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Mike KalmbachBy Mike Kalmbach
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Mike KalmbachBy Mike Kalmbach
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    Backers at all levels will receive the awesome "I support indie audiobooks" badge made especially for this book. At this level, you'll also receive an ebook of The Caldarian Conflict in the format of your choice.

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    Five-audiobook bundle! Get a downloadable copy of The Caldarian Conflict and four already-available books: Enchanted Isle of Yew by L. Frank Baum, The Watter's Mou' by Bram Stoker, Nyarlathotep by HP Lovecraft, and Sea Faeries, also by L Frank Baum. A $40 value!

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    SHORT CRITIQUE: I'll critique a 2500-word sample or a complete children's book for you. This is a great way to get personalized feedback for short stories, children's books, or for those who are looking for initial feedback on their stories without committing to an editing package.

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    Receive a gift basket containing a signed copy of The Caldarian Conflict, two mugs, and a pirate-themed surprise gift.

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    You gain access for one person to a backers-only dinner on September 18, the eve of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Mike will host this at the Plummer House in Rochester, MN. At the dinner, you'll also receive a signed paperback copy of The Caldarian Conflict and A Shark at the Park. Please note: travel and accommodations are not included.

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    A classroom set (10 books) of one of my other books, Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories, delivered to you or a classroom.

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    The Collector's Set: You'll get: The Caldarian Conflict Audiobook CD, signed paperback, ebook, MP3 download, and a special surprise.

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    A 1-hour Skype meeting with Mike. Let's talk about your projects, book clubs, The Caldarian Conflict, other upcoming releases, or anything you want. It's your hour!

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    Consult with the audiobook experts at Common Mode via a 30-minute Q&A Skype session. Discuss how audiobooks are produced, the audition process, opportunities for your own books, or anything else you've wanted to know about audiobooks!

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    You'll get a spoken special dedication and thank you at the beginning and end of the book. Only five of these spots available!

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    I'll help you write a children's book! Many people have a story idea, but don't know how to turn it into a book people want to read. I'll help you do that, then guide you on whether to seek an agent for the traditional publishing path or hire an illustrator for the self-published path.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: High-level read-through & review of your manuscript. You will receive a minimum ten-page report on areas of improvement and tips for marketing success, and a Skype chat to discuss afterward.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: I'll edit your book (again)! High-level read-through & review of your manuscript. You will receive a minimum ten-page report on areas of improvement and tips for marketing success, and a Skype chat to discuss afterward. This also includes a second pass for copyediting and proofreading.

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    You get executive producer credit in the book. Includes the collector's set ($100 reward).

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