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Aliens Versus Zombies!

by Mark Terence Chapman category: Book

“Aliens Versus Zombies releases on July 10. Available for preorder in 13 countries for only $0.99/£0.99 until then. http://thndr.it/1dzWqrR

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Mark Terence Chapman
Supporters
103 of 100
103% of goal supported
Social Reach
96,703
People
Time Left
Complete
Ends Jul 01, 5:00 PM EDT

Complete

This campaign ended on July 01 at 5PM

Aliens Versus Zombies!

The end of the world began with a neither a bang nor a whimper, but with pain. March 23, 2033 was the day the Tibetan Hemorrhagic Fever virus jumped species.

When the pandemic killed 82% of the human race in just six months and turned most of the rest into ravening zombies, it seemed that things couldn’t possibly get worse. Humanity’s days were numbered—and it wasn’t a big number.

Then, fourteen months after the zombie apocalypse began, an alien colonizing fleet arrived with more than 20,000 armed ships ready for battle. With no organized resistance possible, it should have been a cakewalk to conquer and settle Earth. 

Little did they know….

  • The Thunderclap promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies is complete.

    July 1, 2015
    As of 5 pm EDT today, the Thunderclap promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies is complete. The 140 character promo message was posted on all 103 supporters' accounts, for all our respective friends to see.

    That's all there is to it. You're done.

    Thanks one last time for your help and support. This should help this book get off to a rousing start. :) Only a week and a few hours to go.

    If you'd like to direct others to the book page on Amazon, here's the URL again: 
    http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies.

    I hope you all have a wonderful summer and that we can get together again in the future.

    Mark.

  • Book finished and uploaded, with a surprise!

    June 29, 2015
    This is probably my last missive on the subject of Aliens Versus Zombies. I just wanted to let you all know that I uploaded the finished book file to Amazon a few minutes ago. The Thunderclap campaign goes live, as expected, on July 1. On July 10, the book ships.

    I couldn't have done the campaign without all of you! So, as my thanks, I added a Further Acknowledgments section at the end of the book, listing the names of all 101 accounts that supported the campaign. (The other two accounts were mine.) If you've never seen your name (or in some cases, your screen name) in "print" before, It's there now. :)

    Although I haven't totally made up my mind yet, if the sales and reviews of this book are good enough, I'll probably produce a paperback version of the book later this year. Keep an eye out for it.

    Thanks, everyone, for your support and encouragement. You're all wonderful!

    Mark.
  • Update!

    June 26, 2015
    Looks like I spoke too soon. We have another supporter, Michael Nelson, who brings the campaign up to 103 supporters and a social reach of 96.703 people!

    Thanks, so much, Michael!

    Thanks again to everyone who participated in this campaign. :)

    I'll let you all know how it goes. I know some of you are fellow authors, and I imagine you'd like to find out whether Thunderclap is worthwhile, in case you want to check it out yourselves.

    Everyone can expect to see the 140-character ad for AVZ show up on your Facebook wall, Twitter feed, and/or Tumblr account, on July 1.

    For Michael, and anyone who missed my last update, if you're interested in reading a two-chapter sample of the book (Chapter Zero and Chapter Three) prior to release day, go to my website at http://MarkTerenceChapman.com. 

    For anyone who can't help themselves and just HAS to order a copy (LOL!), you can preorder it on Amazon for $0.99/£0.99 now through Release Day, July 10.  The link is http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies.

    I hope no one feels like I'm beating them over the head with this. We keep getting new supporters, who probably haven't seen the earlier updates. Just letting them know where to get it, in case they want to. I don't make enough money of a 99-cent item to be worth begging for sales. :) I'm trying to reward the supporters and other with a low price to thank them for their help, and to spread the word about the books. After release day, the price goes up.

    Thanks again!

    Mark.
  • WE DID IT!

    June 25, 2015
    Last night, we reached our goal of 100 supporters for the Thunderclap promo campaign. In fact, we exceeded it! The final tally is 102 supporters with a global social media reach of 94,583 people.

    Once again, I would like to humbly thank all the supporters of this book. I have acknowledged the previous supporters in earlier missives. These are the latest:

    Sean Leas
    Gemma Carter
    David M Crossett
    Pamela Sims
    Imani Jones
    Julian W Thompson
    Beau O'Dell
    Kevin Davis
    Rose Marie
    Delores Walker
    Wholohan Gffb James
    Shelley M Hall
    Angela Fristoe (USA Today bestselling author)
    Michael Levy
    CM Kaser
    Alejandro Campos
    Marie Kathryn Casalaspro

    I hope I spelled everyone's screen names correctly. If not, I apologize.

    For those of you who have preordered a copy of the book, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. If you haven't, that's okay, too. :) Your support in this campaign certainly will contribute to the success of the book.

    If you would like a copy, or know  anyone who might, here is the Amazon link (good for Amazon sites in 13 countries):  http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies. The preorder price is only $0.99/£0.99 through Release Day, July 10. On July 11, the price goes up. If you're interested, now's the time to buy.

    To read a two-chapter sample before the book ships, go to my website at http://MarkTerenceChapman.com.

    Again, thank you so much for everything!

