Over and above the $300 goal.
I'm starting to think my initial request was too modest! Thanks so much to everybody who has pledged so far... and everybody who is thinking about pledging now. The $300 goal is the barebones of what I need to make the project work. It's looking pretty good for exceeding that goal - given that we already have $255 pledged at day 2, with 25 days to go! - so I wanted to post and let you all know in more detail what extra money can do for the project.
The main thing is it would help me promote the book to a wider audience. I can buy advertising on places like Facebook, Goodreads, Kindle Nation and Project Wonderful, and I can get business-card-stock-sized ads printed about the book for my writers to pass out at readings and the like. The business cards probably wouldn't cost much - $10 to $20 at local print shops, according to my research - but ads on websites can cost pretty much as much money as you're willing to spend. For example, a month of targeted advertising on Goodreads at $5/day would run $150.
I also hope people will continue to pledge because they like the rewards! I think the $10 pledge is an especially good deal for readers who love poetry, as the three books they will receive would have cost them around $14 plus taxes.
I'm very excited about this project, and really grateful to this community for making it possible.
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We'll send you a free mobi copy of the ebook (or a gift code for same) when it is released – or a pdf if you prefer.Estimated delivery:
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The above, as well as our next two upcoming releases (poetry chapbook Blueshifting by Heather Kamins and a re-release of editor Joanne Merriam’s poetry collection The Glaze from Breaking).Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, PLUS we'll thank you in a sponsor listing in the book and on the website of Upper Rubber Boot Books for the next year.Estimated delivery:
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3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)
All of the above, PLUS we'll provide you with a one- to two-page manuscript evaluation by the editor (she may comment on aesthetics, word choice, setting, characterization, description, pacing, plot holes, marketability, and other things to consider when revising your work) on up to ten of your poems or a short story (under 5,000 words).Estimated delivery:
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Free copies of every book we publish for the next five years!Estimated delivery:
- (27 days)