My book, Heroes in the Night, is an exploration of the "real life superhero" movement- people who create their own costumed identity to fight apathy.
I have decided to self publish the book and form my own production crew to make it happen, including an editor, art and layout people, lawyers,a bookkeeper, a webmaster, and a PR person.
A little less than half the money I need is for the production of the book itself. The people I am working with are offering their services at a greatly reduced or free, but I do have to pay something. The layout people in particular have a large challenge in front of them. In addition to great writing, I want the book to be amazing visually- almost like a really fun text book, so a very visual 250 page lay out is a challenge. I also want the lawyers to do a thorough job and make sure everything is solid, and I want a small budget for PR- I have experience with this and can do a lot of PR with a small amount of money.
The remaining amount of the money (as well as any additional money made) will be invested into as large a first print run of the book as I can make. Some of these will be given to people involved in the project or sent out for review. The rest will be sold online and in book stores and the money made from those sales will be put toward a second print run.
In keeping with the generous nature of the subject matter, a percentage of proceeds of sales of the book (and any related merchandise) will be donated to charity.
Read more: www.heroesinthenight.blogspot.com
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LEVEL ONE- A letter of thanks from author Tea Krulos and a Heroes in the Night promotional sticker.
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LEVEL TWO-Also includes-An autographed copy of Heroes in the Night shipped directly to you from the author as soon as it is printed and before it is available in stores!
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LEVEL THREE- Also includes-Read the intro and Chapter 1 of the book immediately after the Kickstarter fundraising closes. A photocopy of the first draft of the book’s intro and first chapter by author Tea Krulos will be mailed to you, complete with the authors notations scribbled in the margins, coffee stains, etc. Try and see if you can figure out what his cryptic notes mean!
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LEVEL FOUR- Also includes- A signed 8 ½ x 11 print of a Heroes in the Night promotional photo taken by photographer Paul Kjelland and features author Tea Krulos and real life superhero The Watchman. This photo is featured here on the Kickstarter page and on other promotional materials. This print will be in full color on cardstock and signed by author Tea Krulos and The Watchman himself!
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LEVEL FIVE- Also includes- Unleash your inner superhero with a custom made mask from the man who has designed dozens and dozens of RLSH costumes- Jack from www.Hero-Gear.org- we will hire him to make you a superhero mask to your specifications so you can fight crime yourself.
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LEVEL SIX- Also includes- Author Tea Krulos will write a dossier style 2 page report about the Real Life Superhero nearest to you (by ZIP code)- Krulos works very hard to make sure RLSHs identities remain a secret, but he can report on what type of activities they do and probably include a picture if one exists.
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LEVEL SEVEN- Also includes- we will also send you a cape to match the mask!
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LEVEL EIGHT- Also includes- an interview and/or reading from the book via telephone or Skype
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UPPER LEVEL- You will become part of the book itself by having your name listed on the acknowledgments page as one of the folks who helped make the book happen.
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