Book Launch Fund

$75 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 12 months
Hello Friends! And thank you for stopping by my campaign. I’m an author who is struggling to become an entrepreneur and make a living off my writing. For those who don’t know much about the ebook industry, let me explain what my struggles entail.

Amazon is an amazing development of the world we live it. It allows authors like me to be independent and publish on our own, rather than waiting for a middle man to help us. However, along with that freedom comes an immense amount of competition. Unfortunately, it’s no longer enough to JUST write a great book. You have to get that book in front of readers’ eyes or you’ll never make a living on your writing.

This is what I’m asking for your help with. As with all businesses, it takes money to make money. I need to pay for advertising and have one huge launch. The money I make from that can be rolled over into the next launch and on and on. More simply put, I’m looking for start-up/overhead costs to launch my writing business. That’s where you come in.

I’m sure your next question is, "why don’t you simply get a job and earn this money on your own?" The answer is that 1) I already have a job and 2) I could get another, but that would compromise other parts of my life.

Let me explain.

I currently work from home, providing child care for several of my nieces and nephews. I make VERY little money doing this, quite far below what the going rate for child care is. Why? Because it’s family. Not only do I love watching these kids (they bring so much joy to my life) but it also helps out my brothers and sisters, who, like many people, have a hard time affording child care.

Sure, I could quit watching these kids and get a job that pays more, but I don’t want to do that for many reasons. 1) I love watching them and don’t want to relegate them to a crowded center where they’d get very little attention or love. 2) It would put my siblings in dire financial straights because they’d be forced to pay 3-4 times what I am charging them, and that wouldn’t be good for their current finances and living situations.

I feel like I’m providing a service (though admittedly it is somewhat paid) to both my siblings and to my nieces and nephews, but that makes it very difficult to come up with the overhead I need for a decent launch. All of what I do make has to go to bills and other living expenses. 

I'd be eternally grateful to any help anyone can give in helping me fund my next launch, which, if big enough, could finally help me create a lucrative business I could live off. I'm planning to launch my next book in April of 2018.

All donors will be mentioned by name (or however you wish to be mentioned) in the acknowledgements. So here's your chance to get your name in a novel!

Below is a list of the expenses authors need to come up with for a single book and decent launch.  Also check out the video I've posted at the top and bottom. It's just pictures of me and the kids. (And yes, I'm totally trying to use their beautiful faces to sucker you. ;D)

Please help this author’s dream of becoming an entrepreneur and living off my writing come true. If you don’t have even $20, every donation is gratefully accepted. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and may God bless you and yours!

--Author Liesel K. Hill


Cover: $300

Editing: $1000

Bookbub (King site of online promotion): $800

Various other smaller sites to promote on (15-30 of them for week of launch): $1200

Facebook Ads for month of promotion: $600

AMS (Amazon) Ads for month of promotion: $500

Tools to build email list: $400

Pay Audiobook Narrator: $1000

3 Covers to brand next series, needed in June: $600

Total: At least $6400. More is, of course, better.

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$75 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 12 months
Get a free ebook over your choice sent to your email! Choose from fantasy, crime fiction/thriller, or historical fiction. Any book in my library is yours!
A signed paperback of your choice. Choose any book in any genre in my library, including crime/thriller, dystopain fantasy, or historical fiction.
Get a series e-box set. Choose crime/thriller, historical fiction, or dystopian. Get all available books & a free coupon for the next one when it releases.
Autographed paperback box set of a fiction series. Street Games(crime thriller - 3 books) Interchron(Fantasy - 2 books) or Kremlins(historical fiction - books).
Entire library of ebooks I currently have available. That's 8 full novels, 1 short story and an editing pamphlet. I'll even throw in an extra Halloween short.
Entire library of autographed paperbacks. Every book I have available, signed and sent to your home! 8 novels, one short story, and an editing pamphlet.
A Kindle Paperwhite containing my entire library of ebooks, shipped to an address of your choice. 8 full novels, 2 short stories, and a short book on editing.
Platinum Plus A
One hour of author coaching on story craft: characters, story structure, plot, etc. Conducted via Skype or other electronic meeting.
Platinum Plus B
One hour author coaching on marketing: how to market, launch big, step by step instructions, tips, resources. Conducted via Skype or other electronic meeting.
Platinum Plus C
I'll come speak to your school/group/organization about whatever you like: writing/publishing, success, etc. (Via internet if out of state.)
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