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By Aaron Hollingsworth
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About this project

Folded Steel is a book of seven original short stories by Aaron Hollingsworth. The book is finished and has been professionally edited by Katie Thompson. All it needs now is printing and audiobook production to make it a full fledged product. That's where YOUR HELP is needed! 

There is nothing Aaron enjoys more than attending conventions and selling his books directly to customers and fans. To do this, he needs to build up his inventory of printed books. The more books he has printed, the more he is able to pitch his books directly to readers. 

As for audiobook production, Aaron feels that his narrators should be paid well for their talent and time. Part of the funds raised will go toward production of the Folded Steel audiobook.

About the Author: Aaron Hollingsworth is both an indie-publisher and a high school custodian. His day job enables him to support is wife and two children, but not much else. In his spare time, he aspires to succeed as a self-published author of weird fiction and science fantasy. Learn more at aaronhollingsworth.com

Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter, so there will be much for me to learn. My main concern is printing and mailing out the rewards on time. I have addressed this risk by setting the due time for August to ensure that I can keep my commitments.

Another concern is finding the right audiobook narrator. We have not found the right one yet. However, there are still thousands of capable narrators to choose from, and I have experience in dealing with such talent. I am confident that with the funds it can be accomplished. Yet there is always a measure of doubt and risk.

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    Short Stories Triple Book Bundle

    Three signed paperback books sent to you in the mail! This includes "Folded Steel", "Tainted Steel", and "Ruson the Vampire Saint"! You will also receive backer credit, the ebook and heartfelt gratitude.

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    Novels Triple Book Bundle

    Three signed paperback books sent to you in the mail! This includes "Folded Steel", and the first two novels in the "Four Winds-One Storm" series "The Bone Brick City" and "The Geohex of Wraith County"! You will also receive backer credit, the ebook and heartfelt gratitude.

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    All the Books Bundle!

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    Swordfighting Lesson!

    Here is the big one. If you live in the Kansas City area, Aaron Hollingsworth will personally meet up with you, treat you to lunch, gift you a signed copy of each of his books, and give you a private swordfighting lesson.You will also receive backer credit, the ebook and heartfelt gratitude.

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