Kickstarter finished and funded! Next steps...
Thursday, 9 July 2020
First off, big thanks to everyone here for helping to make this campaign such a resounding success...eventually. It took a long time to get here, but the Kickstarter to make up the shortfall in funding finished yesterday and it managed to hit the heights of 182% funded and 515 backers.
That success means we were able to hit two stretch goals: I will record an audiobook version, which…
Sharing some research findings
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
(Cross-posting this from Kickstarter, where things are going great — 88% funded with 22 days to go! Which means we're at approximately 95% funded overall.)
We're almost there! Just a little more and we'll be funded.
In the meantime, I thought it'd be nice to share a few cool things I've found in my research and interviews so far.
I've been talking to people across a broad spectrum of roles…
An announcement, and an update
Monday, 8 June 2020
First off, I'd like to apologise for the lack of updates — though the truth is, sadly, there wasn't really anything to update. Before I get into that, an announcement:
Shareware Heroes is now on Kickstarter; if you've supported the book on Unbound, you don't need to support it again. The Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing attempt to raise the remainder of our funding goal, so it'd be helpful if you…
New Year 2019 update, and we need a big push
Friday, 18 January 2019
I hope you had a good end to your 2018. I know it's been a while since my last update, but I've not stopped working on the book and I'm trying now to get some real momentum going again on this crowdfunding campaign. For that I'll need your help, but first here's a little encouragement to bolster your enthusiasm.
I'm actively tracking down more of the people I'd…
Still trucking along...
Friday, 12 October 2018
I've had a super-busy past month of freelancing, and am still going to be flat-out with non-book work through to the end of this month, but I wanted to give you a quick update on how things are progressing.
On the funding side, we're steadily rising — albeit at a much slower rate than I'd like. I hope to get that accelerating towards the end of this month and all through November, as…
22% funded! Also, tell me about Amiga shareware games
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Thanks to everyone who's pledged and/or helped to spread the word about the book so far. We've rolled on past the 20% milestone and as I write this are sitting at 22%, which is a solid start. I'd love to see us pass 30% by this time next week, so please keep on bugging your friends to hop on board.
We got a brief shoutout on Kotaku this week, too, which is great, and I hope we can get some more…
Welcome! Here's some more detail to get us started
Friday, 31 August 2018
Hi! Thanks for being here. For this first update, I thought it'd be good to go over how this campaign and this updates blog are going to work, as well as to tell you a bit about the direction I'm coming from with this book project. And also to lay out the different ways you can help out.
For those of you unfamiliar with Unbound, here's a quick primer:
Unbound is kind of a mix of traditional…