THE GLORIOUS DEAD - A publishing adventure in crowdfunding

After a long hiatus, Maria's Book Blog (MBB) is again open for business! I'm resuming my book blogging by featuring an old blogging friend. Author Tim Atkinson's new book, THE GLORIOUS DEAD has been selected  by UNBOUND PUBLISHING.  It's undergoing a rather unusual publishing process using what's known as the  crowdfunding method. Tim Atkinson explains it all in this guest post.

The current status of Tim Atkinson's crowd funded work THE GLORIOUS DEAD stands at 71%

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Everyone has them. We all decide what to share and what to hide and from whom. We shape our story to suit different audiences. And when those audiences meet, things can go disastrously wrong. 

The Glorious Dead

After the Great War, some volunteers stay on after Armistice. They search for the missing, bury the dead and create those iconic military cemeteries. But why are the British dead being buried abroad? And why are these soldiers – men like Jack, who served throughout the War’s bloodiest days - so keen to stay abroad? Are they hiding from something? Their work – clearing battlefields, burying the dead and rebuilding their lives – is the Great War’s last secret. It's time it was revealed.

 Unbound – the world’s first crowdfunding publisher

The book is currently on the Unbound website, gathering support. Once accepted, the author pitches directly to the reading public who then decides what gets published. It’s exciting, rewarding and a unique opportunity for an author to exchange ideas and share elements of the writing process with supporters.

About me (Tim Atkinson, author of THE GLORIOUS DEAD)

When I was ten, I sat down at the dining room table and wrote an article about my model railway for a magazine called The Railway Modeller. They published it and sent me a cheque for £12 (which was about three months pocket money back then!). From that moment I knew I wanted to be a writer! 

Thanks for sharing, Tim. Pleasure to have you.....

Join the crowd... 

You can check out this unique publishing adventure, read an excerpt and even join in the crowd if you so desire, by going here


  1. And thank you Tim for coming to MBB to speak about your next publishing project. Wishing THE GLORIOUS DEAD great success.


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