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Rite of Passage Syndicate

  • members:
    8
  • books supported:
    14
  • monthly committments:
    $130.00

We are open to all who wish to support Unpublished and Unknown Authors on Inkshares. Our ultimate goal is to lend our voice to underappreciated and unknown projects that have yet to receive exposure.

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Contribute $10 or more per month to the syndicate. Your contribution will be pooled with other members' and allocated by the syndicate lead to one Inkshares book each month. You'll get a copy of the book and be a recurring supporter of our authors! All funds are allocated to our authors - the syndicate will make no money off your contribution.

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Discussion

Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 5 months ago
Unfortunately I’m going to have to drop out of the syndicate for now. It’s been great supporting books, and I hope to get back to it soon. :)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 5 months ago
Reminder to all 12 members - please vote on the poll on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/210043489416312/ :) We have to have our book picked in three days!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 5 months ago
July poll is up on Facebook :)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 7 months ago
You’re in! Poll should go up there in a bit, anyone can add a book to it.
Profile Sharek Gadd · Author · added 7 months ago
Just asked to join the Facebook page
"Ra Sharek Gadd"
Pic222 Chris Picone · Author · added 7 months ago
That makes a lot of sense.  I had been wondering why there was so little discussion in this syndicate.  I’m now on the FB page, cheers =)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited 7 months ago
We usually do most of our chatting about nominations on our Facebook group, to be honest. There hasn’t been a lot of new blood on Inkshares for a while, so it’s been quiet, but here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/210043489416312/ When the 1st comes around we start a poll and anyone can ’nominate’ by adding a book to the poll for the vote.
Pic222 Chris Picone · Author · added 7 months ago
The fantasy syndicate uses a classification system, listing books in four categories.  I’m new to this syndicate obviously, and don’t want to rock the boat, but maybe a similar system could be useful for keeping track of books that the syndicate is watching?  Particularly with so many new authors and books hitting at the moment with the contest. 

For clarification, here’s the current fantasy syndicate list.  It’s obviously tailored for fantasy whereas this group would tailor for unpublished/unknown authors, but you get the idea:

Category 1: Books clearly making headway – our selection can put them over the edge to win the contest and/or make quill/full funding.

 Mutants: Uprising 33 pre-orders 78 days left and currently 3rd in the Nerdist contest.

Kanimbla 94 pre-orders 74 days left

Category 2: Books that are (hopefully) gaining momentum – our support can possibly be the boost they need to really get rolling.

Nothing in this category so far this month!

Category 3: Books that seem to be stuck (generally belong to authors who unfortunately think funding is still a time to focus on writing).

Worlds Walker 30 pre-orders 71 days left, The Builder’s Spark 4 pre-order 12 days left


Category 4: Drafts that caught my eye (or the eye of anyone else in the syndicate!), that could be choices once they start (re)funding. 

The Cradle and the Sword, The Elements: Descension, In the Shadow of the Rook, Wake up Call, The Dead Wizard


Thoughts?


Rsk0k4ja Deborah Munro · Author · added 7 months ago
 We need to choose a book by the 15th, so I’ll be making an effort to read what’s out there from new authors in  the next week or so. 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 7 months ago
There’s a lot of first time authors coming in for the contests - we should have a wide range to pick from!
Pic222 Chris Picone · Author · added 7 months ago
Who’s on the radar this month?

Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 7 months ago
Merlin - no need to apologize for leaving. And crowdfunding is really hard. Best of luck with your book!

Chris - welcome! :)
Pic222 Chris Picone · Author · added 7 months ago
G’day everyone, I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the group.  I’m very excited about what you guys are doing here; it is incredibly difficult for unknown authors and developers to make a break and they need every bit of help they (we) can get. 
Myuhfzlq Merlin Patrick O’Toole · Reader · added 7 months ago
Hey. It’s been a while since I last posted on this syndicate. But this will be my last time being here. For two main reasons.
1) Crowdfunding was never my thing to begin with. I decided to have my stories published the old-fashion way.
2) I need to save my money, otherwise, I’ll end up going broke.

I apologize for leaving the syndicate, but it’s been an honor backing some of you up throughout the past few months. And I wish you all the best of luck in having your stories published. Thank you for having me here.

- Merlin Patrick O’Toole
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 8 months ago
I’m glad we were able to. :D
Rsk0k4ja Deborah Munro · Author · added 8 months ago
Thank you all for supporting my book! I sincerely appreciate it :).
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 9 months ago
I’m wondering if we have to be limited to books that are funding - could we choose a book that was from a first time author but is already available on Inkshares? Just a thought.
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added 9 months ago
Just wanted to say that I am still alive and here.  My twenty every month is adding to the support of some awesome titles.  I wish I had a little more free time, but this place is still awesome and I still love it here.
Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added 9 months ago
Hey guys! 

Some bad news...in an attempt to try and slim my monthly budget I have decided to cut out my membership to the syndicate. I feel real bad, but I also haven’t been very active in the community so my ability to properly critique and endorse projects on here is marginal at best. I wish everyone the absolute best of luck in everything that they’re working on. I’m sad to go!
Img 2319 Sergey Grechishkin · Author · added 9 months ago
Thank you, Jane-Holly and Helen !!!
Me Helen McKeon · Author · added 9 months ago
Congratulations @Sergey, well-deserved!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 9 months ago
@Sergey - it’s well deserved! Can’t wait to read the book. You’re going to hit 750+ in no time. :)
Img 2319 Sergey Grechishkin · Author · edited 9 months ago
Dear all, this is totally awesome!!! Thank you so much for your great support!!!  I hope to get to the target in the next few weeks. Now it seems to be feasible. As soon as I’m there, I will write an update with what I have learned on this journey - what worked for me and what didn’t. I hope you find it useful. Thank you so much again!!!


Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 9 months ago
https://www.facebook.com/groups/210043489416312/permalink/281494028937924/ Our Facebook poll is up, sorry, I forgot to link it in here. Welcome to new members @Helen McKeon and @Sergey Grechishkin !
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 10 months ago
Any suggestions for books this month? Inkshares is a little slow these days but I was thinking https://www.inkshares.com/books/everything-is-normal-the-life-and-times-of-a-soviet-kid-a33d0d ? As far as I can tell @Sergey Grechishkin is a first time author but I could be wrong.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited 11 months ago
https://www.facebook.com/groups/210043489416312/permalink/266182810469046/ Poll for February’s book is up! Add your own nomination or pick from the books others have added.
Myuhfzlq Merlin Patrick O’Toole · Reader · added 11 months ago
Hey, everyone!

It’s been a while since I did the last updates on Thaumaturgic. As you can see, the deadline has been extended after seeing how time was running short and the chances of reaching one of the two goals was not even close. So far, there are only 52 days left to pre-order the book, and only 20 out of 250/750 was made. Be sure to pre-order, support, and spread the word about it.

- Merlin Patrick O’Toole
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 11 months ago
Congratulations to @Daniel Poort !
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 12 months ago
Any nominations for January?
Me Donna Litt (Fung) · Author · added about 1 year ago
Thank you so much @J. Graham-Jones  and @Jane-Holly Meissner ;) 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
I am so pleased that Where the Sun Sets got the nod this month. It’s so well deserved, and I think you know I’m one of your biggest fans, @Donna :D
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
Congrats @Donna Fung - very well deserved and I’m sure you’ll hit your Quill goal in no time at all!
Me Donna Litt (Fung) · Author · added about 1 year ago
~(˘▾˘~)  (~˘▾˘)~  Thank you so much! I’m honoured to be included in these ranks, and I appreciate the support so much. With just over 20 days left in my campaign to reach 750, it looks like I’ll be able to hit my Quill goal. It would be tremendous if I did, and this goes such a long way to helping me get there. Thank you.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added about 1 year ago
Hello everyone! Sorry for my inactivity. The holidays are always so busy for me. I do plan to be apart of this little shindig just as soon as i have some me time haha!
Me Donna Litt (Fung) · Author · added about 1 year ago
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
The poll is up for December! Add your pick, or vote for it if it’s already on the list. https://www.facebook.com/groups/210043489416312/permalink/238738006546860/
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’ve been a little out of it but FB worked great last month.
Me Donna Litt (Fung) · Author · added about 1 year ago
@Jane-Holly Meissner I didn’t participate last month, but it looks snazzy & easy to use! 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Are we going to do the poll on Facebook again? I think it worked pretty good last month.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Wide Open at this point, I am hoping everyone, including myself can have a story in by Jan 1st. The sooner the better for workshopping, editing, and formatting. 


200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
What is the new deadline for submissions, @Christopher Lee ?
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
I also want to invite everyone to participate in an Anthology I am putting together. Most of you already know about it. I am extending the deadlines for submissions and devoting most of my resources to getting this project done at this time. Check it out and email me if you are interested. Shooting for publication around February. 

Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
I am nominating Cayla Keenan’s Catching Stars. This is a book that is about to hit quill and we can be the syndicate to push her over the edge! That is great PR for our group, I say that because I don’t have to speak for Cayla’s work, it speaks for itself, check it out!


