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 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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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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