Thursday, May 15, 2014

please help me with my first ever kickstarter


I've sponsored a lot of kickstarter campaigns already but this is the first time I'm behind the scenes. Setting it up was so difficult -- not technically, that's all fairly straightforward, but mentally. What are the right things to choose for rewards? What amount of money do I ask for each tier? How much money do I need to pay for printing? How much of my own money might I have to use to get the rewards to the supporters if funding is successful? I figured it all out and today, the campaign went life.

I'm trying to get enough funds to finance a print run for the German translation of reMIND, a graphic novel. Since the story is freely available online and suitable for all reading ages, it makes perfect learning material for anyone studying the language. So, please help me to make this a success.

Of course, if you've got relatives or friends who still read German, or if you've got friends and relatives over here, in my home country, please let them know about this campaign. I need as many people to support it as possible.
Here's the link. Thank you for the help.

Thank you for your support,

Friday, May 9, 2014

So much to tell...

Hi all,

sorry that I was MIA. I have been extremely busy. I took part in the A-Z blogging challenge over on my author homepage (I even translated a fun German poem I once wrote into English), was promoted head-moderator on Holly Lisle's forum, and revised 3/4 of "Juma's Rain", my Stone-Age African fantasy novel.

Next, I'm going to run a kickstarter to fund the printing of the graphic novel reMIND which I translated into German. The author-artist, Jason Brubaker, had published the English original successfully with the help of crowd-funding and allowed me to give the German version a try. If you understand German and/or would like to help me spread the word (or more), you'll find a video-trailer and a German reading sample here.

Also, I installed a new system on my Computer. I've been tired of Windows for quite a while, and when Microsoft stopped the support for XP, I thought it high time to finally enter the Linux world. It took a few tries to get things right but now, everything is running smoothly and I'm extremely happy. The new system is very stable and beautiful too. I can only recommend it.

Finally, I've been busy revising, translating, and proofing all the stories I wrote last year. I'm very close to publish something again soon. For those interested in the state of my non-linear fairy tale murder mystery, "Chasing the Grimm Reaper", I hope to finish proof reading in early summer. That would mean publication in July or August.

I hope you're all well,