Ten Little Astronauts

By Damon L.Wakes

An Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery novella set on board an interstellar spacecraft

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Milestone Rewards

You might recall that I promised to release My Name Algernon - a never-before-seen work of interactive science fiction - if Ten Little Astronauts reached 25% of its goal by the end of September. Well, that hasn't happened. Partly I think that might be because I underestimated how much of an influence the initial surge of pledges had on the book's overall progress so far (20% would probably have been the target to go for), and partly it's because I made trips to both Torquay and Birmingham this month and being out of town left me with a lot to catch up on. Book-wise, not a whole lot happened while I was otherwise occupied.



Ultimately, it looks like it's mainly up to me to get the word out about the book, and with that being the case it seems a shame to have rewards for supporters depend on how much I can do in any given month. Instead, I figure it's best to simply break the big 100% goal down into nice, manageable 5% chunks with a bonus for supporters each time we reach one. My Name Algernon will still go out at 25%, but there'll also be something else at 20%, coming up imminently!

I figure this'll help keep things moving - get your friends on board and you'll all be that much closer to getting some neat stuff - without having to make it all-or-nothing each time. It also has the added bonus that if things go especially well, the bonus rewards will come out extra quickly: they won't be limited to just one a month!

So that's the plan from now on. Just a handful of pledges is all that's needed to take Ten Little Astronauts up to 20%, so that first milestone reward could be out very quickly. My plan is to make it an audio version of the first chapter of the book - already finished besides a final polish - so if that sounds like something you'd like to get hold of, pledge your support if you haven't already and tell your friends if you have!

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£10 
93 pledges

Digital

ebook edition.
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£25 
8 pledges

Digital Bundle

All the digital rewards with no shipping costs: everything in the £35 Audio Collection level, minus the paperback and audio CD. Perfect for supporters outside the UK.
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