As you may or may not know, I've been dabbling at writing for a few years now. Well, as John Wayne (possibly) once (could have) said: "I'm done dabbling".
I've written a book, or at least a first draft of one, and now I'm looking to build a team who can help me get it refined, developed and published. The working title of the book is The Infernal Aether and it's a fantasy / sci-fi book set in Victorian times. The first draft is up on Wattpad.com and has been getting some pretty good comments and reviews. I'm working with a new venture called Fictivity Press, which has been set up to help aspiring authors achieve their dreams of publication. This is a new thing for all of us and we're a wee bit excited / nervous but very very committed....
Here's where you come in. In order to get this over the line, we need your support. The below link gives you the details, but basically we're asking for backers to pre-order the book - the funds raised as a result (combined with my own contributions) will help us to pay for all the stuff that is needed to polish and produce the book. In return you will receive the finished product in the format of your choice, planned to be sent out by the end of the year at the very latest. That's a first edition of my debut novel, together with my undying gratitude. You'll also be able to actively join in the process, with regular updates on what's happening, the chance to read and comment on "beta read" early release copies, as well as the opportunity to do such things as help name characters, etc.
It's all secure and guaranteed - if for whatever reason it's not possible to make this happen then contributions will be refunded in full.
To find out more, please check out - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-infernal-aether
If this isn't something that appeals to you, then that's totally fine. There is one other way which I would really value your support, regardless of whether you are interested in pre-ordering or not. Please spread the word - forward this email, pass on the below link, tweet it, Like it, convey it through the medium of dance or even use your mouth to tell people about it. The more publicity the better!
Thanks for your time and please do check out the above link.