My recipe for a creepy futuristic sci-fi novel: Take one part Robin Cook’s & Michael Crichton’s Coma, mix in one part Jessica Alba in “Dark Angel.” Stir in an organ transplant shortage, a devious surgeon, a nefarious body snatcher, and families of vegetative patients who would donate a kidney in exchange for perpetual life support. Whisk in the ability to choose your own adventure throughout the book and what do you get? A perfect “organ farm.” Now available at www.theorganfarm.com.
Receive a copy of the first chapter of the book, which is already written and available on a variety of eBook platforms. To generate additional sales, Kickstarter supporters, publicity, and buzz I would ask that folks tweet, email, or enter comments on the book's Amazon.com page.
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Receive a copy of the eBook when it’s complete. In addition, a supporter at this level will receive all of the benefits from the lower levels of support.
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Receive both an mp3 audio version of the book (read by yours truly) as well as the eBook version, when it’s complete. In addition, a supporter at this level will receive all of the benefits from the lower levels of support.
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One of my goals is to show people how easy and fun writing an eBook can be, so for each Kickstarter supporter of $100 and more, I will help produce one eBook on the Kindle platform from content written by a supporter. (This can also be gifted to another person – a neat gift for an aspiring writer.) In addition, a supporter at this level will receive all of the benefits from the lower levels of support.
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I want books like mine to be more participatory, so this lucky devil will have the responsibility for helping determine the trajectory of various paths through the story. My plan is to write the book, then pick select action-packed and suspenseful sections where the reader gets to make the choice on what happens. This Kickstart supporter will become a behind the scenes partner on determining these choice points. (If multiple supporters exist, I will set up a poll with comments, so that the merits of a particular approach can win out.) And, as a special treat, in the event that the book should be so successful that Hollywood wants to produce a movie based on it, this Kickstart supporter would be written into the script as a cameo role. Imagine meeting Jessica Alba (the natural person I would select to play the female protagonist because she kicks butt)! In addition, a supporter at this level will receive all of the benefits from the lower levels of support.