Friday, November 01, 2013

Reapers Announcement - A New Book Coming!

Today I am announcing what the mysterious Project R is all about. The "R" stands for Reapers, which is the title of a book I have been working on for a year and a half. I shopped it around to publishers and received a contract offer, but I decided I would like to try to publish it myself through my special projects company, Scrub Jay Journeys. More on that process in a moment.

I asked James Art Ville to create this temporary cover for announcement purposes. I think it's pretty amazing. I will decide on a final cover later. This cover features the three main characters. From left to right - Singapore, Phoenix, and Shanghai. For a high-resolution version click here.

You can read more about the story here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersStory.pdf

Regarding self publishing, I plan to go the high-quality route by using offset printing (rather than print-on-demand digital) to create a lot of copies. This allows me to sell them at a lower price, but it will require a high initial investment. I will need to sell 300 copies through pre-order to get enough capital to make it happen, so I hope many of you will help.

More on the fundraising effort here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersFundraising.pdf

You may pre-order Reapers here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersPreOrder.html and we can start climbing toward the goal right away.

Reapers is a different kind of story for me. I am hoping to reach out to mainstream readers who might never set foot in a Christian bookstore. The story has no overt faith elements, but it still has spiritual benefits. My hope is to attract new readers who will then pick up my other books and receive a more overt spiritual message.

More on that topic here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersBenefits.pdf

Now for the most fun part, the first chapter of Reapers - http://www.daviscrossing.com/Reapers-chapter-one.pdf

Please let me know what you think, and feel free to ask questions.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

This definitely sounds like an interesting story. I can't wait to read the whole thing!

Anonymous said...

Somehow I knew this would be your announcement, but 'knowing' didn't diminish my excitement! I can't wait to see this book in print. I also think it's great that you're venturing into mainstream fiction -- books like this are needed there! I'll definitely be pre-ordering this. Can you ship to Canada?
-Tracey

Bryan Davis said...

Tracey, I can ship to Canada. The problem is not knowing how much the shipping charge will be. The Paypal system often doesn't charge the right amount.

I will open the site to allow Canada orders. You can order if you want to, and we'll see if it does it right.

Anonymous said...

What if I don't have Paypal?
-Tracey

Bryan Davis said...

Do you have a credit card? The Paypal interface allows you to enter a credit card if you don't have a Paypal account.

Wilson said...

I am so exited for this book! I can't believe it's already been 10 years since I started to read your books. It's because of you Mr. Davis that I got more involved in reading. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

When will it come out? So excited!

Bryan Davis said...

I am hoping for spring of 2014, but it depends on the success of the fundraising effort.

Aurora Emerson said...

I absolutely can't wait!!! The first chapter was really good!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Davis, I will see if my parents give me permission. :)
-Tracey