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Antony M. CopelandBy Antony M. Copeland
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Antony M. CopelandBy Antony M. Copeland
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About


 

Monolith's logo
Monolith's logo

 

My name is Antony M Copeland, and my goal is to improve the indie publishing market with Monolith, an anthology created for independent creative writers by independent creative writers. 

Monolith shall be as grand, epic and magnificent as its name implies, and will also be priced appropriately (19.99 GBP, 9.99 for the ebook). Too many books devalue themselves. I want to be able to pay my writers well, and know that the book will sell. I want to produce something that I know will impress all who read it, drive them to enthuse about it to their friends. This is why I've created this campaign.

Here's some backstory to how I first got the idea. A few months ago, I received a Facebook notification that one of the writing groups I was a member of was about to be deleted unless I would like to become an admin. It had no administrator and only 32 members.

That group was Creative Writers. 

Perhaps it was because of the name...my favourite classes in school were the Creative Writing classes.  I wanted to start my own group that encouraged open discussion of your work-in-progress.

♫ With a little help from my (writer) friends ♪ I got by, and Creative Writers flourished. We have now reached over 9,000 members, and we’re still growing! It is a bustling hub where writers of all genres seek advice, information and encouragement. I wanted to provide a writing opportunity that I, as a writer, would be excited to participate in.
So, after in-depth consideration, I produced from my figurative sleeve; 

The Monolith Anthology!

The cover of the first installment of Monolith
The cover of the first installment of Monolith
We’ve already begun receiving short-story submissions for the anthology and the quality of writing we’re receiving is impressive. By the time submissions close on August 31st, we could easily have a book at least 2 inches thick, packed full of some of the best short stories you have ever read. We originally planned for a finished product by January 2018, but I think we can do much better than that. The sooner we get it out there, the sooner we can start work on volume 2!  

In order to secure the success of this endeavour, I aim to encourage pre-orders, sponsorship, crowdfunding and donations in order to fund the project as best as we can. With the Creative Writers‘ shared passion for writing and my own background in business and marketing, this challenge is well within our repertoire. Our hope one day is to register ourselves as a publishing company! But that's not what this is about ;) 

If you have invested enough in this campaign to receive a copy of Monolith, you'll be able to see for yourself just how talented our writers are. You'll be lending it out to your friends so they can see exactly why you won't stop talking about it. One of those friends is going to keep it, and it will be well worth the money it takes to replace it. It won't even be a decision. Our goal is to make books truly valuable again.

The way I see this story ending is with over a hundred success stories from every author whose careers we’ve helped to launch, each with a range of books published by the Creative Writers’ Press; writers that were all valued members of the best creative writing community around.

So, we need your help in funding the first in what we hope will be a fantastic series!

A few prize related images:

 

Mug pt1
Mug pt1

 Both sides of the coolest heat changing mug you'll ever drink out of!

Mug pt2
Mug pt2

 Pretty sure I'd kill to have that keychain ;)

Keychain
Keychain

 The colours you can choose from for the awesome shirt. 

Shirt colour options
Shirt colour options

 

Infinity scarf sans Monolith text (Litograph has nothing to do with our campaign)
Infinity scarf sans Monolith text (Litograph has nothing to do with our campaign)

 

Dark One by Sydnie Beaupré
Dark One by Sydnie Beaupré

 Imagine having autographed copies of these two books, written by our very own Sydnie Beaupré?

Such Wicked Serendipity by Sydnie Beaupré
Such Wicked Serendipity by Sydnie Beaupré

The rewards are pretty awesome, if we do say so ourselves! So please, if you can, get the word out and help make Monolith happen! The Creative Writers can't wait to weave our words into magic for you.

One of the promo images for Monolith!
One of the promo images for Monolith!

 

Risks and challenges

We are real people, with real issues just like everybody else, so we're still learning how to market our name.

One potential issue includes the quality of the writing. If we accept substandard work, then the finished book will fail to impress, and there would be little to no word-of-mouth sales. As writers ourselves, we are being very careful to make sure that none of the stories we select will harm our reputation or the reputation of the Monolith anthology. We also work with the writers in our community to help them become even better at their craft, so if they were not accepted in the publication, they may be accepted in future publications.

