Ed was one of the first authors to join the Twelve Worlds project. His contribution to the anthology is a fantasy adventure short story called Iron in Shadow, which ties in to his upcoming debut novel.
Ed is where I was about July last year. Working to get his first novel polished and published. To get there, he could use a little help. I'll let him explain.
Hello to all followers of Derek's fine blog. I'm Edward L. Cote, author of the not-so-short story "Iron in Shadow" in the Twelve Worlds anthology, which you have surely all purchased by now. I hope that you've enjoyed the stories. I thank you for supporting us and the charity Reading is Fundamental. I also want to thank Derek for all of his hard work and leadership on the project.
My first book is Violet Skies, a fantasy/YA novella and the first in a series also called Violet Skies. I plan to self publish it at the end of May. The story "Iron in Shadow" takes place in the same world as the books. Dibian features prominently in both and Kasper (aka "The Man With Too Many Names") will reappear in Book 4, maybe sooner.
Since you're accustomed to getting information in the form of charts and graphs, I will present my problem thusly:
I am raising funds on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/feNUm6 for publishing expenses, chiefly a cover. If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, you can read their FAQ here: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq but basically, it's a site where people can raise funding for creative projects. You should check it out not just for my sake- there are many artists, inventors, and problem solvers doing some very clever things. Backers pledge funds and get specific rewards based on the amount pledged. Funding is all-or-nothing. Either a project meets its goal and is funded, or it does not, in which case no money changes hands.
In my case, I'm selling signed paperbacks for $10 each, including shipping, or PDFs for $5 each. As you can see from the chart, I have only one backer at the time that I'm writing this. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have started the project on a Monday, but I'll learn.
For more information, check out my blog: http://www.edwardlcote.blogspot.com and if you have any questions or comments feel free to send me an email EdwardLCote@gmail.com or leave a comment on my blog.
Thanks for your interest and support,
Edward L Cote
I’ve read some of Ed’s Violet Skies and I decided to contribute to his Kickstarter account. I’d love to see Ed get his work published. It has action and character development and a rich world in the making. Even if you are not into fantasy, I’d still suggest that you think about pledging $5 and help an aspiring author on his first step into publishing.