Want to have your name featured in the print and ebook versions of my new novel, The MalteseJordans? Well, read on to find out how.
First I want to tell you that the 17th audio episode of The Maltese Jordans – Jack Palms’s newest epic adventure—is coming out tomorrow on my Patreon. If you’re already subscribed, great! You have something good to look forward to. If not, here’s your chance to join the Patreon page and get all of the MJs episodes (51 chapters!) for just $3 a month. That’s right. Cancel anytime. I’m so convinced you’ll like what I’ve got going on there—you did used to listen to my podcast, right?—that I’m offering it for just $3 to get all the episodes, caught up, and ready to roll on into the ending and book-release in January and Feb.
And here’s how you can get your name in the book: join now and you’ll be assured a spot on the Maltese Jordans Acknowledgements Page! That’s right, I’ll be thanking all my Patreon subscribers specifically in the book. Get on this before I start my special offer campaign and you’ll be in the most-special spot.
Does this email read like I should be offering you a free set of Ginsu knives? Well… actually I have a special offer coming up soon and I will be giving away Jack Palms Swag! Check out this poll and vote now to let me know what items you’d covet. Yes indeed! Maltese Jordans swag is coming!
That’s all for today from Easthampton. It’s cold here, but sunny with no snow on the ground. Great things! I wish you all the best for a wonderful holiday season and rest of 2018. May 2019 start off killer-awesome for you and yours.
Episode 01 is free now — Three Chapters — live and direct for your ears!
What if Michael Jordan played one secret pickup game in summer 1996 to pay off a debt so big it would get him banned from the NBA for life?
Follow Jack Palms on a hunt from San Francisco to Hawaii and back across the country as he tracks the one man who knows the truth and has the shoes to prove it, a felon who just skipped bond to chase his dream — and the mythical pair of sneakers that can only go by one name.
Listen to the new audio here. Or read on…
Last week marked 8 years for me at Jack Palms Crime! But you know what’s a real anniversary? May 5th, which I originally called Cinco de Harwood back in 2009, when Three Rivers Press released Jack Wakes Up for its second time in print. That was a big release for me; Three Rivers Press / Crown / Random House put my first novel in bookstores from coast to coast. What a thrill!
And now, eight years later, I’m ready to bring Jack Palms back in the same way that I originally brought him out to the world: as a serialized podcast novel. It’s hard for me to believe that so much has changed since I started podcasting back in 2006, and in all I’ve done, I still haven’t found a better way to reach people than by giving them my serializing audio episodes as MP3s on the web.
That fact amazes me.
We’ve all come so far with technology, publishing has moved miles, and still I’ve come full circle to reach out to my audience again in the same way I did over eleven years ago. Know what? It’s still the best thing I’ve done, hopefully this next step will be a new “best thing” for me.
What’s new? Well, now I’m using Patreon.com, a hybrid of Podiobooks and Kickstarter that enables me to build a consistent, sustainable crowdfunding model along with the RSS and direct distribution of my audio right to listeners.
So it’s a big thing, one I’ve seen other writers use so well that I’m moved to try my own hand at it. Want to know more?
Most recently, I did a Q&A all about it last week that you can listen to here.
And the new JACK PALMS adventure? I’m happy to tell you that I am more excited about this title than any other book I’ve done to date. This one is called The Maltese Jordans and it’s gonna be fun! You can hear more about The Maltese Jordans here. Then subscribe to get episodes as soon as they release for a small fee, and see me spinning out videos of what I’m all about. All right here: patreon.com/sethharwood.
I hope to see you there.
This is the audio replay of the Q&A on April 26, 2017. Click here to download or listen (or right-click to download).
In this audio, I talk a bit at the open about what you’re getting, what’s coming up, and give a new pre-release pitch for THE MALTESE JORDANS.
Thanks to Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff for the quickie intro at the open. It’s great to hear from an old friend in the game. I’ll have more from him coming up soon for you. What a voice on that guy!
Included content in this episode:
Short history of my publishing career.
Why I’m using Patreon now.
Updates on what’s to come in the near future.
Pitch content and new info about THE MALTESE JORDANS
I answer some cool listener questions
Pre-release reading of the first chapter of the book.