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This is a futuristic, fictional book that examines 6 people whose lives intersect at the 20th Anniversary of the 28th Amendment. Read more

Simi Valley, CA Fiction
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This is a futuristic, fictional book that examines 6 people whose lives intersect at the 20th Anniversary of the 28th Amendment.

Simi Valley, CA Fiction
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About this project

Do you hate robocalls?  During the Presidential Election, some houses in Florida received 8 robocalls each day.  This illustrates how badly we need campaign election reform. That is why I have changed the name of the book from 2033 - The 20th Anniversary to The End of Political Robocalls.

The Project

The End of Political Robocalls is a futuristic, fictional book that examines six people with various backgrounds whose lives intersect at the 20th Anniversary of a new Constitutional Amendment often called the "stop robocalls amendment".

Other futuristic books look way into the future and emphasize technological marvels. This book looks merely 20 years ahead and examines how decisions today affect six average American lives.  Issues such as the use of Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) and robocalls are included.

 Sample From Book

    An older gentleman in his 60s with white hair and a white goatee is wearing a baggy light blue shirt cut evenly all around. His shirt matches the color of the tour bus behind him.  He addresses the people in line.

    “Everybody listen up. This is the 8:30 tour of the National Mall.  If your ticket does not say 8:30 or National Mall, you are in the wrong line.  My name is Roger Steele and I am your tour guide for today.  I will take your tickets as you get on the bus.  Please take your time and watch your step.”

[later in the chapter]

    “Now, a little information about me.  As I said, my name is Roger Steele. I am a retired lobbyist.  I retired before they banned lobbyists in the Capitol 10 years ago.  This job gives me a chance to get out of the house, get some fresh air and make a little cash.  My wife likes me out of the house too.”

 Progress So Far

I have already completed the first draft of the book but consider it half done.  Some of the research for the book using original sources is done but more is needed.  I estimate the text will be finalized and the book cover designed and converted to electronic versions in February 2013.

I am starting this Kickstarter project to give people a chance to get a copy of the book in exchange for funding additional writing, editing, research, formatting and publishing.

This project will fund the initial printing of The End of Political Robocalls. An Epub version will also be developed.

The Budget

My budget is based on the hiring of a professional writer and incurring printing costs.   The professional writer costs $3000 and the printing will cost an additional $379 for a subtotal of $3379

Kickstarter and Amazon Payments each take a 5% cut or $338.  So accounting for these fees the total budget comes to $3717.

If the project is funded above 100%, any additional funds, after rewards have been printed and sent, will be used for marketing the book to bookshops, libraries, schools and directly to the public.  I do not make a cent off this project.

If the project is NOT fully funded, everybody keeps their money. but a lot of people will be disappointed.

The Next Step

Ever wonder what life will be like in the future? I am very excited about this project and I hope you are too.  You will want to participate just to see how many predictions actually come true in 20 years.  Please show your support by contributing at least $1 or $25 to get a copy from the first printing.

Thanks a lot.

Mike

Risks and challenges

I have already invested months of my time writing portions of this book and researching facts up to this point. To finish this project I am hiring a professional writer. So you can see I am very motivated to see this project through to fruition.

You will receive an attractive well-researched book. Then in 20 years, you can see how many of my predictions come true. Thanks for your support.

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    You'll receive an advance Epub edition of 2033 – The 20th Anniversary, delivered by e-mail.

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    You'll receive an advance Epub edition of 2033 – The 20th Anniversary, delivered by e-mail AND the printed copy of the book. This is 2 books so you can share with a friend or loved one.

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    You will receive an advance Epub edition of 2033 – The 20th Anniversary, delivered by e-mail and the AUTOGRAPHED printed copy of the book.

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    You will receive an advance Epub edition of 2033 – The 20th Anniversary, delivered by e-mail and the autographed printed copy of the book WITH YOUR NAME IN THE DEDICATION.

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    You will receive an advance Epub edition of 2033 – The 20th Anniversary, delivered by e-mail, the autographed printed copy of the book with your name in the dedication AND ONE OF THE CHARACTERS NAMED BY YOU. This is a lovely tribute to a close releative or friend.

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