We’re at 46% and there’s just 10 days left to fund the printing and shipping campaign of The Wandering. Want exclusive book swag? Donate! Want your name in the acknowledgements of a printed book? Donate! Want to get free books? Donate!
Keep donating to FundTheWandering to unlock the first 15 pages of The Wandering! Donate as little as £1 for bracelets, bookmarks, and rare paperbacks.
Guess what I want to give you! MORE FREE BOOKS.
Interested in a science fiction series that features ethnically diverse and LGBTA+ characters? Cool. Read this thing. (Two of the main characters are gay, three of them are POC)
With The Wandering’s release date getting ever closer (SEPTEMBER!!) I’ve organised a campaign to raise money for printing and shipping costs so I can get these books out to you ASAP.
The Wandering is the second book in the free Lux Guardians series, sequel to The Forgotten which you can get a paperback of by joining the waiting list online or download from various online retailers. The Wandering picks up the gang’s story right where The Forgotten left it, with a dangerous trek across the country, new locations, new characters, and continuation of the revolution Honour accidentally started in the first book.
I’m yet again going to be offering paperback copies of this book for no charge, which you can get by joining this waiting list.
As you can probably guess, printing these books aint cheap. But you lovely people can help with costs by donating via Paypal, and you get some pretty cool rewards for doing so!! Here’s what you can get:
Donate one single pound for your name in the acknowledgements of The Wandering.
Donate £3 for a charm bracelet. Choose between team good (The Guardians) and team bad (The Olympiae)
Donate £8 for a bookmark. Choose again between Guardians and Olympiae (but choose wisely. You’re a member for life.)
Donate £10 and have a character named after you. Or call a character Clement McClemently. Have fun with it.
Donate £25 and get a Super Rare paperback of A Compilation of Side Stories. You can’t get this anywhere else folks. They’re extremely limited.
Donate £50 and get a paperback of The Wandering when it’s all finished and shiny, plus a handful of other book swag.
Donate more than that and get everything under the sun. Seriously. Everything. You want one of my kidneys? Son, you got it.
My goal for this campaign is £250, which seems reeeeeally high but will in fact only get 15 The Wanderings printed and sent out to my lovely readers. If I happen to reach that goal, and surpass it, you can expect some extra awesome rewards (maybe a fancy Forgotten London map with all the zones on it, who knows? maybe tote bags.) The more money I get, the more books I will get printed :)
So please PLEASE think about donating even a spare dollar. This book, and this series, is really important to me, and I would hate for it to be inaccessible to readers, because that’s the exact opposite of what I wanted for this series. I wanted The Lux Guardians to be for everyone, even people who were penniless and couldn’t afford to buy it. (I just happen to have, predictably and ironically, made myself quite penniless in the process of publishing it.)
If you don’t have even a single pound to spare (and man, do I understand that) please, pretty please, reblog this so your followers can see it.
I’ll update the little counter at the top of the campaign page everyday, so you can track how the funding is going. The campaign runs through august, so you have until August 31st to claim your rewards.
Thank you for reading this hugeass post. Have a great day!
Once in a hidden queendom…
There is an ocean: In the infinite distance, between one hidden world and the next, is an unmeasurable expanse of twenty seas. One sprawling edge of the world to another is filled with waters as beautiful as they are deadly, as miraculous as they are fraught. Treasure and treachery litter their ocean beds, sleeping side by side with adventurers whose travels ended abruptly, lives caught and held under a wave until all breaths fled.
There is a land: Tucked into a corner where four oceans fold together, land rises up illustrious in a jagged slash of mountains and forests, with secrets and wonders as plentiful as any water.
There are chronicles: Not of the twenty savage seas but of the fissure of land and the people who sigh life into it.
In an original epic fantasy world, Love In The Gilded Age reimagines the heroes and heroines of Grimm fairy tales as ethnically diverse, LGBT, disabled, and gender flipped
Due for release October 28th 2014. Digital only.
There has been a lot of controversy this week surrounding that now-infamous Slate article saying that adults should be embarrassed to read YA. Here at LEE & LOW, we couldn’t disagree more. We don’t think your enjoyment of a book should be limited by your age (or anything at all, really). YA novels are great. They can be entertaining, literary, thought-provoking, funny, sad, or all of the above at the same time.
There have been several excellent lists of YA recommendations floating around this week, so we thought we’d add our own. Here is a list (a diverse list, of course!) of YA novels that made us think, featuring some great books from LEE & LOW and some of our favorites from other publishers [Read more here.]
"…I wanted to scream, it’s not like we’re dancing on stage to promote kids eating a cupcake a day! We are dancing on stage because we EXIST. We are dancing agains the notion that there is only one kind of girl who takes center stage."
You can find Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer at the library now!
We Need Diverse Books and We Also Need People to Read Them”. A blog post by Newbery Honor author Grace Lin. (via diversityinya)
[so well said. i’ve experienced similar from readers and their surprised reaction for enjoying my books, because they aren’t “into” asian culture or anime, etc. — cindy]