|Jake dh in New York City, right before The Pitch Slam|
I'm not sure when my next signing event will be, but I'll post here on the blog and various other social media accounts when I know. I hope to visit some indie bookstores in the coming months.
The next big thing: if you didn't preorder The BulletProof Ghost: In Spades before now, then you can't before its release. I thought that I could continue to take preorders on Indiegogo after the campaign was over, but I didn't hit my goal, so they shut that shit down. At least I know now.
The last couple of months have been hard, but that is because I'm actually trying. I had put my writing on the back shelf last year due to the YouTube channel I was trying to get off of the ground. I'm putting myself out there now as a writer. It isn't easy. I don't get a lot of criticism. Instead, it's just apathy; a lack of giving a shit. I try not to be arrogant, which I think makes me a less effective salesman. I didn't intend to be a salesman when I started writing again.
Here's an example: I have a person at my job-job who will remain unnamed. He's on his second reading of the book. He loves BPG: Prototypes and says he can't wait to read In Spades. He didn't preorder a copy on the Indiegogo. He also said on several occasions that he'd put up a review on Amazon. He hasn't. I only had one relative give to the campaign. That is heart breaking. This is by far the worst crowdfunding campaign I've ever done and the last one was bad.
The only reason I did that campaign was because I had seven people personally tell me at work that they were interested in pledging. I was ecstatic. All of those pledges right out of the gate would have given me a solid base to build off of. It would have given me an aura of legitimacy. Only one person at work pledged to the campaign. I suspect that was only because we worked next to each other one day and he could tell the whole situation had me upset.
I'm not upset now. I'm pushing forward full speed ahead. I'm not slowing down. At some point, I will find my audience or I will have a big breakthrough.
Thanks for the support so far. I'll see you later.
Also, I met a nice couple next to me at Big Bang. They had an interesting comic book concept if you wanted to check that out.