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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

Tatia’s Tattoo Crowdfunding Campaign Is Now Live! | by Linda Brendle

ShameHuman 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.

Today I have launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at gathering support to meet the costs of publishing Tatia’s Tattoo, 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.

You can be involved by pledging financial support to help cover the costs of development Cover coming soonand 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.

There are six different levels of support, each with a minimum dollar amount and a corresponding reward. The Friends Level has a minimum of $5, and the reward is my undying gratitude and a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift certificate. The Gold Book Club Level has a minimum of $275 and the reward includes ten print copies of Tatia’s Tattoo, ten custom bookmarks, ten custom tote bags, a personal or video appearance by the author (depending on location), ten chances to win a $30 Amazon gift certificate, and an acknowledgement of your book club and members in the book. In between the two levels, there are four others that increase from the lowest to the highest. The dollar amounts shown are suggested minimums, but if you feel as strongly about this project as I do, you are free to increase any of the dollar amounts.

The campaign is set up to accept all major credit cards. All funds collected, with the exception of processing fees charged by the credit card companies, are applied to publishing costs. In the event we collect more than the initial costs, excess funds will be held and applied to the printing costs of future sales. In the unlikely event the project is cancelled, all contributions will be refunded except for the processing fees. No cash is ever released to the author.

The actual publication process will take three to four months after the end of the campaign. During the process, I am planning a cover reveal, a book video trailer, an author video/Facebook Live event, and anything else that sounds like fun. If all goes as planned, the books and other rewards will be available by late summer. I am also working on a booklet outlining other ways you can help fight human trafficking. The final product will be posted on the Internet in a PDF format, and the link will be available in the book.

I hope you will join me in this project. Simply click this link, click the “Contribute” button, and choose your level of support and reward. Together I believe we can make a difference.

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo – Quote – Love | by Linda Brendle

The crowdfunding campaign for Tatia’s Tattoo will launch in one day. Tatia’s Tattoo is Christian fiction about the horror of human trafficking in small-town America.

Love Photo

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo – Quote – Grace | by Linda Brendle

The crowdfunding campaign for Tatia’s Tattoo will launch in two days. Tatia’s Tattoo is Christian fiction about the horror of human trafficking in small-town America.

Grace

#TatiasTattoo  #Sample Chapters  https://goo.gl/mQA5Yx

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo – Quote #3 | by Linda Brendle

The crowdfunding campaign for Tatia’s Tattoo will launch in three days. Tatia’s Tattoo is Christian fiction about the horror of human trafficking in small-town America.

shame

#TattiasTattoo  #Sample Chapters  https://goo.gl/mQA5Yx

Blessings,

Linda

Quote from Tatia’s Tattoo | by Linda Brendle

The crowdfunding campaign for Tatia’s Tattoo will launch Thursday, March 23. Tatia’s Tattoo is Christian fiction about the horror of human trafficking in small-town America.

Daddy ran over a bomb

#TattiasTattoo  #Sample Chapters  https://goo.gl/mQA5Yx

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo – Why I Wrote It | by Linda Brendle

Cover coming soonBefore my first novel, Tatia’s Tattoo, became a file in my computer, I knew sex trafficking existed. But in my narrow perspective, this unspeakable crime was limited to the back alleys of foreign countries or a few mega-cities in the U.S. Orphans were snatched from a hopeless existence and forced into something even worse.

Then, one Sunday evening, a couple visited our church from a town about fifty miles away from my home. They had founded an organization whose mission statement reads, in part: to bring hope to teens silenced by sex trafficking and exploitation in the United States. Talk about a wake-up call! Not only was sex trafficking not limited to faraway places, it was not limited to nameless, faceless children who lived in another reality. It was happening to girls – and sometimes boys – just like the children and grandchildren of my friends and neighbors, the children I saw every week at church or in the grocery store – or at camp. (more…)

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