Tuesday, July 5, 2016

In the lead up to BPG: In Spades' Preorder Indiegogo

The Preorder Indiegogo launches on July 11, 2016!
So in case you haven't been paying attention to the Twitter and Facebook pages, the release of the second book in The BulletProof Ghost saga, In Spades, is quickly approaching.  After the somewhat lackluster release of BPG: Prototypes (no offense to everyone who has a copy), I decided to put the release of BPG: In Spades to better use.  This will benefit all parties involved so let's get down to the brass tacks, shall we?

The Preorder Campaign on Indiegogo for The BulletProof Ghost: In Spades will launch on July 11 and run until August 10.  Now technically I've set this up on Indiegogo so you can Preorder (or eventually order) rewards after this date, but officially, that will be the big push to be funded.

Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform and those of you who have been following BPG for a while know that BPG and crowdfunding have a long if not checkered history.  The series was originally going to be a comic book, but funding for the art fell through with Kickstarter.

Kickstarter, though good for some fundraising needs, just doesn't work for me (and apparently a lot of potential backers).  So what is the upside of using Indiegogo for you?  For one, you only need a credit/debit card or a paypal and you can pledge/preorder one of the rewards.  You don't have to sign up on Indiegogo and jump through a dozen hoops.  You can also throw your money at the project right away instead of waiting up to 30 days for it to come out of your account.

Here is a preview to the campaign.  If you are reading this after July 11, 2016, then there should be a link in a later article to the real deal.

There is a Facebook event for the launch in case you wanted to express your support there and receive updates.

I created a video for the campaign that is on that link, but here is the video in case you don't want to for some reason.

The main reward is a softback copy of The BulletProof Ghost: In Spades signed by me, Jake dh and editor (and my wife) Sarah Harris... and quite possibly a couple of other contributors to BPG.  This will run you $10 plus shipping.  There are levels for hardback copies, t-shirts, button pins and even a chance to be a literal part of the BPG Universe as a side or supporting character.  The T-Shirt and Button Pins will be exclusive to this campaign.  I'll have the designs posted by this weekend.

The money from the Indiegogo will allow me to advertise BPG: In Spades and go on a book tour.  The book tour specifically is something I can't do without some assistance, but this isn't like you're just throwing money down a hole.  I'm selling you products for something that's special to me and at least a few hundred other people.  

So yes, after nearly two years of waiting, the second BPG book is coming.  To relieve your worries about the next book in the series, I've already started writing the third book.  It took me 6 months in between the release of Prototypes and starting to write In Spades.  The third book will be out in 2017, I promise.  Maybe early 2017 if all goes well.

Thanks in advance and email me at Jakedh@bulletproofghost.com or tweet me @thebproofghost with any questions.

-Jake dh

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