Here’s an e-mail I sent out to my contact list. If you’re reading this blog, consider it addressed to you.
Friends, acquaintances, and people I’ve made eye contact with,
I e-mailed you a couple of months ago regarding a book I’ve been working on. I asked you to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign I started to raise publication expenses. To be honest, I like asking for people about as much as having dental surgery. However, some of you were nice enough or believed in the project enough to contribute, and I thank you.
Now that I’m very close to a finished manuscript, I’ll soon meet with my publisher, the Dietz Press in Petersburg, to work out the details of getting the book published and in stores.
Here’s where I need your help again (writing is a humbling process). My publisher wants a list of people who will commit to purchase the book. My publisher is concerned about losing money. If enough people sign up to purchase books, that issue is off the table, and we can move forward. The first edition of the book will be paperback and should cost under $20.
If you agree to put your name on the list of book purchasers, here’s what you get.
1. I will personally sign your book. I will even try to do it legibly. Your friends and family will be impressed
- You will be helping to get the message out about citizens taking back the power and responsibilities of real self-government. Assuming the book has the impact I’m believing for, we’ll be a nation of better citizens who solve the problems the government has been working on for a few generations now.
I can’t guarantee this, but I will talk to the publisher about a discounted price.
If you’d like more information about the book, here are some sources.
The book’s website address is http://www.power2thepeoplebookc.ipage.com/.
The Indiegogo campaign is at www.indiegogo.com. Search campaigns using “Power to the People.” You’ll see one with my name on it. The picture is a flower. A few people have contributed to the campaign, but more have sent a check directly to me. If you’d like to contribute, I wouldn’t be upset. I still need close to $3000 for layout, cover design, and swag for contributions. I’ll honor the swag commitments on Indiegogo. I do have a business entity for the book and a business checking account, so I keep the book’s finances separate from my personal finances.
I’ve attached the first few chapters the way they will look professionally laid out as a pdf file. They’ve been cleaned up since that layout, but you’ll get the general idea. To the 100 Percent is an old title.
Lastly, if you do decide to purchase a book now, the only thing I put on the list will be your name and e-mail address. I will not sell or rent the list to anybody. I will show it to the publisher so that he will know that you are real people.
Feel free to forward this e-mail to anybody you think might be interested.
If you’d like your name on the list, send me an e-mail at email@example.com