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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 17 2016 9:42 PM UTC +00:00

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Here's Chapter One of the Audiobook: 

 

Risks and challenges

Q: How do I know I'll get my book and other goodies?

A: Less than 10% of all Kickstarter projects fail, and this will not be one of those few. Im not designing a new machine, or a revolutionary kind of luggage. The book is already written and edited, and the audio book has already begun. This is simple; get the book printed, signed, and shipped, then get the audiobook recorded and uploaded.

I have been working and waiting on this moment for over a year. Books and audio books are published every day - fear not - this will happen. There is no obstacle that cannot be overcome with the professional and experienced team I have assembled.

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Q: How long after the Kickstarter is finished do I get my book?

A: The Ebook should be in your email within (AT MOST) a day or two from the last day of the Kickstarter. Of course I will be posting updates as work progresses, to include Aleksandra's artwork.

Naturally, the print versions will take a bit longer. Not to worry though, Gasch Printing is family owned and has been in business since 1982. They were printing books when Joan Jett and Olivia Newton John had the top spots on the radio, and I was just starting Kindergarten. It should be about a 2 to 3 weeks after the ebooks go out before I have all the print copies in hand. At that point, its just a matter of how fast I can autograph them and get them in the mail.

Of course, if there are any delays, I will keep everyone updated.

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Q: What about the postcards and digital art?

A1: The postcards wont take long - less time than the book printing. It should be only a matter of a few days after the Kickstarter is over before I receive the finished product from Vistaprint. However, if you are also waiting on a paper copy of the book, they will not ship until the book does. (Saves on shipping) I've ordered these types of materials before, and have never encountered a delay or problem.

A2. As for any additional artwork, Aleksandra Klepacka took about 10 days to complete the cover. The back cover and (possible) additional illustrations should take about 20 days all told. Of course, if there are any delays, I will keep everyone updated here.

I will also post progress shots on the artwork regularly. To see Alex work as it progresses is amazing.

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Q: What kind of challenges do you expect?

A. Additions to the story: Some of the higher tiers allow a supporter to be in the story. I do have ancillary characters ready to fit these roles. However, if a particular supporter has a unique enough request, some tiny alterations/additions to the story may be necessary. Of course I will work together with that supporter to overcome any obstacles.

A2. The Audio book: There's plenty that can go wrong with the recording of an audio book. Actors get sick, and life can happen to anyone at any time and get in the way of the project. I researched and contacted several sites and producers before choosing Melissa. She has been doing voice work for 16 years and has produced dozens of audio books. The transaction is taking place via ACX.com - Audible's production and talent site - for accountability and security purposes and for ease of project completion.
I will post project updates to include any setbacks.

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    EBOOK & DIGITAL ART PACK TIER

    EBOOK & DIGITAL ART PACK:

    1. Ebook - You get a digital copy of the novel gifted to you on Amazon by the Author on the day of it's release!

    2. Digital Art Pack - Receive 300 dpi resolution images of all the artwork done for Dark Communion, including alternate covers, by the artist, Aleksandra Klepacka. Want a poster of one? The resolution will support it. You can print an 8 x 10 at home, or go to kinkos and get a 24" x 36" poster or print for your room.

    3. A postcard of one of the artworks from the book with a hand written thank you on it.
    (It's not much, but a hand-written thank you is a little more rare these days than people give it credit for.)

    4. Your name on the "Thank You" page in both the digital and the printed versions of the novel.

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    TRADE PAPERBACK:
    You, my friend, can flip the pages and breathe in the new book smell. You will receive:

    1. A signed 6" x 9" trade paperback copy of the novel. ( No charger required.)

    2. The EBOOK and DIGITAL ART PACK tier.

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    Looking for something a little fancier, how about a limited edition hardcover? Only the Kickstarter versions of these will be printed with no ISBN and signed by the Author.

    You will receive:

    1. A beautiful, signed 6" x 9" limited edition hardcover of the novel.

    2. The EBOOK and DIGITAL ART PACK tier.

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    AUDIOBOOK:
    No time to read? My heart goes out to you, as does a full audio version of Dark Communion. Listen to it on the way to work, while you do things around the house, or in school when you should be listening to your teacher/professor. (That's what I used to do)

    You will also receive:

    The EBOOK and DIGITAL ART PACK tier.

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    READ-ALONG TIER

    READ-ALONG:
    Have the time, but just miss the days of Mom or Dad reading to you before bed? Listen to it as you read along in your paperback of Dark Communion in bed, and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of revolution.

    You will also receive:

    Everything from the EBOOK & DIGITAL ART PACK tier.

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    LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER READ-ALONG:

    Oooh, fancy.

    You will receive:

    1. The amazing (I promise it will be) Audiobook of Dark Communion.

    2. Everything from the LIMITED EDITION HARCOVER tier.

    3. Everything from the EBOOK AND DIGITAL ART PACK tier.

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    DIE WITH HONOR

    DIE IN THE BOOK!
    Want to die in the book? Let me name a character after you, with your description, and then kill them. Ayla will learn from your death, and honor you.

    Of course, you will also receive everything from the HARD COVER READ-ALONG Tier and the EBOOK AND DIGITAL ART PACK tier.

    Includes:
    • A character who dies.
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    SURVIVE THE BOOK!
    Last option too dark? Let me name a character after you, with your description. You get to survive the revolution – slay a minotaur, heal a main character, and/or fight by Ayla and/or Detra’s side. Your character will be in at least one of the artworks done by Aleksandra, and your character will be in book 2!

    Of course, you will also receive everything from the HARDCOVER READ-ALONG Tier and the EBOOK AND DIGITAL ART PACK tier.

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Funding period

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