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Placer Gold Writers' book "Through Button Eyes" is a multi-genre short story collection that will thrill, intrigue & entertain readers.
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    GOLD RUSH

    Gold was discovered in the foothills of the California Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1849. That single discovery changed not only California, but the entire United States of America.

    Feel the excitement of discovering Placer Gold Writers Group and help us meet our publishing campaign goals by pledging any amount ** WITHOUT ** a reward package. Your pledge will be greatly appreciated and you will receive behind-the-scenes access to exclusive backers’ updates on the campaign!

    Drop by and say hello at www.placergoldwriters.org/ContactUs to sign up for exclusive updates and notifications of future writing projects and campaigns.

    SPECIAL NOTE: It is a huge help to Placer Gold Writers if you leave an ONLINE BOOK REVIEW or COMMENT of any length after reading “Through Button Eyes - A Collection of Short Fiction”. Thank you.

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    NIPPERS

    A ‘tool nipper’ was a youngster hired as helpers to keep track of the gold-miner’s tools.

    It would really help us out if a bunch of you nippers could pre-order an e-Book. You will receive a link to download the “Through Button Eyes - A Collection of Short Fiction” anthology on Smashwords.com.

    • One e-Book download
    (Note: you may have to create a free Smashwords account. E-Books will be available in several formats including iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo and computer readers.)

    • Drop by and say hello at http://www.placergoldwriters.org/ContactUs to receive exclusive updates and notifications of future writing projects and campaigns.

    • SPECIAL NOTE: Please leave an ONLINE BOOK REVIEW or COMMENT of any length after reading “Through Button Eyes - A Collection of Short Fiction”. Thank you.

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    GOLD PANNER

    A gold pan was used by miners who would sluice away the mud and sand to find the precious gold flakes.

    Splash the joy! Get a copy of the e-Book for yourself and another for a fellow gold panner. You will receive TWO links to download the “Through Button Eyes - A Collection of Short Fiction” anthology on Smashwords.com.

    • TWO e-Book downloads
    (Note: you may have to create a free Smashwords account. E-Books will be available in several formats including iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo and computer readers.)

    • Drop by and say hello at http://www.placergoldwriters.org/ContactUs to receive exclusive updates and notifications of future writing projects and campaigns.

    • SPECIAL NOTE: Would be awesome of you and your friend to help Placer Gold Writers by leaving an ONLINE BOOK REVIEW or COMMENT of any length after reading “Through Button Eyes - A Collection of Short Fiction”. Thank you.

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    MUCKMEN

    Muckmen were burly miners who shoveled the gold-rich rock ore out of the mines.

    Some of you prefer the heavy lifting of a real, quality-paper book! We will mail you a First Print Edition Soft-Cover book hot off the presses.

    • One Soft-Cover Print Book – 1st edition.

    • Shipping for this reward is INCLUDED for backers within USA 50 states.

    Non-USA Country Note: Unfortunately we are not able to offer print books outside the USA at this time. However, if you would like to back us from afar, please do – and we will be sure you get an e-Book reward as the alternative.

    Language Note: This publication is ONLY available at this time in US English.

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    UNDERGROUND SAVAGES

    Underground Savages were brave (or greedy?) crews of miners who worked in the deep mines.

    Dig deep into your wallet and share this wonderful anthology with your book club, writers’ group, creative writing class or a bunch of family members. You will receive TEN (10) individual Smashwords links to distribute to your closest friends, students, or colleagues.

    • Ten e-Books downloads. (See NIPPERS for details).

    • Have everyone drop by and say hello at www.placergoldwriters.org/ContactUs to receive exclusive updates and notifications of future writing projects and campaigns.

    • SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone in your group, club, class, or family can additionally support and help Placer Gold Writers by individually leaving an ONLINE BOOK REVIEW or COMMENT of any length after reading “Through Button Eyes - A Collection of Short Fiction”. Thank you.

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    FORTY-NINERS

    Forty-Niner is a term of endearment for all the ambitious souls who sought their fortunes in the California Gold Rush of the mid-Nineteenth Century.

    Who knows, any one of our authors might strike it rich and become famous… and you could be the lucky prospector with a genuine First Edition that is addressed to you personally with the authors' autographs!

    * One Soft-Cover Print Book – 1st Edition – Autographed by ALL the authors personally addressed to you!

    Shipping for this reward is INCLUDED for backers within USA 50 states.

    Non-USA Country Note: Unfortunately we are not able to offer print books outside the USA at this time. However, if you would like to back us from afar, please do – and we will be sure you get an e-Book reward as the alternative.

    Special Note: This publication is ONLY available at this time in US English language.

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    POWDER MONKEYS

    Powder Monkeys were daring miners who took care of the explosives, blasting the way to the rich gold deposits.

    Our Powder Monkey backers will help us blast through the hard rock of this campaign. In honor of gold’s atomic number, we thought 79 was a place to start the first “Prospector” level of support. Blow the Kickstart away and we will thank you with an extra gift.

    • You'll receive the FORTY-NINER Reward level above... PLUS ...

