Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kickstarter Update and Future Anthologies

As of today, The Memory Eater has raised $2,837 (or 66%) of its $4,250 goal.  With 16 days left to pledge, there’s still a lot of hard work to do, but boy oh boy has the ride thus far been a nail biter.  At least for me anyway.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve checked my email, fingers crossed, hoping to see a new backer alert.

77 people have supported the project so far, and I can’t really put into words what that means to me.  I also can’t put into words how excited I am to bring a new and refreshing form of entertainment to the world.  Yes, the journey begins with The Memory Eater, but I hope to eventually develop Hance LLC into so much more.  With your desire and support, this dream can become a reality.

Which brings me to a few new updates to the Kickstarter campaign.  First, I recently added bulk orders.  You can now purchase 10 books for $120 (saving you $30) or 20 for $220 (saving you $80). 

I’ve also tried to spice up the poster deal by making an option to purchase a poster, paperback and bookmark for $60.  There’s also an $80 option where you get the poster, paperback, bookmark, t-shirt, special edition ebook and a personalized inscription from me.

The last announcement includes stretch goals, and here are the details:

If we go $3,000 over the initial goal and hit $7,250, everyone who pledges $8 and above will get The Memory Eater 2 ebook for free. I plan to commission 50 contributors, so with the $3,000, that will be enough to pay each person $50 instead of profit-sharing like the first book. The remaining $500 will cover Kickstarter fees and the cost of compiling the ebook.

If we go $3,000 over the first stretch goal of $7,250, everyone who pledges $8 and above will get Fairy Tales for Adults ebook for free in addition to The Memory Eater 2 ebook. The $3,000 will be divided the same way as in first stretch goal.

The stories in Fairy Tales for Adults will either combine original childlike plots with mature settings or mature plots with childlike settings. Think The Giving Tree, except the tree just won the lottery, prompting every ruthless person in existence to come out of the woodwork. Think The Very Hungry Caterpillar, except the caterpillar is a super morbidly obese guy who runs an orphanage and eats all of the orphans' food before eating them. While the end result will vary based on the submissions received, I'm aiming every sort of twist (humorous, dramatic, brutal, lovey-dovey) on stories we tell our children.

If you’d like to support the project, but can’t find room within your budget (damn you high gas prices/daycare/life in general), we could really use your help spreading the word through any media outlets possible.  You can like us on Facebook (!/pages/The-Memory-Eater-Anthology/107422172673789), follow me on Twitter (@thememoryeater), or give us a shout out in real life! 

 Again, thank you to everyone who has taken a serious look at this project.  I can’t speak for everyone, but I write for pure entertainment purposes, meaning if I were on a deserted island, and I knew no one would ever read my work, I’d never do it.  I’d just sit there and be bored.  Maybe kick the sand really, really hard to show the sky my frustration.

So here’s to your eyes…or attention!


C. P.

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