World Cup Special
In an attempt to widen our market, we have shipped a large number of copies to the NAF organisation's World Cup. Held in Amsterdam, this event has over 400 fantasy football enthusiasts descend on it from all over the country. Enjoy the World Cup guys - and why not pick up a copy of the Feudball Novel at the same time?
And if you're still wondering what the book is like - take the plunge! The same money back guarantee is applicable to you too until the end of January 2012!
now sold over 100 copies to Australian readers! This
however means that the other 25 readers are in the minority
by far. We are confident that once the word is out about
the novel, that international sales will increase - but we
are having troubles spreading the good word.
have also not had anyone say that they dislike
a result of this, we are instigating a money back guarantee.
If anyone purchases a book and thinks it is not an enjoyable
read - if the book is shipped back to us in good condition
we will give a full refund! We are that confident it is the
best Fantasy Football read there is.
other news, unfortunately Stephen will not be going to Europe
in November for the gathering of Fantasy Football fans, so
will be looking for cheap ways to get a large quantity of
books there and someone to give them a big plug.
Hobbies in Dunedin, New Zealand
books in Melbourne, Australia
Dimensions in East Gosford, Australia
well as those listed further below).
are still selling the book and are looking for locations for
it to be sold through gaming stores that also sell books that
relate to their gaming produce. Sales are continuing
to come in for the novel. We are particularly interested in
looking for stores not in AUS. If you know a contact for us
to follow up, drop us a line.
than the in-flight entertainment" - D. Codling
up to chapter 14 and am really enjoying it so far." B. Vanzino
the book, just finished it. Few errors missed in editing, but
I can forgive you for that. Top job Babs/Vimes." P. Arentsen
you. I went and read the first 14 chapters and will now have to
finish it.... I'm enjoying it a lot. It is a nice light read that
is 'hard to put down'." C. Hanes
15 up and online!
On the 24th of July, Feudball had their book launch at Burwood
RSL club, Sydney. It was well attended and both authors were busy
signing! Next time we might choose beer instead of champagne!
celebrate the book launch, Chapter 15 is now online, completing
the chapters that will be put on the website for preview. To read
the rest of the story, please support us and buy a copy.
Then, once you've read it, pass it to your friends to read!
If you all split the costs equally the book is not expensive at
all (as I've said, split it amongst 5 other friends, and it's
less than AUD$4 a copy!).
stockists now include:
Good Games (Gosford)
Mind Games (Canberra and Albury)
Shadowforge stalls (not currently available online)
support our stockists, their products are worth purchasing.
said, we are still looking for a European stockist. There
are a number of discussions still being had with good book stores.
are printed and In! Finally!
are being taken!
The books are here and ready to ship. This means that you
can actually now purchase them through this website and they will
be shipped to you within two weeks! Not only that, but if
you read it and dislike it, you can ship it back and I will refund
your money. I'm that confident you will like the final product.
Here's the novel:
here's its final size as a comparison: (It's 135 x 200 mm to be
We're finally done!
good news is now I will be signing the pre-ordered copies and
shipping them within the week.
to the publishers / printers!
That's right - we finally made it! The final copies have been
sent to Western Australia (to Fontaine Press / Vivid Publishing
if you're really interested) and they are printing the first print
run of the book! So that's right - we're finally there! So what
does that mean? It means everyone who pre-ordered did the right
thing - and those who didn't - well it's not too late. The
cost of printing the books went up slightly so it's not too late
to pre-order for the cheaper price or you can wait until the books
are in our hands and pay the slightly higher price!
to celebrate here's the back blurbs. They're a good variety of
serious review, admiration and tongue in cheek. Enjoy.
we're not an abandoned website!
Just letting you know, actually things are going really well.
We are now finished all four draft edits and the layout
has been completed pending some minor artwork additions to the
main book (three pieces, one complete and one half complete to
be added). The front cover has been commenced and the book
is very likely (artwork depending) to be to the publishers BEFORE
the ANZAC long weekend (think 25th April if you are not from this
region). That is good news as it will mean that very likely we
will be able to hand out novels at the very tournament where discussion
commenced on this novel five years later!
size of the novel has changed due to the length of the novel and
to help keep costs to the original estimates. The Novel
was planned to be 185 x 110 mm is size but will now be 200 x 135
mm (another standard size, but cuts down the pages considerably).
really crammed the text into the pages too - each page is a small
and narrow font (while trying hard to maintain legibility and
ease of reading). The total word count comes in (as generated
by estimation software) to be 175,000 words! Whew!
some of the new artwork to inspire you. (oh, and Ch 14 is up to preview).
12 and 13 now available
Apologies for the delay, however I have put two more sample chapters
up for your viewing pleasure - and hopefully I will have chapter
14 up as a Christmas present for you all.
has been happening?
Apologies for the sample chapters to dry up - however the good
news is we are a small step away from having chapters 12-15 ready
for upload and slow release on the website. Also - we are
now in final editing stages of the novel (finally). I think
realistically we will have the book ready for final details soon
after Christmas - which is a shame as I would have loved to have
the book ready for printing (pre-orders pending) before Australia
Day. Never mind. The good news however is that Edit
2 is now complete and Edit 3 is well underway, graphics are continued
to be worked on and the book is continuing to progress well.
