This book deserves to be done right, but doing it right has costs. Editing and illustrating, publicity... Help do this book up right.
What am I writing?
The book that you are backing is entitled The Moonlight Shadow: A Collection of Short Stories and Vignettes. This is a collection fantasy and general fiction short stories I have written over the years. Many of these stories were included in the original Collection of Works published in 2011, but all have been thoroughly proofread, formatted and revised, and many new and exciting stories have been added, along with stunning cover artwork and interior illustrations (planned).
Writing a book is no easy feat. To be candid, the vast majority of the work involved in getting a book out is the actual writing. That is the hard part.
Doing the book up "right"... That's the expensive part.
What do I mean by "right"?
Doing it up right means having beautiful, professional interior illustrations and cover art. It means seeing that the book meets industry standards for formatting and proofreading through the use of professional services. It means printing and distributing advertising materials. It means taking out advertisements. The whole publicity campaign.
What this money is going toward:
- Professional illustrations
- Editorial review
- Proofreading/Formatting services
- Advertising materials (Posters, bookmarks, etc)
- Book copies for publicity purposes
- Distribution services
- Backer rewards
It can all really add up. It's difficult being an independent author starting out, but I know that with your help we can make this book a hit.
No. You can pledge in any increment that you choose, as long as you pledge more than $1.
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Aug 3, 2012 - Sep 2, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
All pledges of $5 will earn you a permanent place in my heart - also in my book! See your name in print on a special dedication page to all my wonderful backers. A hug and (possibly) a cookie. Hugs and cookies must be redeemed in person.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10 or more
For $10, you will be able to easily keep track of your place while reading using a gorgeous fantasy-themed bookmark which features official artwork from the new book. Backer's name will also appear on a special "Thank you" page at the front of the book.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $15 or more
A $15 pledge earns you a gorgeous fantasy poster featuring the book's cover artwork. This poster will look great on the wall of any fantasy enthusiast. Backer's name included in special "Thank you" page at the front of the book.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $30 or more
A $30 pledge will earn you a beautifully illustrated fantasy bookmark featuring official art from the new book, as well as a poster featuring the cover artwork - a perfect decoration for any fantasy enthusiast.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A $75 pledge will garner you an autographed and inscribed copy of the new book for your very own. These reward books are 6"x9", hardcover with dust jacket. In addition you will also receive the beautiful matching set of cover-art poster and official art bookmark.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012