Ten Little Astronauts has reached 35% funding, meaning that it's halfway towards the 70% at which a book on Unbound is more or less guaranteed to succeed. More immediately, that also means that I've released The Island and the Shapeless Beasts, a creation myth from the world of Face of Glass. If you're supporting Ten Little Astronauts and are signed into Unbound, you can find it here.
Also covered in the video above:
- I'm considering offering the audio collection reward as a physical CD: I've burned my own discs before, and it's possible that'll still be practical this time around. However, there are already a fairly large number of people due to receive the collection so if I decide to make discs it may be more sensible to order them from a company that can produce them in bulk.
- One of the first 175 people to support Ten Little Astronauts will be getting the first ever copy of my (as yet untitled) 2017 flash fiction anthology in the post: 92% of the slots for that are already taken and the remaining dozen-ish slots may go quite quickly. Last time I ran a book draw like this, the final 10 places got snapped up in a matter of days! If you have any friends that might be interested, now's the time to get them on board.
- I'm actively working on Girth Loinhammer's Most Exponential Adventure right now and aim to have a complete version ready for testing in early September. Keep an eye on your inbox because I'll be choosing test readers from among the supporters of Ten Little Astronauts. This is a chance to try out an extremely ambitious work of interactive fiction six months before it goes out to the general public.
All in all, that's about it. Thanks to everyone who's supported the book so far: every day we're a little closer to seeing Ten Little Astronauts on bookshelves all across the world. The next supporter reward will be coming at 40%. I'm not sure what it'll be yet, but if there's anything you'd particularly like to see then do leave a comment to let me know: I'd be keen to hear any suggestions.