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$575
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 13 2014 7:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

One man struggles to live honorably in a world filled by men without honor.

Champion Standing is a fantasy novel blending non-stop action and memorable characters in a tale of betrayal and redemption.

Still here? Awesome.

There are hundreds of fiction publications vying for your funds on Kickstarter. You’ve gotten this far, so you’re asking yourself, “Why do I care if your book gets published and marketed?” I’ll tell you this: The book will be published February 2015. Without Kickstarter, it will be quietly launched. I’ll talk about it on my blog. I’ll do blog tours and interviews. It’ll be a solid story. I won’t have any regrets.

That sounds pretty boring, right? Wouldn’t an excellent advertising campaign be great? Wouldn’t giving out review copies to various book bloggers and libraries be great? How about running free giveaways on my blog and Goodreads?

I'm on the fourth draft of Champion Standing. I’ve got awesome cover art. Everyone involved in producing the cover didn’t charge me. My beta readers and editors didn’t charge me. It’s cool they did what they did without expecting compensation, but wouldn’t rewarding their generosity be awesome? Wouldn’t that fuel their generosity to other authors?

I’ve never written a sequel to any of my published works. I’ve heard from multiple sources, Champion Standing is my best work. All the positive feedback has me excited about doing a sequel. I’ve got a rough outline for Champion Rising. I stillll need to write the thing.

Pie chart time: 

The $1,000 breakdown: 

 Professional Editing: $800 A professional developmental editor and/or copy editor is expensive. These people make a story shine. 

 Reward Shipping: $100 I've got to pay to ship the rewards.

 Kickstarter & Amazon Fees: $100 Kickstarter collects 5% and Amazon payment services collects 3% - 5% for credit cards. Not factored in this chart: income taxes paid on this project. 

 Any category overages will be absorbed by other categories. 

If the overages are significant, I'd like to pay for some marketing; register a domain for my blog; purchase copies for reviews, giveaways and to give to libraries; and most importantly: compensate the people who have made this project happen - the talented artists and editors who have helped me so far.

Remember, you're pledging, not donating. If I don't reach the $1000 goal, I won't get anything.

Risks and challenges

I've factored in fees and shipping costs so I don't expect there to be any reason for the rewards to not be delivered.

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    All reward levels get a thanks on the acknowledgement page of Champion Standing.

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    ebook of Champion Standing delivered via email.

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    Advance limited edition "green" cover ebook of Champion Standing delivered via email.

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    Reward from previous level plus a 6x9 trade paperback of Champion Standing autographed by the author.

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    Limited Edition "green" cover 6x9 trade paperback of Champion Standing autographed by the author plus ebooks of all previously published works including Champion Standing.

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    Everything from the previous reward level plus 6x9 autographed paperbacks of Body Rentals and Forlorn Hope.

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    Everything from the previous reward level plus advance ebook versions of The Afflicted (Fall 2015) and future ebook editions of Champion Standing sequels.

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    6x9 trade paperbacks of:
    Champion Standing (and sequels),
    Body Rentals,
    Forlorn Hope &
    The Afflicted, plus
    all eBooks published for life.

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    Everything in the previous reward level plus free advance copies of paperbacks autographed by the writer for life. Your name and likeness used as a character in a future published story.

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