Hello! My name is Cindy, an Independent Writer, Poet, Storyteller, and Playwright, here to present my literary magazine to you.
When I started the journey to self-publication, I wasn't sure what to expect. Deciding to become a fully independent writer, with all of the amazing highs and impossible lows was the right choice and the timing as perfect,finding my team and having an awesome support system. Everything I has experience since the beginning of the year has surpassed all of my expectations thus far.
And that is just the beginning, because I found that not only am one helluvah writer and editor, but a salesman, a marketing designer, and a sticker artist.
I still want to share my writing with all of you, I just have a better idea how to do it. So...
After January, I started work on a PDF version of my literary magazine, Stories to be Told; an Issue Zero, with my editor-in-chief and layout designer, Anthony. That was an experience, but so much fun doing it. There was a lot of coffee and movie discussion that happened tduring that time. We finished Issue Zero within a month and a half later and were ready to tackle a Kickstarter relaunch in April.
I have so many stories that want to be told, but I also realized that there are plenty of writers that also want that. So , there will be an inclusion of other writers, which is what makes a regular occurring magazine that much more exciting. We will bring you stories from near and far, wide and varied. Anthony and I are ready to bring them to you. We also have Beth as our resident artist who brought the August Tree to life, and I will be bringing in new artists as well to this project.
There are a lot new ideas with this Kickstarter, starting with Art Prints of Beth's August Tree, Stories to be Told starting to feature other writers, and more. And as I want to keeping making issues after this Kickstarter, I want to meet these other writers. There will also be more promo stickers and bookmarks, even a monthly newsletter. That is only the beginning, Dear Backers.
So, are you interested yet?
I have many backer levels with lots of neat perks available.
My goal is $1,100.00 to print Issue One and build a website.
My stretch goals include: $1,500.00, which will allow me to upgrade my printing to premium printing (colour) and art prints of the August Tree available to all Backers as an add-on option; and at $2,000.00, which will allow me to do a limited printing of Issue Zero and release a T-Rex sticker for every backer.
Come and join me, Anthony, and Beth on this journey (we have cookies)!
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk with any Kickstarter is that sometimes you don't get the funding. As long as you learn something from it, then you are doing good.
I am determined to make funding this time, as I learned a few things about promotion and presentation.
Also, since my last Kickstarter, I have created a PDF version of the literary magazine, that I plan to publish in print form by the summer. I took a month and a half to development this into something awesome and dubbed as Issue Zero that my Backers will enjoy. So, with Issue One, I have developed new perks and new promo items that will be offered this time around.
I have learned that to be successful, in Kickstarter, or anything, there is some degree of failure, but within that failure there is success, and I hope you will consider joining me on my journey to be an Independent Writer.
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