Last night, while I was sitting in a theatre watching Blair Witch (more on that at a later date, probably) and eating a delicious sandwich, the Kickstarter for the deluxe edition of Never Bet the Devil from Strix Publishing that I’ve been flogging non-stop for the past month closed out. Not only did we fund–we had actually funded quite a bit earlier in the day–but we exceeded our funding goal by $520!
Simon says it as well as I can, but I needed to chime in and add my own personal, heartfelt thanks to every single person who backed, shared, or otherwise supported the Kickstarter. And to everyone who didn’t, or couldn’t, but who put up with my posting about it with good humor and never once told me to stop annoying everyone with my shilling. It means an enormous amount to me that so many people would step up and have faith in this book, and in us.
And now that I’m not trying to sell it anymore, I can say that I really, truly do think this book is going to be something special. I’m assuming that everyone who bought it wants the stories, but honestly, even if you don’t, Simon and Mike Corley have already done an amazing job of making this thing beautiful and unique in ways that my writing alone never could. The success of this Kickstarter is a testament to their hard work and amazing talents, as much as (or more than) anything I did.
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, the book will be available down the road, first to pre-order through Backerkit and then directly from Strix. You can keep up with how things are progressing by checking the Kickstarter updates here.
This was my first Kickstarter, and working on it–even as tangentially as I did–was an exciting, rewarding, exhilarating, exhausting experience, and one that, you have my word, I will not be repeating anytime soon. Thanks again to everyone who chipped in in any way to help make this one such a success!