Welcome to Mitty’s Yard Sale:
Um, no. Here is the wacky-waving-inflatable-tube-man that I put in my front yard.
Ok, sorry. Here’s the deal…
A while back, I received an offer for Breaking Gravity from a very large publisher. Setting aside the fact that their offer wasn’t exactly spectacular, the main reason I turned them away was that writing is what I do for fun. If I accepted their money, then writing becomes work.
I ended up thanking them respectfully and turning them away politely.
The fact that a real publisher might be interested in my work was quite shocking to me. I decided maybe I should take this story telling thing a bit more seriously, so I started writing again.
I’m currently in the process of wrapping up two new novels. I expect to have at least one, if not both, ready to hand over to my editor by the end of this summer (2018).
And now I’m having regrets. Turning my back on the conventional route means that all the publishing costs fall on me. Again.
I’ve decided to not to put out the audiobook versions right away, but I will still have to come up with about $5,000 ($2,500 each) before my new novels can be published. The majority of that will go to editing (hoping to go with David Gatewood again), and the remainder will cover production costs (book cover, files for print and ebook version, etc), plus a zillion other little details (listing fees, ISBN fees, etc).
I’ve already squirreled away $2k, so I’m looking to raise another $3k.
Hence the yard sale you see below. And the “Shop at Amazon” thing. If you click on that link—or any Amazon link on my site—my Amazon Affiliate tag will travel with you. I will earn a little commission on anything you add to your shopping cart after that. It doesn’t change the price or effect you in anyway, just sends a few pennies my way on anything you buy. Might not sound like much, but every penny counts!
Sadly, I don’t have much to offer. I mean, what kind of nut spends $50 on a copy of a book nobody has ever read, signed by some an author nobody has ever heard of?
The dream is to find a few folks who enjoy my stories enough to help me chip away at this beast so I can get my stories out there.
Join Club Mitty, FREE!
I’m putting together a group of friends I can turn to for advice. A brain trust. Folks I can spitball story ideas with. Folks who might willing, on occasion, to read unedited work (alpha/beta readers).
Signed copy of Breaking Gravity, $50
A while back, I purchased 100 paperback copies of my book so I could do signings at a local event. On the day of the signing, I was ill. Or maybe I chickened out. Regardless, I have gobs of copies. If you’d like one, I’d be happy to sign and send one to you.
Your Name in Print, $100
In my next book, I will add a special thanks to my sponsors and list off anyone who contributes. This list will appear in both the digital and paperback versions.
Your Company Name/Logo in Print, $250
Not only can you support my writing, but you can write this off as advertising! In my next book, I will add a list of corporate sponsors. This list will appear in both digital and print versions.
Dedicate My Book to Whomever You Wish, $2500
That’s right, you read that correctly. Anyone willing to cover the entire cost of production can take over my dedication page. This will appear in both the digital and print versions.