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JOIN the JOURNEY of getting Beyond Parallel in Print - a lifelong dream fulfilled all thanks to YOU! We can do this TOGETHER.

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EVER WONDERED WHAT IF?

Hi, My name is Matthew Turner and I'm the author of Beyond Parallel - a Coming-of-Age New Adult Novel about life after college. It's already written, edited, and published as an Ebook, but my dream is to see it in PRINT. Life as a self-published author isn't always easy. There are no advances, no team of people working for you, and no guarantee of success. This is where the Kickstarter Campaign comes in. Will you help this dreamy writer achieve the dreamiest of dreams? Any and all help you can is appreciated THIS ---------------------------------------------------------MUCH.

Through the video above and the content below, you'll unearth what Beyond Parallel is about, how you can be part of this journey, and what it means to wonder: WHAT IF. Be part of this journey, Share & Pledge, and help turn this dream into reality.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

One boy. One girl. One insignificant moment that changes their lives forever.

Bella and Clark are two young twenty-somethings finding themselves in a chaotic and crazy world. One craves love; the other avoids it. Will they find one another, or will a single what-if moment send them down different paths?

In the same mould as Sliding Doors, Beyond Parallel flips between two parallel tales. One follows Bella and Clark as a couple, the other as if they never meet. It's incredible how a small, everyday decision can affect how you look, where you live, the people you love, and who you become. We could all live a billion lives, but we're only given one. Is it a game of chance or are Bella and Clark meant to be?

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FUND THE LOVE

In a way the hard work has been done because Beyond Parallel is written, edited & published as an ebook. This is great, but you want to hold it in your bare hands, right? Me too, but crafting a Print Edition takes time, care & money. It's all about creating the best book possible, and this is how:

  • The Limited Press of 50 Hardcover Books (the one and only run…ever)
  • The first run of 250 Paperback copies
  • A further round of proofreading by Erin Al-Mehairi - perfection is the goal :)
  • The design & manufacture of the Beyond Parallel Litograph Poster
  • Enough ISBN numbers to last me a long time
  • The Beyond Parallel T-Shirt produced by Awesome Merchandise (Leeds)
  • Bookmarks, Leaflets & other cool book related goodies
  • Postage - I want you to receive YOUR rewards quickly and painlessly

It's all about producing a book you will love and place proudly on your bookshelf, read on the train, and share with friends and family. The Hardcover will become your pride and joy, the Paperback a true treasure, and your T-Shirt and Litograph Poster items you'll share with everyone.

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ABOUT THOSE SWEET REWARDS...

How A Little Can Become A Lot:

  • If 125 people get the Signed Paperback we hit the goal of £2,743 
  • If all 50 Hardcover Editions sell out, we raise £2,500 
  • If 46 people become the best friend ever, we'll conquer our goal
  • If 150 people spend an average of £18, we'll reach our target 
It doesn't take a lot to achieve a great deal. This isn't my campaign, it's ours.

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WHO'S INVOLVED?

One of the best aspects of this campaign is the variety of people involved: from those I've never met (maybe yourself) to those I've long admired (the amazing folk below). When crafting this Kickstarter Campaign I wanted to produce as many WOW moments as possible. To achieve this I need YOU, friends and family, and people capable of turning good-into-great. Individuals like:

Danny Fein @ Litograph:

I came across Danny on Kickstarter as he prepared to showcase the true brilliance of Litograph. I was sold before I finished watching the video. This, in my opinion, is a sign that you love what you see - love at first sight, if you will.

Danny and the Litograph team turn words-of-art into works-of-art, taking the entire manuscript of a book and crafting a unique design out of the words. The result - be it through poster or T-Shirt - is breathtaking, and the thought that Beyond Parallel will soon be captured by their inspiring hands is a dream come true. You should explore their work now, because if you do, you'll fall in love.


Erin Al-Mehairi:

I met Erin as a reviewer, but soon realised she's much more. She helps writers, not only with advice and feedback, but by sharing friends, recommending fellow souls, and connecting like minded folk. She also happens to be a superstar editor, promoter & book marketing hero, and with your help she'll give Beyond Parallel one final proof read.

Beyond Parallel is already edited (thanks to Susan Gotfried - she's also amazing), but perfection is the aim - you deserve the best, after all. This is where Erin comes in and works her magic!

Awesome Merchandise:

Luke and his army at Awesome Merchandise aren't your usual printers, rather a young bunch of creative genius. I've been lucky enough to tour their facilities and it's clear the vibrancy and love that goes into each T-Shirt, poster, flyer, mug, card, sticker...etc...etc...