    • BONUS GIFT - One hand-made quilted bookmark, with an antique/vintage button attached.

    • GILDED BONUS GIFT – your name will be included in the book on our “Appreciations” page as a “Gold Dust Prospector”.

    Includes:
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    • Bonus Gift: One (1) Hand-Made Quilted Bookmarker w/Antique Button
    • GILDED BONUS: Your name included on the Book's Appreciation Page
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    CRADLER

    Cradler’s were creative miners who invented a rocking cradle device to sluice shovelfuls of earth under a constant flow of water to filter the gold out of the dirt, sand and pebbles.

    Become a creative Cradler and strike it rich with fellow book club members, writers’ group comrades, writing class colleagues, a bunch of close friends, or your “favorite” family members. Get ten (10) physical copies of the soft-cover first edition of the anthology to share in gift baskets, as stocking stuffers, white-elephant exchange-gifts, or something more endearing than a five-pound fruit cake…

    • Ten (10) Soft-Cover Print First Edition Books.

    • GUILDED BONUS GIFT - your club, writer’s group, school class, or family surname will be included in the book on our “Appreciations” page as a “Gold Nugget Prospector”.

    Shipping for this reward is INCLUDED for backers within USA 50 states.

    Non-USA Country Note: Unfortunately we are not able to offer print books outside the USA at this time. However, if you would like to back us from afar, please do – and we will be sure you get an e-Book reward as the alternative.

    Language Note: This publication is ONLY available at this time in US English.

    Includes:
    • TEN (10) Soft-Cover Print First Edition Books
    • GILDED BONUS: Your name included on the Book's Appreciation Page
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    CLAIM JUMPERS

    A Claim Jumper was land grabber who let another miner do the hard work of finding the gold, then underhandedly filed first for the land rights where the mine was located.

    Ok, you’re not a nefarious Claim Jumper, but you do want all the goodies! That’s fine with us, because we are confident you will discover rich rewards with this generous backing. We set this level’s value in honor of the atomic weight of Gold.

    • You get the FORTY-NINERS reward from above…plus…

    • BONUS GIFT – a card of 15 antique / vintage buttons from the collection of our book's muse Button Bettye…and a…

    • GILDED BONUS GIFT – your name included in the book on our “Appreciations” page as a “Gold Nugget Prospector”.

    Includes:
    • FORTY-NINERS reward level (above)
    • Bonus Gift: Fifteen (15) Antique/Vintage Buttons
    • GILDED BONUS: Your name included on the Book's Appreciation Page
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    MOTHER LODE

    The Mother Lode is the richest vein of gold in the mine.

    When miners find the Mother Lode, they work that vein day in and day out. We are offering a few entrepreneurial souls the opportunity to work with us in mining our vein of gold. In gratitude for your generous backing, we are more than willing to share by offering a permanent residence for your ad link on our website. Since “Through Button Eyes” is only the first book of several in our plans, our web traffic is modest. However… with your helpful gift our web presence will grow and you'll get to grow with us.

    • You’ll get the FORTY-NINERS autographed soft-cover book reward plus the POWDER MONKEYS bonus gift of a hand-made bookmark and the CLAIM JUMPERS bonus gift of fifteen (15) antique/vintage buttons from Button Bettye’s collection…PLUS...

    • BONUS GIFT – A fifty (50) word permanent ad link on the Placer Gold Writer’s "Prospectors" links webpage (Ads appearing on www.PlacerGoldWriters.org are subject to PGW rules and restrictions… in short, the ad must be in good taste and link to a legitimate website. All ads are placed at the sole discretion of the Placer Gold Writers’ Board of Directors.)

    • GILDED BONUS GIFT – Your name will be included in the book on our “Appreciations” page as a “Gold Bar Prospector”.

    Includes:
    • FORTY-NINERS reward level (above)
    • Bonus Gift: One (1) Hand-Made Quilted Bookmarker w/Antique Button
    • Bonus Gift: Fifteen (15) Antique/Vintage Buttons
    • BONUS: Fifty (50) Word Ad Link on PlacerGoldWriters.org Website
    • GILDED BONUS: Your name included on the Book's Appreciation Page
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    EUREKA

    “EUREKA” is what the 49er shouted (well, not too loud lest a claim-jumper hear them) when they found the motherlode or a very special golden nugget.

    Only one lucky prospector is going to hit this jackpot! This one-of-a-kind gift is actually gold-like (well, at least it's metal), and we, like you when clicking on this reward, will be jumping up and down shouting “Eureka”!

    • You’ll get ALL the MOTHER LODE rewards!

    PLUS *drum roll"

    • AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS GIFT – You will get the “ORIGINAL” button depicted on the cover of “Through Button Eyes”, quality mounted and framed – dedicated to you personally as an exclusive backer by the publisher, Placer Gold Writers Ink.

    Includes:
    • MOTHER LODE reward level above, including Bonuses & Gilded Bonus
    • EXCLUSIVE BONUS: Original Cover Button Framed & Mounted
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