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"Chronicles of Stephen" is my book series. Completed book 1, "Choice of The Mighty," could use a re-edit. Book 2 needs editing and ads.
"Chronicles of Stephen" is my book series. Completed book 1, "Choice of The Mighty," could use a re-edit. Book 2 needs editing and ads.
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I plan to use funds toward editing book 2, "Trials of The Mighty," and marketing. As with book 1, "Choice of The Mighty," I'll schedule book signing events, appearances, take out ads, and go to conventions. During the past year, I've learned a good deal about what works and what doesn't, how to get the biggest bang for my buck, and how to build a fan base. 

I've learned that some of the best results have come from meeting people face to face. This is a slow return. But, it good for the long run, as people are more likely to remember your book after meeting you. I've had some ads that have been fruitful, which I expect will have greater returns with multiple books on the same ad, generating more sales. 

In my "Clark Kent" job (ordinary job), I work in financial services for a large corporation. I understand the importance of being a good steward of money and getting a good return. I also understand that it takes time and money to build a business. Which is why I'm in for the long haul. This is still the beginning phase for me. The sky's the limit. 

I'm not asking you to cover all my costs for this project. I'm asking you to assist with a small portion of beginning expenses for this project, which will help me to share inspiration, hope, and a good story with others. But, if you do cover all my costs, the additional funds will go toward a re-edit of book 1 or be held for book 3, which is in the works too.

- Kenyon T. Henry

Risks and challenges

There are two risks that I've learned about.

1. Financial. There's always the possibility that I won't recover what I put into it. Editing, book design, marketing, experience associated with personal appearances, and more. I've put quite a bit of money out there this first year. While I've had some returns, I'm still in the hole. But, as I write more, the possibility for increased revenue increases without me having to spend more than the previous year. The additional cost in producing the book are just that, additional costs. But, when I market for one book, both books will benefit. When I make appearances, both books benefit, and so on.

2. What if people don't like it? That's a risk. I feel better about the second book since the first book was received well (despite needing another edit.) I've linked the title of book 1 above to Amazon. Please feel free to read the reviews. It's also on Goodreads.com.

How do I overcome this? With your help. You can help me cover the editing costs of book two and even help in a re-edit of book 1, giving it the professionalism and polished read it deserves.

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    Basic

    Thank you for your support. This basic $5 option allows you the opportunity to help me reach my goal to get this book completed. In return, you'll get an e-book of the completed work. I expect the book will be available end of March and the e-book will be send out as soon as it's available. However, I've set the estimated delivery time at May, in case there are any production snags to give me an opportunity to work through any editing or production issues.

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    Basic - Plus

    Support at the $10 level gets you e-book copies of both "Choice of The Mighty" and "Trials of The Mighty," the first two books in the series, "Chronicles of Stephen." Since I will have book one re-edited (I'm not happy with the previous edit) please allow a little more time for delivery of both e-books.

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    Support at this level is appreciated. Not only do you get the items from the previous level, but will also receive an author signed copy of "Trials of The Mighty."

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    At the $25 support level, you'll receive all of the previous levels, plus a print copy of book 1, "Choice of The Mighty."

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    • Print copy of "Choice of The Mighty."
    • Print copy of "Trials of The Mighty."
    • E-book of the completed work, "Trials of The Mighty."
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    Mighty

    At this level, you get everything included in the previous level. Additionally, I'll make a personal appearance at a dinner for you and your guests for a Q&A at a book club meeting or a private meeting anywhere in the United States. Additionally, I'll autograph any copies of books from the series, "Chronicles of Stephen," and take pictures with the group or individuals. This provides and opportunity to see inside the creative process and ask those questions you really want to know the answers to. Again, this option is only available in the United States and is for a single event.

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