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Book Club Levels – Tatia’s Tattoo Crowdfunding | by Linda Brendle

stop-human-traffickingHuman trafficking is one of the three largest illegal industries in the world – experts disagree on whether it is second or third. Over a million children each year fall victim to traffickers.

Tatia’s Tattoo is a Christian novel that tells the story of sex trafficking in small-town America. Raising awareness of this issue could be the first step in solving it. It is my belief that Tatia’s story can play a large part of taking that first step.

You can be involved in Tatia’s story by pledging financial support to help cover the costs of development and copy editing, typesetting, proof reading, and cover design. Proceeds will also cover the miscellaneous costs involved in setting up the ebook, acquiring the ISBN and Library of Congress numbers, and so forth, as well as the printing costs for the books supporters will receive as rewards. None of the funds from the campaign are released to the author at any time.

There are six different levels of support, each with a minimum dollar amount and a corresponding reward. My last two posts have explained the details of the first four levels. This post is about Levels 5 and 6 – the Book Club Levels.

Book-clubbannerSilver Book Club – Level 5: Silver Book Clubs are small groups of book lovers who love to meet to discuss books they have read. The reward for this level includes five autographed paperback copies of Tatia’s Tattoo with 5 custom bookmarks, 5 custom tote bags, 5 chances to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate, and the names of your book club and club members on a list of supporters in the book. The minimum contribution for this level is $125.

Gold Book Club – Level 6: Gold Book Clubs are larger groups of Bibliophiles who love to meet to discuss books they have read. Contributors at this level will receive ten autographed paperback copies of Tatia’s Tattoo, 10 custom bookmarks, 10 custom tote bags, a personal or video appearance by the author (depending on location), 10 chances to win a $30 Amazon gift certificate, and the names of your book club and club members on a list of supporters in the book. The minimum contribution for all of this is $275.

Here are several easy ways to see what all the excitement is about:

1. To read a sample of Tatia’s Tattoo, CLICK HERE.
2. For an overview of the crowdfunding process, CLICK HERE.
3. For details of Levels 1 and 2, CLICK HERE.
4. For details of Levels 3 and 4, CLICK HERE.
5. To go to the “Contribute” page, CLICK HERE.

The contribution amounts listed are minimums. To contribute an amount not listed, go to the bottom of the “Contribute” page and fill in the space labeled “Choose your amount.”
Several people have joined me in this project. Who will be next? Together I believe we can make a difference.

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo Crowdfunding Levels 3 and 4 | by Linda Brendle

bibliophile-07The crowdfunding campaign to publish Tatia’s Tattoo went live on Thursday. On Friday I posted some details about the first two levels of six. Here is a description of Levels 3 and 4.

The third level is the Book Lovers Level. It is for those who love the experience of snuggling into a comfortable spot with a freshly printed book in hand. The reward for Book Lovers includes an autographed paperback copy of Tatia’s Tattoo with a custom bookmark, one chance to win a $10 Amazon gift certificate, and your name on a list of supporters in the book. The minimum contribution for this level is $20.

Level 4 is for Bibliophiles, those who love books so much they need a way to carry the stack of books they are currently reading anywhere they go. Their reward is an autographed paperback copy of Tatia’s Tattoo with a custom bookmark, a custom tote bag, one chance to win a $20 Amazon gift certificate, and your name on a list of supporters in the book. The Level 4 minimum is $27.

On Friday, a friend asked me about the minimum amounts on each level. He wondered if he could contribute more than the minimum on a certain level. The answer is “Yes.” To contribute an amount not listed, go to the bottom of the page and fill in the space labeled “Choose your amount.”

Here are several easy ways to see what all the excitement is about:

  1. To read a sample of Tatia’s Tattoo, CLICK HERE.
  1. For an overview of the crowdfunding process, CLICK HERE.
  1. For details of Levels 1 and 2, CLICK HERE.
  1. To review all levels, CLICK HERE.

Several people have joined me in this project. Who will be next? Together I believe we can make a difference.

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo Crowdfunding Levels 1 and 2 | by Linda Brendle

LevelsThe crowdfunding campaign to publish Tatia’s Tattoo  is now live. Yesterday’s post gave an overview of the crowdfunding process and briefly explained the six levels of participation. Today I want to give a little more detail about the first two levels.

Level 1, the Friends Level, is for those who want to be part of the campaign but don’t want to pledge at a larger level right now. The minimum contribution is $5, and the reward is my undying gratitude and one chance to win a $5 Amazon gift certificate.

Level 2 is the Readers Level. Readers are those who want the convenience and portability of digital books. The minimum contribution for this level is $10, and the reward is a copy of Tatia’s Tattoo in the ebook format of your choice. You will also receive one chance to win a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

Here are two easy ways to see what all the excitement is about:

  1. To read a sample of Tatia’s Tattoo, CLICK HERE.
  1. To decide which level of participation works best for you, CLICK HERE.

After you’ve read the sample, email me at lindabrendle@yahoo.com. I’d love to hear what you think.

Blessings,

Linda

Publishing Again! | by Linda Brendle

I am excited to announce that I have contracted with Crowdscribed to publish my first novel. Tatia’s Tattoo, a work of literary Christian fiction, is the story of a young girl trapped in the sex trafficking trade.

The mark of shame on Tatia’s forearm represented the evil in her life – the war and grief that took her parents, the lust and greed that took her childhood innocence – but courage, love, and grace helped her rise above it all. (more…)

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