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About this project

Massacre of the Innocents

Pretty macabre title, eh? Don't worry, this book is filled with fluffy bunnies. Seriously.

Why? Because we can learn a lot from them. Animals are smart. Sometimes, it even seems like the're smarter than us.

Why is this short story important?

I'm so glad you asked such a rare and thoughtful question!

There are tons of talented writers out there. I live in Los Angeles, a city packed so densely with talent that people spend their lives pursuing the ever-elusive embrace of success.

So, being a good writer alone isn't good enough. In fact, the writer isn't important at all; it's the content that matters.

Historically, the "art" popularly accepted by our culture has been pushing us further away from what it means to be human. Instead of teaching us compassion and introspection, our entertainment (be it songs, books, or movies) is intellectually limiting and promotes mindless consumption.

However, things are starting to change. We as a society have grown tired of being condescended to by art, of being constantly bombarded with the predictable melodies of bubblegum pop. We crave enlightenment, and the shifting landscape of entertainment is finally starting to reflect this desire.

I truly believe that Massacre of the Innocents is an important short story because it is yet another puzzle piece in this revolution of consciousness.

¡Viva la revolucion!

The Anthology

But wait! It doesn't end there.

While Massacre of the Innocents will never again be printed individually (thereby making all of the hard copies collector's items), it will eventually be included in the growing work known only as The Anthology.

Every short story included in The Anthology will be carefully crafted to not only invoke thought and self-analysis, but also inspire the creativity and motivation necessary to actually improve your life situation and the lives of those around you. It's going to be epic.

And, when you pledge to support Massacre of the Innocents, you'll have a copy of the story that started it all.

What will your money be used for?

Self-publishing is wonderful because it allows the content of my writing to remain pure, but it also poses an interesting obstacle that using a publisher would take care of: The cost.

Because of this limitation, many well-meaning authors self-publish books that are nowhere near industry standards.

I believe in delivering only the highest quality product. This means beautiful art, superb print quality, and absolutely no grammatical or typographical errors to detract from your reading experience.

Your investment in this project will go to ensuring that both the quality and cohesion of the project is top-notch.

When will the book be released?

Massacre of the Innocents is slated to be released on July 11th, 2013.

This date has been carefully selected so that you can enjoy a delicious beverage while reading (7/11 is international free slushy day at 7-11!).

Okay, that's not really why, but hey, now you know!

Can I read an excerpt?

Hell yes! Check it out HERE.

NOTE: Shipping in the US is included with all print book orders. Unfortunately  overseas shipping can be expensive, and so international orders will require an additional contribution to cover the shipping.

Risks and challenges

Unlike most creative projects that fund a potential future work to be written, Massacre of the Innocents is already completed!!! Upon funding, we will quickly unravel our super-secret master plan to get this short story finalized, beautifully printed, and into your hands.

For some, the logistics of bringing a large-scale creative project to fruition can be daunting. For me, however, that's not a concern. I have proven my ability to deliver timely and quality content in the past in the form of full-scale albums, feature films, and more.

In short, I see the risks involved in this project to be extremely small, to practically non-existent.

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    I will plant one (1) tree via Trees For The Future, and will give you a personal shout-out on my Facebook page!

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    I will call you, personally thank you for your support, and answer any one (1) question that you have about Massacre of the Innocents! (**No spoilers**). PLUS, I will plant one (1) tree via Trees For The Future, and will give you a personal shout-out on my Facebook page!

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    DRM free ebook (pdf, ePub, and mobi file) of the completed short story, compatible with all major ebook readers (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Sony). Delivered one week before the official release date. PLUS, I will plant one (1) tree via Trees For The Future, and will give you a personal shout-out on my Facebook page!

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    Limited edition hardcover signed and numbered, shipped two weeks before the official release date. Also, special mention in the acknowledgements for making Massacre of the Innocents a reality.

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    An even rarer limited hardcover edition (signified by a special, hand-painted cover design) signed and numbered. Also, special mention in the acknowledgements for making Massacre of the Innocents a reality.

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    Your choice of hardcover edition (handmade, 1-of-a-kind cover made by me OR cover reward #5 or #6) signed. PLUS: A paperback to give to a friend, signed. PLUS: I will make my bunnies dance to any song of your choosing, film it, and send it to you on a signed DVD.

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