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Can you make 11 dreams of publication come true?
Hello, Boomtroners AKA – BSC’ers…
Most of you know me as a reviewer on this site, but I am also a writer and small publisher. Boomtron has always supported the creative projects of its reviewers, and I thank them for letting me share this great news.
I have recently step a project at a site called Kickstarter.com. This great site allows creative folk to share news about a project that are looking to bring to life, and it gives others an opportunity to support these projects and get a reward for doing it.
Or you can take a moment to read about this exciting project below, and how you can get involved.
Your backing of $1.00 or more…Can make 11 dreams come true!
My literary journey, now known as “The Imaginist” project, began in 2005. I started this expedition with a self-published title called Before You Imagine, Forget All You Know, which upon its release was received very well. The collection of short stories, parables, and poems connected with so many people who were excited that a relative unknown could produce such great work. I gave hope to others that the dreams of publication could come true.
I spent the next five years producing new collections of dark fantasy poetry, and while they were all received with a positive response, I could not escape the shadow of popularity spawned by my first self-published title. During this time I also began to speak frequently at conventions about the art of writing and was frequently approached by other aspiring writers. I was often asked if I produced the work of others in my anthologies. My answer would always be that it was something I wanted to do in the near future.
I have always been a supporter of those who took a chance to pursue an artistic endeavor. I have bought plenty of demo music CDs, art prints, and self-published books and comics. So wanting to produce the work of others was only a natural extension of my desire to support other artists.
Presently, many things have happened in the past six years, the birth of my daughter being truly the greatest of all events. I also came to a realization about where this project needed to go and how it would be completed. It was my fans who provided the answer to my ongoing artistic questioning of my place in the literary world. The answer was quite simple…get back to what started it all.
The Kickstarter Plan:
I realized by returning to my foundations I could build a set of books that would collect not only the imaginative tales I have created but also the poetry so many readers loved. I also would have the opportunity to help a group of aspiring writers reach their personal goal of publication. It also meant that I needed to refocus my imaginative energies and in a sense have a rebirth.
I knew with respect to my current fans, my reissued titles must be exactly what they wanted. So my previous five releases would be augmented with new fiction and renamed to show my new commitment to producing fine fiction that would be a step above my previous releases.
My previous vision of 10 titles with a loose direction now had a solid plan. I would call my new titles “The Imaginist”–a term meaning, an imaginative person. For so long I had struggled to define what type of genre writer I was; now I know that does not matter. All that matters is telling a good tale and finding a few other writers who will do the same.
I have completed all my new fiction and have begun the process of editing the new work. I have selected and worked with 10 unpublished authors, of whom six have completed their works. I am busy working with the remaining four to complete their tales. I have also begun working with my current cover artists to complete the new covers for all 10 books. My planned release date for all 10 volumes is set for February 17th, 2012. This will give me adequate time for editing and getting books through the printing process.
In the past, I funded all my book title releases. Yet a project of this scale is beyond my current cash flow and will require a substantial investment to cover the production of these 10 titles and bring this project to a close.
Printing and 10 titles set up costs: $3975.00
Cover Art rework and requisition for 10 titles: $2025.00
Total minimum funding needed: $6000.00
What backing this project will accomplish:
$6000 is the minimum funding that will be required to complete this project and see that the dreams of 11 writers come true. Below is what funding this great project will accomplish.
• Should I receive the required backing, I am scheduled to appear at MegaCon 2012 in Orlando, Florida; I am hoping to release all 10 titles at this event, a great accomplishment in my budding writing career.
• I will have the satisfaction of completing this wonderful creative project that I have worked at for six years. I will be able to show my daughter that when you work hard and believe, dreams do come true.
• I will be able to fulfill a personal dream of helping other writers reach publication.
• 10 new writers will know the joy and accomplishment of seeing their work in print.
• 10 new writers will receive 10 copies of the book in which they appear to give as gifts to friends and family. They will also have the ability to order new copies at any time.
The Rewards by Backer amount:
Pledge $1 or more
The minimum contribution backer will receive an original fantasy poem created just for this Kickstarter project by PLMII. It will be signed by PLMII and mailed directly to the recipient. This poem will never be reprinted by PLMII and will be a true collector’s item. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $5 or more
The previous reward, plus a PDF of : The Imaginist – Volume One. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $10 or more
The previous ($1 and $5 Backer) rewards, plus a signed copie of: The Imaginist – Volume One. This book will be signed by PLMII, his guest author, and the cover artist. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $25 or more
The previous ($1 and $5 Backer) rewards, plus signed copies of: The Imaginist – Volumes 1 & 2. These books will be signed by PLMII, his guest author and cover artist. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $50 or more
The previous ($1 and $5 Backer) rewards, plus signed copies of: The Imaginist – Volumes 1-3. All three books will be signed by PLMII, his guest author and cover artist. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $75 or more
The previous ($1 and $5 Backer) rewards, plus signed copies of : The Imaginist – Volumes 1-4. All four books will be signed by PLMII, his guest author and cover artist. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $100 or more
The previous ($1 and $5 Backer) rewards, plus signed copies of : The Imaginist – Volumes 1-5. All five books will be signed by PLMII, his guest author and cover artist. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $250 or more
The previous ($1 and $5 Backer) rewards, plus signed copies of : The Imaginist – Volumes 1-8. All eight books will be signed by PLMII, his guest author and cover artist. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works.
Pledge $500 or more
The previous ($1 and $5 Backer) rewards, plus signed copies of: The Imaginist – Volumes 1-10. All ten books will be signed by PLMII, his guest author and cover artist. Note: Your name will appear in the back of each volume as a supporter of these works. PLMII will also personally dedicate one of the ten volumes to you, in the book’s front dedication section. (There are only ten Backer slots available here.)
Note: All Backing funds recieved over the $6000, my required funding for this project, will be used make these volumes avaible for the Kindle & Nook e-readers. I will also set up a book signing event somewhere in South Florida, where the public and any backers are invited to attend to take part in this monumental release. It will give everyone a chance to meet the creative group behind this wonderful project.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read and view this great project. I want you to know that any funding you provide will be put to good use in helping 11 writers achieve their dream of a professional publication.
Dreams do have a price beyond perseverance, personal talent and desire. Along with faith a little funding is sometimes required to make things happen. Know that a backing of just a $1.00 or more will help 11 talented people reach the first step in obtaining a greater dream of becoming a full-fledged writers.
Through the trails of my life–and there have been many–I have never given up on my dreams. I know know that dreams do come true when others believe in them, as well. So with your backing donation, I am asking you to believe in 10 other writers and me. Because if the tables were turned rest assured…I would believe in you.
Are you ready to get the rewards for helping this great project…for as little as $1.00?
You may read some of my work here : http://www.wattpad.com/user/PLMIIwriter
Reviews of PLMII’s books by: Midwest Book Review
Before You Imagine, Forget All You Know
(Now Titled: The Imaginist: Volume I)
The author has writings in several different forms. There are poems that are biting satire, prose that is sinister, and some short stories of dark horror. Pay particular attention to the tale about Jack and Jill. He has a new slant to “Mother Goose” stories. They are some of the best of his writings because he depicts with very few words long lasting images.
For The Hell of It
(Now Titled: The Imaginist: Volume II)
The second book in the series of horror poetry, it doesn’t matter what order the books are read, unlike many other series of books. The poems are easy to read and the author’s words evoke a dark perception of the world. Once again the artwork of Scott Messerholds the reader’s interest with his use of colors that are so bold.
The Wicked Word
(Now Titled: The Imaginist: Volume III)
Through the use of poetry the author takes the reader on another excursion into the dark realm of horror filled with vampires, werewolves, exorcism, and a lot of other creepy things guaranteed to make you lose sleep. Some of the outstanding poems to look for are “Tea with a Dragon,” “Jennifer Jones,” “The Fair.” Also make note of the very eye catchy cover.
Drop Dead Sexy
(Now Titled: The Imaginist: Volume IV)
Poetry is not something that does well normally in the publishing world. People have for years hated the genre possibly because of the way it’s been taught in schools and colleges. Philip Lee McCall II has broken the mold once again with his horror poetry that has another great chilling cover.
The author takes the reader on an excursion through the horrific world of the undead and does a masterful job by telling his stories in the poetic writing form. There is an eerie felling to his pieces that is sure to please anyone who likes chilling horror.
Black Sands Fall
(Now Titled: The Imaginist: Volume V)
Philip Lee McCall II is back withanother collection of horror poetry. This time they are intertwined with genies, zombies, and other scary creatures. Scott Messer again provides a very colorful cover that entices the reader to enter the world of McCall. There is also a cadence of the poems that has the feel of the “Raven” or “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe.