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.
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.