A low price tag on a book invites the assumption that the story isn't particularly well written. It's also not very sustainable as a business model. We're going to overcome this by setting a semi-high retail price for the finished book. This will echo the high quality of the stories inside, and allow us to pay the writers more than they would normally get for each book sale, even if it's sold at a discount. This may be an issue if people don't want to pay the price we've set, but we are confident in our ability to convince people otherwise.

We are aware that we are not big name authors, and it will take a lot of marketing to get the word out about Monolith, but we have absolutely no doubt in our minds that we can reach our goals.

We understand we're asking for a lot, but we want the best quality results.

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    Eternal grattitide

    While you won't receive a reward, please know that we appreciate this more than we could ever express - and we're authors. If you could share this on your social media we'd appreciate it even more!

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    Off the Chain

    If you pledge £2, you will receive a Monolith keychain and you will get an exclusive shout out on the Creative Writer's facebook page, and our site!

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    Mark my Words

    If you pledge £2, you will receive a Monolith bookmark and you will get an exclusive shout out on the Creative Writer's facebook page, and our site!

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    Amazeballs human being

    For just £3 Amazeballs human being supporters will receive an ebook copy of Sydnie Beaupré's YA urban fantasy novel Such Wicked Serendipity, and an e-copy of her YA paranormal romance novel Dark One.

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    We will love you forever

    Supporters who pledge £5 will receive an autographed copy of Dark One, a YA paranormal romance by our own Sydnie Beaupré, and a small collection of shorts written by a few of our authors, and a Monolith bookmark.

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    An autographed e-copy of the cover for Monolith, New Beginnings

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    Take cover!

    You get an autographed copy of the Monolith: New Beginnings cover, and two original images associated with the Monolith anthology series.

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    Oh heck yeah!

    Supporters who pledge £20 will receive an autographed copy of Dark One, a YA paranormal romance by Sydnie Beaupré.

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    Winner

    As a 'winner' you'd get a free copy of Monolith, when it's published.

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    The Cursed Copy

    Brought to you by the resident psychopath, Jay Ten (Hunter Thompson), you will receive a copy of Monolith with a personal inscription from the author of the most disturbing story in the collection (don't be surprised if it's written in blood).

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    You rock!

    Supporters who pledge £30 will receive an autographed copy of Dark One, a YA paranormal romance by Sydnie Beaupré, and an autographed copy of Such Wicked Serendipity, her YA urban fantasy novel. And finally, a copy of Monolith!

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    This is a mugging!

    Backers will get a fantastically cool Monolith themed heat changing mug, so you can drink your beverage in style!

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    Cat's out of the bag

    If you choose this reward, you'll receive a tote with the original cover art from Monolith on it!

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    To infinity and beyond!

    An infinity scarf with the manuscript of Monolith written on it.

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    I don't give a shirt!

    Actually, while you don't give a shirt, WE DO! If you pledge, you get a custom shirt with the manuscript of Monolith written on it. Sizes go from S to 2XL

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    Champion

    'Champions' get 3 Books from any of our participating authors,. Including at least one book from Monolith series, once they are published.

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    Hero

    'Heroes' get a subscription to the Monolith anthology series.

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    Demi-god

    'Demi-gods' get the Monolith subscription AND 3 books from any of our authors.

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    God-like

    'God-like' supporters will get a subscription to Monolith, three books of your choice from any of our authors, an Autographed copy of Dark One by Sydnie Beaupré, an autographed copy of Such Wicked Serendipity by Sydnie Beaupré, a Monolith keychain, and our eternal gratitude.

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    Omnipotent

    Supporters will get a subscription to Monolith, three books of your choice from any of our authors, an Autographed copy of Dark One by Sydnie Beaupré, an autographed copy of Such Wicked Serendipity by Sydnie Beaupré, a Monolith shirt of your size, an autographed canvas of the original cover image, a Monolith themed heat changing mug, a Monolith infinity scarf, a Monolith tote bag, two promotional Monolith images, two bookmarks, a Monolith fleece blanket, a Monolith button, a Monolith keychain, and our eternal gratitude - and of course, a HUGE shout out!

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    • Autographed copy of Such Wicked Serendipity by Sydnie Beaupré
    • Heat changing Monolith themed mug
    • Monolith infinity scarf
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