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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 9 2013 8:31 PM UTC +00:00

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Long Shadows Made Short-Cover by Dr. Norberto Gomez Jr.
Long Shadows Made Short-Cover by Dr. Norberto Gomez Jr.

Yes, you get a copy of the book, even if you donate a dollar.  In my derpy nervousness I forgot to include that. :D

I Inserted a Preview of Chapter 01 onto Wordpress.  Please check it out.

What is it?

I am a first time novelist who would like to pay my cover artist and pay for some copy editing/epublication formatting.

My novel, Long Shadows Made Short, is a Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction novel.  The premise is that a genius scientist preserved the memories and genetic code of a group of women, only to wake them up 400 years later.  The women discover that the world has changed and have to align with a religious cult to assure their future.  

The main character is a former professor named Mel who was 68 when she died.  She leads the group of women along with a former General named Hailey, a doctor named Adya and a hacker named Karla.  Each character comes to terms with her place in destroyed America and forge an agreement with the violent religious cult in hopes of using their endless time (as clones) to reform America into something great.

Long Shadows Made Short is the first of three books in a series.  I have already begun writing the sequel and hope to epublish it towards the end of 2014.  To compete with traditionally published books I want to pay for an editor on http://fiverr.com/ to iron out any grievous copy errors I might have.  I am dyslexic, there are plenty of flubs.

My friend Norberto Gomez Jr. has created a fantastic cover for the book, for free, but he is broke from just finishing his PHD and I would like to pay him for his work.  Feel free to check out his web page at: http://www.norbertogomezjr.com/ or hire him for your full-time professorship as an art/humanities teacher.  Norberto needs a job, I'm just saying.

What you are paying for:

$500 for the copy editor and someone who knows how to format novels for epublication from http://fiverr.com/

$500 to pay for a basic web page by http://auridesion.com/

$500 to pay for Norberto's cover

$150 to pay Kat Malaney for her bookmarks/art for the ebook http://neko-hime-cfi.deviantart.com/

$250 for marketing materials and paying for pesky fee's associated with online funding.

So that's the $2,000.  

Now, if I have one backer give me the $1,500 (assuming I make the extra $1,000), I will take 200 out of my marketing budget and give it to Norberto for his "Broke recent PHD fund."  He's my brother from another mother, so I want to give him money.  

If I make more than $3000 I will give additional money to Norberto for illustrations.  These will be posted inside any ebook format that will allow images.

Anything beyond $2,500 will be used for additional marketing or saved to help pay for the epublication of the sequel.   It I just make gobs and gobs of money I will solicit one of those fancy non-fiverr editors, but I will be happy for whatever any of you donate.  

You're wonderful for even reading this and allow me to express my endless gratitude. 

If I do not make my kickstarter I will just very slowly pay for editing on Fiverr.com, because I am committed to doing this.

Risks and challenges

Well the novel is finished, so that part is done. The longest part will be waiting for the editor to finish and making my changes. I will take a week off from work to polish it and release. I will also celebrate with delicious Mexican food.

I will try to pay for the prints/post cards ahead of time, out of my own money, so there is little delay when those are released. If I can get to the point I am paying Norberto for illustrations, I will also have to wait for him to finish those, but he's so excited about it I don't think that will delay publication beyond August.

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    Thank you acknowledgement in back of ebook. Postcard featuring cover art by Norberto Gomez Jr. A bookmark made from art made by Kat Malaney and a personal thank you letter

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    Thank you acknowledgement in back of ebook.
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    A bookmark made from art made by Kat Malaney and a personal thank you letter.

    I will draw you a horrible picture of a cat or a mouse or something and include it with the letter.

    I will also give you free copies of the two other books in the series, when they are published, in the far future beyond 8/2013.

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    All of the above, and:

    I will pay a printer to make 10 reproductions of Norberto's cover, without text, will mail it to him to sign and number and then pay for him to mail it to you.

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    All of the above, except instead of a print Norberto will mail you the original watercolor of the cover. There is only one of these because there is only one piece of art. You will also have my eternal gratitude.

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