After a few requests from folks, I’ve decided to re-activate my mailing list. There’s a sign-up form in the sidebar, or you can just click here to be taken to the sign-up page. There won’t be regular updates, but I will use it for announcements (such as book milestones, new releases, broadcasts, etc). So if that’s your kind of thing, join the list!
I haven’t offered signed paperbacks in a long time, but my pal Anthony Rapino’s recent success with Storenvy persuaded me to give the site a try myself. So I ordered a small stock of ALT & TLM paperbacks a couple of weeks ago and decided to announce their availability during tonight’s broadcast. There are currently 5 of each book in stock right now. If they sell out and demand is still there, I’ll order more.
The pricing is the same as retail, plus shipping. I’ll sign them and personalize them to your liking. Check ’em out!
A million years ago, I had some T-shirts printed for the release of TLM. After they sold out, I heard from a number of folks who wanted to know when I’d have more shirts. Until now, I haven’t really had an easy, economically-viable way to make it happen. The shirts I had before were screenprinted by a couple of friends of mine who gave me a really good price for a set number of shirts that were paid for in advance. I can’t really afford to do that again, and most of the print-on-demand places charge a fortune for custom designs. Then I discovered Teespring, and all of that changed.
The design is compressed in the Teespring preview, so here’s the full resolution image:
Teespring is like Kickstarter for shirts. You make a design, set a reserve, and if the reserve is met, shirts are printed. If it fails to reach that reserve, the shirts aren’t printed and customers aren’t billed.
For this campaign, I’ve set a goal of 25 shirts. Standard tagless tees are $20 and are available in sizes S through 3XL; women’s premium tees are $22.50 and are available in sizes S through 2XL. A more comprehensive sizing guide can be found here.
In terms of profits, I stand to earn between $1.75 and $3.42 a shirt, depending on shirt type and color chosen. In other words, at a reserve of 25 shirts, I will earn between $43 and $85, depending on shirt types ordered. I’m telling you this to demonstrate something simple: I’m not here to make a lot of money. I wanted the shirts to be as inexpensive for you as possible, and the price points are about as low as I can make them.
The campaign ends on Sunday, August 2nd. That’s just a little under three weeks. I hope you’ll consider ordering a shirt; if not, maybe share it with your friends. In any case, thank you for all your support over the years, folks.
Oh, and that quote on the shirt? That’s from the opening lines of the final novel.
We go live at 8 PM EST right here on YouTube. I’ll be making a few announcements and giving away some prizes, along with the usual awkward banter you’ve all come to know and love. We have a Facebook page set up for the event, and if you want to be considered for the giveaways, you have to participate there. We hope you’ll join us!
Whatever could this mean? Join us on Monday to find out.
The trailer for Eryk’s latest film dropped this week. Check it out!
So here’s the deal:
There’s a broadcast coming up on the 13th and I’d really like for you to be there. I’ll be making a couple of announcements concerning things that many of you have asked for over the last several months. Don’t miss it.
I’ll also be giving away a bunch of stuff, including digital copies of ULT #6, which goes on sale July 14th. Remember, to be entered for these giveaways, you have to participate in the event.
I’ve made some cosmetic changes to the site and reorganized some pages. Nothing major, but it’s a bit more straightforward and easier to look at.
That’s all for now. Tune in on the 13th and join the FB event!
My friend and fellow author Nikki Nelson-Hicks (whose Jake Istenhegyi series is pretty great) sent this to me because it reminded her of the Monochrome. Check it out:
Also: I know I’ve been quiet as of late. I’ve been working on some things concerning the next Geeky Writers broadcasts, a couple of announcements I have to make, and some other writing commitments (which I’ll share with you when the time is right).
In the meantime, for my American friends, I hope you enjoy the 4th of July holiday. And for all of you outside the US, I hope you have a great weekend. More soon!
The Geeky Writer Gang will also be hosting a special broadcast on Monday, July 13th to help launch the story. Details can be found on the Facebook event page.