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Alan Jacobson Kickstarter Campaign for Spectrum Now 84% Funded

Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches 84% Funding Within the First Two Weeks for Norwood Press and Bestselling Author Alan Jacobson’s thriller novel, SPECTRUM.

Spectrum by Alan Jacobson

Norwood Press (an imprint of VJ Books) and national bestselling author Alan Jacobson launch Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to publish the sixth book in the Karen Vail series — SPECTRUM. After just 11 days, the campaign is already funded 84%.

Alan Jacobson, the national bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed thrillers, and independent publisher, Norwood Press (an imprint of online bookstore VJ Books) are creating the hardcover publication of Alan’s next book in the popular Karen Vail series, SPECTRUM, through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

“One of the things I love about working with Norwood Press — aside from the best-in-class product they publish — is John Hutchinson’s ability to think outside of the box and try new things. This is extraordinarily rare in the world of publishing,” said Mr. Jacobson. “The 2013 No Way Out Kickstarter project (funded 104% ) was a prime example, and now, reaching over 80% funding for SPECTRUM, within the first two weeks of launching, Norwood Press continues to blaze new trails. This could radically change the way publishers-and authors-reach their readers.”

The campaign goal is $11,999 which funds the publication of SPECTRUM. Backers are offered unique rewards, such as “early bird” specials, signed editions of SPECTRUM, signed editions of other Alan Jacobson novels, and more. The project will run through July 17, 2014, and pledge amounts range from $30 for the signed Kickstarter edition of SPECTRUM to the $10,000 I’M YOUR BIGGEST FAN option where you and a guest fly to Wine Country (Napa Valley) California for an all-expense paid Get-Away Weekend. That package includes US domestic airfare for two, hotel accommodations for two nights, airport transfers, and an elegant dinner with Alan Jacobson and Norwood Press publishers. As a bonus, that winner will receive The Alan Jacobson / Norwood Press Collection including four books: the signed Kickstarter edition of SPECTRUM (with your name listed as a supporting sponsor), and signed hardcover editions of INMATE 1577, HARD TARGET, and NO WAY OUT.

“Both Virginia and I read the advance copy of SPECTRUM. The story is absolutely riveting as we join Vail, fresh from the police academy, and follow her as she becomes the FBI Profiler that we have come to love and respect,” says John Hutchinson.

About SPECTRUM

New York City: home to world-renowned museums, theater, restaurants, iconic sports franchises. Central Park. Wall Street. And an infamous serial killer who’s terrorized The Big Apple for decades. The year is 1995 and the NYPD has just graduated a promising new patrol officer named Karen Vail. The rookie’s first day on the job is anything but uneventful, however, when she finds herself at the crime scene of a young woman murdered in an unusual manner. Vail is unsure of what she’s looking at or what it means—but it’s a case that will weigh on her mind for nearly twenty years. As the years pass, Vail’s career takes unexpected twists and turns—as does the case that’s come to be known as “Hades.” Now a skilled FBI Profiler, will Vail be in a better position to catch the killer? Or will Hades prove to be Karen Vail’s hell on earth? The character who has captivated readers worldwide—and who won the praise of literary giants Michael Connelly, James Patterson, and Nelson DeMille—returns in a story that captures the experiences that shaped the revered profiler and made her the top cop she is today.

Praise for SPECTRUM and Alan Jacobson

“Compelling and crisp, Spectrum satisfies the reader on every level. A pleasure to read.” — Richard North Patterson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“During my 40 years with the NYPD, I knew the streets of New York and the challenges a detective faces solving crimes in the big city. Alan Jacobson’s Spectrum put me back on the street by bringing a gritty realism and noirish perspective only a fellow New Yorker can provide. Spectrum’s authenticity enhances a riveting, well-told story.” — Captain Edward Mamet, Commander of Detectives, NYPD (Ret.)

NO WAY OUT was named to Suspense Magazine and The Strand Magazine’s “Best of 2013” Lists.

Bestselling author Michael Connelly calls Karen Vail “My kind of hero.”

“A hell of a lady: tough, smart, funny, and very believable.” – Nelson DeMille

Norwood Press to Publish SPECTRUM by Alan Jacobson

Norwood Press to Publish Thriller SPECTRUM by Award-Winning Author Alan Jacobson

Spectrum by Alan Jacobson

John Hutchinson, Norwood Press Executive Publisher, announced that they have secured the hardcover rights to Alan Jacobson’s latest Karen Vail thriller, SPECTRUM.

Norwood Press previously published three other Jacobson titles, INMATE 1577, HARD TARGET, and NO WAY OUT.

“Both Virginia and I recently read an advance copy of SPECTRUM. The story is absolutely riveting as we join Vail, fresh from the police academy, and follow her as she becomes the FBI Profiler that we have come to love and respect,” says Hutchinson. He continues, “This is our fourth book with Alan, and his sixth in the Vail series. He really hit this one out of the park – fans of Karen Vail will be very pleased! We get to follow her through her career from her start as a NYC beat cop all the way to the present, as she is haunted by a crime scene she witnessed her first day on the force.”

Last year Norwood Press successfully used the crowd funding platform Kickstarter to launch NO WAY OUT, and they are considering a similar process for SPECTRUM.

NO WAY OUT was named to The Suspense Magazine and The Strand Magazine’s “Best of 2013” Lists.

Praise for Alan Jacobson and NO WAY OUT and SPECTRUM:

“Jacobson has written the thriller of the year—fast plot, incredible character development, and chilling atmosphere. No Way Out has everything you can ask for in a thriller, plus the bonus of reading a book which you’ll re-read and which will never turn up in a second hand bookstore.”
—The Strand Magazine

“The complexity of the plot mixed with the well-researched setting and Vail’s signature style, make for a fast-paced, thrilling read where Jacobson offers you the best ticket in town. No Way Out is explosive!”
—The Suspense Magazine

“Compelling and crisp, Spectrum satisfies the reader on every level. A pleasure to read.”
—Richard North Patterson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“During my 40 years with the NYPD, I knew the streets of New York and the challenges a detective faces solving crimes in the big city. Alan Jacobson’s Spectrum put me back on the street by bringing a gritty realism and noirish perspective only a fellow New Yorker can provide. Spectrum’s authenticity enhances a riveting, well-told story.”
—Captain Edward Mamet, Commander of Detectives, NYPD (Ret.)

Alan Jacobson’s “The 7th Victim” Set for TNT!

Heads up everyone!  Alan just signed a deal with Turner Network Television (TNT) to produce a two-hour TV movie of The 7th Victim.  TNT has selected a screenwriter and plans to begin production early 2012.

The 7th Victim is the first novel in the Special Agent Karen Vail series.

The Bookbanter Blog Reviews “Inmate 1577”

Be sure to read Alex C. Telander’s review of Alan Jacobson’s Inmate 1577. Click here to read the review.

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