kit (mizkit) wrote,

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Welcome to 2011…

…the year of shameless self-promotion. Or at least that’s how it’s going to start out.

Tis the season for pre-ordering: SPIRIT DANCES is up for pre-order at Amazon (but not Indiebound, or I’d link there too). SPIRIT DANCES is book 6 of the Walker Papers, just for the record.

By popular request (okay, one person asked), I went ahead and did a sort of late Ireland 2011 calendar. The biggest advantage to having done it late means that the week it becomes available it’s also on sale, because Zazzle’s got a 20.11% off sale on everything until Thursday. Use “2011NEWYEARS” as the magic code.

And as discussed late last year, I’m going to be doing an Old Races short story project throughout 2011 as a method of making sure I get stories written for a potential collection. This project will deliver 6 Old Races short stories to its patrons, starting in February. There is one caveat to this: if one of the stories gets out of control and decides to become a novella instead of a short story, I reserve the right to deliver 3 short stories and 1 novella instead of 6 shorts–it all ought to come out to about the same wordcount, either way. ETA: Oh! Right! Silly me forgot to say! This is a year-long project–you’ll be able to buy in up til midnight GMT on 31 December 2011, and will receive all the stories to date when you buy in. :)

There are three options for buying in to the project. Options one and two are available through the shopping cart button below, but to explain in detail:

Regular subscription: $15 gets you all 6 short stories in electronic format. If you were one of the “Year of Miracle” patrons, you are automatically upgraded to the Premiere subscription.

Premiere subscription: $30 gets you all 6 short stories in electronic format, and a signed print edition of the collection when it’s eventually published.

Please note: this collection has not been sold yet. There is currently no estimated publication date. I will maintain a mailing list with the email and physical mailing addresses of all premiere patrons so that when the collection comes to pass I’ll be able to inform you and send out the books, but in the meantime don’t hold your breath. Realistically the soonest this will come to pass is, say, 2013.

Also note: Buying the premiere edition does not get you an electronic copy of “Year of Miracles” if you weren’t one of the original patrons in 2010. That was a one-shot deal; the premiere edition is simply to allow people who didn’t have the chance to subscribe to “YoM” an opportunity to also get in on the eventual signed print edition of the collection.

Options (note: "YoM" patrons get automatic upgrade to premiere)

Of course, there’s also nothing stopping you from buying a premiere edition even if you did subscribe to “Year of Miracles”, and I have also been asked to more or less create a “You are an artist and undervalue your work, I wish to give you more money” button, so:

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Tags: calendars, commissions, janx and daisani, novellas, old races, short stories, sustainable funding models, walker papers

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