(Revised) Want to support Lizzy and the Rhyn Trilogy? Here’s how!

I’ve had quite a few people tell me they’d like to contribute somehow to my efforts, since most of you find my books online for free!  I’ve found two sites, one of which allows international donations, to fund two projects.  The first: the second book in the Rhyn Trilogy, Katie’s Hope, which is open to US donations.  The second project: the translation of Katie’s Hellion from English into Spanish, which is open to the world.

Katie’s Hope: fundraising open to US donations

I started a project on Kickstarter, a website that allows artists and others to post projects and request that others donate as little as $1 to the project.  The project I posted: Katie’s Hope, sequel to Katie’s Hellion.  (Click here for more info.) PLEASE NOTE: Kickstarter only accepts US donations.

I set the goal price for the project at $250, which would cover half-ish of my costs.  Each book I release costs me between $400-500 to produce and market, and I am not yet able to make back my investment off my Amazon sales.  Which is fine – I expected this to happen this year, so my hubby and I planned for this.  Being a writer is my dream, and my dream costs me between 400-500 a month.  I’d pay a zillion (assuming I had a zillion to pay!)

If you’d like to donate, please click here.  I’ve included a rewards structure for each donation.  It’s not a creative rewards structure, but I can modify that for the next project, if this does work! 

Disclosure: I’M WRITING “KATIE’S HOPE” WHETHER OR NOT THIS GETS FUNDED, so nobody need fear that I’m holding the book hostage.  This is just a means to defer the cost!  You will get your Rhyn-and-Katie fix … don’t worry!  Haha!

Katie’s Hellion translation project: open to international donations

The ‘Katie’s Hellion’ translation project stems from both the understanding of the under-served Spanish language book market in the U.S. and the desire to extend the opportunity to support my projects to my international readers.  I’m using a site called IndieGoGo.com for this one.  Click here to see the project!

The translation project will provide me the opportunity to test the market for Spanish language books.  Like the rest of my books, the Spanish language books will be available to the international market via electronic book distributed through Amazon, Sony, and others.  The Spanish version will also be for sale in the paperback version.

As with the “Katie’s Hope” project, the “Katie’s Hellion” translation project also features a rewards structure, which includes a free ebook verison of the translated book, just for tweeting or posting this project to your wall on Facebook!

18 thoughts on “(Revised) Want to support Lizzy and the Rhyn Trilogy? Here’s how!

  1. What a cool idea! Wow I had no idea that it cost that much per book. You are seriously dedicated, but I am so glad you are. I love the part about not holding the books hostage because I would seriously hate to have to go all misery on you and tie you up in a cabin somewhere and force you to write. I would do it. I would hate it, but I would do it to find out what happens to Rhyn.

    • Yes, I suspected my readers wouldn’t be above kidnapping me for a book. Hahahaha! 🙂 In an ideal world, money wouldn’t stand between us and things we love, which is another reason why I like giving books away for free. If you like my worlds – take them all home with you and be happy without the negativity of a price tag! :-)) And yes, each book costs that much, but that is also discretionary on my part. I could scale back some, but I wouldn’t be doing my paperback promos if I did. I have a master plan to all of this, so I won’t be broke forever. But, when you believe in something (or someone) you find ways to invest in it/him/her. 🙂

  2. Great idea! I’m gonna sign up when I get paid. FYI, acknowledgement is spelled incorrectly on your rewards. I’m not freaking but thought you might wanna know that.;)

  3. This is a great idea I’m sure you will reach your goal your writing is just too good for people to be stingy.

    • You know, I love being able to give my books away for free! I guess it makes me feel like I’m contributing something worthwhile (or at least, temporarily entertaining!) to the world. When my hubby told me about Kickstarter, I was so excited! And you’re right – in under a week, I’m almost at my goal!! I didnt’ expect that at all! I have such wonderful readers. Lizzy 🙂

  4. I have a question… so all the price marks say “and above” so the if you do the top amount do those people get to be acknowledged in the book along with the signed copy?? I’d say it was a hypothetical, but you probably know the truth 🙂 Don’t be afraid to say no, because you just may get more money that way!

    • Hi Sheila! Well, book two is turning out a little darker than book one. I tried to do more character development, so you can get to know some of the internal conflicts people like Gabriel and Kris have. This book is all about making tough choices for all the characters. Katie and Rhyn are still trying to figure each other out and are growing individually into their roles in the immortal society. Rhyn learns he has to think as well as use brute strength, and Katie realizes she can’t ever go back to being a normal human. Gabriel is now owned by death, who orders him to kill two of his friends – and he’s stuck trying to figure out what to do. Kris tries to keep his brothers together and focused on fighting bad guys but ends up having to rely on Rhyn to do his dirty work … I think that’s a good summary so far … haha! I’ll finish it this week then write up the official synopsis! Lizzy 🙂

  5. congrats on reaching your goal!! I knew you would. Not only are you an amazingly talented writer but a truly awesome person and that is rare in this world! Sorry for the late reply. I promise to catch on up on the reading.

    • Thank you, Dafeenah! We’re a good team – your covers bring in people, and my writing keeps their attention! 🙂

    • Next weekend. I wanted to release it this weekend but am moving to a different state, so I’m a bit overwhelmed! Haha! Lizzy 🙂

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