, if you have ordered 2 or 5 books, why not order just one more by September 7 (at the new discount prices) and make yourself eligible for these drawings? Although I am not an economist, that would surely make good economic sense.
Please keep your eyes out for announcement of another Young Donald thank you party, and, again, heartfelt thanks for your support.
I am extremely happy (and filled with gratitude) to report Young Donald surpassed 700 preorders on August 20. Thank you so much to all readers and followers for your amazing support for this book! I am now hoping to reach the magic number of 750 by September 8.
But have no fear - that still leaves plenty of time for you to order more copies and participate in the primary promotion! The BIG AMAZON GIFT CARD DRAWING is set for September 7. Anyone responsible for 3 or more preorders will be in the drawing for the $100 gift card, and anyone responsible for six or more orders will also be eligible for a $150 gift card drawing. There are approximately 30 very generous people already eligible for the $100 drawing, and only a handful (aka the Young Donald super elite supporters) eligible for the $150 drawing.
And, one promotion update: the most recent “NEXT PERSON TO ORDER 5” promotion was won by Jhinuk. Jhinuk will join Aki and Ben L. as the owner of a limited edition (set of 5) print by artist Monica Jahan Bose based on one of her amazing performances at Art Basel Miami. Thank you Jhinuk and thank you Monica!
Please keep your eyes out for the announcement of the Young Donald thank you dance party coming soon.
Thank you again!