We’ve got some exciting stuff going on behind the scenes. We’re close to signing a contract for major national and international book distribution. Once that contract has been signed by both parties, we’ll have a press release to share.
In the meantime, we’re preparing our book printing ramp up and expansion. This fiscal requirement goes above and beyond our normal business operations and normally, I wouldn’t be opposed to that. In this instance, however, the issue is time. The distributor is anxious to get Apex out on the market. To do that, I need to come up with the initial investment for a full-scale run. So I’m trying out a Kickstarter clone called Peerbackers. Any funds raised by Peerbackers will supplement the additional business loans I’m taking to cover the new production costs.
Peerbackers works like Kickstarter. You pledge X amount of dollars based on different milestone amounts. You’re not charged for your pledge unless we reach a certain percentage of our goal. If we make our goal, you receive a reward based on the amount pledged.
Here is the link to our Peerbackers project:http://peerbackers.com/projects/apex-joins-the-big-leagues/home/Pledges begin at an affordable $10 and goes up to $1000 (where you receive, among other things, a lifetime subscription to Apex Books!).
We hope you decide to pledge. All you need is either a Visa, Mastercard, or Paypal account. Your support now will go a long way to ensuring our venture into national distribution becomes a monumental moment for our genre! 🙂
Apex is looking to raise $5000. If you like the work we do on the blog, or on the anthology series – or Apex Magazine, or Apex books such as my own HebrewPunk or An Occupation of Angels – then do please consider pledging some cash.