'Linus Cain' is a dark, humorous exploration of spirituality and society in the modern U.S. Visions of dystopia, mythos, and chagrin.
Thank you for checking this page out. I will keep this short.
I am turing to Kickstarter because I realize I cannot do this on my own. Independent art requires funding to turn inspiration into reality, and so here we are, artist and patron. To insure the release of this novel, and to offer a unique opportunity to not only pre-order your copy, but to actually help it become a reality, I am setting up this Kickstarter profile.
My request is to raise the money needed to successfully supplement my own weighty investments, and to bring 'Linus', long out of print due to the financial realities of being an artist working towards a graduate degree, back to life in time for not only the 10 year anniversary of its first publishing run, but to help build interest in the release of my third novel early next year, and for my long-finished second novel, due for release at the end of next year.
I am self-publishing, an expensive and risky, yet fulfilling, endeavor. Funding is needed to offset formatting costs, to finance a print run of soft and hardcovers of the book, marketing and so forth. This amounts to significantly more than what I am trying to raise, but your donation/pre-order will be the difference between not publishing it and publishing it. I need, as the site says, a Kickstart.
Once this initial push is made, retail sales of the book should be able to finance itself and its further production. All proceeds will be put back into the publication of 'Linus Cain' and the previously mentioned second and third novels. Self-financing is the ultimate goal, eh?
All materials offered as rewards (pre-sales) will be shipped by mid-April. Kickstarter is an 'All or nothing' pledge design. If I fail to reach my goal, you will not be charged. At that point, I will offer online sales through my website, and will start that after this Kickstarter time period ends. For you, this only means you will then have to re-place your order through my web site. Thank you.
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Special limited edition 'Linus Cain' mini-poster signed by the author.
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Autographed soft cover edition of 'Linus Cain 10th anniversary edition' as well as limited edition mini-poster signed by the author.
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Autographed and numbered hard and softcover editions of 'Linus Cain', as well as cream of the crop, limited edition 'Linus' merchandise and memorabilia!! Also, if you are interested, a special sneak peak at the sequel to Linus Cain, 'Secret Stories', due out in late 2012. I would also love to give you a personal phone call and thank you for your assistance, buy you a drink when you're in town.
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