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The Chronicles Of Hope Print Drive (Canceled)

Help me follow The Chronicles of Hope series of novels through to the end - championing a humanitarian, visionary genius politician.

The Chronicles Of Hope Print Drive (Canceled)

Help me follow The Chronicles of Hope series of novels through to the end - championing a humanitarian, visionary genius politician.

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Last updated August 4, 2013

About

What's This All About?

I’ve always been a bit of a budding writer but after university quickly found myself becoming a monotonous cog in the government system, working for various local authorities. This disillusionment began to manifest itself as cynicism and initially spawned a disappointed idealist. One day that frustration lit an inner spark that fuelled putting pen to paper with my debut set of novels, The Chronicles of Hope. Having sent the 1st book to various agents and publishers I was offered a publishing deal but decided to remain independent and self-publish as I felt this gave me the most flexibility and would allow me to focus on marketing the book to as wide an audience as possible. I’ve recently self-published the first full-length novel in The Chronicles Of Hope series, ‘2082’, in both eBook and Paperback format, and early sales have been great. As well as being promoted by Amazon UK on its release it was recently featured on Amazon.com’s US daily deal, and the books have also been retweeted by the likes of Dawkins. The plan is to market this political alternative as widely as possible around the time of the 2015 UK general election, with the problem now that I’m close to running out of copies of the first book. I had to price the first book very low (99p) in order to get the word out there, and have now spent all of my savings on a shiny website that was essential to create a buzz.

With the third book in the series, ‘2084’, being the seminal one, it’s essential that over the course of the next 2 years I continue to push and stock all three books concurrently. I had to save for a few years to get the first book out there and because it’s a long novel (over 300 pages) the cost of a second print run has been too high for me to raise on my own in time to stick to the schedule. Readers ask me almost daily when the next book will be out and thanks to Kickstarter, I now have an answer, it’ll either be very soon or never. The goal, listed in the top right corner, represents the minimum amount of money I need to raise to print and distribute the minimum number of copies of all the publications to place it in stock on amazon, the website, and in bookshops.Please note that none of this money will go towards paying for my time, I have successfully written the 1st two books whilst working full time and will continue to do so in order to add the majority of the pot myself and to advertise as much as I can. Making money off the books has and never will be my intention; if the books can reach a wide enough audience it could have such a hugely positive influence in encouraging people to think and question everything a little more, and showing that a more humanitarian society and world is possible. If the goal is reached I’ll immediately print more copies at the end of this pledge drive. If we don’t reach that goal within 30 days then no one is charged anything, you only pay if the project is successful. (Obviously, if the drive is not successful, the book will also stay out of print for the foreseeable future). My passion for the project is unwavering, it really means so much to me to be able to carry this series through to a conclusion, but I just need a dash of people power to help me achieve everything. I want to galvanise and build upon this early success and any funding will allow me re-stock copies of the first book, help to spread the positive word as wide as possible, help distribute paperback copies in larger volumes, keep the price low, and help market it effectively. 

What's In It For Me?

Pledge if you’d like to change the world for the better. That’s obviously a little messianic but if you can help spread the word about this project it really could make a positive difference to the direction is which humanity is heading. Take a look to the right and you’ll see the different rewards that are available for different pledge amounts. Moreover I’ve managed to price these pledges so that not only does it allow me to follow all publications in The Chronicles Of Hope through to a conclusion, it should also ensure that you’ll be getting the books at face value (when postage costs are taken into account). You can also choose to become an active part of the project and will be able to follow the whole journey from start to finish (I can add you to an email list and send regular newsletters and updates). The thinking is that the final book being marketed around general election time in the UK in 2015 will give Frank the chance to show politicians everywhere just how leading a country could and should be done, and could change people’s opinions for the better and humanitarian good. Even if you can’t afford to pledge if you support the humanitarian revolutionary aim of the project and can spread the word somehow it would help advertise the project enormously. I’ll be mentioning anyone that can help in this manner in the thanks section of the final book.

What If You Go Over Your Goal?

The best part is what happens if I go over that goal, though. The more that is pledged, the more copies can be printed, ensuring that all books stay available for new readers in the coming years. Any money spare of top of printing costs will then be pumped into the advertising pot to spread the positive word as wide as possible that there should be a political alternative like Frank Noon. An honest, genuine, revolutionary, visionary genius with integrity and a strong desire to build a better world, rather than a puppet for the corporations. A working-class visionary who believes society should be underpinned by notions of kindness, humanitarianism, science and reason rather than power, greed, superstition and warfare. He knows how to make this happen and in telling that story and getting as many people worldwide to question the inadequacies of the world in which we live, the positives could impact on the future of humanity. You can be a part of that and also exclusive to the pledge drive is the chance to have a character named after you in the seminal publication ‘2084’. That’s right, your name will be part of the story forever, it doesn’t get more exclusive than that!

If you check the update tab (at the top) you’ll see exactly how I plan to market the books dependent on how much money I get, and you'll see I have goals far beyond the amount of the initial goal. Whatever happens, thanks to all the fans who have been waiting patiently for me to come up with a plan to get all of these books into your hands over the next two years. With luck (and enough support), the whole Chronicles of Hope journey will be chartable from start to finish and the first book in the story back in print in time for the next book to be published.

