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By Andrew M Ferrell
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About this project

Hello and thank you for considering contributing to the launch of my small publishing company, Cloaked Press. With Cloaked Press I want to publish novels and anthologies by fresh faces to the science fiction and fantasy genres, my two personal favorites. This will be everything from Epic to Urban, High to Paranormal, even Space Zombies with AI Masters.

What I am looking for is startup funds to cover incorporating the business, a year of web/email hosting, some graphic design, a cover design for the first book, editing of the first anthology (which I would like to publish this fall), as well as a little left over for marketing once the book is published. If there was enough to cover paying the contributors to the book an advance on any royalties, that would be great.

I have been a lover of both Science Fiction and Fantasy for as long as I can remember reading. I went from learning to read with Dr. Seuss, to reading Tolkein, Asimov, Jordan, Goodkind, even Stephen King (though he is the King of Horror). I also always wanted to be a writer. I would spend hours at the library, both school and the public one, picking out new books to read.

As I got older and decided to write my own stories, I discovered the world of Self Publishing and Small Presses. I have been chasing new and upcoming authors in my favorite genres ever since. I discovered collections of these new faces in anthologies from other small presses and decided to get involved. I want to give these fresh faces a new platform to reach readers and share their stories.

Another reward all contributors can opt in for will be the (hopefully) monthly newsletter with flash fiction, author profiles, and news from Cloaked Press. I also plan to have a personal Thank You page on the website.

Risks and challenges

The risks are actually minimal really with this type of project. I have been networking with fellow authors through my blog for some time now. I know talented graphic/cover designers, editors, and marketing people through working on my personal projects. To maintain a sustainable business one must also have legal and accounting advice, luckily both of these avenues are handled by relatives with degrees and experience. I get to focus on the creative aspect.

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    Cloaked Press 1st Anthology Ebook

    All backers at the $10 level will receive an ebook copy of our first Fantasy anthology.

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    Cloaked Press 1st Anthology Paperback

    Our First Fantasy anthology, slated for Fall of 2017, in paperback for all pledges of $25 or more.

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