First come, first served. These are real Audible.com codes for FROZEN DREAMS, not the audio files; respond here or on Twitter* USA/UK only, alas: I have a bunch of codes for those two markets, but not the others. No hidden pitfalls or anything like that; just a free audiobook!
*This is completely independent from the Kickstarter, but if you were to happen to back that project and then respond there I’ll consider those too from the point of view of timestamps.
Well, actually I mailed copies of Tim Powers’ DECLARE and THE STRESS OF HER REGARD to his agent, just in case Keanu Reeves was looking for new movie ideas. But when I looked at the box there was still space in it, and one of my author copies of FROZEN DREAMS was right there. No harm, right?
Mind you, this isn’t how you get a movie made from your book. I don’t even think I want a movie made from my book, because ironically I didn’t write it to be particularly cinematographic. But, worse case scenario: some minion at WME assigned to opening celebrity mail just scored three excellent books. I figure that’ll do for an act of generosity, at least.
*Or just wanted something to read, because those are really, really good books and if you haven’t read them you should.
I think my sales were perhaps a touch depressed by the minor detail that the people who wanted a FROZEN DREAMS audiobook got one via the Kickstarter. But that’s all right: they also paid for the audiobook, which was the important thing there. I don’t know if I’m going to offer an audiobook as a stretch goal for TINSEL RAIN, though*. Still trying to recalibrate expectations.
*Assuming I do a Kickstarter. The ultimate goal is to not need to.
Just what it says on the tin. Here’s the link: and if you want to go ahead and write in FROZEN DREAMS under the Fantasy category I’m certainly not going to stop you*. As they say: it’s just an honor to be self-nominated.
*Although A Deadly Education was… dear God but that was a good book. I read it something like three times in a row. I can’t wait for the sequel. :pause: Okay, yes, I’m arguing against interest but there’s no shame in losing anything to Naomi Novik.
I spent today doing something useful with my time: book outlines! I decided that it’d be a good idea to write out one for PATCHWORK GOD (sequel to a story in ANAGNORISIS) and TINSEL RAIN (the Shamus Tom Vargas sequel to FROZEN DREAMS). How… industrious of me.
PS: I won’t tell you the details, save one: the last line of the TINSEL RAIN outline is There! Now people can have a bunch of goram sequels. Happy? …As you might deduce from that, I had not previously intended to turn FROZEN DREAMS itself into a series. But I can take a hint.
If you’re interested in passing that information around, you can tell folks to sign up for launch notifications here, or the mailing list here. I’m trying to hit a target of 35 Kickstarter followers for this project, and every little bit helps. For that matter, if you know somebody who needs a distraction feel free to send ’em this link to FROZEN DREAMS. Because, really, every little bit helps.
If you missed the Kickstarter, have already used up your code for the month (click here if you haven’t), and haven’t gotten it via signing up for Audible (click here to do that)… I have a limited number of Audible codes. Leave a comment or contact me via the… Contact Me form. First come, first served.
The link below also works, mind you.
It’s the $250 Kickstarter tier session for FROZEN DREAMS: obviously, $250 buys a certain amount of actual prep work, but I’ve done this adventure before and I know how it’s going to go, generally. The trick is keeping seven people entertained at once, but that’s why we run con games, right? Sweat more now, bleed less later, and all that.
I am debating whether to put in more than one gaming session tier for the next Kickstarter, though. I don’t know whether anybody would sign up for it; but then, I didn’t expect anybody to sign up for the last one, either. Gotta think about it some more.
So that was what I was doing today.
It happened today: in addition to a very successful Kickstarter, today I got my 150th actual purchase of FROZEN DREAMS on Amazon! Not Kickstarter fulfilment, not from the pre-order store: no-fooling actual sales, money on the barrelhead and all that. I would like to thank everybody who bought, reviewed, and recommended the book: I couldn’t have done it without you folks. It’s very appreciated.
PS: The next book (short story collection) is being beta-read, while the next novel is being alpha-read, and the next Tom Vargas novel is being plotted out in advance of NaNoWriMo. I am, as one might say, still on the job.