Some of you may not have seen this yet, but I posted it on the Project Nevermor site yesterday and also made a video of it, but just in case, I wanted to post this info here as well.
This post details the process of donating on Kickstarter (totally simple) and what rewards you will be able to get for donation amounts. Check it out and go donate! (I really really need more backers!)
(The video pretty much explains everything that it says below….except the last part.)
I’m going to explain a bit about how Kickstarter works. Basically, you pledge a certain amount to a project and the amount is collected from you at the end of the campaign. All you need in order to donate is an Amazon account, which most people already have. The amount pledged determines the rewards you can earn. At any time, you can alter the amount of your pledge, but no money will be collected until the end. You can only donate once, which will make you an official backer of the project, but you can raise the amount of your pledge at any time. As a backer, you’ll get all updates I post concerning the project.
Keep two things in mind: if I don’t reach my goal, no money will be collected, no prizes will be given, and basically all be very sad. But, if I reach and hopefully surpass my goal, you will all have access to something special at the end of the campaign. I’m keeping not a secret for now.
Also, please don’t pledge money that you don’t have! Even if the goal is reached, if Amazon can’t collect the funds when the time comes, the project is thrown out and I get nothing. So don’t offer up more than you have JUST to fill the bar.
Okay! Now, on to what you really want to know about: the rewards!
If you looked at the Kickstarter page, you probably notice that the minimum pledge for Project Nevermor is $1. Also, the tier levels will transfer down, so if you pledge a higher amount, you also get the prizes below that.
Let’s start at the lowest tier.
I regret that I couldn’t offer a prize for a donation under $9, however, that doesn’t mean that a dollar is not important. Those dollars are SO important, in fact, that if every one of my Wattpad fans donated just ONE DOLLAR, I will have almost reach my goal. So, they add up. Just remember that every dollar gets us closer to the goal, AND also closer to the secret reward that will come at the end if the goal is reached.
For a pledge of $10, you will get an e-book copy of Forsaken Dreamscape through Smashwords. For those who know, this is the second book in the Nevermor trilogy, which I plan to release early next year. This prize will be sent as soon as the book is published, and will keep you from having to buy it later. I like Smashwords because there are many different formats that you can download for different devices such as Kindle, Nook, and you can even read it on your PC.
For a pledge of $15, you get the prize I just mentioned, plus, you get an e-book copy of Nevermor through Smashwords. Since Nevermor has already been released, I will be sending these out immediately after the campaign is over. So you can be reading Nevermor while you are waiting for Forsaken Dreamscape to be released.
For a pledge of $20, you get the two e-books and a set of 5 x 7 postcards featuring Nevermor art by artist Omri Koresh, including the never-before-seen Forsaken Dreamscape cover. This is what one of them looks like. Currently, there are two of these postcards, but another might be added before the end of the campaign. Right now, these are limited, and this campaign is your only way of getting your hands on these.
For the next tier, a pledge of $25, you get all the items I just mentioned, of course, plus the postcards will be SIGNED. They will be hand signed by me, not preprinted. You also get a two-sided Nevermor bookmark featuring the art from the first and second book covers. (hold up) . This is the front, I’m not showing you the back.
For a pledge of $30, you will get all that, plus the PRINT version of Nevermor in paperback.
Like the last tier, for a pledge of $35 , I will SIGN the print copy of Nevermor.
Moving on, for a pledge of $45 or more, in addition to all that I just mentioned, you will get the print version of Forsaken Dreamscape, which of course will not be released until next year. However, you will get the ebook version when it is released, and can be reading while the print version is being shipped.
As has been the pattern, a pledge of $50 gets your copy of Forsaken Dreamscape SIGNED.
The reward for a donation of $60 will get you all that I just mentioned, plus an e-book copy of Forsaken Dreamscape Deluxe Edition. I don’t know how many of you know my plans for this, but this exclusive e-book version will include the Forsaken Dreamscape, Nevermor version, AND the old Forsaken Dreamscape, PETER PAN version. This is an edited version of the fanfiction story, but only so far as correcting errors. The contents will be the same, and the characters will be those created by J.M. Barrie instead of how I renamed them. Even though I’m doing this as a sort of bonus, I still don’t regret changing it to Nevermor. I still think it’s better in its new form, but I know many fans are still attached to the old version. I don’t intend for it to be published on its own, but it’s going to be included in this Deluxe Edition of Forsaken Dreamscape. The release date for this is unknown as of yet, but it is planned for some time next year, and you will receive it in ebook form when it is.
For pledge of $80, you will get everything, plus a hardback version of Nevermor, and it will be signed. The hardback does not exist yet. This was one of the things I was hoping to do with the funds that are raised through this kick starter program. But this pledge will still get you the paperback version as well.
Now for the big prize. For a pledge of $100, you get the Nevermor mother lode. You get everything I mentioned; anything I can possibly put my name on will be signed; you also get Forsaken Dreamscape as a hardcover, AND you will get a special dedication in Forsaken Dreamscape for being a Kickstarter donor! I haven’t decided exactly how I’m going to do the dedication yet, but what I’m thinking right now is that you will be mentioned, by name, at the beginning of the book where it will say ‘this book is dedicated to…’. This would be a great gift for yourself, or if you know someone who is a Forsaken Dreamscape fan, you can have their name put in the dedication instead! This list will appear in all versions of the book, and of course will be there for you when you get your print copies.
At this point, some of you might be thinking ‘some of these prizes don’t do me any good. I’ve already gotten the e-book and the print book of Nevermor.’ Well, you can simply pass them on to someone else, , or I will give you the opportunity to opt out of any of the prizes that you don’t wish to receive. OR if you simply want to help out the project, but don’t want anything in return, you can opt out of prizes completely.
Remember that you don’t have to have the money right this minute in order to pledge. It won’t be collected until later.
Rewards will be delivered in one package, so if your package includes copies of Forsaken Dreamscape, your rewards will not be delivered until it is released, to save on postage. The postage is covered unless otherwise noted. The ebooks, however will be sent to you as soon as possible while you wait.
I think that about does it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll try to answer as best I can.
I hope you all will share and help spread the word about Project Nevermor!
To my international fans: One of my biggest issues during the publishing process is that I have a lot of international fans, and I’ve struggled with the thought that not all of them will have access to my books. Some of the prizes have been made available to you. I plan to send the ebooks to anyone I possibly can, and the signed postcards will also be available to you with an additional shipping cost, but the heavier books are a little iffy, and I’m not sure about shipping. I feel a little weird about setting a standard shipping price, because it just doesn’t cost the same to ship to every country.
I’m still trying to look into this, so maybe I can some up with something soon. I’ll have to add additional shipping costs to the amount of the donations, but first I need to figure out exactly how much that will have to be.
So much to do!