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The Story Thousands Of Confidentiality Agreements Were Designed To Stop

Someone had to tell this story. Someone had to risk it all to tell the world. They certainly couldn’t. They could ruin any shot of their dream coming true and even end up in jail. That is why they trusted me. They knew I would do whatever it took to get this story out into the world. 

Uberstar – The Search For America’s Next Hollywood Superstar is the book former American Idol contestants, producers and insiders have broken their silence to tell. I have taken their stories and given you a virtual American Idol experience. I will take you from the first round of auditions, to the callbacks, to Hollywood Week and then through to the semifinals. From then, you will just have to see what happens… 

I have written real accounts as fiction. I have changed everything about my sources names except their stories. You were never meant to see behind the scenes of America’s biggest dream machine – American Idol. And, now you can. 

If you are an aspiring Idol contestant, an avid fan or just a casual viewer, the secrets unveiled in Uberstar – The Search For America’s Next Hollywood Superstar will blow you away. America needs to see the full story of what it is like to take the journey from anonymity to rockstar in front of an audience of millions. 

I want you to be able to judge for yourself, to see for yourself, what really goes on. Then, you are free to make up your own mind. 

This has been my sole purpose in life for the last five years. And I will not stop until America hears this story. 

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On The Way To The Big Time 

Uberstar – The Search For America’s Next Hollywood Superstar has a built-in market of nearly thirty million people. How do we know this? Because this is approximately the amount of people who tune into American Idol on any given evening. Uberstar – The Search For America’s Next Hollywood Superstar is a prototype for 21st century publishing. And that is the reason why we need your help.  

We need help to attract a publisher who has the strength and vision to help us reach this mass audience. But, that is only half of the battle. 

To dominate the Internet and capitalize upon its infinite amount of potential, we have assembled a team of skilled, passionate marketers, web designers, social media experts, copywriters, graphic designers and publicists. 

We know what we are going to do, how to do it and when to do it. All we have to do now is pull the trigger. And for that, we need your help. 

We have had success so far, but we haven’t even come close to reaching our full potential. I have been interviewed on CNN and FOX, written regularly for some of the world’s largest reality-TV magazines, had great press in Australia, India and Europe, along with commercial international success. America is now ready for Uberstar

What Are We Going To Use The Funds For? 

When you donate, this is exactly how we are going to use the funds: 

Book Tour - The book tour will consist of Vaughn travelling the country to promote his book and doing live signing for fans.

Public Relations and Paid Press Releases - We will utilize a PR Agency to get us in contact with venues to promote the book and Vaughn while using Press Releases to drive traffic and get the attention of publishers.

Video Web Series - We will create a bi-weekly webseries that will show Vaughn speaking about different topics in the entertainment industry.

Search Engine Optimization - Implement an SEO Specialist that will help drive traffic to our main websites where we will be selling our books and subscription models from. 

We haven’t come this far to hope. We know exactly what we are doing.  

To show our commitment to making this successful, here is our Business Plan.

You Are Not Only Kickstarting A Book, But A Career 

Uberstar – The Search For America’s Next Hollywood Superstar is the first in a three part series. When you pledge, you are not only Kickstarting a book, but a career. We are building a community of passionate people who want to experience what it is like to be on the other side of the Hollywood curtain. 

We will be following up with Uberstar 2 – The Making Of America’s Next Hollywood Superstar and as a show of how committed we are to building a loyal fan base, we have offered major rewards to those who see this series as being one that is showcased around the world. (insert more about incentives for pledges. Need to be clearer on what we are actually offering) 

We reward those who were with us before we made it big.  

FAQ 

Q: So, the book is already written? 

A: Yes, but we need a publishing deal and money to run the marketing campaign to reach the people it was written for. 

Q: I am a publisher who wants a meeting. Who can I get in contact with? 

A: For publisher inquiries contact: info@uberstarthebook.com 

Q: I am an agent who knows exactly who you need to be working with. Who can I get in contact with? 

A: For agent inquires contact: michael@alcantaramedia.com

Q: I am a journalist/blogger and I want to write more about what you are doing. Who can I get in contact with? 

A: For press inquiries contact: michael@alcantaramedia.com 

Q: Can I read some of the Überstar – The Search For America’s Next Superstar? 

A: Yes. Download a preview here.

Risks and challenges

Überstar - The Search For America's Next Hollywood Superstar has an ingrown market of thirty million people - the number of people who tune into American Idol on any given night. The biggest challenge we face in this campaign is reaching them.

Social Media and the Internet have revolutionized the publishing industry. Now, we can directly reach our audience, with our message, without any interference. We have assembled our team of passionate, talented people to work day and night in reaching the people who this story was written for. But, they can't give their full attention to the campaign without being able to pay their own bills. The biggest challenge in the campaign thus far is the sentence, "I don't want to take on other clients. I just want to work on your campaign."

But, even with this challenge conquered, we are only half way there. Our dream is much, much bigger.

The second major challenge in our campaign is finding a publishing company with the courage and vision to help us scale this project. We will not be satisfied until every American Idol fan has read this book. For that, we need to be out there, meeting people, being heard, building a community around Überstar and the messages of hope it aspires to convey. We have already proven what these stories mean to us and what we have sacrificed to make it this far. Only a special kind of publishing company can help Überstar reach it's potential - a major bookstore presence, major media exposure and a national book tour.

In a world where talk is cheap, we have already proven with our action that we have what it takes to do something special.

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