How Does Kickstarter Work?

If you're not familiar with Kickstarter or how it will work, here's a brief overview (or you can read the official one, here). For the next 30 days you'll be able to make pledges to help support this project, ranging from £4 to whatever you can afford without hitting you too hard. For your pledge, you can select one of the reward packages—listed to the right—of equal or lesser value to your pledge. You can always pledge more than the minimum to get a reward if you want (and for some packages, you'll need to do so if it must be shipped internationally). Your credit card or other account will not actually be charged at the time you make your pledge, and you can change your mind right up to the final deadline.

If the final deadline comes and i've reached my goal, then everyone gets charged the amount they pledged and I’ll immediately get to work printing and mailing books. But if for some reason I don't meet the goal the whole thing is called off. No one gets charged, no fees are applied, everyone just keeps their money. So there's no risk of putting up money and then the reprint project never getting off the ground. Of course, if the goal isn’t reached then no one gets any rewards either.

What If I've Never Heard of The Chronicles of Hope?

Why, then you're missing out on the best political fiction series since 1984, and the best science fiction series since The Bible. The Chronicles of Hope is a series of novels that started with the first book, ‘2082’, in March 2013. It’s been retweeted by numerous celebrities and the first book has consistently featured in various Amazon bestseller lists. It sees Frank Noon front an experimental inter-galactic government project aimed at making life on an overpopulated Earth more sustainable. As he battles to gain control of a relative asylum, consisting of a cross section of the populous as much at odds with themselves as the situation, he unwittingly embarks on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. The second book, ‘2083’, sees further exploration of the planet and they discover just how far-reaching the whole project is. Without giving too much of the story away ‘2084’ has a lot more interaction on Earth, with Frank getting the opportunity to impose his will onto British society.

The first chapter of the first book is available for free on my website and there is also an interview with Frank. It's not for everyone, but if you enjoy a science fiction epic that doesn't take itself too seriously, while still delivering a good story and a humanitarian political alternative in Frank Noon, you might like it.

Risks and challenges

With regards to fulfilling the demands that the rewards bring I do understand that you’re taking a lot on trust, I guess as with most Kickstarter pledges. Like Frank Noon I’m a man of great integrity and will definitely be able to deliver all rewards as per the prescribed path below (everything in the timeline is completely achievable alongside working full time).

September 2013 – ‘2082’ pdf’s and paperback copies to be sent immediately.
September 2013 - signed paper copy of the widely acclaimed blog published on the BHA’s (British Humanist Association) website in March 2013, entitled ‘The Alternative Easter Message’
October 2013 – ‘2083’ pdf’s and paperbacks to be sent.
October 2013 – May 2014 – all three never before seen publications will be sent to you in PDF format – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’, will be sent to you as soon as they are finished during this period.
May 2014 – January 2015 – regular updates as to how the promotion of the book is coming along ahead of marketing it as widely as possible around the time of the Uk General Election in 2015.
March 2015 – ‘2084’ pdf’s and paperbacks to be sent.

If the drive is successful you will note that most of the pledges over £10 include either the signed blog or the three Frank Noon speeches. You will be the first to receive these and all signed publications will be exclusive to this pledge (I won’t be doing any other signings before 2015).

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    Pledge £4 or more About $6

    Digital download 1st edition PDF’s of all the full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, the final two you’ll receive before anyone else. This includes a copy of ‘2082’ PDF immediately, ‘2083’ PDF in October 2013, and ‘2084’ PDF in March 2015.

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    Digital download 1st edition PDF’s of all the full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series and all associated publications. This includes a copy of ‘2082’ PDF immediately, ‘2083’ PDF in October 2013, and ‘2084’ PDF in March 2015. You also get exclusive 1st copies of three never before seen publications in PDF format – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’. All three speeches to be sent by May 2014.

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    A paper back 1st edition copy of the 1st full-length novel in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’.

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    A paperback 1st edition copy of either of the final two full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series. If you’ve already bought ‘2082’ then you can specify a copy of ‘2083’ or ‘2084’. ‘2084’ will be a standalone book in its own right, the seminal work in the series, and I’ve already received pre-orders for this. Whichever book you order will be sent to you immediately when printed and before general release – ‘2083’ in October 2013, ‘2084’ in March 2015.

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    A signed paperback 1st edition copy of either of the final two full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series. If you’ve already bought ‘2082’ then you can specify a copy of ‘2083’ or ‘2084’. ‘2084’ will be a standalone book in its own right, the seminal work in the series, and I’ve already received pre-orders for this. Whichever book you order will be personally signed and sent to you immediately when printed and before general release – ‘2083’ in October 2013, ‘2084’ in March 2015.

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    Pledge £14 or more About $19

    A signed paperback 1st edition copy of the original 1st full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, plus a signed paper copy of the widely acclaimed blog published on the BHA’s (British Humanist Association) website in March 2013, entitled ‘The Alternative Easter Message’. The popularity of this blog can perhaps be pinpointed as the point at which the popularity of The Chronicles of Hope project took off.

