Hollow World: a novel by Michael J. Sullivan

A project in Vienna, VA by Michael J. Sullivan

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In a future free from want, can the price be too high? Ellis Rogers will find out, and it may cost, or save, more than just his life.
Backers: 861
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $30,857 of $3,000
Dates: Mar 7th -> Apr 4th (29 days)
Project By: Michael J. Sullivan
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2013 Juice Box Awards: Kickstarter of the Year

December 26th - via:
I called this the Kickstarter of the Year, but you know I mean crowd funding at large (although admittedly I’m only going to use Kickstarter examples). I feel like crowd funding is a big deal. It’s become a thing. A really big thing. Everyone is doing it. Not only are they doing it, there are a great number of ‘legitimate’ doings. Crowd funding isn’t merely a passing fad, but something of a paradigm shift. (Read More)

Raffles & Surverys

April 6th - via:
Hey all,I'm going to be wrapping up some family stuff this weekend so I can concentrate on wrapping up some stuff on this starting on Monday.  I'll do the raffles then.  What I'm going to do is post a google docs spreadsheet that will show the... (Read More)

Some information about the posters

April 5th - via:
What I'm about to say is for US only.  I'll handle the overseas calculations once I know what countries I'm dealing with.  If you are overseas, can you please send me an email to and tell me what country you are in.... (Read More)

We went out in style - More than 1000% funded!

April 5th - via:
Well last night Hollow World ended with bang thanks to all of you and your generous support of the project.  We did indeed cross the 30,000 mark with room to spare so we made it into the 1000% funded club - truly amazing. Had I known that edits to... (Read More)

The final major stretch goal is within sight

April 4th - via:
So I must admit that when I got up today I never expected that we'd be close to the $30,000 mark...and that was fine.  As I've said all along this has far exceeded my expectations.  You would think that I spent the day watching it like a hawk but... (Read More)

We did it! Hollow World is #1 Most Funded Novel.

April 4th - via:
Well you all are quite amazing.  I just got up and checked the status and found out that we raised more than $2,700 yesterday.  That's 90% of the original goal!  We actually plowed through 3 Stretch Goals, and because of that it means: Another... (Read More)

Stretch #10 is met...#11 is very close

April 3rd - via:
Well we breezed through $24,000 and just $207 from $25,000 so I think I'm safe in saying we should hit the next goal which will add Another one of my short stories 3 signed Riyria bookmarks As it stands right now Hollow World is: #14 in most funded... (Read More)

Another stretch goal met - that makes 9!

April 2nd - via:
We are down to the final 60 hours and we now crossed $23,000 - how crazy is that.  I added 3 of the original Crown Conspiracy books to the raffles.  We are now at 771% of the original goal and more than $20,000 then what I had originally asked for.... (Read More)

3 days to go...I'm adding some additional bonuses

April 1st - via:
So we hit our next stretch goal, which is truly amazing. I'm new to this whole Kickstarter thing, but the people who have been advising me tell me that the end is an important time and having some good perks near the end really help it end with a... (Read More)

$20,000!! We hit the next stretch goal

March 28th - via:
Thanks to all of you there are now 16 fiction projects that have passed the $20,000 mark, and Hollow World is one of them!  This is the goal I really have been looking forward to because I must confess I wanted a big poster of Mark's artwork for my... (Read More)

Crossed $18,000 and more than 465 backers!!

March 25th - via:
I'm totally amazed!  And we still have 9 days to go.  We aren't that far the stretch goal that will upgrade the size of the posters: Which I think would be pretty cool.  I also thought I would share with you all the chapter titles of Hollow World... (Read More)

A list of all the perks so far

March 22nd - via:
Well we are still about two weeks out and I still can't believe that this little project has over 400 contributors an has funded at over 562% of the original goal - again, I can't thank you all enough for your generosity.  We've hit a bunch of... (Read More)

Vote or your bookmark

March 19th - via:
Now that we have unlocked the challenge which will provide bookmarks (and thanks for that!),  I designed up two different looks.  Since you all will be the ones getting/using the booksmarks I thought I would leave it to you to vote for which one... (Read More)

New stretch goal reached!

March 18th - via:
Good golly, I'm so busy interviewing editors for Hollow World, reviewing final proofs for The Crown Tower, and writing Rhune that I didn't even notice we cracked a new pledge level.  So bookmarks and a short story will be coming your way! Also it... (Read More)

Book Excerpt: How Hollow World Beigns

March 17th - via:
So I thought you might enjoy reading how Hollow World starts out.  Hopefully this won't spur a mass exodus of backers ;-)  Remember it's not been through editing yet (that's what your pledges are paying for.  But I thought you might want to see... (Read More)

An Amazing Day Yesterday

March 16th - via:
You know, when Robin said we should do a Kickstarter, I'm not entirely sure what I expected, but it certainly wasn't this.  Your generosity and support is so appreciated.  I'm seeing a whole new opportunity for authors that just didn't exist in the... (Read More)

New Pledge Level and New Stretch Goals

March 15th - via:
Wow...thank you all it's great seeing all the support for Hollow World and we have now made the second stretch goal so it's time to add a few more. Before I talk about that, let me also mention a new pledge level I've added.   I've done some... (Read More)

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