A Small Fiction

By James & Jefferson Miller

A Small Fiction is an illustrated collection of 150 tiny stories, each told in 140 characters or less.

Fiction | Illustrated
188% funded
781 supporters
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Publication date: October 2018

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Signed and Sketched Bookplate

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Dedicated Signed and Sketched Bookplate, First Edition hardback of A Small Fiction, ebook edition, and your name in the back of the book.
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Good Dog

A signed and sketched bookplate, first edition of A Small Fiction, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and a mini print of the Good Dog small fiction.
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Signed & Sketched bookplate Double

Two signed and sketched bookplates, two first edition hardbacks of A Small Fiction, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
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Fairy Tale Triptych

Signed and Sketched Bookplate, First Edition hardback of A Small Fiction, ebook edition, and your name in the back of the book, and a set of three fairy tale themed prints (two small fictions and one illustration).
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A Small Fiction Fan Pack

Three Signed and Sketched Bookplates, three First Edition hardbacks of A Small Fiction, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book, Good Dog Print, and Fairy-tale triptych set.
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10 Signed and Sketched Editions

10 First Edition hardbacks, signed and sketched bookplate, with custom sketches, plus the ebook edition, and your name in the back of the book.
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Custom Small Fiction & Print

Signed and Sketched Bookplate, First Edition hardback of A Small Fiction, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and a custom 'small fiction' and matching illustration by the creators.

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A Small Fiction Patron

Signed and Sketched Bookplate, Five First Edition hardbacks of A Small Fiction, ebook edition, a custom small fiction and matching illustration by the creators, and your name in the front of the book as Patron of A Small Fiction.

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A Small Fiction is what happens when a writer wants to tell a hundred stories but doesn’t have the time to write a hundred books. Instead, he writes the seeds of them and casts them to the wind.

Every story in the collection is distinct, and while some play on common themes each story stands on its own. Through the genre lenses of science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, folklore, and humor each of these small fictions is a peep-hole that reveals a bigger story.

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  • James & Jefferson Miller avatar

    James & Jefferson Miller

    James Miller is a writer and he lives in California. He co-created the comic Dear Toadington and the company Embros Creative with his brother Jefferson, and he has written for anything he could get his hands on. Most recently that has been video games, review sites, and blogs. A Small Fiction is his first book. This is because while prose is where his heart belongs, writing novels takes an awful lot of time.

    Jefferson Miller is an artist and a graphic designer and he lives in California. He co-created Embros Creative, and he’s the artist for the comic Dear Toadington. Jefferson has also created illustrations, logos, album covers, character art, and more.

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    7th September 2018 Signing Book Plates

    Not long now!

    27th April 2018 Cover! Printing! Publication!

    We have a cover!

    Gosh it's been a long few months, and now everything is happening. Like the rollercoaster creeping up to the top of the first big drop, and now we're looking over the edge at the ups and downs to come, and picking up speed.

    The book is going to print in just a couple short weeks. People will still be able to buy the book through Unbound after that date (and always), but…

    2nd January 2018 Happy New Year!

    It's 2018! This is the year the book arrives! Are you excited? We're excited.

    November and December found us hard at work. As the days grew shorter and colder, we packed each hour tighter.

    We spent our holidays talking about all the wrapped packages under the trees that might have our book in them next year. We laid out pages. We shuffled and reshuffled. We wrote and we drew, and we rewrote…

    18th October 2017 Success!

    We did it! We really did it! Together we made this book a reality, raised enough pre-orders to send the book to print, and because of your support it's going to exist. Like really exist, in physical form, and every one of you helped us get there. We made it!

    So. Now what?

    That's a good question. Here's what happens next:

    All the gears of publication start churning. Now that the book has been…

    30th August 2017 90 days down! 30 days to go!

    As of today there are less than 30 days left to reach our funding total to 100% so this book can go to print. 30 days to raise 19% of the total, and if we can make it, everyone gets a beautiful book! It all comes down to these last few weeks.

    It'll be a sprint to the finish to be sure, so if you know anyone who's been on the fence about getting the book, or who wants a copy but hasn't gotten around…

    13th June 2017 The Mighty Hundred

    Barely two weeks ago ago we opened pre-orders for the first A Small Fiction book. In that time, over one hundred people have already stepped forward to support A Small Fiction and claim a copy of their own, raising over a third of the printing costs of the book. That's you guys. You did that!

    A third, in just fourteen days, thanks to you. That's pretty incredible for just a hundred people. We picture…

    31st May 2017 And here we go!

