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Whiteout Novel

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Hello there! for the past three years I've been working on a novel that I consider to be my homage to 80s big action-adventure films and the general genre of monster hunting. Whiteout is the story of Nick Ventner, a drunk who makes his living killing creatures that most people don't think exist. The novel follows him and his apprentice James as they pursue their most dangerous foe to date, a yeti. 

When I first started this novel it was as a project for the November Write a Novel Month (NanoWriMo) competition. The challenge was to write a 50,000 word book in 30 days. The story I found in writing Whiteout was so personally exciting to me that I finished in 24 days. 

My goal for Whiteout was to  write a big adventure novel in the vein of Indiana Jones that could help transport myself and others to a world not-so-different from our own, but one where myth and legend come to life. In that regard, I believe I have succeeded. Working on Whiteout had been one of my greatest joys as a writer, and I'm immensely proud of the finished project that Aberrant Literature and I have created.

Speaking of Abberant Literature, they've taken a huge risk in staking so much on a first-time author. Jason Peters, the head of Aberrant Literature has worked with me every step of the way and not only been an amazing collaborator, but a great friend. Working with Aberrant has been the best creative experience I could have hoped for. They truly care about telling unique stories and supporting their authors.

Every penny we raise in this crowdfunding effort will go towards getting Whiteout and Aberrant's names out there. Both of us are new to the business and for this, our first big effort, any amount of help is going to go a long way. Whether it's $10 or $100, just showing your support will help us gain brand awareness, and get this book into stores everywhere. 

Thanks for taking time out of your day to check out our page! If you can, donate, if you can't share this link around to your friends. Again, anything you do will help!

HUGE PROPS to our video team who worked for pizza and beer to make this video awesome! 
Producer - Robert Speewack Borjoquez
Director Of Photography - Roxy Ewing
Location Audio - Dylan Mander


For those of you who donate, here's a breakdown of what your money will be going towards:

$2,000 - Network setup and distribution, including placement on Amazon, Registration in the American Library of Congress, and placement in the Ingram distribution catalog for wholesale and brick and mortar distribution.

$3,000 - Printing, line editing, copy editing, copyright, legal fees

$5,000 - 6 month marketing and advertising campaign using Amazon, Apple, Google PPC and related

When you share, hashtag #WhiteoutNovel and #AberrantLit.

Thank you!

--Ashton
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Hey Everyone,

It's getting to that time! We've got an official release date for Whiteout of May 1st, 2018, and we're getting ready to ship out our backer rewards.

Couple of important notes:
1. If you backed above $250, please send your t-shirt size to AshtonDMacaulay@Gmail.com if you haven't already.
2. For those who wish to receive PDF copies of the book, please send your email addresses to AshtonDMacaulay@gmail.com

We'll be shipping rewards in the next few weeks, so expect to receive your copy of Whiteout in April before actual release. Thank you all again for your support, and I can't wait to share Whiteout with you all very soon.

--Ashton
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Hi All,

Just a quick update, letting everyone know that today is the last day to donate if you want your name in the dedications of Whiteout! We're going to be submitting for distribution next week and that means I need to have my dedications done. All other rewards will still be available until the end of the campaign, but dedications will not.

Thanks for your support! For those who haven't donated, check out the campaign and share!

--Ashton
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Hi All,

We are going to be submitting the final edit of Whiteout at the end of this week! That means for those of you who want to donate and have your name in the dedications, the deadline is going to be Friday. For those who donate after, you will still receive all the backer rewards, but note that we will not be able to put your name in the dedications.

Thank you all for your support so far, please, share this link around as much as you can. There's already a lot we can accomplish with what we've raised so far, making this a very exciting time.

Our next goals are going to involve targeted marketing goals for Whiteout, and if we get enough, a dedicated publicist. Again, thank you all for your support, and I can't wait to send out copies early next year!

--Ashton
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Happy Friday Everyone!

As of this morning we have raised $4,146 for Whiteout. That's enough for us to get the book properly distributed, and puts us well on the way to paying for our cover design. It's amazing to see that after only a week and a half, we're almost halfway to our goal!

So, next steps. Once we pass halfway, we're going to start thinking about marketing campaigns to help get the book out there. This is going to be crucial as both myself and Aberrant Literature are new faces, and need as much publicity as I can get.

Please, share this link around as much as you can and let's see if we can spread out the donation base. I'm sure there's a few people out there who'd be interested in reading the tales of a drunken monster hunter in the himalayas!

Thanks so much for your help, support, and putting up with post spam :). I'm really pleased with how the campaign has gone so far, and am excited for what we can do once we reach our goal!

Have a great weekend,

Ashton
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