Breaking the Sound of Silence – or How to build an Audiobook

During my fantabulous birthday yesterday, my Kickstarter Project expired unfunded.  I know I shouldn’t have tried to fund a book tour; it’s just reaching too far.  If people want me to come to other cities, they’ll find a way to bring me there.  Heck, 75 adults and a dozen kids came to my book launch party yesterday.  If they want me, they’ll send for me.

So, here’s the new deal. I received a couple of donations by check and  I got a little birthday money too.  So, I’m starting a new Audiobook-0nly  fund.  I need $1250 (roughly the cost of Liam’s ER visit last Thursday) to rent sound studio to record my book properly and hire a tutor to review the process of using the software and tools.  I already own the software, so I’m ahead there.  Then, I’ll edit the files, package it, and distribute it through Audible.com and maybe iTunes – though that might cost me a little more to host the files. Audible is easier, we’ll look into iTunes as an option too.

Right now, with cash on hand I have $375.  If the folks  who supported me on Audible are willing to try again, I’ll have almost enough to record the Audio book.  I also simplified the reward structure – see below.

If you would like to support the Audio Book, you can contact me to request mailing information for a check, or you can make a contribution through Pay Pal to Jimanda2@gmail.com, and make sure you put “Audiobook” in the subject line.  I’ll keep the money tally up on the Wall of Sound where your name will end up if you make a contribution.

Rewards:

Level One: ($5 +)
Your name on the “Heart Warriors Wall of Sound” Go see who already sponsored!

Level Two: ($25 +)
Free ecopy of finished audio book when project is funded and completed (you will have to download it).

Level Three ($50+)
Free ecopy of finished audio book when project is funded and completed and a photo post card of me recording in the studio.

Level Four ($100+)
Free ecopy of finished audio book when project is funded and completed, a photo post card of me recording in the studio, and one signed copy of Heart Warriors (US Shipping only).

Level Five ($250+)
Free ecopy of finished audio book and personalized 60 minute skype session to talk one-on-one about how to write and publish a memoir.


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