Some authors create works that other people will enjoy-- books that make people happy, or feel great emotions, or transmit huge ideas. But what about giving an author a bunch of money to mess around and make a book as self indulgent and pretentious as possible?
The book will be a minimum of 100 pages, because the print on demand group I use charges the exact same thing for 1 page as 100. So It'll be 100 pages at least for simple practicality, with stretch goals expanding it.
The book will feature original illustrations by James Wylder, as well as essays and stories by James Wylder, at least one short play by James Wylder,
About the Author, Editor, Illustrator, Commander, Bro, Sith Lord:
James Wylder is the author of "An Eloquence of Time and Space," "Cascade," "God Save the Pres.!" and "Cryptos". He has run three successful Kickstarters in the past. He usually prides himself on professional and quality writing, but hey, nobody is perfect.
Despite there being tons of budding writers with more innovative and expansive viewpoints, new ways of looking at things, and transformative styles, James Wylder is clearly the defining voice of his generation-- a monumental and paramount writer. You can believe that because that sentence said so, and we wouldn't lie to you.
BUSTED! $50 - I'll go to the store and buy some Crayola Colored Pencils and draw something with them that will be featured in the book. The drawing will be printed in black and white.
VINDICATED! $55 - I'll write an essay about something related to Decipher's WARS, which well, I'd probably do anyways so its not worth paying me much to do.
OBLIGATED! $100 - The book will include a campaign setting for use with D20 games like Pathfinder called "Kyaria" that will involve people roaming the countryside with monsters to battle them against each other in order to win medallions.
$125 - Writer James Wylder will write an exclusive Foreward to the book!
$150 - It will include an essay I wrote in college, unedited, without any context from the class about what the essay was about. I probably got a B on it.
$200 - I'll take some pictures of random objects like a first year photography student might do. They will be the greatest pictures ever! Or at the very least, they will be pictures.
$300 - The book will include art in various mediums by me, including commentary on what it really means, or whatever. Discover the ideas so deep, you could skim them off the surface, billed as world changing manifestos.
$400 - The book will include a short play where Kanye West challenges me to a Rap Battle, and naturally totally owns me because he is way better at Rap than me.. Beyonce cameos.
$600 - Family Fun Section! I'll make a crossword puzzle about myself, and a sodoku puzzle that isn't about me because how could I make a sodoku puzzle about myself, and some other fun games and puzzles!
$1000 - Backers will get a download of a special CD length recording of excerpts from the books!
$5000 - The book will contain, as an appendix, a full length play.
$10,000 - The Book will include, as an appendix, and entire novel (!).
Risks and challenges
The biggest risks are delays. This is my fifth publishing Kicksarter-- I'm very experienced with the process of completing this sort of work, which also means I'm keenly aware of the problems that can happen with these. While the creation of this book upon funding is a total certainty, things could certainly happen to delay its creation or eventual release.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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