Here's a new video I've made to promote the Prince Of Denmark Street Kickstarter. We'll see whether it makes a difference.
Sun 31 May - Kickstarter launches
Weds Jun 3 - Kickstarter reaches its £750 target
Sunday Jun 7 - Passes the £1000 mark
(As I noted in February, Findlay Macbeth reached £500 in 2 days, but after 6 was stuck on £711. It reached a final figure of £1308 after 30 days)
PODS Kickstarter at time of writing (Tues Jun 9) £1163
Weds Jun 10 £1241
Thurs Jun 11 £1372
Fri Jun 12 £1422
Sat Jun 13 £1438
Tues Jun 16 I tweet:
How publicity works: The Kickstarter for my new comic was going up by about £50 a day up to Friday night. On Saturday the Clevedon Literary Festival went live with a video by me on it, plus I was on Radio Bristol on Saturday morning talking about my books. Since then the Kickstarter has not gone up by a penny!
Within 3 hours it has gone up to £1538. By 7.30pm it's at £1617
Weds Jun 17 £1641
Thurs Jun 18 £1686
Sun Jun 21 £1713
Mon Jun 22 £1737
Tues Jun 23 £1753
Thurs Jun 24 - Hoy! With 4 days to go, we've dropped from £1753 to £1740. Then down to £1720! Before rallying and going up to £1790.
Fri Jun 26 - £1840
Sat Jun 27 - £1920
Sun Jun 28 - £1975
Mon Jun 29 - £2031
Tues Jun 30 - with 2 hours to go, down to £2011
Hooray - Kickstarter closes with 100 supporters and £2024 pledged.
Thurs June 5th - First 6 page treatment written of new book (at that point called The Midsummer Night's Team)
Friday June 5th - Wrote 2nd draft treatment of new book
Sunday June 7th - 3rd and 4th drafts, after 2 lots of notes from Steve, and initial notes from Hev. Draft is now 9 pages, title is now The Midsummer Nights Dream Team.
Thurs Jun 11 - Characters designed. All 21 of them!
Fri 12, Sat 13 - First writing done. 13 pages biro scribble.
Tues 16 - First draft biro script finished, 35 pages.
Tues Jun 2 - Bought ISBN numbers for PODS (and 9 spares)
Friday June 5th - PODS gets a plug on comicon.com
And most of these 65 agents!
First reply Sam Hiyate. No from Diana Fox, Bernadette Baker, Linda Camacho.
Findlay Macbeth sales on Amazon - as of June 9, 13 paperbacks sold, 6 ebooks.
June 9 - First two books via Neilsen (both for Gardners the book distributors).
Jun 10 - Two Findlay Macbeth packages are returned undelivered because their labels fell off!