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CA$ 846
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16
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 31 2015

About

Not the actual size of large novel...it is bigger!
Not the actual size of large novel...it is bigger!

Hi! My name is Yahaya Baruwa, I am a 27-year-old Canadian bestselling author. I have joined forces with TLA Graphics to print the World’s Largest Published Novel (a megabook), using as a prototype my novel Struggles of a Dreamer to set a new Guinness World Record. I invite you to please join us by being a Backer!

 Join us in making this crazy but very cool project a reality. Not only will your support as a backer mean the world to me, but you will also win BIG!

Being a part of this historic world-record-breaking project will not only give you access to cool rewards, but it is also the perfect opportunity for you to make a lasting impression in the world for generations to come. I am sure you will agree with me when I say that this is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

As an author-entrepreneur and “dreamer,” I have decided that it is my duty to use my talents in a way that best contributes to the lives of others. Therefore, in building the World’s Largest Published Novel, I aim to benefit the world in the following ways:

to inspire the next generation of young authors/achievers, by demonstrating that a person is limited only by their imagination, not their age;

to encourage young men and women to read more books;

to capture the imagination of readers by giving them something they have never seen before;

and of course, to set a new world record.

Yahaya Baruwa is an award-winning author
Yahaya Baruwa is an award-winning author

 I am a 27-year-old Nigerian-Canadian author and entrepreneur living in Toronto, Canada. My career as an author began at the age of 21 after the publication of my debut novel, Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle between a Dream and Tradition. The novel is the first of a 3-part series. The second novel in the series, Tunde: A Man of Lost Ambition, will be released this year (2015).

My goal is to use my novel, Struggles of a Dreamer as a tool to Touch, Move, and Inspire readers in Canada, the USA, and internationally. Successfully building the World’s Largest Published Novel will help me to accomplish this.

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  Book Description: In Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle between a Dream and Tradition, the stories of Tunde, a beggar on the streets of New York City, and Toku’te, the son of a farmer in a faraway land, are woven together in a charming tale full of intriguing characters and adventure. You will encounter the struggles of a dreamer as he faces the challenges of the limiting boundaries of his tradition. You will laugh, cry, experience romance, be frightened, and be held in suspense as you find out how Toku’te manages to remain afloat in a world that requires everyone to fit the same mold.

"I BACKED WORLD’S LARGEST PUBLISHED NOVEL – WHAT NEXT?" If you are a backer, check out the Updates tab for information on how and when you will receive your reward(s). Thank you once again for backing our project!

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Risks and challenges

1. Possible delays from the printer: Though I am using a highly recommended professional printer to print the paperback copies of Struggles of a Dreamer and Tunde, there is always a chance that there will be delays.

2. Shipping delays: Unfortunately that may happen, but we will do everything possible to avoid any delays. (To help us out, please provide your complete mailing address - we will request this after the project has been successfully funded.)

3. Megabook construction: Possible delays may arise due to the special technical processes required to print and construct the book.

Other than these, I do not anticipate any major problems. Thank you again for helping us to make the World’s Largest Published Novel a reality.

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    If you cannot swing $20 for an autographed copy of my novel Struggles of a Dreamer, you can still help the project by pledging any amount you feel comfortable with. All pledges are much appreciated. Thank you very much.

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    “The Record-Holder Reward”: Own a piece of this record breaking novel by getting your very own autographed paperback copy of Struggles of a Dreamer to read and enjoy - or - choose one of five T-shirts.

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    “The Record-Breaker Reward”: At this level, you get an autographed paperback copy of Struggles of a Dreamer along with a signed prereleased copy of my second novel, Tunde: A Man of Lost Ambition (the second part of the Struggles of a Dreamer trilogy). Bonus! ==>> You will be acknowledged with your full name in the World’s Largest Published Novel under “Individuals who made this book possible.” ***You may choose to replace one of the above novels with your choice of the five listed T-shirts***

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    "The SuperStar Reward": Choose this reward to receive; one autographed copy of Struggles of a Dreamer + your choice of two T-shirts + you will be acknowledged with your full name in the World’s Largest Published Novel

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    “The History-Maker Reward” Choose this reward to: be 1 of 49 lucky backers who sign the World’s Largest Published Novel + receive 3 autographed copies of Struggles of a Dreamer + 3 signed prereleased copies of my second novel, Tunde: A Man of Lost Ambition + you get all 5 T-shirts + a handwritten letter from myself + Bonus! ==>> You will be acknowledged with your full name in the World’s Largest Published Novel under “Individuals who made this book possible.”
    Note: The megabook will be located in Toronto for signing. Please keep in mind that if you live outside of Toronto, you are responsible for all of your travel expenses.

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