Let’s nominate a few more, and get a pick in soon!
Me Donna Litt (Fung) · Author · added about 1 year ago
I found it. Thank you @Jane-Holly Meissner and @J. Graham-Jones . Having the support of the syndicate would be incredible, and really make a difference (I’m doing whatever I can to find new readers but holy smokes is it tough!) but I understand that there are lots of people in my shoes. No matter how it goes I’m honoured and thrilled to have my book nominated :)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited about 1 year ago
@Donna Fung it’s a well deserved nomination. Your first chapter is amazing. Welcome to the Rite of Passage Syndicate! We have a facebook group as well, if you’d like to join.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
My December pick has to be Where the Sun Sets
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Let us start to think of nominations for December!
Me Donna Litt (Fung) · Author · added about 1 year ago
@Jane-Holly Meissner I’m honoured to have you think of me & Where the Sun Sets. Thank you! Also, thank you so much for bringing this Syndicate to my attention :) I continue to be blown away by the community I see here on Inkshares!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
I know it’s a little early but I’d like to nominate Where The Sun Sets by @Donna Fung for December. https://www.inkshares.com/books/where-the-sun-sets#
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Congratulations to @J. Graham-Jones for being backed by FOUR syndicates this month and reaching Quill right on the dot yesterday. That’s amazing. Your success is well deserved and I’m so happy for you.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Well deserved! I can’t wait to get Witherfist in my hands. :D Well, the ebook, anyway. ;)
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
Thanks for your support, all :) 
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
@Shawn Furniss are you on Facebook? If so, take a hop over and join the Facebook group :) Otherwise, you will have to let @Christopher Lee know your vote!
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Joseph, thank you for sharing your feelings. I could not agree more. We need to be more mindful of our selections. Keep in mind that if we don’t expand the groups network, and only serve our own needs we won’t get very far. 
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
Just to confirm, anyone can add options / candidates to the Facebook poll. I’ve added another option to the poll this morning. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited about 1 year ago
Remember, Try to think of books that have promise.
Dont just pick a book because it looks good.
Yes, thats sad and all, I wish we could support all the books... But sadly it doesnt work that way. We can only support one book a month, and that should really be a book that has an actual chance at going somewhere. Ive looked at alot of books, and honestly we havent been really branching out all that far. Its only been two months of course, and we have supported two completely different books. They also have two different communities backing them. We need to find books with new communities. Fresh creative eyes. Ones that could help grow not only our group, but also our reach as well. A syndicate can be a powerful thing should we use it properly. So let us look outside our group. Id love to get us all funded, and see us all succeed, but that wont accomplish much if our community stays the same size it is now. Imagine how big our amazing family of authors could get if we supported the community at large.
The more we pour into it, the more we shall receive from it.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’ve created a poll on the FB group. You should be able to add options to the poll, as long as you’re a member of the group. If anyone has any problems adding options, just let me know and I can add them in for you.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
So what are our nominations? Apex just won 2nd place in its contest so it’s already being published. Witherfist and...?
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
I believe that would be a good idea
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’ve just noticed we can create polls on our Facebook group - are we going to be using the group to vote for syndicate picks in the future? 
Myuhfzlq Merlin Patrick O’Toole · Reader · added about 1 year ago
Thank you. And just to let everyone know, I have been making updates to my book about Tribes. Be sure to keep an eye out for some if and when you get the chance. Thank you.
Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcomes to Shawn and Merlin!
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome to the syndicate @Merlin Patrick O’Toole  !
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added about 1 year ago
Awesome a new member! Hope we continue to grow :D
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added about 1 year ago
Glad to have you!  Growwwwww, growwwwwwww
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome :)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited about 1 year ago
Welcome aboard! (I guess I feel like a sailor today..?)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome Merlin! Glad to have you on board! If you look further down in the comments we also have a Facebook Group.
Myuhfzlq Merlin Patrick O’Toole · Reader · edited about 1 year ago
Hiya, everyone. New aspiring writer here. As you can see, one of my works Thaumaturgic is currently in its funding, and I’m going to need all the help I can get in order for it to reach its 250 to 750 pre-order goal. Here’s the link to the story, in case if needed- https://www.inkshares.com/books/thaumaturgic

Also, more than willing to support other people’s works here, too.

Thank you so much for having me here.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
what is the facebook group so i can find it and join it. :P
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added about 1 year ago
Wow.  I’ve missed a lot. Dang that real life.  Hurricanes and work and horses and family stuff!

First, yay Tantalus Depths won!

Second, congrats to Tahani!  The Last Faoii is friggin’ awesome!

Thirdly, I will be heading over to join up with the Facebook page here any moment.

Fourthly, I am putting my recommendation down for Witherfist as it is pretty amazing.

Fifthy, welcome to Shawn!

Sixthly, I would love to be part of the anthology!  I will reach out once I have a suitably awesome idea.

Seventhly, back to the book!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Sounds great, let me think of an idea and I’ll email you. :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
I wanted to reach out to everyone here about a project that a group that I Admin for called the Indie Author Collective is putting out an anthology of shorts. So far we are a bit light on the submissions, so I thought I’d put out a call to those of you here first before going elsewhere. 

The Theme is Deities, Heroes, Magical Creatures, and Monsters (Mythology in a nutshell) in the modern world. So far we have the following: 

  1. Joseph Keeler - Hercules in WW2 fighting Nazi’s

  2. Elizabeth Duivenvoorde - The Lochness Monster

  3. Dan Absalonson - The Stiff-Legged Bear

  4. Michael Dellert -

  5. Angela Sanchez -  La Llorona in modern-day Los Angeles

  6. Tracy Millosovich - Angels In Search of the Last Human Child

  7. Leeah Taylor -

  8. Michael Baker - The Devourer of Egyptian Mythology in a dystopic U.S.

  9. Jenny Graham Jones -

  10. Kendra Lindemann -

  11. Tahani Nelson - Freyja as a military Helicopter Pilot

  12. Henna Paaso -

  13. Christopher Lee - Anubis as a mortician in London


Still waiting on some ideas from folks but I’d love to have more submissions to this projects. The word count is from 5k=7k. Submissions end December 1st. Workshop in December, and an early 2017 release on Amazon. 

Not only will you enjoy being a part of an awesome anthology, but you can leverage the networks of the writers within the IAC. We have over 35 members and are growing! Hope to see some submissions. Just Email me christopher.eichenauer at gmail :)

Any takers? 

Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added about 1 year ago
Yay, Shawn! I knew you’d come join the cool kids. Lovely to have you! Sorry about your last syndicate-- we’re way better. I promise. ;)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome @ShawnFurniss
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
way to go :)
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
Congrats, Tahani. A well-deserved publication, IMO. :) Cheers!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Congratulations, Tahani! That’s awesome news! :D
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added about 1 year ago
Hey, everyone!
Maybe not the right place for this but I’m saying it anyway-- I MADE QUILL! 

I totally get it if The Last Faoii isn’t suitable for this syndicate now that I’ve reached a milestone, but SO MANY people in here have been helping me spread the word that I really just wanted to say thank you to everyone. Even just being nominated last months alongside Tantalus Depths helped my visibility greatly! And, since the voting got kind of messed up last month, a lot of people have contacted me about it asking for more information. I think that helped me reach Quill, too! So there you go-- even things that are soulcrushing at the time can turn into something neat. Just keep fighting! :D
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Looks good!
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited about 1 year ago
I will create the Facebook page today and share the link with you all later today!

