Ladies and gentlemen, we have just sold our 250th pre-order of Tantalus Depths. As most of you already know by now, that is a very, very important number.
Under the Quill imprint, Tantalus Depths can now be printed on demand, can be given an ISBN number, and can see limited distribution. Under Quill, it would be available to purchase through Amazon or Inkshares, in ebook or paperback form. It’d see some limited editing and design assistance, and all the backers would get the books they’ve paid for.
We are not stopping here.
Quill is a goal, but it is not the goal. The real goal is 750 pre-orders, and as far as I’m concerned, the journey to Quill was only significant as a landmark. Quill does not offer advertising services. It will not put copies of Tantalus Depths onto shelves, unless I arrange that with the bookstores myself. It doesn’t offer the fine-toothed editorial combing of my manuscript that it needs to be really ready for readers.
So yes, I am extremely happy to have gotten this far. I owe you all immensely for making this much possible, and I could not have asked for a more supportive group through this process.
But we’re not done yet, and I’m not going to stop until I see that 750th pre-order come in. We have 68 days to bring in 500 more pre-orders, and mark my words, we will do it. I’ll not allow myself the luxury of even considering the Quill option right now, because I’m not allowing myself to believe Tantalus Depths will fall short of making that goal.
Press on, my friends. We’re a third of the way there.