The world is divided into the “haves” and “have nots”, and Kya Roberts stands on the wrong side of that divide. Her life is difficult, and she struggles through her daily routine. Working a dead-end job, Kya dreams of one day purchasing a Super power. With the world against her, Kya goes on a journey to discover more about the thing she wants most, and what it does to both the people around her and the world at large.
My wife, Annie, and I are working on this book together and we are super excited about finishing it. I have been in the blogging and WordPress industries for over ten years now, with some short breaks to work for various start-ups. My wife is an educational assistant working with special needs children. We both have a strong passion for writing, and have enjoyed working together in this collaboration. We both knew that we had a novel inside of us, but neither of us could have expected that we could create such an amazing universe. We already have ideas for sequels, prequels and other stories within the Second Class Supers universe, but it should be noted that this is a complete story.
We started Second Class Supers at the end of May 2013, and finished our first draft by the end of November. We have written over 80,000 words, and have feedback from some "alpha" readers. We've got the front cover completed by Leo Black. We are in the process of our second draft, already have some beta readers lined up and we are sourcing an editor to help us with anything we might be missing.
- Editing - $800
- Formatting - $200
- Printing - $800
- Kickstarter Fees - $275
- Fulfillment Costs - $675
Kickstarter says: "Explain that if you don't reach your goal, you'll get nothing, and everyone will be sad."
Anyone pledging $10 or more will get a copy of the book. A story where having a super power is the new upper class. You'll get a story that shows the determination of Kya, still learning to be a "real" adult and trying to get her footing in life. She hopes to join the upper class.
You'll empathize as she struggles to fund the procedure that'll gain her access to a Super, and witness her frustration as she envies a group of people that live a near unrestricted life. Lastly, you'll see the forces, behind the curtains, controlling the world and what that means to Kya.
$3,500 - We will release full three page written character profiles on each of the four main characters - Kya, Amelia, Sam and Don. You'll learn about their favourite foods, their childhood, and other elements that help build up their characters. This will be appended to the e-book version and available online for physical book readers to download. We will also run a Q&A on Reddit where we will answer your questions about us, the book, or nearly anything else you can think up.
$5,000 - We will hire a professional designer to help us with creating a website that is top notch. Either way, Annie and I will build out the content and I will develop the website, but this will give you a better looking place to download your e-book copy, check out added content, and get details on any extended universe developments.
$7,000 - Cover image bookmark and one page personalized thank you letter via e-mail for anyone that pledged $25 or more (e-bundle folks excluded from bookmark.)
$10,000 - Everyone pledging $1 and above will get access to the e-book version of Second Class Supers.
Extra funding will be used for the website to distribute the e-book copies, marketing, and for printing copies to give to local libraries and independent book stores.
Your support is really appreciated. Publishing a novel is one of those "bucket list" items that Annie and I both have and your support makes our dream possible. I hope you enjoy Second Class Supers.
If you would like to help us promote our book on Twitter or Facebook, please use the hash tag #KSSCS so we can find and thank you!
Risks and challenges
I do not anticipate any issues bringing Second Class Supers to market if the project is funded. If there are any delays, I will continue to update this Kickstarter with further information. We have given ourselves a great deal of lead time to get editing and printing completed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (37 days)