I want to tell you about this new novel I have finished writing. A couple of days ago you were able to read a few excerpts.
But I need your help to release the novel. What do I need help for?
The total amount I’m trying to raise is $1,500, but the truth is the actual amount is closer to $1,300 because of PayPal and Indiegogo fees.
Around $4-500 will pay for editing. And, yes, even if you self-publish, you still need your book to be professionally edited. This is not the internet, this is something you’re asking money for, so you have to offer people a finished product that’s as flawless as possible.
Now comes the tricky part: the money wouldn’t be enough if I wouldn’t be able to design covers and format interiors for e-books and paperbacks. The work I do, that’s at least $500 in the world of freelance graphic designers. At least.
So, yes, I can get a book released, and I also get to use the remaining funds for marketing and promoting, which means paying for ads on relevant websites such as Goodreads, hosting giveaways and contests. I don’t think there’s really a need to go crazy when it comes to spending on marketing and promoting a self-published novel.
That’s pretty much why I need the money, what I need it for, and how I want to proceed.
In return for your contributions you’ll receive e-books, mentions in the book, signed paperbacks, and prints of the cover artwork. And the oh-so-good feeling of having helped us out.
Without your help I wouldn’t be able to release this book, simply because I can’t afford to pay for everything that needs to be done. But with your contributions, I can reach the goal and make sure the best possible version of the novel gets released.
Simply put, I get to do what I love and try to make a living out of it.
And what I love is to be my own kind of superhero and change your worlds, word by word. I might even inspire you to join the team. But for now, it’s up to you to help me get there.4
You can download an excerpt here.
If you wish to help me release this novel, you can pre-order the novel in both e-book or paperback format, or you can contribute any amount you see fit here.