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*** ACT FAST *** 100 SIGNED PAPERBACK COPIES AVAILABLE FOR JUST £5.00 EACH (INCLUDING U.K. DELIVERY!) AS A SPECIAL 'EARLY BIRD' PROMOTION!!!  AFTER THIS CAMPAIGN THE R.R.P. WILL BE £7.95 BEFORE POSTAGE & PACKING, SO YOU ARE GETTING AN EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT DEAL WHEN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER!

The Peter Black Series - Book 1

I wrote the first Peter Black book 'Peter Black and the Craven Lake Mystery' in 2005 and have been self-printing and promoting it as much as possible, yet the high costs involved in printing and distributing the books almost led me to give up.  I wrote the books with children in mind,  ages 8-15, but I've found that many adults have enjoyed them too (there are three more books in the series already written and awaiting further development for the future).  The character Peter Black is a 12-year-old schoolboy who has a clever mind for observing and learning new things along with a great ability to solve crimes.  He has help from his family, friends and teachers, and also from the police at times, yet he remains the central character and should inspire readers to aspire to a courageous approach to life.  There is plenty of humour in the books to keep a balance to some of the serious subject matter, and also elements of magic and the supernatural to keep curious minds entertained and engaged.  I have always believed this series of books will be a success, which is why I'm not giving up on this mission!

If successful, this current kickstarter project will allow me to have 1000 books printed, newly edited and with the beautiful new cover which was designed by top artist Andrew Usher:

Check out Andrew's profile and work at: paintingsilove.com   Many of you reading this will have seen my last kickstarter project, which was far more ambitious.  I wanted to have 5000 books printed and do heavy promotions for the books, but the target of £15,000 was not reached within the one month time-frame (by quite a long way!)  So I'm hoping that giving this project two months and setting my sights at a far more modest £2,700 (which will simply pay for 1000 books), and also offering a better deal for all who pledge (I've literally slashed the minimum amounts by more than 50%).  So you can be sure that you'll get a great deal if you pledge with rewards in mind, and it means that I'll have plenty of the newly edited books to use for promotions when I visit schools etc. I think this newly rehashed plan is a far more balanced win-win situation for everyone, so please don't hold back this time.  If more than 1000 books are required that will be great, I'm not limiting anything with this project so if that happens then I will make sure I have as many books printed as I need to provide all the rewards.  If you have any questions, please contact me through the kickstarter website.

Thanks for taking interest in this project, and please choose an option from the right hand side now to help make this a success!

With thanks,

Simon J Halliday.

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I can't see any risks to this project - if I reach the target amount then I will simply make the final edits to the text and give the go-ahead to the printers!

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    1 COPY OF THE EBOOK: Just let me know which format you need and I'll get the ebook to you.

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    *** EARLY BIRD PROMOTION *** 1 SIGNED COPY OF THE PAPERBACK BOOK: The retail price of the book is £7.95, so for JUST £5.00 you can have your own signed paperback copy, delivered free anywhere in the UK, or for an extra £4 to anywhere in the world! Please let me know if you DON'T want the book signing, or you will receive a signed copy automatically. If you'd like a particular dedication to someone then please consider pledging a little more, and let me know what it is by a message through kickstarter.

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    *** SLIGHTLY LATER BIRD PROMOTION *** 1 SIGNED COPY OF THE PAPERBACK BOOK: The retail price of the book is £7.95, so for £6.00 you can have your own signed paperback copy, delivered free anywhere in the UK, or for an extra £4 to anywhere in the world! Please let me know if you DON'T want the book signing, or you will receive a signed copy automatically. If you'd like a particular dedication to someone then please consider pledging a little more, and let me know what it is by a message through kickstarter.

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    1 SIGNED COPY OF THE PAPERBACK BOOK: The retail price of the book is £7.95, so for £7.00 you can have your own signed paperback copy, delivered free anywhere in the UK, or for an extra £4 to anywhere in the world! Please let me know if you DON'T want the book signing, or you will receive a signed copy automatically. If you'd like a particular dedication to someone then please consider pledging a little more, and let me know what it is by a message through kickstarter.

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    THE FIRST TWO PAPERBACK BOOKS IN THE SERIES, SIGNED IF DESIRED: Receive one of the BRAND NEW Craven Lake Mystery books with the new cover, plus one copy of Peter Black and the Deadly Letters, the second book in the series. Just let me know if you don't want them signing.

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    YOUR OWN PERSONAL POEM OF 24 LINES: This will be created, handwritten and signed by myself. I will write about whatever subject you wish and can make it humorous, serious, mysterious, compassionate or however you wish. I will sign the poem, roll it up and tie with ribbon. It will make a fine and exclusive gift for a friend or loved one, or a great original item for yourself. I can make a dedication in writing if you wish, either as part of the poem or elsewhere. You won't find this offer ANYWHERE else right now! I can email you the text before I create it if you wish, and will make changes if you're not happy with something. Once you've agreed to the text I will create the reward and send it to you, and cannot make any changes at that point (except in the unlikely event of me making a mistake).

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    TWO PIANO OR KEYBOARD LESSONS: I am also a piano and keyboard teacher, and can teach up to ABRSM grade 8 level. For pledging £60 you can have two one-hour lessons within one month, anywhere in Lancashire, England. I can visit you (if you have a suitable piano or keyboard) or I can arrange for you to come to me.

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    SCHOOL OR LIBRARY VISITS WITHIN 50 MILES OF GARSTANG OR LANCASTER: I can visit your school or library, and give a talk to whichever classes or groups you wish for one hour. I will tailor the material to suit the group, and could include a short writing workshop if desired. Please check that the location is within 25 miles of either Garstang or Lancaster before choosing this reward.

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