Thanks to you, this campaign to publish Universal Heartbeat is 87% funded. As this dream gets closer and closer to reality, I've been working on putting the pieces together. I've made connections with people to work on cover design, layout of the inside pages, and web site design. I've found a printer who will give me good quality books for a reasonable price. I am learning the ins and outs of copyright, ISBNs, and more. And I am thinking about how to market the book once it's published.
I just read an interesting article saying that self-publishing is the wave of the future, and that a self-published book can indeed open the door to publishers. But even the big publishing companies now rely on authors to market and sell their books. Most of you know me and know that selling is not my strong suit. All help, ideas, and suggestions on this topic are welcome! Please feel free to contact me directly with any and all input, questions, comments, and so on.
There are 3 weeks to go to raise the last few hundred dollars. If each of you inspires just one person to pre-order the book with a $25 pledge, we'll go over the goal, which will ensure the publication of the book and jump-start a successful marketing campaign. Can you help with that? Thanks.
My deepest gratitude goes to each and every one of you for your support. I look forward to drumming with you sometime!
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and receive a heartfelt, hand-written thank you from me.
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and receive a signed copy of the soft cover book.
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and receive a signed copy of the book plus free admission for two to Drum and Dance Saturday in Concord, MA, any one date between Sept. 2011 and April 2012.
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All of the above plus mention in the “thank you” section of the book
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All of the above plus a half-hour consultation on starting or growing a drum circle or other rhythm-oriented event or program in your community, or another topic within my expertise of your choice.
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All of the above plus a private one-hour rhythm lesson in person or via skype, for you and up to 5 friends.
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In addition to sending you a signed copy of the book with your name in the acknowledgments, I will come to your group or classroom and give a workshop up to 2 hours long, designed for your needs. (Within 100 miles of Boston, or anywhere if you cover travel expenses.)
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and the Critical Mass drummers will provide music for your party or celebration (within 100 miles of Boston, subject to mutually acceptable scheduling)
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