On the making of a book


I wanted to give a brief update on the effort to have Notes from (Over) the Edge available before Christmas. First off, a shout-out to the team who have been working on it:

Yana Cortlund – content structure/design
Mike Willis – content structure/design
Ryan Ange – manuscript copyedit work
Darla Winn – cover images
Rachael Jefferies Kelly – manuscript copyedit work
Anne Goodrich – cover design
Heather Palmer – author sanity management

Once the manuscript is properly prepared, it will be handed over to Amazon to make it available in digital and print. From there, a different group of folks will lend their expertise in helping to get the word out about the book through social media and other avenues.

From start to finish, a conservative financial estimate for pulling all this off as an independent effort is $5,000. We started The Notes Campaign a week ago to generate funds to make all this happen. I am SO grateful for each person who has been contribution and left encouraging comments. I also did a post yesterday, asking people to write a brief “endorsement” for my writing to be included on the cover or inside the book. You can still do this by leaving a comment on yesterday’s post. Please take a moment and go to The Notes Campaign and make a small contribution and leave an encouraging comment for the team. $5 contributions are perfect! Notice also the “perks” for various giving levels. The amount you give is not important. From the very beginning we were hoping for at least 100 contributors. We are about half way there now. Consider sharing the campaign with your friends and network.

Check out The Notes Campaign at this link -> http://igg.me/at/notes/x/294635

The above pic is the cover photo by Darla Winn, Photography

Latest Comments

  1. Mabel Bontrager says:

    Hi. I made a contribution of $50 a week Or so ago. Thus signing up for the perk Of a one to one phone call with Jim. I Received a email saying that I will receive The times in which to choose from. I haven’t Received any times yet. Just checking In – don’t want to miss this. 🙂

    Thank you! Mabel Bontrager

    Sent from my iPhone

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