2013 has been an exciting year in Canadian politics, and I want to write an eBook reviewing this turbulent and fascinating political year through the lens of public opinion polling. But I need your help!
Tapping into the Pulse: Political public opinion polling in Canada, 2013 will tell a chronological story of the ups-and-downs of Canada's federal political parties, interspersed with in-depth analyses of where the polls were going (and, yes, where they have gone wrong) in each of Canada's ten provinces. The eBook will also include complete tables of polling aggregations and public domain polls, when available, making it an invaluable resource for political students and junkies alike.
So what do you get if you decide to pledge, in addition to helping to get Tapping into the Pulse published? Pledges of $10 or more will get you a copy of the eBook when it is completed (available in EPUB, Kindle/MOBI, and PDF formats), at least one month before the eBook is made available for sale to the general public. Pledges of $5 or more will get your name listed in one of the following supporter categories: Member of Parliament ($5), Official Party Status ($10), Third Party Status ($20), Official Opposition ($30), Minority Government ($50), Majority Government ($75), and the Natural Governing Party ($100).
Pledges of $75 or $100 will also get you the rights to claim a Riding History or analysis topic that will be posted to my site before the 2015 federal election. (Note: because Kickstarter does not allow a reward to be edited once it has been selected by a backer, I have marked two $100 reward levels as "sold out", so that I can make the necessary corrections and add a new $100 reward with the correct wording and rewards offered.)
And a note to business owners: a pledge of $250 will get you listed in the "Governor General" supporter category as well as give you the rights to a banner ad on ThreeHundredEight.com for two weeks (please get in touch with me first to ensure the ad meets the site's guidelines). A pledge of $500 will get you listed in the "The Crown" supporter category, the rights to a banner ad for four weeks, and the eternal gratitude of an adoring public. Of course, individuals who want to pledge that much are free to do so as well, and I'd be happy to put a banner ad on the site for a charity of your choice (with their permission).
Since 2008, ThreeHundredEight.com has been covering the federal and provincial polling scene in Canada. I am also a contributor to The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post Canada, and The Hill Times, and have written for Le Devoir and L'actualité during the 2011 and 2012 federal and provincial elections in Quebec.
Risks and challenges
Any writer knows the challenges of deadlines. The only major obstacle to finishing the project on-time will be time itself. If there will be any delays, I will give ample notification here and on my site. But I will do all that I can to finish the project by the estimated date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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