Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Going off Dreams Saga Productions

Putting Hard Work To The Test...

So, since the original launch of my first title Going off Dreams, we have been down the rabbit hole, and hopefully now we can concentrate on making this series more successful. How do we do this? Well, we have had talented individuals who have taken their time to review Going off Dreams and while the reviews were great, there was a constant variable - two suggestions that would help the book. The first suggestion was to have the book professionally edited. The second suggestion, by various people, was to redo the cover of the book.

So, Here We Are...

After discussing these options with those closest to me, we believe that these are the right avenues to pursue. We believe in this series and want to see it succeed. People who read the first book love it and have said they are anticipating the second book. So, how can we get the book more noticeable? What is one of the first things you look at when you are e-shopping for that next read? The cover - right? Along with the description and the reviews (to see if people like the series). The reviews are fabulous, we have been working with the synopsis of the story, and now the book cover.

In an attempt to create the book cover that will snag your interests we have incorporated the help of other, talented individuals to help us. We have been working together for quite some time now hoping to get this project underway so that we can have a relaunch within the next month or so. It was suggested to start a Kickstarter campaign to help us fund our projects. Because, not only are we going to shoot a new and unique cover for the book, we also want to shoot a book trailer as well.

The Old Book Cover

Kickstarter 101

This is a great idea for individuals who need help to jump-start their ideas... for us, it is for the book cover and a book trailer. IF we reach our goal and by the Grace of God receive more than what the project needs - then we can take it that next step and start investing more in editing and marketing services. However, if we don't reach our goal by the designated date then we do not get anything and all our time and effort has been wasted.

How Kickstarter works, people pledge money - these people are called 'backers' - if the project is successful, if we reach the goal by the designated time, then we get the funding to proceed with the project. If we do not reach our goal by the designated date and time, then we get nothing. On the projects page you can read about the different people involved in the campaign, what your money will go toward, and you get to watch video's of the individuals too. I have to admit - I'm not comfortable in front of the camera - I'd much rather be behind the scenes writing.

What I really like about the Kickstarter program is the incentives. Through my investigations there are different ways and different things people try to entice you to contribute. We are offering books, pictures, book markers, magnets and soon we will be offering even more unique incentives as well. That is, IF the project is successful, those that have pledged money will receive these items (according to their pledge amount). I'm really looking forward to this, I think it is an exciting aspect that can help others spark interest in the series as well.

Please Help Our Dreams And Invest In The Quest!

The magical carriage turns back into a pumpkin December 11th, 2013. We have until then to raise the $3,000. You can pledge anything above $1 or more! Please click on the widget above to go and read the campaign page. If you want a laugh click on the video too. It's hilarious because I didn't know I made some facial expressions as I do - it took several takes for us to get this one as it is. But, don't worry - we hope to post better videos soon that explains our project in more depth.

Want to learn more about Going off Dreams here are some links:
Official Website Going off Dreams: the series
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