Awesome Merchandise are producing the T-Shirts, Leaflets, Bookmarks, and a whole host of other goodies intended to surprise and WOW you. They're not only printing everything, but helping design and provide a service that few others do. I've come across many printers in my time, but few like Luke and the team.


SPREAD THE LOVE

If you've come this far, THANK YOU!

There's much to choose on Kickstarter so the fact you're considering Beyond Parallel is brilliant. I hope you'll consider contributing in some way, and no matter how big or small your involvement, you're treasured and appreciated by this young writer. Beyond Parallel has been a huge part of my life, and with your help a lifelong dream can transform into reality before all of our eyes.

If you're unable to pledge to one of the rewards, don't worry, there are plenty of other ways you can help:

                      This isn't my journey, it's ours. Let's do this together!            

            >>>Discover more about Beyond Parallel @ http://amzn.to/TDBcOj <<<

Risks and challenges

As Beyond Parallel is already written, edited, and published as an Ebook, there's little risk in this campaign. The biggest is that the Paperback and Hardcover may take longer to produce than anticipated.

I'm excited to be working with lots of great people and businesses, but the downfall to this is that you're at their mercy - if their schedule becomes overbearing, an issue occurs along the way, or some other unforeseen issue that we didn't plan for.

Overall however, there are few risks to this campaign. Hopefully I'll have to write hundreds of handwritten notes and send many tweets, but this will only risk the health of my wrists - not you :)

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    Pledge £3 or more About $5 USD

    BEYOND THANKFUL: Receive a Tweet from ME and an invite to the Print Launch Party (both the online and offline event), as well as your name appearing in the Book and on my Website. ($4.50)

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8 USD

    BEYOND THE EBOOK: You'll receive a copy of the Special Ebook Edition (only available through this campaign), which has a Customised Cover and the short prequel, Tales From A Tiny Thai Table + everything in the Beyond Thankful Reward ($7.50)

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16 USD

    BEYOND THE PAPERBACK: You'll receive an Early Bird edition of the Beyond Parallel Paperback before anybody else + Bookmark, Ebook & Beyond Thankful Reward. ($15)

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    Pledge £22 or more About $34 USD

    BEYOND THE SIGNED EDITION: I will personally sign your Early Bird Beyond Parallel Paperback, provide a photograph documenting the signing, and send a handwritten thank you note + Bookmark, Ebook & Beyond Thankful Reward. ($33)

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    Pledge £25 or more About $39 USD

    BEYOND THE T-SHIRT & TOTE: You'll receive a Signed Limited Edition T-shirt (either male or female) the Beyond Parallel Tote Bag, and a photograph documenting the signing + Bookmark, Ebook & Beyond Thankful Reward. ($38)

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    Pledge £30 or more About $47 USD

    BEYOND THE LITOGRAPH: You get a Signed Edition of the Limited Litograph Poster, a photograph documenting the signing + Bookmark, Ebook & Beyond Thankful Reward. ($45)

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    Pledge £50 or more About $78 USD

    BEYOND SUPER LIMITED: This is EXCITING as you receive one of only 50 copies of the Beyond Parallel Hardcover that I'll personally sign, photograph the evidence, and send you a handwritten thank you note. You'll also appear in the acknowledgement section along with my friends and family AND be part of the Editorial Team for my next novel (you receive excerpts and original drafts before anybody else) + Bookmark, Ebook & Beyond Thankful Reward. ($75)

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    Pledge £60 or more About $93 USD

    BEYOND BEST MATES: I'll send you 3 Signed Editions of the Paperback so you can be the best friend in the world, 3 Ebooks, 3 Bookmarks, 3 handwritten thank you notes, and include all of your names in the acknowledgement section along with my friends and family + Bookmark, Ebook & Beyond Thankful Reward. ($90)

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    Pledge £150 or more About $233 USD

    BEYOND EVERYTHING: This reward gives you a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover, a Signed Paperback, a Signed Limited Edition T-Shirt, a Signed Limited Litograph Poster, your name in the acknowledgement section, YOU appearing in my next novel, a Skype Chat with yours truly + Bookmark, Ebook & Beyond Thankful Reward… If you'd like EVERYTHING then this is the Reward for you. ($225)

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    Pledge £500 or more About $777 USD

    BEYOND RIDONCULOUS: The grandest of all rewards offers EVERYTHING in the Beyond Everything Reward + Dinner with me in a United Kingdom city of your choice. We'll discuss writing, life, and anything else you desire, AND I'll craft a one-of-a-kind Short Story dedicated to YOU, hand deliver all of your goodies in person, and you'll play a major role in the Editorial Team for my next novel. Like the title suggests, it's Beyond Ridonculous!

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