EDIT: okay I’ve created the group. Please feel free to join 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/210043489416312/
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added about 1 year ago
Id like to nominate Earthshard once again.
Also I will totally help out with a facebook group! Im literally on facebook 24/7.
Let me know what you guys have in mind.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Great Team Work Everyone 
Smiles in sf Regina McMenomy, Ph.D. · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’d help co-admin a FB group but I can’t run it on my own. :)
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
I second Witherfist and a new dawn coming. 

Also I’m all for that facebook Idea as well.
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added about 1 year ago
I nominate Witherfist.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’d be happy to help set that up. Perhaps others would like to be co-admins?
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · edited about 1 year ago
Nomination List: 

1: Apex
2: Witherfist
3:
4:
5:


Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Regina that is a great idea! However, I would have to have someone else take the reigns on that kind of a project. I have my hands and feet full with projects. Any takers to run a facebook group/page?

Smiles in sf Regina McMenomy, Ph.D. · Author · added about 1 year ago
I would like to second the nomination for Apex. 
Smiles in sf Regina McMenomy, Ph.D. · Author · added about 1 year ago
Have any syndicates done something like a FB group or page for promotion? One of the issues I have is I don’t get on Inkshares as often as I might want to because I have to log in all the time from my phone. If we could chat or recruit on FB that might help. (Also it wouldn’t hurt the visibility of our books and campaigns as well)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
I started a forum thread to see if we can generate more interest. Of course, the forum is not that active, but it might help. :) 
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Let’s also see if we can bring more people into the Syndicate!
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’d like to nominate A New Dawn Coming by @Chad Legge 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited about 1 year ago
I’m going to renominate Witherfist and APEX, then :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Alright Everyone! No Rest for the WickeD! We need to start the nomination process for November. This time, I am going to shake things up. I think we should have FIVE nominations. For a nomination to be considered it should be vetted. If you wish to nominate a project, post it here. Once that project has been vetted, or at least two people have said it should be included I will add it to the list. We will go with Five Nominations this month. So send in your nominations! Also let me know if you have questions. This is still a very young syndicate, and we are still finding the best process, so if you have ideas let me know via DM.
Blessed Be,
Christopher Lee
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added about 1 year ago
Congrats @Evan Graham Im so happy for you man! I really hope you go even further!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Congratulations @Evan Graham ! I’ve been trying to boost the signal on Tantalus Depths and I will continue to do so. :)
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’m really excited for Evan! He’s been working harder than anyone else I know, and he truly is deserving. Good pick, everyone. :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Alright everyone, the pick is in! Congrats to @Evan Graham  for being chosen for the October 2016 pick. I want to give a shout out to our runner up @Tahani Nelson who came in a very close second. I wish we could pick two, but alas it is only one. Let’s make sure to throw our weight behind both of them as they are both so close to reaching their goals!
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Yes, I am just being thorough and making sure votes are confirmed. Thank You all for your Patience!
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
10 of us voted on Goodreads, but some people were repeatedly changing their votes, which I’d imagine made it hard for @Christopher Lee to know who to actually pick for the syndicate. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added about 1 year ago
I thought i voted on the goodread thingy
oh... nvm seems were doing pms now XD
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
@Michelle Morone thats right, I am sorry. Its been a long monday!
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
I emailed mine to your gmail address a few days ago? If you didn’t get it, I’ll try to DM again. It was seriously messed up the last time I tried.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
It would appear that we did...not sure why yet, but I will find out.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
Did we lose a member? :(
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Yes it is 
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
Is that a gmail.com addy?
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Yeah, Inkshares wasn’t letting me log in for a second. Some sort of Application Error. Strange. you can email me at christopher.eichenauer
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
Ok, So I tried to DM you, Christopher, and it gave me several errors. Is there any other way I can send you my vote?
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Alright, just so I can confirm votes before hitting the select button. I would like it if everyone would Direct Message me Personally with their selection. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VOTE HERE! PLEASE DIRECT MESSAGE ME. Thank You!

Blessed Be,

Christopher Lee
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Only 7 of 12 votes in so far. Let’s make sure to vote SOON!
Smiles in sf Regina McMenomy, Ph.D. · Author · added about 1 year ago
Just a reminder everyone that Tantalus Depths only has about 10 days left! :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · edited about 1 year ago
Alright Folks, let’s go ahead and vote! I set up the Good Reads Poll, please vote soon!


Cheers!
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
There are a whole host of free poll sites out there that we can use, if Goodreads doesn’t work out :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’ve heard about the Good reads Polling. I’ll look into it. I’ll also try to organize the voting asap. But we don’t pick until the 15th so we have time.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Can we do the voting this month as a poll? It doesn’t need to be anonymous - some other syndicates have Goodreads groups where they put their monthly polls. Something we could think about?
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’d like to propose A New Dawn Coming by @Chad Legge :)
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added about 1 year ago
Can I nominate Blue Water by Joseph Parcell?
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
There are too many good books to support!! Tantalus Depths is a great suggestion.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
Regina, thanks for the suggestion. I have added it to the nomination list. I have already got my copy of Tantalus Depths. It is a highly touted piece of work, I recommend it to everyone!
Smiles in sf Regina McMenomy, Ph.D. · Author · edited about 1 year ago
I’d like us to consider Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham for this month’s selection. Evan is working so hard toward full funding against some awful odds. He hasn’t given up even though he easily could since he’s well past Quill. His determination in his campaign is admirable. :) 

Also I love the idea of tweeting and recommending the books we support. Our support as a community should go beyond preorders. Reviews and promotion help us all. 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
I think that’s a great idea. :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added about 1 year ago
I am also going to suggest that in order to add value to our group. If you have the time, please, if you have not already give an Inkshares Recommend for Fae Child, share on Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

I would like to suggest we do that with each nominee as well. What do you guys think? Recommendations and Reviews are a powerful tool here on Inkshares. 

