Long time no blog! I’ve been busy student teaching and tying up the loose ends that go along with that. Also, I’ve been busy supporting my fiance in a project that he’s been working on for 5 years – to write and publish a book. Except, that one book has become a projected 9 book series. Book one is basically done…hooray! But if writing a book isn’t hard enough…have you tried publishing one? Or even paying to publish one?
Thankfully, there are quite a few options available for self publishing AND raising the support to do so.
So, this post is not my “norm” but I feel that it’s quite important. I hope you’ll give it a read!
My fiance (his name is Ron, by the way) has created a blog to help promote his book-writing efforts. Here is a copy of his last post:
Hello all! I’m glad you’ve joined me today. First of all, thank you for your time and interest in this project! I’ll do my very best to make your time worth while.
For a little over five years, I have been working on a massive story project, a series which I have called The Keeper’s Chronicles. (Please read the Welcome page for more information). This post is to invite you to participate in the development of this story.
The Knight’s of Abaddon is the first book of nine fully-planned titles in The Keeper’s Chronicles–and is currently in the funding process for publication. I will be publishing with Createspace independently, which is an Amazon company. It’s a great opportunity and offers benefits that an ordinary publisher doesn’t offer. It also ensures the integrity of the material as I have every say in how the book comes together and what the finished manuscript is. The book will be produced in a high quality paper back (which means skipping the hardcover traditional publishers push) and will also be available to Kindle as well.
So, the fundraising…
I am attempting to raise funds through Kickstarter. Kickstarter is an online community of project fundraising for books, art projects, and new technology. This is how it works: if you are interested in project, you can pledge as little as $1 toward the fundraising goal listed. All the projects listed on Kickstarter (including mine) will offer rewards for your pledges. Seems easy, right?
Well, it is. But here’s the business part. A project must have 100% of it’s goal pledged before any money is charged (from you, the donor) and released to me (the author). This ensures that the project will indeed be completed. If only 99% of the pledge goal is funded by the funding cut-off date, donors will not be charged and the project will not be funded. It’s all or nothing.
As of the time of this posting, The Knight’s of Abaddon will be on it’s 3rd day of fundraising and currently has $175.00 of the $5,000.00 goal needed.