    A Small Fiction has had a long and weird journey. It started as a private notebook in an office in 2007. Then, after a few months, the first few little stories made the jump to my personal twitter account at the rate of one a week.

    It wasn't until 2009 that it got an account of its own, mostly because my personal account was being deleted and the stories didn't deserve to vanish with it. And because…

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  • Emma Jarvis
    Emma Jarvis asked:

    is there any possibilities for more options for shipping? I understand that international shipping can be expensive but once you convert the gbp price to the aud (australian dollar) price it's an extra $34 aud just for shipping alone and I do not have the funds to be able to purchase that. I think you guys do an awesome job with "A Small Fiction" and I really want that hardcover but I simply can't afford to have it shipped. I don't mind having it untracked and/or unsigned just give me an option that doesn't destroy my bank hahaha Please and thank you!

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Emma, At the moment we send these via a tracked service to make sure that books arrive safely, but we're looking into having more shipping options made available. At present we don't make a profit on shipping, but I understand that shipping to Australia is quite a lot. Best wishes, Unbound Support

    Ingrid Graudins
    Ingrid Graudins asked:

    When this book will be made? I'm really looking forward to seeing it come to fruition.

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    The Editorial and Production team schedule a publication date for every book when it reaches 100%, we won't know the publication date until the book hits its goal.

    Ingrid Graudins
    Ingrid Graudins asked:

    Hello - Any idea when this will be coming out? I'm looking forward to it ! Ingrid

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    The Editorial and Production team schedule a publication date for every book when it reaches 100%, we won't know the publication date until the book hits its goal.

    Ada Dubrawska
    Ada Dubrawska asked:

    How much are you looking to collect? I can't see it on the page.

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    Unbound shows a percentage to avoid confusion because the amount slides slightly over time (to accommodate the VAT and the cost of tier extras per order) but our base publishing target was roughly £9,700.

    Monica Terry
    Monica Terry asked:

    How long will this be available to pledge? I would love to get one, but with the price of shipping I can't make this purchase comfortably for awhile.

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    If you'd like to pledge now, use the promo code "tinyshipping" to get a sizable shipping discount. If you'd like to wait, we asked and the pre-orders will be open until March so you'll have time. Even after pre-orders are closed and the book goes to print, you'll be able to buy the book from the Unbound website, as well as other retailers.

    Peter Kohaut
    Peter Kohaut asked:

    Does the "Good Dog" pledge also contains signed & sketched bookplate and hardback book? Because description is a bit different than others.

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    It does, the description will be changed to match the wording of the others. Whoops!

    Fabian Hober
    Fabian Hober asked:

    Hello

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    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    Hi

    libby robarge
    libby robarge asked:

    Is there a way to make the Hardback pledge twice? I have two people who would LOVE this as a gift, and I would love to avoid paying shipping twice.... :o)

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    Hi Libby! We've added a "Signed & Sketched Bookplate Double" tier so you can get two signed copies of the book with one pre-order.

    Frederikke Bang
    Frederikke Bang asked:

    Hey! When can i download the digital copy?

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    We're just waiting for these to come back from the ebook conversion house and then we'll be ready to send. So sorry for the delay! As soon as they're ready we'll send out an email letting you know how to download it. Best wishes - Unbound Support

    Jo Macdonald
    Jo Macdonald asked:

    Hi, I've received my book today (lovely by the way) but I signed up for the Good Dog and have not received my print. Will this arrive separately?

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    Yes, this will arrive separately. There has apparently been a printing delay but they should be shipping as soon as possible.

    Sarah Bea
    Sarah Bea asked:

    When will the ebook version become available? I pledged at the digital level, and assumed that it would be released on the same day as the print version.

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    We're just waiting for these to come back from the ebook conversion house and then we'll be ready to send. So sorry for the delay! As soon as they're ready we'll send out an email letting you know how to download it. Best wishes - Unbound Support

    Andrei Sevcenco
    Andrei Sevcenco asked:

    Hi guys. I received the package, but it is only the hardback with the bookplate. I pledged for the Fairytale Tryptich. Why did I not receive it?

    James & Jefferson Miller
    James & Jefferson Miller replied:

    There has apparently been a printing delay with all tiers containing mini prints, but they should be shipping as soon as possible.

    Catherine Donald
    Catherine Donald asked:

    Hi, any idea when the ebook will be available?

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Catherine, We're just waiting for these to come back from the ebook conversion house and then we'll be ready to send. So sorry for the delay! As soon as they're ready we'll send out an email letting you know how to download it. Best wishes - Unbound Support