Let me know if you think this is a good plan.

Cheers!

Christopher Lee 
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · edited about 1 year ago
Nominations Thus Far :

The Shadow Bearers by @Rebecca Clark and Jayme Beddingfield 
Witherfist by @J. Graham-Jones
The Last Faoii by @Tahani Nelson 
Apex by @Deborah Munro 
Axiom by @Jesse Swinson 
Earthshard by @Eli Vaughn Plaskett 
The Hunter Saga by @H.A. Paaso 
A Beast Requires by @Jay Lockwood 
Tantalus Depths by @Evan Graham 
Blue Water by @Joseph Parcell 
A New Dawn Coming by @Chad Legge 

That is 11 nominations, let’s try and nominate 12 since there are twelve of us! The more the merrier!

Cheers!
Christopher Lee

Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added about 1 year ago
I apologize for being out of the loop as well. @Christopher Lee "The Axiom" is my baby, but like Kim, I’ve been focusing more on the writing aspect than the crowdfunding. Not that I don’t wholeheartedly appreciate the support, but perhaps our resources could be better allocated. That being said, I wouldn’t be opposed to having the sticker put on my page ;)

Has anyone taken a look at "A Beast Requires" by Jay Lockwood? I highly enjoyed it myself.

My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited about 1 year ago
I also nominated Earthshard by Eli Plaskett
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · edited about 1 year ago
Hey RP Members! Good to see everyone alive and kicking. Looks like we need to start gathering nominations for the October Pick.  I see the following so far :

The Shadow Bearers by Rebecca Clark and Jayme Beddingfield
Witherfist by J. Graham Jones
The Last Faoii by Tahani Nelson
Apex by Debra Munro
Axiom by whom? 
I would like to nominate The Hunter Saga by H.A. Paaso 

Let’s make sure to include some projects outside of our group as well! We don’t want to be seen as playing favorites etc. 

I am glad to see that we have grown so much in only a month’s time. WE are the Sixth Largest Syndicate now on Inkshares! WOOT! Great work everyone! 

Let us also make sure to support and send out the word on Fae Child. We supported it with some financial gusto, now let’s send out the word some more! If the picks we choose don’t make it, what good are we doing? Let’s work!

Great to see everyone thriving. I also want to beg for forgiveness for being M.I.A. as of late. Life often gets in the way of great pursuits, but I am back!

Cheers!

Christopher Lee
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
Agreed both of you! :) Also have another choice just to get some more out to pick from 
The Shadow Bearers by Rebecca Clark and Jayme Beddingfield.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
I have definitely seen more than just one video from G&S regarding the contest. They’re sponsoring it, not running it, and it’s not their job to hold my hand through the process of taking part in it. They’ve created the biggest influx of new authors/entrants to Inkshares through their FantasticInk contest just by drawing attention to it, and I wouldn’t have found it without G&S.

Anyway, I don’t think this is the right place for complaining about Geek & Sundry. 
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
I have definitely learned a lot since starting this campaign, and all of it from other authors and community members. At least we’re all learning together!
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added about 1 year ago
Ive been following them for well over three years. There is VERY little audience interaction.
Its not that they dont care, its that they dont have the time. They have a gigantic audience and if they tried to engage with them all the time, theyd get nothing done.
I love them for the content they produce, but when it comes to hosting a community driven event, you think theyd at least take more notice to it. I havent seen ANYTHING from ANYONE about this contest since that tiny two minute video (most of their videos last hours) so its distressing to say the least.
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
I don’t think its fair to say they don’t care about their audience. They lead me to find this site and they are only a sponsor for the contest its not mandatory to be fans of them.  

On the note of Earthshard, I’m all for that book too.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited about 1 year ago
I extended my campaign because I have more faith in myself but honestly the way I found out about this contest was pretty shitty.
Geek and Sundry has done these contests before, and they are a MASSIVE gaming company. They stream 24/7 and they have several huge budget shows that go up on youtube.
The way I found out about it was through a short 2 minute video of one of their gamers explaining the BARE minimum information about the contest.
They could be helping out their audience more if they actually, I don’t know, maybe cared?
I’m really glad I met the people that I did, because you all have been a huge support and I’ve learned alot! But ultimately, it’s a huge let down to get so far and have no chance of getting into the contest.
How many of the top authors are actual fans of Geek & Sundry? Probably two or three. Its just really sad they do not want to acknowledge the fact there is this huge community on this site. Nothing I can do though.
Sorry for rambling! I did have a Nominee, and I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did.

"Earthshard" By Eli Plaskett very good book so far! Lots of magic and that makes me very happy.
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’m with you guys too  I think the contests tend to do that but,  now that I’ve found this place I’m here to stay haha. Its also been a great learning experience and the support of this site is super inspiring.

