Wednesday, 19 June 2019
1/3 down, 2/3 to go...
Hi everyone, enormous thanks to everyone who has supported Underdogs: Tooth and Nail so far!
So, where does the novel stand right now? Well, we're just over a third of the way through the 90-day campaign, and as the title implies, 33% of the necessary pre-orders have been made before it can be published.
By sequel standards, this isn't bad at all! Bear in mind that whereas the whole world could potentially have been interested in Underdogs' first campaign, the potental readership for Tooth and Nail is restricted to those who have read the first. And given that only 40ish% of Underdogs' Facebook community have finished it at time of writing, getting the follow-up to this stage after a month is quite encouraging. (I keep forgetting that the official release date for Underdogs was literally less than three weeks ago!)
Of course, neither I nor Unbound can take success for granted. The first novel may have received five-star reviews all over Amazon, and the reception to it has been very warm indeed (the students at my special school utterly love it!), but the follow-up novel still relies on getting enough pre-orders to cover the production budget.
So what can you do? Well if you're reading this I'm guessing you've already pre-ordered (in which case thanks again!), but sharing the link to this page (https://unbound.com/books/underdogs-tooth-and-nail/) to anyone who may have read the first book, telling your friends about Underdogs, or even joining its Facebook page are all steps that would be really, really appreciated.
Thanks again for your support to date: I hope to be updating you with more good news in the future! (There are at least a couple of interesting developments in the Underdogs world, some of which I'm not allowed to announce publicly yet- but keep your ears open!)