Kickstarter Campaign

About the Campaign

With this Kickstarter campaign, we will fund the publication and marketing of a Young Adult novel with a bipolar lead character in support of #WeNeedDiverseBooks. Darwinian Mystics: Book of the North is the first in a series of four books that will feature characters with what are traditionally classified as having disabilities. Everyone needs a hero. Help us create diverse characters, so we all have a hero who looks like us.

The successful completion of this campaign will include:

  • 50,000 – 70,000 word manuscript
  • Literary Editing
  • Copyediting
  • Custom interior and cover design
  • Cover copywriting
  • Book and author web page
  • Registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors
  • Registration with Books in Print database providing worldwide availability
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Library of Congress control number and US Copyright information on the copyright page
  • Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookstore, B&N Nook, and Google Editions
  • Professional marketing
  • Book Trailer
  • Delivery of all supporter rewards

Risks and challenges

Challenge:
Expertise – Self-publishing can be a daunting enterprise, and few people have expertise in all areas of publishing.

Solution:
Author representative – A contracted representative will help guide this project through the publishing process and a team of professionals will assist at each stage.

Challenge:
Discoverability – According to a 2007 study, only 27% of Americans read 15 or more books a year. An estimated 340,000 books were released in 2011 alone. How will we stand out?

Solution:
Marketability – Professional Cover Art, cover copywriting, author website, and aggressive marketing campaign.

Challenge:
Funding – Professional editing, graphics, and marketing all costs money

Solution:
You!

Rewards

Pledge $1 or more

TWEET — Thanks for your support! We’ll give you a shout out on Twitter to let the world know how generous you are!

Pledge $15 or more

DIGITAL — Receive a digital PDF copy of the full novel once it’s finished.

Pledge $20 or more

DIGITAL PLUS— Receive a digital PDF copy of the full novel once it’s finished with a personalized thank you letter attached.

Pledge $25 or more

THE BOOK — Get the physical novel, once it’s finished and printed. You will also receive a personalized ‘Thank You’ on a Book of the North postcard, as well as the digital PDF.

Pledge $50 or more

Limited

ONLINE COACHING: I will critique up to 5000 words of a short story, fanfic or novel. Plus you will receive

Pledge $75 or more

Limited

PRIVATE COACHING: A private 2-hour writing advice session either in person in Miami, on Skype or on Facetime. Plus a signed copy of The Book of the North with a personal message inside as soon as it’s published!

Pledge $100 or more

MYSTICAL SUPPORTER: Become a Mystic Circle Supporter and have your name listed as a patron of the arts in the credits of the novel. Plus a digital PDF and a signed copy of the Book of the North as soon as it’s published!

Pledge $145 or more

Limited

BE A CHARACTER: Have a character in The Book of the North fashioned after your likeness with your name. Plus a signed copy of the Book of the North with a personal message inside as soon as it’s published!

Pledge $250 or more

Limited

BECOME A MYSTIC: The author will write an original Darwinian Mystics short story featuring you! The short story will be delivered as a PDF with a personal thank you letter attached. Plus a signed copy of the Book of the North as soon as its published!

Pledge $300 or more

Limited

DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR: Coming to the Miami area? Have dinner with the author and discuss writing, reading, and publishing. Plus a signed copy of the Book of the North with a personal message inside as soon as it’s published!

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