Hello Kickstarter. My name is Lilli Blackmore, and I'm here raising funds for the publication of my new book, Pleiades.
The book is a collection of seven short stories following the life of the central character, Mara. The stories deal with isolation, in both positive and negative manifestations. Five of the seven could be read as stand alone stories, with the remaining two chapters lacing them altogether. The result is an episodic, non-linear look at the life of an introvert growing up in a digital age of isolation, surrounded by a rural, and somewhat wild, geography.
I'm setting out to raise $500 to publish and promote Pleiades. This money will go toward buying an ISBN (in order to be sold anywhere, a book needs an ISBN--the number and barcode you see on the back of the book), and toward promotion, including donating copies of the book, internet advertising and web hosting, information cards to be distributed locally, and postage.
I'm putting my own savings toward buying a good microphone to produce a quality audiobook, and other promotional expenses not included in the $500.
If you can't donate, please spread the word! Share this link, like the Facebook page, tell your roommate about it-- anything you can do to help me publicize this project will earn you my eternal gratitude.
To read a chapter, go to www.pleiades.weareseven.com, or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/pleiadesshortstories
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