I was going to nominate Witherfist but since that is done I have two others so we have some other views.
1. The Last Faoii love @Tahani Nelson world and she has so much there.

2. Also really enjoyed Devils in the Valley  this month. Her magic system of talismans and getting stronger through teamwork is really cool.


Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Yeah, I jumped in both feet first too, didn’t realize how difficult this was going to be. 

I want to also nominate Witherfist as well, by our very own @J. Graham-Jones - great world building and excellent premise. She’s already doing good work with her crowdfunding and some recognition from a syndicate would only help. 
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added about 1 year ago
You guys aren’t alone-- I feel exactly the same way. But inkshares is cool like that-- we can help other newbies figure that out BEFORE they jump in feet-first. lol!
Smiles in sf Regina McMenomy, Ph.D. · Author · added about 1 year ago
Wow do I relate to that, Leelyn! I wish I would have taken so much more time to build a following before I started my campaign. I feel like I’ve been working from behind this entire time. 
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added about 1 year ago
On a side note...mannnnnn, I wish I had realized how this worked before I jumped right into a campaign.

Not realizing just how important it is to network and build connections before you begin selling the book I think cost me a bit.  I think I want to ride this campaign out and build it up the right way the next go around.
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome to the newer members!   We are really gonna grow this thing!

And just to have another contesting book...I still really like "The Axiom."
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added about 1 year ago
Do we have any other nominations for next month besides mine for Apex? Speak up! :)
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome, Regina, Deborah and Kris! Glad to have you on board. :)

My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome! Im glad to see we got two more members. The more the merrier :D
Smiles in sf Regina McMenomy, Ph.D. · Author · added about 1 year ago
I’m glad to be here! Love the concept for this group. :)
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added about 1 year ago
Welcome Regina! We have 10 members now, brilliant. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Welcome regina! Just noticed you joined our little band of misfits. Enjoy your stay!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
I’m going to go ahead and nominate Apex, by @Deborah Munro for our October book. I think it’s great!
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
Your book looks great up there under our ’Books Supported’ banner, @Jane-Holly Meissner :) 
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · edited over 1 year ago
Can I make a suggestion? Up above it says "All genre’s are supported." "Genres" (without an apostrophe) would be correct. Can we change that?    
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
I’M SO EXCITED - seriously, thank you all. This is just the boost I needed right now. :D
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Congrats again @Jane-Holly Meissner!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
Glad to have you here, Tahani (and thanks :D )
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago
Welcome, Tahani. Love your work. :)
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added over 1 year ago
Awesome! Congratulations!

My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Welcome! Glad to have you on board! We have already decided to back our lovely Jane-Holly’s Fae Child for the month of September. Im so glad you joined :D
Tahani cropped Tahani Nelson · Author · added over 1 year ago
Hey, guys.

Sorry I didn’t join earlier. Summers are usually tight for me, but school’s started again and I’m ready to support some unknown authors! Whoo!
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added over 1 year ago
Christopher, what’s going on at the Indie Authors Collective?  It’s a pretty cool idea, but seems to have lost some steam!

What do we have to do to get this locomotive going again?  I want to build an empire ladies and gentlemen! An empire, I tell ya!
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Yeah I got surcharged for spending too much :(
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
The Syndicate bills on the 1st to make sure the funds are available to disperse to the chosen project on the 15th. This is what I have been told from Inkshares.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Well thats not good, that was the only day i went shopping. Might have to go check my account to make sure the bank didnt give me surcharges
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
I got an email on the 1st confirming that payments were being collected for my syndicate memberships.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
I got billed on the 1st for the Syndicate.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited over 1 year ago
This is actually a good point, when does inkshares bill people for syndicate backing?
Because I need to know so I know when I will need to make a deposit.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
I believe it is on the 15th! So hang tight everyone!
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
When do we slap that exciting sticker onto the Fae Child project page? :D
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
THANK YOU! I am really excited about this - thank you all. This is amazing. :D And thank you to @Kim Whale for making it possible - even though she had a well deserved win.
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago
Congrats! Very well deserved, @Jane-Holly Meissner
Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added over 1 year ago
Good with me! Congrats @Jane-Holly Meissner 
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Alrighty, well congrats @Jane-Holly Meissner
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
It would seem fair to me for the runner-up to get our backing :)
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Of course! Runner ups should always be backed if our first choice backs out :) I fully support this decision 
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added over 1 year ago
It was a tough choice for me to choose as it was so I’m more the ok with making ’Fae Child’.
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added over 1 year ago
Let’s do it.
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago
I say we back ’Fae Child’, then, if that’s the wish of Kim and our Syndicate’s voting. :)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
I know I’m biased in this particular case, but in general I don’t have a problem with giving our backing to the runner up if the first choice declines.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Greetings Syndicate Backers! 

I have received correspondence from @Kim Whale  about our support of The City Will Fall it is as follows: 

Hello, my new friends, 

After a great deal of careful consideration and correspondence with established authors, I have decided not to try and win the Geek and Sundry competition. I will instead be focusing my time and energy on completing my novel, The City Will Fall. As such, I will no longer be putting much time or energy into crowd-funding going forward. 

I still cannot say how much you all have fortified my confidence that I can be published. And I will not be leaving Inkshares,  nor is this me giving up. However, in light of this, I am forced to decline your offer of support, as I cannot in good faith say that I will earn it in the months to come. 

Instead, you should all put your support fully behind Fae Child! I know Jane-Holly can go the distance with your kind help, and I know you all love her work just as much as mine. And perhaps when I do resubmit The City Will Fall, you can support me then! 

Be proud of the community you are building here. We all need to believe in our own work and in each other to weave our dreams from words. 

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, 

Kim Whale

This leaves us with a decision to make. I have assured Kim that we will be taking a look at her project in the future, especially when she is ready to proceed.

I put it to the group do we proceed with Fae Child, per the votes already cast as well as Kim’s blessing?

Cheers!

Christopher Lee

Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added over 1 year ago
She has a facebook page the same name as her book with links and bonus content.  That’s what I shared with my FB world.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
@Kim Whale Can’t wait to look more in depth at The City Will Fall! I’ll give you a rec and review sometime this week and some social media love! Just gotta find a blank moment! Cheers and Congrats!
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago
Nicely done, @Kim Whale ! Congrats on your win. :)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
So close! Congrats @Kim Whale

I was wondering what the process would be for a tie breaker. :)
Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added over 1 year ago
"The City Will Fall" for this guy.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
My vote would be for Fae Child. Just waiting on @Jesse Swinson. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
the city will fall for me :)
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added over 1 year ago
hmmm hard choice here both are great. Think i’m going with "The city will fall" on this one.
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added over 1 year ago
"The City Will Fall."
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
"Fae Child" for me
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
@Kim Whale ’s "The City Will Fall" is my vote
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago
Jane-Holly’s "Fae Child"  for me... :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Overall I want to avoid public voting as I have seen it be influenced heavily by popularity. That should not be our aim. The point of our grouping here was to bring to light projects that otherwise have not seen the light of day, because of said popularity contests. That is my only concern. I have seen it happen before, but as we are on a time crunch and everyone is itching to vote. Why not cast your votes publicly and I will tally them. 
Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added over 1 year ago
Either way works for me. You won’t find me arguing with anyone over their choice. Most of us have already said who they’re supporting anyway. But I can also see how the anonymity would be a good thing. Whatever the consensus is works for me :D
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
Voting publicly is fine by me, if that’s what most of the other syndicates do I don’t see a need to complicate it.
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago

I could go either way on public v private voting. Perhaps since most of us have already declared one way or the other, we just do a public vote this time and debate the merits of a private vote afterward?

     

Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
I suppose so. Most of the syndicate did already publicly declare a vote however, so I’m not sure how likely an argument is? I’d personally prefer a public vote, but I’ll go with the majority of the syndicate either way.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Well anonymous voting is not unheard of. I dont mind either way, but really its better if we want to avoid arguements. Cant argue if people dont know who you voted for. Not to say there would be arguements, were all pretty chill. But its just a precaution. Better safe than sorry right?
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
Is anonymous voting necessary? The other syndicates I’ve joined have just voted publicly in their discussion comments. I’m not sure how it helps us to have integrity by being anonymous, honestly.
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added over 1 year ago
I am on board!  Let’s get involved in a big way!  *Waves pom-poms.*
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Seeing as today is the 28th I will give it one more day for nominations! Then I will create a poll for everyone to vote anonymously. I think this is important, anonymity helps maintain the integrity of our syndicate and its mission. Once we have those votes, I will announce the pick to the author, and we can all begin to throw our voices behind the pick. What do you all think of that? As always open to suggestions!

Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
Looks great - properly conveys our mission statement :)
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago

I like the new wording. I think it appropriately describes what we’re here for and trying to accomplish. :) Thanks for the updated lingo!    

Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Hey Everyone! How does that look? I am open to change it to whatever verbiage the group agrees on. Just let me know. Just to reiterate:

1: We are looking to support Unpublished/First Time Authors 
2: We are here to help expose Unknown Projects that have been drowned out by the noise of popular projects/contests.
3: To create a community of collaboration/cross-promotion and just general support for each other

We can grow the mission statement and vision for the group as we progress. Just keep those ideas flowing! 

Cheers!. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
I know what you guys mean, ill tell chris to change it so it better reflects our goals.
Also thats really nice of you leelyn! its nice to be wanted :)
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added over 1 year ago
I had no real understanding of the community involvement at this  site when I first joined.  Since I have met a few of you, I want you guys to be published just as much, if not more so, than myself!  Just feels good to be part of something bigger.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
Good point, @Jane-Holly Meissner  - it may be worth stating that clearly in the description of the syndicate, so that members are clear on the types of books that they should be suggesting for the syndicates attention. 

My understanding was that we would be supporting authors who have not been published before. 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
I believe this is a syndicate to support unpublished/first time authors, not just FOR them. I think it’s an important distinction to make. :) Anyone is welcome to join.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
Thanks for that @Joseph Keeler - and hello @Leelyn Colclasure - it’s nice to see familiar names and faces here. Definitely feels like we are building up a canny little community!
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Also welcome leelyn! This is a group of fresh start authors. We dont mind you talking about basically anything youd like! Im sure more activity can only help the syndicate as a whole.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited over 1 year ago
ah i can actually clear that up, syndicates run on a monthly basis.
Each month we nominate who we think is a good pick, then everyone votes until weve picked one.
Then the lead picks that person for backing and the money is collected and sent to the authors book page on the 15th of that month. Orders only go through on the 15th of every month. The orders go through all at once.
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · added over 1 year ago
I know this is mainly to promoted an author’s book, but I find I stay focused better when I have an outlet of peeps that not only understand my plight, but relate as well.

So howdy, outlet!

