Independently publishing Solomon's Secrets

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Publishing my next novel, Solomon's Secrets, using an independent Bristol publisher

Do you love stories?

I do, and I love to write them and share them.

My Writing

Last year I ticked something of my bucket list, I published my first novel (yay!).  I made the business decision to self-publish, because I wanted to challenge myself to build a platform and a brand as a writer. The project exceeded my expectations. 

I am working on my next book, Solomon's Secrets. This time I want to publish it bigger, better and sexier than last year!

The Pitch

The original pitch was not just about me and my books. I would like to showcase Bristol talent by hosting a launch event for the book at a local independent venue, involving a local theatre company, a local band and local food producers. However, this proved to be ambitious.

Reflecting on the process now, I’m not afraid to admit that I’d bitten off more than I can chew.

I’ve had to examine what’s really important and what’s sustainable and I’ve made some decisions.

This started with a book, Solomon’s Secrets. Lovely as it would be to have a big ambitious event, it’s diverted my attention. I need to focus on the book.

I went into Foyles bookshop recently and asked about putting some copies of my book in the store. The moment I told them I’d published through Amazon they didn’t want to know. It’s been dawning on me that if I want to get my book in bookshops I need to think again.

I’ve made some enquiries about using a professional publishing house in Bristol, who support and advise authors and can help me to build my author platform. There’s only so much I can do alone.

The publisher is Silverwood Books, and if I publish through them my book will go on the shelves of independent bookshops as well as Amazon.

This is the service they offer to authors - http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/

I believe that investing in the book from the start will put me on the map as an author. The problem is, this isn’t a cheap option.

Therefore, I’m reducing the fund to £1,000 and extending the deadline to the end of July.

If I exceed the goal, I can then plan a scaled down launch event.

For those of you who have already pledged for tickets, if the event doesn’t go ahead I can instruct Fundsurfer not to take the money as I may not be able to supply the reward you want, or I can talk to people individually about another equivalent value reward.

Whatever happens, I will still have some sort of a launch event (any excuse for a party), but I’ll arrange it separately from the crowdfund.

Thank you to all of you who’ve pledged so far, it means a lot to me. Please spread the word.

e-Books start at £3, print books are £10 including postage and packing.

If I raise £2,000 I can put on a show and get some local creative talent to entertain my guests at a launch event.

 

Want to know more?

Check out my video and further information to learn more about the story and my ideas.

The book is already written and is currently being edited. Pledge your support and access a series of rewards ranging from a simple thank you, to seeing your name in print in the book.

 

And Finally...

Help me to do this and you’ll get a much more professional copy of Solomon’s Secrets and my sincere gratitude.

A big smiley THANK YOU for taking the time to support me...

£1,000

pledged of £1,000 goal (GBP)

100% pledged

36

backers

This project ended on Monday the 28th of July, 2014

This is an all or nothing project. The funding target must be met by the time limit otherwise the pledges will be cancelled.

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£1 – A simple THANK YOU

Receive a heartfelt THANK YOU for your support in the form of an e-card by email

£3 – Solomon's Secrets - eBook

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Get the new book as an e-book

£5 – The Bronze Box and Solomon's Secrets - eBooks

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Have both of the current books as eBooks (it's not necessary to have read the first book, but it helps...)

£10 – A signed copy of Solomon's Secrets

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Have an exclusive and personally signed paperback. This pledge includes postage and packing

£20 – The Bronze Box and Solomon's Secrets - Signed Paperbacks

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Exclusive and personally signed copies of both paperbacks. This pledge includes postage and packing

£25 – A signed copy of the book and a THANK YOU printed inside

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Ever dreamed of seeing your name in print? A signed copy of the book with a special thank you printed in the acknowledgements. See your name, and your good deed, immortalized in print!

£25 – Ticket to the Event THIS REWARD CANNOT BE GUARANTEED

3 people want this

I will have some kind of launch event, but it will be arranged separately from the crowdfund. You can still pledge and get a signed book with credit for another event or equivalent reward

£30 – Ticket to the Event THIS REWARD CANNOT BE GUARANTEED

4 people want this

I will have some kind of launch event, but it will be arranged separately from the crowdfund. You can still pledge and get a signed book with credit for another event or equivalent reward

£35 – Ticket to the Event and two signed paperbacks THIS REWARD CANNOT BE GUARANTEED

3 people want this

I will have some kind of launch event, but it will be arranged separately from the crowdfund. You can still pledge and get a signed book with credit for another event or equivalent reward

£80 – VIP Guest of Honour Ticket to the event THIS REWARD CANNOT BE GUARANTEED

1 person wants this

I will have some kind of launch event, but it will be arranged separately from the crowdfund. You can still pledge and get a signed book with credit for another event or equivalent rewards

£40 – Hire me!

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Starting price per hour for coaching, mentoring, training or freelance writing - talk to me for free about your requirements

£200 – Corporate Sponsorship

Could your company sponsor an event or my publication?

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