Monday, 2 October 2017
Some questions I've been asked over the past two months...
Guys and gals, we're almost at 80%! Thanks so much for your support/shares/pre-orders; you're wonderful people and you're making this writer feel very, very loved.
There are just 28 DAYS LEFT to get fully funded, which is totally doable right? Please help any way you can: here's a handy tip sheet for spreading the Rumer.
Innyway, in a non-pluggy capacity, I thought I'd share some of the questions I've been asked since kicking this whole Unbound thing off. Yes these are all real...
Q: Are you being ripped off?
A: Not as far as I know! Unbound is a legit publisher. Like any publisher, it selects which books it publishes, and it's been hugely successful - its books have been long-listed for the Booker Prize and the company has a great rep in the industry.
Q: What does 'pledge' even mean?
A: Just pretend it says 'pre-order'. You're basically helping to make the book happen by pledging to buy it when (when!) we get full funding. Without your pledge, the book won't get into print.
Q: Is this vanity publishing?
A: Only in so much as ALL publishing is vanity publishing, because everybody wants to see their name in print right? (And no. It's not vanity publishing.)
Q: When do you start writing the book?
A: It's written! I wrote it ages ago! That's why I have that twitchy-eyed look of desperation, because every pre-order nudges this finished book closer to print. The sooner it's funded the sooner you get it.
Q: Is this your first book?
A: (looking sheepish) No, I've written others. Because I have no life and fully functioning Hermititis.
Thanks again for your support. PS, if you're in Brixton this evening, I'll be reading Rumer in public FOR THE FIRST TIME at Brixton BookJam. More info here.
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