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$1,020
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 24 2014 5:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

A New Concept of Publishing

Merge Publishing is planning on publishing 2-4 books in 2014. We hope to raise enough funds to jump start printing costs, ISBN numbers, and marketing by raising awareness of Merge Publishing via conferences, and listings in writer's publications.

At Merge we will never forget the author's dream. What got your gears moving? What or who influenced your writing? We want the same passion that made you write that book and pour it into editing, design, and marketing of the book. We take the author and their creative works into a different world to let them breathe.

Merging Authors, Publisher, and Everyone in Between

We believe it's not just the author who should be celebrated and compensated, because what makes a good book a great book is a combination of different people. Editors, creative department, artists, and marketing all have a role in the industry, and this is where Merge Publishing differs from other companies. When a book sells, everyone gets paid a percentage of the book.  

Two reasons why this will work:  

We believe the creative people involved will work harder, knowing that their important role made this book happen. They'll be compensated for their skill and devotion to the book by the sales, not just by a flat or hourly rate. The author can rest assured knowing that everyone at Merge has a grand stake at his/her work, they don't just want to see the book publish, they want to see it succeed!

Telling Stories Is Imperative
Telling Stories Is Imperative

The Publishing World

Great stories can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to the business of publishing. Big publishers are more interested in making money, publishing mediocre stories with big names because they don't want to take a risk on someone new. Publishers will look at what is trending and salable right now--and often overlook new authors who may have a grand story to tell. This is where indie authors and publishers unite to bring to you a different kind of literary convention. Welcome to the new passion of the industry.

Your Sponsorship

Your sponsorship will help with our initial book publishing efforts. We are planning on publishing within the first year ebooks and softcovers such as a Finger Lakes wine mystery, a Chick Lit growing of age novel, and an uplifting collection of stories from a modern family. Sponsorship will help with costs of publishing, ISBN numbers, and formatting efforts.

In addition, your sponsorship will help

  • Provide a platform for authors, artists, and editors
  • Promote this new concept via conferences, festivals, and art/social/writer gatherings
  • Connect Merge with the press, local, nationwide, by radio, tv
  • Foster the growth and help nurture authors in this project with live and/or video support

Risks and challenges

In the publishing world there are no guarantees, but we are optimistic. We have experience in writing, marketing, editing, art and design, and we are committed to making this happen. Some risks are that this is a grass roots project with just a few core people involved. Plus, indie publishers do not have a large distribution as large publishers. Much of the wholesale distribution for the books will be done by our in-house marketing efforts. Our ideal places to carry our books will be gift shops, coffee shops, wineries, and boutiques. Plus independent booksellers and libraries.

We can't do it without your pledges. We hope to have you aboard to help make Merge Publishing launch and book release happen. Look forward to merging with you . . . keep reading.

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    Free books for an entire year! Get a free (softcover or ebook depending on availability) of every book we publish within a year. A great way to share the love and become a valued reader of Merge.

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    Get listed on our website as a sponsor. This is a great opportunity for a company or brand to display their support of the arts! Showcase your name or company as part of the Merge family.

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    Authorship. Get published with Merge with your generous donation. Your book will be published as an ebook. We'll also arrange marketing and help you along the way. Work must follow guidelines and be marketable for Merge's readership scope.

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