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Send Chris Ott of Shallowrewards.com on the Mark McGrath & Friends Cruise to pen a 100,000-word novel. Read more

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Send Chris Ott of Shallowrewards.com on the Mark McGrath & Friends Cruise to pen a 100,000-word novel.

About this project

A former writer for Pitchfork and the Village Voice, and the author of both a self-published eBook and a 33 1/3 title on Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures, Chris Ott now produces an online video series called Shallow Rewards, viewable at shallowrewards.com

With airfare to Miami, hotel stays on either side of the cruise, and an onboard junior suite to double as an artist interview room, $10,000 should cover all associated expenses.

This cruise is an opportunity to engage with a number of very successful artists from the last generation of musicians to profit from physical media and the pre-digital music industry. With personal and academic commentary from the author, as well as indeterminate contributions from the artists and organizers, the ensuing book should be a rich summary of the myriad sea changes (yessssss) brought about by the Internet.

Risks and challenges

WARNING: Below is Flying Dutchman's policy regarding cancellation of the tour. I am personally dubious of the fine print around this enterprise and not at all confident the cruise will go off as advertised.

http://markmcgrathandfriendscruise.com/pricing.html Cancellation Policy: All payments are non-refundable. Flying Dutchmen Travel strongly recommends the purchase of Trip Insurance Cancellation Policy.

The aforementioned policy will be purchased as soon as possible if the project is funded.

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    Unique, autographed 8x11 glossy photo (commercial print) of the author taken onboard the ship.

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    Autographed 8x11 glossy photo (commercial print) of the author taken onboard the ship with one or more musical performers (no requests; chosen at random and based on artist availability).

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    8 backers Limited (22 left of 30)

    Autographed copy of any book published about the trip (indeterminate date, updates monthly), OR rewards 1+2 and a free PDF/eBook of the manuscript if no book deal is foreseeable by February 2013.

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    About $500 USD

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    Unique, private video clip (less than 30 minutes) filmed onboard the ship featuring commentary from the author. Edited as per shallowrewards.com material. Delivered via post (USB stick) or DropBox/online file share.

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Funding period

- (10 days)