April 29, 2014

Check out my beautiful cover and please support my kickstarter

With the help of CHRISTIAN PHOTOSHOP, I created this mock book cover for PERFECTLY BROKEN (his picture, I asked him to make her hair brown, which he did, then I was able to add the words). Isn't it gorgeous?

But I didn't do this just for fun, I created this mock cover to help promote my KICKSTARTER for PERFECTLY BROKEN. Many of my writer friends have probably heard of kickstarter, but for those who haven't, let me explain.

A couple of weeks ago, when God confirmed that I should self publish (which you can find in this blog post ---> LET'S CATCH UP), I began to do my research. I quickly realized that I do not have any of the necessary skills to self publish all by myself. So I researched into different companies that assist with the self publishing and I came across WESTBOW PRESS.They are a Christian self publishing company that was created by THOMAS NELSON and ZONDERVAN (two if the top Christian publishing companies)! After looking through all they assist with and their package deals, I knew this was the company I wanted to use. I spoke to them over the phone. They and I were very excited, but after crunching my numbers, it was clear it would be at least 6 months before I could save enough money. The next day a writer friend of mine suggested I look into kickstarter. I had heard of it before, but hadn't ever participated.

Once again I did my research and instantly fell in love with the idea. 

Kickstarter is a company that helps you raise the money needed to fund your project. What I love so much about kickstarter is that I get to give rewards for each donation. My pride struggles to accept handouts, but by giving rewards, I'm allowing my friends and family to donate money to help me and they get to walk away with goodies such as hardback copies of my memoir.

One thing that is both good (for you) and bad (for me) is that if the kickstarter isn't 100% funded at the end of the 30 days, then none of it is funded. So when you donate money, none of it gets charged until the kickstarter is complete. If all the funds are raised, you'll get an email stating the kickstarter was successful and you will then be charged the amount of your donation. The reason for this is that the rewards can only be fulfilled if all of the money is raised. So if only half the money is raised, then no one will be charged and none of the rewards will be sent.

So if the kickstarter isn't 100% successful, I'm back to square one,
rubbing pennies together until I have enough saved to publish. But I believe with all my heart this is what God has called me to do and I trust His will for my life. I'm leaning on my faith in His promises. So many of you have encouraged me and offered to help in a variety of way.

I can't thank you enough!

I'm so excited to be one step closer to sharing my memoir with the public! Will you help me get published by donating???? There are options to donate from $1 and up. And every donation over $15 gets a copy of PERFECTLY BROKEN (e-book, paperback, and hardback options). So it's kind of like pre-ordering my memoir, but you get to help me publish as well!!! I can't do this without your help!!

Here's the link to my kickstarter ---> PERFECTLY BROKEN KICKSTARTER and if you absolutely can't spare a single dollar, you can still help me by promoting and sharing the link to my kickstarter!!! Word of mouth is priceless when it comes to self publishing!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. All of your support has meant so much to me over these couple of years!!!


1 comment:

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Have you thought of trying some small presses? Then you wouldn't need start up money.

Love the cover. It's very pretty.

Or Cherie Rich. I think she helps people self-publish and her prices are reasonable.