I decided a little while ago, that I wanted to do something a little different with the launch of "The Seance". I have created a Kickstarter campaign so that across 31 days, backers could read a sample of the story, and order a pre-release copy of the story in the .mobi, .epub or pdf format. Although backers have the option to pledge only £1 to support the project, a pledge of only £2 will land you a copy of the story.
My hope is that these pre-release copies will generate (hopefully very positive!) reviews for when the story is released officially on Amazon, and that those reviews will appear on Goodreads, Shelfari and Booklikes. The funds raised will go towards paying for advertisements on Facebook and Goodreads, as well as print-on-demand copies of my previous work which I will send to bloggers and put up as competition prizes.
I have offered a range of rewards to my backers, including e-book copies of my back catalogue and several opportunities to have their name appear in some of my future releases (related to my popular Dr Blessing series).
These character-based rewards have been hugely popular and have contributed to the vast majority of the 69% of target achieved.
Anyone else interested, you are welcome to come and pledge using the link in this blog. What could bring your closer to a story, than being one of the people who helps to launch it?