Crowd Funding March 16 2015, 0 Comments

Just wanted to send out a big thank you to all those crowd-funders who were able to help with the Shibboleth project.  I am awed by your generosity and support.

I also want to thank the team at Ready Fund Go as this is my first attempt at crowd funding … and I believe that 'The Shaman's Apprentice' may have been only the second project for the team.

This is only a short note to say thanks, but over the next months I will be giving updates on the books progress as soon as they come to hand. These updates will also appear here and on the www.cyclopspress.com.au news page.

In brief, the campaign has successfully allowed me to gain the services of my trusted editor Din Heagney to go through the manuscript. This is a big job, and I'm guessing there will be much to and fro-ing, followed by more discussion. The good news is that Din likes what he has seen, so now it is more a matter of making it as good as possible. As soon as we have tightened the structure I will concentrate on the voices of the characters. Then it may need Legal oversight as well as approvals from some individuals and communities. My best bet is that this whole process will take about 6 months (writing is a slow process involving much rewriting) before the book is ready for the presses.

For those who were able to take some of the bigger packages I may be able to supply some of the other items earlier (depending on postage which varies depending on destination). You now have my email so please let me know if you are interested in this offer. For those who have packages that offer the contributor to select there image for your print it may be worth thinking about what image you would like. If you are not familiar with my work, the copy of Slightly Dangerous contains many of my photographs between its covers. This book is interesting also for being the genesis of 'Shibboleth – The Shaman's Apprentice.'

Once again, a BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your support to get the book to the next stage.