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"The Ice Hotel" adapted to film by 2011 Oscar-nom'd writers

A marketing campaign for fantasy YA novel being adapted to screen by 2011 Oscar-nominated screenwriters of THE FIGHTER

"The Ice Hotel" adapted to film by 2011 Oscar-nom'd writers

A marketing campaign for fantasy YA novel being adapted to screen by 2011 Oscar-nominated screenwriters of THE FIGHTER

$2,516
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41
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 17 2011 4:29 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 8, 2011

About

www.theicehotelbook.com

WHAT IS IT?

A fantasy YA (young adult) novel headed to the big screen...

This debut, self-published, fantasy YA novel, "The Ice Hotel" is now being adapted to screen by 2011 Oscar-nominated screenwriters, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson  - (THE FIGHTER - best original screenplay).  The book needs your help to get out into the world...

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In November 2008, a friend passed away. He was only 31. I saw him on a Friday and the very next day, I, like so many people I knew, got the call that he was gone. His death was shocking and devastating to all of us, and shortly after we lost him, I began to slam out the book... It became a way for me to do in a story what I could not do in real life - bring him back.

In the story, a family reeling from their eldest son's death accepts an invitation to the world-famous ICEHOTEL in Sweden - largely to escape their grief. While there, they encounter an Arctic magic that enables them to meet their lost son in another form. 

WHY DOES THE BOOK NEED HELP?

Prior to the making of the film, we want to market the book so that it reaches the widest audience possible in its original/book form.  At this point, most of the marketing has been via word of mouth and some internet push - eg: the reader-submitted "fan photos" with the book on the Amazon page and in the "fans with THE ICE HOTEL" Facebook album

The publishing world as we once knew it has changed drastically in recent years"The Ice Hotelis one example of this change, in that I chose to go the route of self-publishing soon after I finished the manuscript.  I did this for a few reasons: 

1) Producer, Marvin V Acuna, and I developed a strategy to first utilize his film contacts to push for the adaptation of the book.  Thankfully, this strategy proved successful.  

Producers on board for the project are Marvin V Acuna - and Alan and Peter Riche of Riche Productions (credits include Southpaw with Eminem in 2012; Bride Wars; Starsky and Hutch; The Mod Squad; Duets; and currently in development = Rex Mundi with Johnny Depp; Einstein Theory  with Zac Efron; Neil Gaiman's Books of Magic, etc...)

2) After losing a friend very suddenly, all I wanted was to hold the book in my hands as soon as possible - rather than wait for a publishing house to decide if and when it was okay to send the story out into the world...  I am so thankful I chose not to wait...

WHAT WILL THE MONEY PAY FOR?

The money will pay for different levels of Twitter advertising via twtMob, including but not limited to celebrity-endorsed tweets and YA reader-focused marketing;

for bulk purchase of the symbolic 'two dog tags and a whistle on a chain' necklace, which will be distributed at events promoting the book;

for gifting of the book to Los Angeles Children's hospital and writing/reading focused nonprofits and public libraries;

for additional marketing efforts including Facebook, LinkedIn and similar internet ads - as well as print ads in publications aimed towards readers/young readers, ie: Celebrity High magazine;

for "fan photos with THE ICE HOTEL" contest and prizes

for editing, some equipment rental, craft service, and fees associated with start of audiobook recording of THE ICE HOTEL

JUST FOR FUN...


 

+ MC FOLEY AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

Write On Online interview with mc foley

YA Reads review of "The Ice Hotel"

YA Books Central interview with mc foley

Books With Bite - YA Book Blogger site - review of "The Ice Hotel"

Kate Evangelista, YA Book Blogger - review of "The Ice Hotel"

FANS WITH THE ICE HOTEL!

SOME IMAGES OF THE ICEHOTEL AND THE ARCTIC CIRCLE 

PROLOGUE TO PROLOGUE OF "THE ICE HOTEL" - PAGE 7 IN THE BOOK

One of the 

worst things in the world to lose, 

is hope 

because 

you can be hungry and learn, at least, to 

make a meal from rotten scraps 

you can be tired, and discover the skill to 

sleep with two eyes open 

you can be lonely, but remember when 

you had (actual or imagined) friends 

you can lose money, 

then earn it back again 

but if you are without hope 

then you have lost the world 

and nothing you eat 

nowhere you sleep 

no one you see 

can save you 

and trust me 

when you lose it 

it’s a difficult thing to regain 

so keep it close 

hold it tight 

as tight as you hold onto your soul 

because in many ways 

it is your soul

Text copyright © 2010 by mc foley 

*Darth Vader w/ THE ICE HOTEL photo credit: Steven Judd

www.theicehotelbook.com

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