If we can fund this at $300, let's party. I mean, let's have an actual launch party for the sequel, Volume Two of the Helleborine Chronicles, The Fury of Storms! I'm sending an Advance Reader's Copy of the sequel (expected March 2015) to the Tattered Cover Book Store today, so I might as well ask them to consider a book signing/book launch event!
Wouldn't that be cool? I think it would be cool. Much in the way bow ties and fezzes are cool. Okay, back to this story...
I've been making up stories since I was a kid... Wait. That sounds bad. Let me start over...
I know how to write a novel, and I know how to publish one. But I need your help on how to market one. I'm ready to launch my new novel, The Agility of Clouds, but I have no idea what to do.
Back this kickstarter, and I'll ask you in a survey what you think!
Almost three years ago, I thought of a story featuring the worst antagonist any one has ever, or will ever face: Father Time. Then I started developing a story about Father Time's mentor, the formidable Seramis Helleborine. The character came to life in a dark and brooding outline, but her story soon superseded his, and the novel The Agility of Clouds came to life in a mad rush during National Novel Writing Month.
Here's the audio I created for the upcoming book trailer, recorded by the super talented voice artist, Kristine Shafer: [https://soundcloud.com/chris-pitchford-pub-ltd/traileraudio]
I'm a programmer lucky enough to create apps that I love, and so I knew I could publish this novel. I also know some hugely talented collaborators, like the professional editor who polished the story, Karen Conlin, and the professional illustrator who gave Seramis Helleborine shape and form, Marjorie Schott. But I don't know how to market this amazing new novel, and that's where you come in.
Your support determines the future marketing path of The Agility of Clouds, the first volume in the Helleborine Chronicles. Will there be Facebook Ads? AdWord campaigns? Traditional media? What do you think is the most effective way to market a book? Vote with your dollars and back this project and you will determine the course of how The Agility of Clouds, and its sequel, The Fury of Storms, as well as the rest of the planned series will be marketed.
This is huge! And I want you to be part of it. Exclusive rewards that are only available here await your support.
In the meantime, you can check out the free game I created for iPhone and iPad, "Airship Agility Free" to promote this novel at the iTunes App Store.
Risks and challenges
The book is written! All that is needed is you! The digital files already exist, they just need a home. The printing company cranks out books as soon as I order them, just waiting to sit upon a shelf!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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