Time to roll up my sleeves and dive into writing the final installment in the Empire's Foundation trilogy, A Hero's Birth.
I'm over half way through writing the first draft, so I've fired up a one-month Indiegogo campaign to raise money for editing and cover art. Bare bones, I need $1000 to pay for the developmental editing. I raised that much with my previous Indiegogo campaign, so I hope I can do it again for the final book!
|But wait, that's not all!|
|When 750 years old you reach, look as good you will not, hmm?|
"But why would you need more than $1800 you greedy pig!?"
Well, this time around there are a lot of physical perks, and those are going to eat up some (most) of the donations. I'm setting the price for each item at Item Cost + Estimated Shipping + $5 donation. So say everyone orders mugs at $35 each. If 52 people get mugs, making the donation $1820, I've only actually raised $260. Now, I get bulk order discounts, so the cost of the mugs go down as more people order them, from $14/mug to $10.50 for an order of 50 mugs, so that donation level would be higher, but it still won't be the full amount.
|I want one of these mugs!|
Yes, I will cheer if I hit $1000, or $1800. No doubt about it. Those donation levels will go a long way to helping me publish the book. I'm anticipating having to cover some of the costs myself. But this campaign will allow me to defray some of the costs, and give people a chance to pre-order, or even get some pretty great looking stuff!
However you want to help out, whether it's donating directly, or sharing news of my fundraiser, I appreciate it!