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The Crystal Dragon Series book 4: Ponorama

The cost of production for the rest of the books may be beyond my ability to shoulder alone. Together, let's get these books out there!

The Crystal Dragon Series book 4: Ponorama

The cost of production for the rest of the books may be beyond my ability to shoulder alone. Together, let's get these books out there!

$196
pledged of 275 $pledged of 275 $ goal
5
backers
22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 9 2019 6:14 AM UTC +00:00.

About

If you don't know me, I'm a young, self-published author. I write fantasy with the same age range for it as Harry Potter. My main series is going to be seven books long. This project is to help me put out book four.

Now that I have a number of books under my belt, my debt concerning them has grown. The books themselves are finally making me some money, but have yet to catch up to the costs they've accrued. In order to keep publishing, something that I MUST have is a cover for each book. Writing is done by me, I have people who can help edit for free, but a cover I must pay for someone else to create for me.

I found a good artist that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, but $250 (the extra $25 is to cover a little of shipping costs, and the cut that Kickstarter takes from the total) is still a pretty penny for a broke, newly married author who's still putting her husband through school. (I dropped out because it's not going to give me the return on investment I need to make it worth it.)

My hope is that with a small contribution from lots of people, we'll be able to easily get a cover for each book. This is especially needed since I've increased my production rate and will not be able to afford $250 from the budget every month for a cover. 

None of us want these books to stack up and gather dust, held from you because of the lack of a cover, right? That would be frustrating for everyone.

Will YOU be the difference between a quick release and waiting MONTHS for each book?

Risks and challenges

I'm supposed to put risks and challenges here. The only challenge I see is not reaching the goal. I believe Kickstarter mentioned that if we don't reach it, I don't get the funds. I don't know what that will look like on your end, whether they'll still charge you or not, but I highly suggest avoiding that how we can. I'll be sharing it everywhere, and I hope you will too. $250 is actually a pretty low goal for a Kickstarter, most I've seen are in the thousands. So it shouldn't take too many people to get this project funded!

If extra is raised, it will go towards book 5's cover, and possibly some marketing. So if we reach the goal, don't feel bummed that you won't get a reward! You're still welcome to help and recieve your prizes!!

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    Ebook copy of Ponorama

    Once the book goes live, I'll buy a copy of the ebook for you. Amazon will send a confirmation email to the email you use for this. Just accept it then, and it'll go right to your Kindle (or Kindle app on a phone, computer, etc.) and you'll be ready to be among the FIRST to read the newest installment of the Crystal Dragon Series!

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    Shout out in the back of the book!

    Ever wanted to be mentioned in a book? Now you'll get that special thrill of reading a book and finding your name, personally mentioned by the author!

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    Full chapter sneak peek into Ponorama

    Want to be the FIRST to read such a large chunk of Ponorama? By helping me out so much, you'll be able to unlock this privileged, never-before-seen reward!

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    Specialized Unisex cotton/poly T-shirt

    This (preshrunk) T-shirt I'll be designing as some awesome merchandise for you! Grey is the best color for the dragon logo to show up on, so that's what it will be. You'll get to choose what size you need. The logo is the one I have on my Facebook, newsletter, etc, with the red dragon with the cherries hanging from its mouth. It does not include my name, since that might be weird lol. Just the awesome looking dragon head!

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    Signed paperback of Ponorama

    Along with your paperback copy of the book, you'll get a handwritten thank you card from yours truly, and a signed bookmark and business card!

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