Publish a new kind of novel - The Rembis Report
Remember all those emails you wish you saved? The funny ones, the tender ones, the ones that made you think? I did, and here they are.
Your contribution will help license valuable content.
This is a book unlike anything you have ever seen. Remember all those great emails that you wish you had kept? The funny ones, the tender ones, the ones that made you think? I saved them all and put them together into a one of a kind book that incorporates my own photography, news articles shared through email and the series of I emails I sent out from 2006 to 2009 entitled The Rembis Report.
Along with the many wonderful replies to those emails it makes up what is now a 290 page volume book. Printed with color photography and soft cover binding, the book will be available in print on Amazon and on Kindle.
I have everything ready to go, but need to license some content before making it available to the general public.
Your contribution will help to license the following articles:
Broken hearts, broken rigs collide in deadly blaze, Detroit fire shows impact of budget cuts on safety - The Detroit Free Press, February 27, 2008
Tsunami-orphaned hippo adopted by 100-year old tortoise - Agence France Presse (AFP), August 19, 2005
Teacher loved music, singing - The St. Petersburg Times, December 27, 2006
The articles add exceptional value to the story that unfolds.
Usage permissions for all other material that is not my own has already been granted. One major coup, I feel, has been attaining the permission of actor and writer Peter Birkenhead to include his essay Oprah's Ugly Secret. Thanks a million Peter!
I really am a good writer - and I can prove it!
For anybody on the fence about contributing, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request for a sample of my writing and I will send happily send you two random pages from The Rembis Report for your consideration.
The book will be self published on-demand through CreateSpace to retail for approximately $59.99 and on Kindle for around $10.
Thank you all so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
Some photos are old.
The only issue I may have will be uploading some of the photos to the publisher in the proper resolution. Since many photos were originally taken with 35 MM and 110 cameras in the 1980's, I may have to rescan some of them.
Some work is pending publication.
For those supporters receiving copies of Romeo Slim, in the event that I happen to win a major poetry competition in the next 2 months, in addition to the PDF copy I will also throw in a softcover copy of the book from that publisher when it becomes available in 2015.
Some things are really not a problem.
To meet the challenges of airline travel and hotel bookings for live appearances, I am a seasoned world traveler who generally plans to arrive the night before an event. I will make all of my own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations. No need to feed me either, but I probably won't turn down an invitation for a drink.
- (19 days)