Something Novel is 85% funded on Kickstarter! Can we have a HUGE round of applause for all the amazing backers who’ve got us this far! And a special HIP HIP HOORAAAAY for more than a dozen backers who have stepped up in the last few days and doubled, tripled, sextupled, or12-fold increased their pledges!
If you haven’t been to the Something Novel Kickstarter page, today’s your last chance. Get your pledge in for your subscription, your copy of The Writer’s Boon Companion, and the novels Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture.
Kickstarter is all or nothing. If we don’t reach our funding goal of $13,970 by 10:30pm Pacific Time on December 1st none of the funding comes through. Boon, Stella and Allaigna won’t happen, and neither will this brand new Canadian novel publishing enterprise.
If you want to bring these heroes to the page, along with brand new novels by established and emerging authors, consider tossing a nickel in the hat as an investment in a vibrant arts scene and the health of your future bookshelf.
Our Something Novel campaign has just been picked as staff favourite over at Kickstarter, and we like to think it’s because of our ‘Strong Female Characters’, aka the heroes of Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture.
On the surface, Stella and Allaigna couldn’t seem more different: one is in her eighties, trapped in a home waiting to die; and the other is a child just starting out on a life of adventure.
However, it is their similarities that make them characters we love. Despite their lack of personal power, they are stubborn, strong-willed, and fierce crusaders against injustice of all kinds. We are rooting for them from page one.
If you want to invite both these uppity women into your home, choose the Double Dare on Kickstarter. For $35 + shipping we will send you each novel as it’s released: Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries at the end of March, and Allaigna’s Song: Overture in late May. And if digital is your style, you can get both novels for the amazing deal of $10.
But wait, there’s more! The second Allaigna novel will start in the pages ofPulp Literature Issue 13 and continue to be serialized throughout the year. Plus, issues 14 and 16 will both contain brand new Stella novellas! To avoid missing out you can get a print subscription plus the novels with the Reader’s Delight at $80, or your can add a digital subscription to any reward for only $10.
With the whole great world of publishing at your fingertips, we hope you’ll choose to subscribe to Pulp Literature. We work hard to get you the best storytelling around, and to keep our philosophy rooted in integrity, keeping true to our goals and our promises to you, our readers, authors, and artists.
Our editorial goal is to put together a gorgeous magazine bursting with intriguing tales for you, our faithful readers.
Our business goal is to become the first literary magazine to sustain itself on subscriptions from satisfied customers.
Our employment goal is to pay higher and higher per-word and per-page rates to our authors and artists as our subscription list grows.
With three days left in our Something Novel campaign, we wish you warm spots to read and put your feet up, the most comfortable of seating, and a happy reading experience this winter, and through the year. Thanks for your readership and support.
All right, this is the uber mega reward. For the true art lover who wants to be a patron of the arts by supporting Something Novel on Kickstarter at the $1000 level, you score a beautiful piece of original art by Mel Anastasiou.
Only 1 available!
Two for Joy, by Mel Anastasiou.
“To complete a composition of this size, with a fair amount of complexity, and smile while I work on it late into the night … the secret is to love every tiny line.”
– Mel Anastasiou
This signed16″ x 24″ pen and ink composition is drawn on high-quality acid-free paper and is suitable for framing. Plus the lucky backer who pledges for this reward will get all the perks of the Collector’s Delight and a thank-you card from Mel. That includes
All 12 print back issues of Pulp Literature plus a 1-year print subcription.
Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Mel Anastasiou
Allaigna’s Song: Overture by JM Landels
The Writer’s Boon Companion by Mel Anastasiou
A complete collection of printable notecards from Mel
The option to swap the Art Lover’s Delight for the Collector’s Delight and have a portrait drawn by Mel.
This is huge support for Pulp Literature Press. $1000.00 covers a quarter of printing and distribution costs for our first two novels, and lets us get the ball rolling for this brand new publishing house.
What does the funding go towards?
The funds we raise through this Kickstarter campaign will pay for creative costs, production, marketing, and distribution to deliver Stella Ryman & The Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture into your hands.
Creative Costs: These include hiring a graphic designer, copy-editor, and proofreader for each book, plus the cost of new cover paintings for Allaigna and Stella by Melissa Mary Duncan and Kris Sayer. Mel and Jen have contributed their texts at no cost to the project and will only get paid through royalties.
