It’s not where you start the race, it’s where you finish. After a fast start in early December, ebbs and flows mid-month we finished strong (with 17 minutes to go) with 58 backers contributing $2,986 to launch Cyber Fire. THANK YOU for supporting these efforts. I celebrated by taking a 48 hour break and letting my long lustrous hair down. Now it’s back in the saddle and HEEEYYAA to make this manuscript into a book!
DESIGN I’m sending the finished manuscript to graphic designer Katie Murphy of North Yarmouth notoriety. She designed Coffee Smuggler for me and I’m excited to transform a ho-hum Word doc into a gripping page turner. Marion Strauser (who made the banner image above using my artist friend Vanessa Michalak’s Night Sky painting) will work with Katie on the cover and jacket design.
LAUNCH STRATEGY AND PLAN My friend (and emmy award winner) Shy Mukerjee has offered to coach me in this realm. I’ll get help from webspert and fellow author Ben Birney. My goal is to get this way, way beyond the ‘family and friends’ realm into the hands of Jane Q. Public by selling at least 10,000 copies in 2019. You can help with the March launch by quickly buying a copy (if you didn’t back the Kickstarter or want more copies) and writing an online review. Reviews, links, mentions, etc drive sales.
KICKSTARTER REWARDS My loyal Kickstarter Publishers will all be listed on the first page of the book and you’ll be the first to get copies in March before it’s available to Jane Q. Public.
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With excitement and appreciation,