So we are slow but those who have pre-ordered have nothing to
fear - the book is still coming!
Chapter 11 now available.
With a small delay, the draft sample of chapter 11 is now up and
available to read. This is the first full 'match' of Feudball
in the book, however from here on in there is at least one full
match every second chapter, or, more often, every chapter. As
I've already mentioned below - up until now has been a lot of
'scene setting' but that's all done now and here on in it's games,
games, games of Biff, Brutality and Bad-ass plays. Enjoy.
Chapter 10 now available.
Finally, the chapters are up to where the Feudball on pitch action
begins! It has taken a lot of the book so far to 'set the
scene' however from here on in it is Feudball action in every
chapter (well, almost). So buckle in as there's a lot of
in game action packed into the chapters from here, right through
to the epilogue after Ch 31.
Chapter 9 now available.
8 up + 66 Pre-Orders
Chapter 8 now available.
The book is continuing to attract attention and be worked on behind the
scenes. As well as having the book registered by ISBN number
and ongoing final editing taking place, we now have 66 Pre orders
7 up + Distributors sign up
Chapter 7 now available.
Both Tritex Games and
have agreed to distribute Feudball once we have gone to print.
This has helped speed up the process significantly and as at the
time of writing now 64 Pre-orders have been taken. This
is very pleasing progress and will hopefully raise the profile
of the novel.
is also continuing on both the front cover and further interior
illustrations. We are encouraged by the progress of Mal Van Drempt
and the uniqueness of his concepts, while being true to the tone
and text of the book.
6 up + ISBN and barcode finalised
Chapter 6 now available.
As Graeme, one of our pre-order customers has said: "I've
really liked the prevew chapters so far. :)
its alot better than the [other Fantasy Football novels], but
really thats not a hard thing to do. ;)
congrats to Babs and Vimes u guys have done a great job so far.
other news, the book now has it's own ISBN. While we haven't listed
the book officially yet, we have a reserved ISBN and barcode to
match. The ISBN is 978-0-9806381-9-6 .
5 now up
Chapter 5 now available.
Enjoy! If you do enjoy it, we'd love you to pre order.
Chapter 4 now available.
We now have 20 pre-orders. Chapter 4 is now available for
download. I have been receiving positive emails from lots
of people who have been reading the novel. Don't forget
that if you want to sign up to the forum you need to email me
as well as sign up. The novel still has some time to go
before the real on pitch action takes off, so keep tuned and remember
the more of you sign up for pre order - the closer we get to publishing
(and the sooner!).
Chapter 3 now up!
Thanks to the launch at Eucalyptus Bowl, the book now has 19 pre-orders.
Chapter 3 is now up as a sample, and the plan is from now on,
chapters should be going up roughly weekly. Can I encourage you
to pre-order if you have not already, sign up for the chat forum
(and email me as well or you won't be approved) and tell everyone
to get their copy - we'd love to get to print ASAP.
Chapter 1 and 2 now up!
Final launch date is upon us (and I'm cheating a little posting
early here). With the official date to coincide with a local
gaming tournament, the website will now go live. While artwork
is still being finished, orders are now being taken and sample
chapters will begin their slow release.
You can expect that there will be a new chapter
in the sample section about once
a week. Of course, why wait? Sign up for the book now - and once
we get enough people - we go to print!
The printing has been sorted, the book is in
final stages of editing, and it's a very exciting time!
It is very important that people who want to
sign up for the forum also send me an email as I am receiving
a lot of spam signups and I will not know your legitimate signup
without an accompanying email asking permission - please. I am
taking it as a backhanded compliment that we have enough traffic
is now a sample cover illustration being given out for those people
who pre-order their copy. This is NOT the
final front cover, just a worked up concept which has been rejected.
However, to show you the calibre of the artwork it is included
for limited edition printing out to tender
The book has now entered it's next stage of editing, with quotes
being tendered for the printing of the limited edition print run.
As posted below, some concept sketches are now up in the art section
of the website. Unforutnately the production of the book
is again running behind schedule slightly, with our first sample
chapter to be online with our 'official' release coming soon...ish.
site now 'whole'
more 'dead' links
The website now has the basic page structure developed and ready.
I have also seen the artwork preliminary sketches, which are very
impressive! Expect them to be up and online with this next update.
slower than anticipated (website and editing)
There is some slow traffic testing around the site, so the following
links are good - all links down the menu to submission guidelines
(in Feudball products), the chat forum and the bottom two menu
items are all coded. The others - well I'll get to them
soon. Hope that helps. We have two important news
We have taken our first two orders for the novel!
We have artwork commenced for both the website, inside the book
and the front cover.
up and running...sort of
not just a placecard awaiting a website
Parts of this site are now live! Please be careful - there
are lots of missing links and web pages yet to be written - so
if a link doesn't work - don't worry just yet - it will come along
soon enough. Be patient and there will be an announcement on this
page when it is finally up and running.
Draft being edited!
book Currently being edited by others ready for release soon!
The Feudball Novel is completed and is being edited ready for
public release soon. How soon? Well that partly depends
on our editors. If you are wanting to assist in editing,
please feel free to volunteer by sending a Private Message to
Babs on the forum, or by emailing him: