As I’m prepping to write this post, I’m realizing I haven’t kept y’all here on the blog updated on Slander & Steel‘s progress. Slander & Steel is the new title for The Heart of the Baenor, if y’all remember that. It’s a book I’ve been working on editing over the past several months. (You can read more about it here.) I ran a Kickstarter campaign in August while it was with beta-readers and I did a bad job of it–both the setup of the campaign and the promotion of it–and my editing stalled out in September, BUT now I’m coming back to it and relaunching my Kickstarter campaign with a lot of improvements and an actual plan for promotion that’s not just posting on social media saying “PLEASE GIVE ME MONEYYYYY! D:”
You can see the Kickstarter campaign here and read even more about the project and the rewards backers get and all that jazz.
What’s the Kickstarter for? Well, editing and cover art is expensive and I’m a broke teenager, so I’m asking those of you who would like to support me and help me get this book published to contribute to those costs, even as little as $1. But I also know that a lot of my audience is composed of broke teenagers, so I have something y’all can help with, too, if you want to help but don’t have money to do so. I need help sharing my Kickstarter campaign so it can get more exposure!
As a bit of incentive, I’ll be giving away a copy of Slander & Steel in exchange for sharing my campaign. The more you share about my Kickstarter campaign, the more entries you get for the giveaway. By completing the various tasks for the giveaway, you’ll be entered to win a copy of Slander & Steel, which will be shipped to you a month before the book’s official release. There will be one grand prize winner, and two additional winners will each get a pair of bookmarks designed from the book’s official cover art. Sound cool? You can start earning entries right here:
The giveaway will run all the way through the end of my Kickstarter campaign on December 7th, and a couple of these tasks can be done every day, so you can post on an ongoing basis and get extra entries. (I don’t expect daily posts, but I won’t stop you if you decide to post every day.)
I appreciate all your support, through shares or monetary contributions or just words of encouragement, and I can’t wait to share Slander & Steel with you when it releases! ^-^