Well, I guess the US Senate reads my blog because they unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act last Tuesday. I guess they’re as over the time change as I am.
Once I got over the shock that the US Senate unanimously agreed on anything, I did a happy dance. But I had little time to dwell the news last week, because we launched a new Kickstarter on Thursday!
Our latest Kickstarter is called Rescue Two: A Seeders Universe Kickstarter and it’s already doing spectacularly well. We funded in less than an hour and were designated a Project We Love by Kickstarter in less than a day.
Plus, we’ve already hit the fourth stretch goals.
The Kickstarter is the first and best place to get Dean Wesley Smith’s latest Seeders Universe novel, Rescue Two.
Here’s the synopsis:
In deep space, bubbles of void space form to keep a balance between matter, space, and time. Inside these bubbles, time barely exists. Five days for a ship trapped in a bubble might be equal to millions of years in real time.
For seven million years, Seeders did not know these bubbles existed and ships kept just vanishing until Chairman Evan West discovered the Void Space Bubbles and learned how to free trapped ships.
Now Chairman West, his wife Tammy and the thirty-five-thousand crew of the Rescue Two must find and free the ancient Seeder ships.
A galaxy-spanning rescue mission like no other before it.
We’ve got lots of cool rewards, including, of course, the new novel, plus the first-ever Seeders hardcovers and two Kickstarter-exclusive writing workhops (Writing Idea Fiction and Writing about Time). And for every additional $2,000 the Kickstarter earns, more stretch rewards add on to your haul, including fantastic ebooks and valuable pop-up workshops.
We’ve also rebranded the series with amazing art exclusively created for the Seeders novels by the incredibly talented Philippe Frias (aka Philcold).
I could tell you more about it, but you really should just click here to watch the video, read the story, and check out the rewards.
And while, thanks to Brandon Sanderson’s wildly successful (and deservedly so) Kickstarter, the traditional publishing world just discovered Kickstarters as a way to get books to readers, our readers already knew that was old news. We’ve been doing it for years.
And why? Because it’s a really cool way to get books into readers’ hands early and generate excitement about a project with lots of great stretch goals and other features that you can’t employ through traditional means.
Kickstarter may love our projects, but we also love Kickstarter and our Kickstarter supporters!
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.