Wednesday, 20 June 2012

It's Official!



After many weeks of deliberation (not to mention the 6 years spent writing the beast), I have decided it's time to give the world its first sighting of my 6-part epic fantasy series, Guardians & The Lost Paradise. The first two chapters are now on display at www.the-lost-paradise.com, as part of my about-to-be-launched Indiegogo campaign to raise enough money to produce all 6 books in the series.

That's right, I've also decided to take the crowdfunding route. The goal is to raise $3,000 within the next 30 days. The plan is to self-publish all 6 books in the series between the months of July and December, with or without the money. This is why I am opting for "Flexible Funding" where I get to keep (and put to good use) whatever amount is raised, whether we make the goal or not.

I am clearly going to need all the help I can get to make this campaign a success. Such a venture lives or dies by word-of-mouth. I am prepared to do whatever needs to be done to push these books. That's how much I believe in them. I'll try my best not to be too spammy about it. Although I should probably apologize beforehand if that's how I come across at the end of the day.

So, once again, the website for the 2-chapter excerpt is www.the-lost-paradise.com. The campaign itself would launch in the next couple of hours. Just waiting to get word from some certain key partners.

I'll keep everyone posted!

66 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I'll give you a shout-out about this on Friday.

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    1. Gee. Thanks. That sure would mean a lot to me. *brushes away tear with back of hand*

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    1. Thanks. My fingers are crossed and everything.

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  3. That was a great start! Good luck with it.

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  4. Michael, this is very cool. The prologue is very moving. A six-book series is very ambitious and $3000 seems a very reasonable price. I sent a tweet to our followers.

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  5. Six book series sounds awesome. My sci-fi series is gonna be that long. We shall succeed together! Off to tweet to my followers :))

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    1. Thanks Mike. I'm beyond grateful right now. :)

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  6. Interesting start to your series. Goodluck with the fundraising and publishing!

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  7. The website looks awesome! Love the background image.

    Just a quick tip - on your excerpt (id: excerpt), change the CSS overflow to 'auto' from 'scroll' then you lose the bottom scrollbar (which is disabled anyway) :)

    Sorry, I have an irritating habit...

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    1. Thanks man. Now it's closer to what I originally planned. You won't happen to know how to overcome the scrollbar transparent glitch that crops up on Chrome, would you? The only solution I could find involved taking the nested <div> out and using css positioning to overlay it over the parent <div>...?

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    2. Yeah...

      On id=content you have opacity:0.9 so everything that is in that (including the scrollbars in Chrome) go transparent slightly.

      I would be to set the background color to be transparent, rather than the whole lot. So where you have these values:
      background-color: #000;opacity: 0.9;filter:alpha(opacity=90);

      Remove the opacity values and add an rgba (rgb, with alpha[opacity]) colour after background color:
      background-color: #000;background-color:rgba(0,0,0,0.9);

      The rgba value only works on newer browsers, and will be ignored on older browsers (reverting to #000), hence the reason for including both.

      Truth be told, it was something I was playing around with before you asked :D

      If you need any more assistance let me know :)

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    3. Oh, I forgot to mention that this will make the white piece inside opaque which I assume you were trying to do (hence your CSS opacity:1 value on id=excerpt)

      Two birds with one stone :)

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    4. Wow. Just like that. That's what I get for knocking the page together on notepad I guess. Thanks. You're my hero. :D

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    5. I see you use the same complicated tools as me!

      Good luck with the book - if you need any more website advice feel free to drop me a comment on my blog.

      Ed

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    6. Also, you need to credit yourself on the website. No mention of the author!

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    7. True that. I was wondering how to work that in. Guess I'll just slip it in with the introduction. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  8. Wow! Good luck :) If you're going crowd-funding route, definitely check out kickstarter.com.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I did actually, but Kickstarter is limited to US residents, which was why I had to go with Indiegogo instead.

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