Printing & Distribution: Books for the Canadian market will be printed locally at First Choice Books in Victoria BC, while international markets will be served by local print-on-demand services to reduce both shipping times and our carbon footprint.
Reward Fulfillment: This includes costs of rewards outside printing and distribution of the novels.
Marketing: We have allotted $1000 per book for marketing both during the campaign and afterwards to make sure these novels reach the eyes of readers like you around the world.
Kickstarter Fees: 3-5% of the funds go to credit card processing fees, and 5% of the money raised stays with Kickstarter to support the platform and make crowdfunding like this possible.
Every time we run a Kickstarter Mel generously offers to do beautiful portraits for a few lucky backers, and this year is no different. This year there are only five Art Lover’s Delight rewards available on the Something Novel page.
Author portraits by Mel
Art Lover’s Delight – Only 5 available!
An 8.5 x 11″ pen and ink portrait of yourself or a loved one in Mel’s breathtaking renaissance style
A fun set of limited edtion JJ Lee paper dolls by Kris Sayer created for our first Kickstarter campaign back in 2013!
One of the few remaining print copies of Colouring Paradise.
A one-year print subscription to Pulp Literature.
Both novels: Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture.
The Writer’s Boon Companion illustrated 30-day writing journal
All this plus free shipping at the $500 level!
A 2015 Backer portrait
All of Mel’s customers have been delighted with their Renaissance-themed portraits.
As Mel says, “Like the Renaissance painters who are my first inspirations, I try to give good value, and at the $500 level I include intricate backgrounds and favourite themes in an intriguing composition.”
Wow, Something Novel is halfway funded thanks to our extraordinarily generous backers! But we still have half to go in just under two weeks. If you haven’t yet taken a look at the fabulous rewards we have for readers and writers head over to the campaign now. And please remember to share it widely with your book-loving friends to support a brand new fiction imprint!
The Creative Writer’s Delight package is jam-packed with rewards for writers:
The Writer’s Boon Companion, a 30 day pocket guide to writing
a critique of up to 1000 words of your short story or work in progress.
A print subscription to Pulp Literature
Allaigna’s Song: Overture
Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries.
plus, full membership to the Creative Ink Literary Festival from 31 March to 2 April 2017 in Burnaby, BC. Don’t miss this amazing conference for writers, readers, and artists! There are only 3 available.
All these awards plus a festival membership for only $150!
Additional back issues or years of Pulp Literature can be added for $25 per four issues.
Want to try an eBook issue of Pulp Literature with a no-money-down guarantee?
Back our Kickstarter campaign at the $5 Digital Sampler level, and post a comment saying which back issue from 1 – 12 you’d like to sample. We’ll send you the digital version before the campaign finishes (if it’s issue 13 you’d like, you’ll need to wait till it’s released in mid – December).
Here’s our guarantee: if you don’t love the issue you can withdraw your campaign pledge before November 28th. Because Kickstarter doesn’t charge your credit card till the campaign is over, there will be absolutely no cost to you.
However, we think you’ll love it, and want to subscribe to a full year or more. And here’s the sweetest part of the deal: increase your pledge to $15 and get a full year subscription. That’s almost $3 off the regular price of $17.99 for four big issues. Better yet, add another $10 for each additional year, which makes the price better and better. Here’s the math:
1 issue: $5
4 issues: $15 / $3.75 per issue
8 issues: $25 / $3.13 per issue
12 issues: $35 / $2.92 per issue
16 issues: $45 / $2.81 per issue
And so on …
These issues can be individually selected back issues going back as far as you like, or an ongoing subscription from any point. You can also give some or all of the issues as a gift subscription. This is the most à la carte, open-ended, and risk free offer we have, so make the most of it and subscribe now for pocket change per issue!
Just a quick update today to let you all know that there are still a few copies of Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture available at the awesome price of only $15 + shipping on the Something Novel page. But these prices will only last till Sunday evening!
An even better deal is the Reader’s Delight reward, which includes both novels, plus a 4-issue subscription to Pulp Literature for only $65. That’s only $15 more than a subscription by itself. But this price runs out tomorrow too. Hurry and get yours before its too late!