    Mark.
  • Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign heading into the final phase

    June 20, 2015
    With 11 days to go, the Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign has reached the 85% mark, with a social media reach of more than 80,500 people. Only 15 more supporters are required.

    As I've done several times before, I'd like to thank all the recently joined supporters by name. In order, they are:

    Glenn Lockley
    Brett Uren
    Lisa Medley
    Toneye Blakk
    Biswadeep Pattnayak
    Tom Kane
    Shane Rees
    Larry Diane Nebelung
    Susie Hawes
    Carolyn Hamilton
    Marcha Fox
    Carl Plumer
    Andrea Gibson Mann
    Heather Kirchhoff
    P. Katherine Barkley
    Scott Salow

    (If I misspelled anyone's name I humbly apologize.)

    Thank you all for helping. This Thunderclap campaign is something I'm trying for the first time. If it succeeds, it will be mainly due to you.

    Here, again, are the links to the campaign (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/27110-aliens-versus-zombies#) and to the book page on Amazon (in 13 countries (http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies).

    If you know of anyone you think might be interested in supporting this campaign, please tell them about it. :)

    Thanks again.

    Mark
  • Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign reached 75% mark!

    June 15, 2015
    As of 11 pm Monday night (local time), the Thunderclap promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies has reached the 75% mark. Only 25 more supporters are needed by June 30 for the campaign to go live.

    Just as importantly, the global social media reach of the campaign stands at nearly 70,000 people.

    Once again, here are the links to the campaign (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/27110-aliens-versus-zombies#) and to the book on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies). The link is good for 13 Amazon country sites.

    Thanks so much for all the new and previous supporters. You're all helping to make this happen! I've never tried anything like this before, so it's really cool to see it all come together

    Mark.

  • Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign more than 2/3 complete

    June 14, 2015
    The promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies has reached 69% of the supporters necessary for the campaign to launch, with a social media reach of more than 62,000 people. That means only 31 more supporters are required.

    As I've done twice before, I'd like to gratefully acknowledge another batch of supporters added since the last time. In order,they are:

    Kate Watson
    Princess Sin
    Mikki Hoffman
    Kenneth Coe
    Calvin Dodge
    Danielle Pasca
    Dominick Dobson
    MT Bostick
    David A. Rupprecht
    Sam Gregory
    Acevongo
    William Reece
    Valli Pherson
    Scott Michael Decker
    D. Neil D'Silva
    Brian McLaughlin
    Norma Seitz
    Blaine Coleman
    Bex @ Aurelia {Lit}

    I hope I spelled everyone's name correctly. If not, I apologize.

    Once again, thank you all (and the earlier supporters) for your support!

    Here are the links to the campaign (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/27110-aliens-versus-zombies#) and to the book itself (http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies).

    More later.

  • Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign reaches a new milestone

    June 12, 2015
    With 19 days left in the Thunderclap promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies, we have reached 65% of our goal. Those 65 supporters have a combined social media reach of more than 57,000 people.

    This means we still need at least 35 additional supporters for the campaign to succeed. If you can do anything to spread the word, such as retweeting, Sharing, or emailing this message, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping to make a big splash on Release Day. 

    Here are the links to the campaign: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/27110-aliens-versus-zombies# and to the book page on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies.

    This is my first attempt at this sort of social media experiment. I really hope it succeeds. If so, it'll be mostly due to your participation. Thank you so much!

    Mark.
  • Thunderclap promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies continues to make progress.

    June 10, 2015
    Although the momentum slowed a bit the last two days, the campaign continues to attract new supporters. As of Wednesday evening, Aliens Versus Zombies has reached 62% of its goal of 100 supporters, with a global social media reach of more than 54,600 people.

    With 20 days left in the campaign, we need only another 38 people for the campaign to go live. That's fewer than two a day. Piece of cake! But we need to keep telling people about the book and the campaign or we'll never get those 38. If you could do anything, such as Sharing a FaceBook post, or retweeting, it would help a lot.

    Thanks, and good work!

    Mark.
  • Thunderclap promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies is going great guns!

    June 8, 2015
    As of Monday at noon, the Thunderclap promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies is up to 59 supporters (out of 100). The global social media reach of 59 supporters is just over 54,000 people. :)

    With 23 days left in the campaign, we still need at least another 41 supporters for the campaign to succeed.

    Thanks once again to all the supporters of my book! Release Day should be exciting. :)

    If you would like to spread the word, here are the links to the campaign and the preorder page on Amazon (only $0.99/£0.99 until Release Day on July 10; On July 11, the price goes up).

    https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/27110-aliens-versus-zombies#
    http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies

    Have fun!

  • Another milestone reached in the "Aliens Versus Zombies" Thunderclap campaign

    June 6, 2015
    I'm pleased to announce that as of an hour ago we have reached 50% of our goal! We still need another 50 supporters, but there's 24 full days left in which to do it.