Also, I have since read "Fae Child" and agree upon its greatness.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
When do we want to make our first pick? I’m still not fully sure on how Syndicates work, in terms of when payments get collected and such.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Cool! If we play our cards right we can make a big impact. Strength in numbers :)
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Ive messaged basically everyone I follow, most did not reply. Ill see what I can do with my readers.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Let’s try and bring in some more members and really make an impact in our first month!!! 
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Leelyn thank you so much for joining! It is awesome to have this Syndicate grow sooo quickly!!!
Me Leelyn Colclasure · Author · edited over 1 year ago
This is awesome and super glad I decided to join!

I have not yet read "Fae Child" (a problem I shall rectify momentarily).  However, I will agree that "The City Will Fall" looks simply marvelous.

Also, I doubt Jesse Swinson will toot his own horn, but "The Axiom" is currently one of my favorites as well.
Bryvxbbn jacob browning · Author · added over 1 year ago
Hey everyone! I meant to speak up sooner but so busy now haha! I would agree with "Fae Child" or "The City Will Fall" as  well. 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added over 1 year ago
Oh, wow - thank you for nominating my little book! I’m honored to be thought of. I would second the nomination of "The City Will Fall" - Kim Whale has done great work with it. :)
Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added over 1 year ago
Glad to see everyone be so active. I’m going to cast my vote for Kim Whale’s "The City Will Fall". The story is great and she deserves to be recognized. No offense of course to Fae Child. I just figured I would switch it up a bit :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Joseph, 
Thanks for those points. That is a fantastic point. Invested authors are key. The ultimate goal is to support a project that can succeed. 

Thanks Also for the Nominations Joseph I will add them to the list!


My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Another thing to keep in mind, its great that we wanna help undiscovered authors, but we also should be picking authors that have a likelihood of succeeding.

Picking an author that isnt 10000% devoted to the process of getting published, will not succeed. So us backing them wont really accomplish much. I nominated Fae Child because Jane is a devoted author who has next to no following. Yes, shes apart of our syndicate, but I havent seen many others that would fit the bill.

However, I will also start making lists of people I think are in need of some exposure.

Kim Whale: "The City Will Fall"
Krystopher Bryson: "Tooth and Nail"
Audrey T. Carroll: "Devils in the Valley"
Michael J. Palumbo: "The Soul Decision"
H.A. Paaso: "The Hunter Saga"

Those are the ones I’ve looked into, in depth. They all deserve some support, but I understand if we go for Fae Child.
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Looks like Fae Child has a great lead! Let us make sure to include others in the nomination and voting process. One major pitfall of Syndicates is selecting only the works of authors in that circle, or friends of that circle.

Let’s just keep that in the back of our mind. I too enjoy Fae Child, but I can’t stress enough how important it is going to be to stick to a process so that we can maximize our influence and help the underappreciated and unpublished authors out there. 

Fae Child as of now is the only nominations, please stretch your minds and see if we can’t at least nominate a few more before casting votes. This part of the process can be a boon to an author who otherwise felt like no one was paying attention to their work. Example : Once someone is nominated we inform them, that kind of news can have a great impact. Sure they may not ultimately be selected, but still if that happened to me I’d feel like I have progressed. We make some fun out of selection process! Sort of like a mini contest, etc. 

Just some thoughts, It looks as though Fae Child may be where we are headed anyways, but to be honest, I want to make sure we are level, fair, and honest. That is the pitfall of many syndicates out there. 

Cheers!
Christopher Lee
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
Fae Child gets my vote too.

@Christopher Lee - if you need any help setting any of that up, I work as a web developer in my day job and would be happy to help, if I can.
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago
I’m with @Joseph Keeler on his suggestion for which book to back.... Jane-Holly’s Fae Child is amazing. :)
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Joseph, thanks for the recommendation. Fae Child is an awesome project, perhaps we should add it as our first nomination. I would like to see us consider a number of projects and then vote on them. So I will add Fae Child to the list of projects we are eye balling!

Secondly, I would like to invite everyone in the Syndicate to join a group I have formed externally from Inkshares.com. It is called the Indie Authors Collective. We are a group of Indie Authors who have banded together to give each other a larger audience and voice. So far we have about 30 in the group. We have a catalog of our works, a working Blog, we are going to be producing a YouTube Channel, and an Anthology. If you feel interested in joining us fill out the contact form so I can add you to the group email list. Also if you have questions ask away. 

http://indieauthorscollective.weebly.com/
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited over 1 year ago
So ive been keeping an eye out for good books that need support and Ive found quite a few, but Id like to cast my vote for our very own Jane-Holly’s Fae Child.
Its a beautifully written story with lots of fantastic imagery. I think it would be a great pick for our inaugural book backing!
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Let’s make sure to keep reaching out to people and grow our membership. Also keep an eye out for projects that fit the bill! 
Victorianphoto1editauthor2 Christopher Lee · Author · added over 1 year ago
Welcome Everyone! Glad to have everyone on board! 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
I messaged a bunch of people to join, it might help spread the word if you guys do the same!
https://www.inkshares.com/syndicates/historical-fantasy thats the link to our lovely little syndicate :D
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago

Welcome new people. Huzzah? :)    

Hzkl4o r Jesse Swinson · Author · added over 1 year ago
Very exciting! Can’t wait to work together. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
Its good to know people are joining! Should be a great syndicate :D
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
Hello, all! Good to be here.
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · added over 1 year ago
Howdy folks. Just joined yesterday so I’m a shiny new member. Woot! Looking forward to some crit4crit if possible. :)
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added over 1 year ago
This should be fun :D