We are so close to the publication date! Soon the book will be in your hands! FINALLY! This is super exciting and I cannot wait for you to get it. This brings me to an important part of this process...
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I cannot thank you all enough for sticking around on this journey with me. It has been a whirlwind, dramatic, emotional, and crazy ride. Thank you for your patience, your encouragement, and your faith in me. I literally could not have done any of this without you all.
Howdy! I just got off the phone an hour ago with Adam Gomolin, CEO of Inkshares.
He didn’t call to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Inkshares will publish Bane of All Things.
I can’t say when yet. There is still much work to do. The Inkshares team and I are in wholehearted agreement that BoAT be the best version of itself that it can be before hitting bookstores. Debut novels face a tough battle to get noticed these days, what with Netflix, HBO and everything else on a 55-inch flat screen competing for people’s attention.
We don’t want to just publish a novel, but a novel with the best chance of success.
So, it will be back to school for me and BoAT for the next several months. I will get the paperwork tomorrow that will begin my “enrolment” in Inkshares’ Incubator Program. Consider it the literary version of the incubator that a tech startup would go into, with the nose-to-the-grindstone revising and editing that I expected would follow a successful campaign.
I will keep you up to date as this moves along. Hopefully before too long, I can give you news about an actual publication date and when you can expect the copies you have pre-ordered.
For now, let me say once again, “Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!”
It is not an exaggeration to say that this could not and would not have happened without the patience and support of each and everyone one of you. My deepest and sincerest thanks. I will be reaching out to everyone who ordered two or more copies individually for your mailing addresses to send those signed souvenir posters.
The reality of this might finally be starting to sink in :).
Hello book backers-
We have a date...(drumroll)... ’My Place Among Men’ publishes August 6!
One year ago today, you helped me meet our Inkshares pre-order goal of 750 copies sold. You kept your end of the deal. Now I’m keeping mine. 50,000 words, photos and a new cover will be in your hands in August. We’re also printing plenty more than 750 for everyone else who wants to order copies now.
Check out our new cover here:
Thank you for supporting my misadventures in the wild.
Hey there, comrades. Today was to have been the day. While I need to relay to you that there is a delay, it’s not so disappointing (to me) because it bodes of us talking meticulous care to get everything right. Inkshares has been incredibly generous to me in the "final" steps and has allowed me latitude that I greatly appreciate. That freedom, however, came with the need for another diligent proofread, which is underway.
Langston Hughes asked what happens to a dream deferred, and while his inquiry is about something much more profound, what is happening with Disintegration is that it will become the best version of the book with which both I and Inkshares can be mutually satisfied. And with which we hope that you, after so long a wait, will also be pleased.
Thank you for your continued patience, or your failed memory of this protracted affair, whichever is more accurate. ;-) The word from Inkshares is that everything will finally culminate around this time next month, which just happens to be the week of my godmother’s and my sister’s, her son’s, and my ex’s birthdays (and also Billy Joel’s and Steve Yzerman’s, and the kid who used to live across the street from me. It’s a birthday bonanza). So, lots to celebrate.
Remember, the conflict within the book has been raging for 183 years. This little deferment? Just a drop in the bucket.