Help me get the word about my novels out to readers looking for books that take them on emotional journeys.
What Do I Need?
I need your help to get the word out to readers looking for books that take them on emotional journeys. And this will not be just a one-book journey, because in the next two years, I plan to self-publish four novels in both electronic and print formats.
Why Have I Chosen to Self-publish?
I've chosen to self-publish because of the artistic control it provides, and because it gives me a way to connect more directly with readers.
So What's the Problem?
Over one thousand books are published each day. That means that after an author has written a wonderful book, arranged for editing and cover art, and released it into the wild, the problem is attracting the attention of readers.
Many marvelous books will never be discovered. I don't want that to happen to my novels.
What Books Will I
Absence of Grace, set in Wrangell, Alaska, is the story of a woman seeking a more hopeful future twenty years after an event that has woven a dark thread through her life.
Counterpointe, set in Boston and the Amazon, is the story of a dancer forced by fate into a journey of self-discovery.
What Can You Do to Help?
There are many costs involved in self-publishing, most of which I will pay. This includes such things as professional editing, formatting, and internet advertising. With your help, I want to also place an ad in a major airline's in-flight magazine. Such an ad has the potential to be seen by thousands of passengers while they are temporarily trapped below 10,000 feet.
Further, by backing the project, you will have the opportunity to be an early reader and, hopefully, a cheerleader for Absence of Grace, thus helping to spread positive word-of-mouth.
How Do I Know I Can Do This?
I've honed my skill as a writer and story-teller, with two books published with a traditional publisher, and I've spent the time and effort to become proficient in the computer skills needed to publish both electronically and in print.
Absence of Grace and Counterpointe are completed and are being edited.
I write stories that celebrate the resilience of the human spirit, and I know they tug at readers' heartstrings, because readers have told me so:
"I laughed, I cried, I stayed up far too late reading this." Lynne Welch, NoveList
"... you've created an engaging, complex, and satisfying story of people in search of redemption. Wonderful!!" J. Close, Reader
"...wonderfully compelling. I loved the conflict...the little twists of mystery. J. Miller, Samhain
Excerpts of my novels and free short-story reads are available on my website:http:// www.AnnWarner.net
Thank you for taking the time to consider my project and for any support you choose to provide.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 31, 2012.
Feb 14, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
You will receive an electronic copy of Absence of Grace.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Your name will be listed on the acknowledgment page of Absence of Grace, and you will receive an electronic copy of the novel and an e-mail thank you from me.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Your name will be listed on the acknowledgment pages of both Absence of Grace and Counterpointe, and you will receive electronic copies of both novels and a thank-you. Counterpointe will be available at a later date.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
In addition to all of the above, your name will be listed as a patron on my website (www.AnnWarner.net) along with a brief biography and a link to the social networking site or personal website of your choice.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
In addition to all of the above, you will receive a signed print copy of either Absence of Grace or Counterpointe. Delivery date will be later for CounterpointeEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Along with all of the above, you will get to suggest a name for a character who will then appear in one of my novels, and you will be acknowledged on the dedication page of that novel. Delivery date will vary depending upon which novel contains the suggested name.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013