Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Congratulations, we're publishing a book! And it's all because of you.

Thank you.

My novel, Dead Writers in Rehab, is now fully funded. I'm so happy the book is going to come out, and I'm truly grateful to every one of you for helping to fund it, and for your support and encouragement. It means a huge amount to me.

And guess what? I don't want you stop.

People can still pledge, and get their name in the book, until it goes to the printer. Which will take a matter of months rather than weeks, (but also rather than years). Meanwhile, I'll soon be offering all of you who've already pledged some new rewards and free bonuses. Watch this space. Not all the time, obviously, or you'll hurt your eyes. But there will be some news about this shortly, and about some other developments that I hope to announce in a week or so. For now, let me just say again how much I appreciate what you've done. It feels wonderful to be in this position, thanks to you.

If all this sincerity is getting a bit much, my alter ego, @thewritertype, has written a typically cynical and jaundiced piece about crowdfunding. It's only to be expected of him. As my imaginary friend he had a traumatic upbringing. He bears deep emotional scars, to say nothing of the physical wounds inflicted on him in my childhod games, many of which featured him being repeatedly killed. No wonder he's embittered. But hey, it takes all sorts. Read 'The Hell Guide to Crowdfunding' here:

And again, thank you.

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Sandra Lane
Sandra Lane says:

Am so thrilled to be part of this.......and very excited!

May 17, 2016

paul bassett davies
paul bassett davies says:

Thank you Sandra, and thanks for your support.

May 17, 2016

Rhian Price
Rhian Price says:

Congratulations on the book, excited to see what's to come

May 17, 2016

Andy Davison
Andy Davison says:

Well done. I thought a lot of your writing since I heard Digby Spode on the Beeb. That other book weren't bad either. Look forward to this one.

May 17, 2016

paul bassett davies
paul bassett davies says:

Thanks Rhian, and as for you, Andy, you know that anyone who references Sir Digby Spode and Brogue Male can do no wrong in my eyes.

May 17, 2016

Harri Granholm
Harri Granholm says:

Congratulations! Really happy to hear this thing can actually work for writers (and also happy to get the book :-)

May 17, 2016

Catherine Bolt
Catherine Bolt says:

Delighted to hear this - congratulations. I was intrigued by this, and can't wait to read the book when it comes out,

May 17, 2016

Shirley Brown
Shirley Brown says:

Congratulations Paul! Delighted, and looking forward to reading the book.

May 20, 2016

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Publication date: May 2017
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