    As always, thanks so much for helping AVZ get off to a rousing start. The first 50 supporters have a combined social media reach of more than 45,000 people. That's getting the word out. :)

    In an earlier update, I listed the first 34 supporters. Here are the next 16:

    Casey Harvell
    Anthony D. Lombardi
    Tony
    Seth Newman
    K.s. Crooks
    Dale Stiffler
    Janet Smith Brown
    Brenda Lacy
    Venus Morales Author
    Kristin Lundgren
    Linda Bouyea
    Michael Peirce
    Matthew Pittaway
    Jay Brown
    P.D.Roberts
    Roy Goodwin

    My heartfelt thanks to each of you for helping me with this campaign. :)

    Now, let's go get another 50!

    Mark.

  • The Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign on Thunderclap achieves another milestone

    June 3, 2015
    The promo campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies has achieved another milestone, achieving 40 supporters, as of noon today. The means only another 60 supporters are needed (with 28 days to go).

    In addition, the campaign now has a social media "reach" of more than 40,000 people!
    Anything you can do to spread the word would help tremendously. Perhaps post a link to the campaign (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/27110) on your FB page, or in a tweet, or share one of my posts about it. Just once is plenty.

    Thanks so much for your help and support!

    Mark.


  • Major milestone reached in AVZ promo campaign!

    June 2, 2015
    As of a few minutes ago, the Thunderclap campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies has surpassed the 1/3 point, with 34 supporters. Only 66 left to go, with 28 days left. Thanks so much to all of the supporters. The total social "reach" of the campaign stands currently at 37,334. We have a shot at hitting 100,000 people by the time the campaign is over!

    In approximate order of sign-up, the list of supporters includes:

    Charles Avant
    Vegard Matias Lund
    Chad Franklin
    Glenice Taylor Minardi
    Betty McIntyre
    Stanislava Dobnakova Kohut
    Tom Chlebus
    Barry Flux
    Chris Hawkins
    Barbara Merritt Chapman
    Claire Bear
    Jonathan Meyer
    Dionne Washington
    Meghan Hamilton
    Author Hugh B. Long
    Dawn Napier
    James Farley
    Jamie Dietz
    John Dowlen
    Bruce Slaven
    Krowdster
    Bob Morrow
    Denise Ellyson
    Patty Haupt
    Julian Barker
    Linda Mefford
    Clarissa Silva
    Darryl Pierce
    Gowtham Dravidian
    Shaun Donovan
    Susan Foster Hagy

    I hope I spelled everyone's name correctly. I seem to be missing a few names. If I omitted yours, please forgive me. Let me know and I'll acknowledge you in my next status update. (Sorry!)

    Once again, thanks to you all! We're going to make this happen!

    Mark
  • AVZ still making progress toward the goal of 100 supporters on Thunderclap

    June 1, 2015
    Hi, everyone! The good news is that we are now 24% of the way to our goal of 100+ supporters, after only a few days; Also, the social "reach" of the campaign is up to 33,008 people.

    The bad news is that there was only 1 new supporter added in the last 36 hours or so. That tells me I need to put more effort into promoting this campaign. Anything you can do to get the word out would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to Share my posts on FB, or retweet my tweets (at http://www.twitter.com/MarkTerenceChap), if you feel so inclined.

    We still have the entire month of June in which to gain the remaining 76 supporters, which is plenty of time, but we won't get there by adding only one supporter per day. I know the onus is on me to make it happen, but if you wouldn't mind assisting, it would be a big help.

    I'll post another message about the campaign to FB (100+ book-related groups), Tsu, and Twitter later today. Keep your eyes peeled.

    Thanks!

    Mark.


  • Making great progress on the Thunderclap campaign for AVZ!

    May 30, 2015
    It has been not quite two days since the beginning of this campaign, but we have already reached 21% of our goal of 100 (or more) supporters, with an entire month to go. We should have no trouble reaching that goal. (I say we, because I feel that as a supporter you, too, have a vested interest in seeing this succeed.) 

    However, with 79 people still to go, we can't let up. Feel free to share my posts on your walls, or forward the links to your friends via email or Twitter. If we don't reach 100 supporters then everyone's efforts will have been for nothing. We all want to see this succeed, don't we?

    I'd love to see what happens if this thing works, wouldn't you? I've never tried anything like crowdsourcing/Kickstarter. Until a week or so ago, I'd never even heard of Thunderclap. But if this works, it'll prove to be a wonderful marketing tool for future ventures.

    By the way, in case you missed it, you can buy the book for only 99 cents (US) or 99 pence (UK), up through release day (July 10). I say this not because I want you to spend money in addition to everything else you're doing to help this book succeed. (It's perfectly fine by me if you don't want to.) It's to reward you by making sure you have the opportunity to get the book at a big discount before the price goes up on July 11. Here's the Amazon link: http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies. It's good in 13 countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, UK and several other European countries, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan.

    I think it would be really cool to be part of a "grand experiment" that succeeds, don't you? Let's have fun with this and see what happens.

    Thanks again for being a part of helping the book succeed. :)

    Mark.
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Mark Terence Chapman
@MarkTerenceChap

I'm an author of science fiction novels and self-help books for authors. My novel, "My Other Car is a Spaceship" is a former Amazon #1 Bestseller in the Military Sci-Fi category. Aliens Versus Zombies is my fifth published novel.

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