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$20 pledge + Campaign Success = You own the book. A tragicomic novel about counterculture, Middle America, cancer, and dudeness.

What's this campaign about? With a $20 pledge, if the campaign is successful, you get a copy of Infidels, supportingan independent writer working with a local printer to self-publish.

Check out the other rewards too! Lots of great stuff on the table.

So pledge money, read a great book, tell all your friends, click and share this page on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks - There's a book in it for you!

Infidels back cover blurb:

Boyd Russell is a normal dude. High school graduate. Film projectionist. Sports desk intern. Parental lawn care specialist. Drug runner...and rest assured, when Boyd grumbles about his 'fucking cottonmouth' he is not talking about fornicating snakes.

When he wakes up one Sunday and finds himself about to blow his wad of drug money on a guilt offering to the church, it's time to rehash his choices and figure out what's next.

Torn between loyalty for a boyhood friend in a battle against cancer and the hazardous thrills of a drug-addled rust belt city, Boyd's problems piled up like butts in an ash tray, but he barely noticed because he was too busy going with the flow (he even missed a booty call that he used to live for).

Now he has to decide whether it's too late for him, or if he can find a way to rise above--and stay there.

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Infidels character teasers:

Boyd: http://www.savagenoble.com/2012/06/06/boyd-russell-drug-runner-character-sample/

Jack: http://www.savagenoble.com/2012/06/06/jack-moral-compass-character-sample/

Holly: http://www.savagenoble.com/2012/06/06/holly-former-booty-call/

Rey: http://www.savagenoble.com/2012/06/06/rey-character-sample/

Marty: http://www.savagenoble.com/2012/06/06/marty-rich-skater-kid-character-sample/

What is Infidels? 300 pages of literary fiction, as much a drug-fueled romp through a pristine countryside as a meditation on human strength and frailty.

It's also a new business model, a prototype for grassroots publishing. I wrote Infidels, I got it edited through a personal network of professionals and scholars, I want to print it at a local short-run printer, and I want to fund and distribute it by crowd-sourcing on Kickstarter.

It's the best deal on Kickstarter for fiction publishing: $20 Pledge + Successful Campaign = You Own A Copy Of This Book

Think of it more as reserving your copy than a pledge. You're not pledging money for me to take off work for two months and "write the book", where a $150 pledge gets you a copy of the book.

I've already done the dirty work. Writing, editing, cover art. Now I'm raising money to fund the actual printing and shipping of Infidels.

The novel is ready. Pledges fund:

1. Small kickstarter fees.

2. Printing, shipping. $3,000 per short run. I want to do two runs. I found a great local short-run printer that's giving me a deal on printing. That's good business, bang for your grassroots buck. Paying cover artist, framing painting. Contracting stickers and E-book. Editing services and fees.

Infidels full front and back covers, 10"x13" acrylic on paper
Infidels full front and back covers, 10"x13" acrylic on paper

3. Any surplus I will dedicate to a good cause related to my writing craft, like replacing my ancient MacBook Pro and buying great books, and making a charitable donation.

Kickstarter is all-or-nothing

We have 30 days to raise $10,000. Your account will be charged at the end of the campaign period only if the sum of pledges reach this goal. If we don’t raise the total amount by the end of the 30 days, your account will not be charged and the project will not get anything.

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