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    Pledge £16 or more About $21

    A signed paperback 1st edition copy of the original 1st full-length novel in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, plus exclusive signed 1st paper copies of three never before seen publications – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’. All three speeches to be sent by May 2014.

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    Pledge £18 or more About $24

    Paperback 1st edition copies of the 1st two full length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’ and ‘2083’. Anyone who pledges here will receive a copy of ‘2083’ before general release.

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    Signed paperback 1st edition copies of the 1st two full length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’ and ‘2083’. Anyone who pledges here will receive a signed copy of ‘2083’ before general release.

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    Signed paperback 1st edition copies of the 1st two full length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’ and ‘2083’, plus a signed paper copy of the widely acclaimed blog published on the BHA’s (British Humanist Association) website in March 2013, entitled ‘The Alternative Easter Message’. The popularity of this blog can perhaps be pinpointed as the point at which the popularity of The Chronicles of Hope project took off.

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    Signed paperback 1st edition copies of the 1st two full length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’ and ‘2083’, plus exclusive signed 1st paper copies of three never before seen publications – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’. All three speeches to be sent by May 2014.

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    Paperback 1st edition copies of all three full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, ‘2083’ and ‘2084’. Anyone who pledges here will receive copies of ‘2083’ and ‘2084’ before general release.

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    Pledge £33 or more About $43

    Paperback 1st edition copies of all three full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, ‘2083’ and ‘2084’, plus exclusive 1st paper copies of three never before seen publications – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’. All three speeches to be sent by May 2014.

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    Signed paperback 1st edition copies of all three full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, ‘2083’ and ‘2084’. Anyone who pledges here will receive signed copies of ‘2083’ and ‘2084’ before general release.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    THE WHOLE CHRONICLES OF HOPE PACKAGE.

    Every key publication in The Chronicles Of Hope project. Paperback 1st edition copies of all three full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, ‘2083’ and ‘2084’, the final two books ‘2083’ and ‘2084’ you’ll receive before general release. This also includes exclusive 1st paper copies of three never before seen publications – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’. All three speeches to be sent by May 2014. Plus a paper copy of the widely acclaimed blog published on the BHA’s (British Humanist Association) website in March 2013, entitled ‘The Alternative Easter Message’. The popularity of this blog can perhaps be pinpointed as the point at which the popularity of The Chronicles of Hope project took off.

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    THE WHOLE CHRONICLES OF HOPE PACKAGE, EVERYTHING SIGNED.

    Every key publication in The Chronicles Of Hope project, all signed and received before the general release dates. Signed paperback 1st edition copies of all three full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, ‘2083’ and ‘2084’, plus exclusive signed 1st paper copies of three never before seen publications – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’. All three speeches to be sent by May 2014. Plus a signed paper copy of the widely acclaimed blog published on the BHA’s (British Humanist Association) website in March 2013, entitled ‘The Alternative Easter Message’. The popularity of this blog can perhaps be pinpointed as the point at which the popularity of The Chronicles of Hope project took off.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    THE WHOLE CHRONICLES OF HOPE PACKAGE, EVERYTHING SIGNED, PLUS LUNCH WITH THE CREATOR OF THE SERIES.

    You receive every key publication in The Chronicles Of Hope project, all signed. With this pledge you also get to meet the author and creator of the project, Robert Breeze. This can be in person at a lunch to be arranged in London, or for a telephone or online picnic if more convenient. Having successfully self-promoted a bestselling book alongside other work commitments I’ve developed a blueprint for self-publishing/promoting and would be happy to pass on such tips in person.

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    THE WHOLE CHRONICLES OF HOPE PACKAGE, EVERYTHING SIGNED, PLUS A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU IN THE SEMINAL BOOK IN THE SERIES, ‘2084’.

    Every key publication in The Chronicles Of Hope project, all signed and received before the general release dates. Signed paperback 1st edition copies of all three full-length novels in The Chronicles of Hope series, ‘2082’, ‘2083’ and ‘2084’, plus exclusive signed 1st paper copies of three never before seen publications – three Frank Noon speeches entitled ‘The Power Of Why’ (why questioning everything would make such a difference to humanity), ‘Grow A Pair Of Balls’ (why cowardice drives so many negative behaviours in modern day society), and ‘Frank Noon’s 10 Commandments’. All three speeches to be sent by May 2014. Plus a signed paper copy of the widely acclaimed blog published on the BHA’s (British Humanist Association) website in March 2013, entitled ‘The Alternative Easter Message’. The popularity of this blog can perhaps be pinpointed as the point at which the popularity of The Chronicles of Hope project took off.

    This pledge also includes having a character named after you in the seminal publication in the series, ‘2084’, unless your first name and surname are completely unacceptable i.e. David Cameron. I have five key characters developed that have yet to be named and i'll happily liaise with anyone who pledges to inform them of the character's role in the story. I could even develop the physical characteristics of the character to match yours where possible! The book will be marketed as widely as possible in early 2015 (ironically when the next general election is), so this is your chance to be part of the history of the books forever.

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Funding period

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