Creative Literary Publishing Co.

$2,909 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 19 months

Aberrant Literature is more than just a publishing house. We are an independent collective of like-minded authors embracing the creativity and imagination of the literary arts. 

Whereas reading and storytelling was once about exploring the psyche and mining the imagination for unique and original ideas, the publishing industry of today has been reduced to a slog of predictable and derivative material ordered by corporate executives based on computational analytics. This runs contrary to the nature of an artist. Artists are meant to conceive the impossible and imagine the unimaginable, and it is our mission at Aberrant Literature to do exactly that.

Publishing the right the way is expensive, which is why we need your help to make it happen. Between editing, proofreading, marketing, publicity, copyrights, legal fees, and plenty of other expenses, we need $40,000 to get the company established and create, market, and distribute our first two professionally published books in  Q1 2018, as well as develop four additional novels for release in 2019.

The first two books we will be releasing are a 12-Story short fiction anthology called Aberrant Tales, and a brand new adventure franchise beginning with the novel Whiteout, featuring infamous monster hunter Nick Ventner in the first of a planned trilogy. 

If you agree that the publishing industry as we know it has become tired and predictable, please show your support by donating to our campaign.  All of the authors at Aberrant Literature would be incredibly grateful, as it would allow us to share our gifts with you, and help reintroduce the wonder and magic of creative fiction to the world.

So you can be certain of where specifically your money is going, a list of the various costs is as follows:

Professional Editing (2 books) = $7,000
Pay Per Click Advertising campaign for Amazon, Google, Apple, and other affiliates (6 months, 2 books) = $6,000
Professional Distribution Network, Setup (Amazon, Apple, Google, Retail Distribution & More (2 books) = $4,000
Business Registration, Setup, and Legal Fees = $3,000

In addition to the basic costs above, we also have an opportunity to work with a well-established marketing firm in the Los Angeles area. They are respected throughout the industry, and have won numerous awards for their work over the years. They have graciously agreed to work with us for a period of 12 months at a substantially reduced rate of $20,000.  Being able to work with this company would help launch Aberrant Literature into the national spotlight, and if we can cover the basic production costs above, our next step will be to raise enough money to have the privilege of working with this esteemed marketing firm.

The production cost plus marketing all amount to a total of $40,000. We know we have a long way to go, and are grateful for any contribution you can make towards our cause. In doing so, you are helping all of us achieve our dreams and usher a new era of creative expression into the world.

We have also come up with a lot of awesome tiers and packages you can achieve by donating. Be sure to take a look at the list to the right and see which option most interests you.

From the bottom of all of our hearts, everyone at Aberrant Literature thanks you for your contribution!

For more information on our company and future releases, please visit us on the web at AberrantLiterature.com 

*Please note that for personalized dedications, profanity and inappropriate material will not be accepted

**Please note that any character names deemed inappropriate will not be accepted (So yeah, no Boaty McBoatface or Sir Bangsalot)
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Hello to all of you that contributed to Aberrant Literature's crowdfunding campaign!

Wanted to send a quick update to let you all know that the time is approaching for the release of our very first anthology, Aberrant Tales.

The official release date is September 25th, and advance copies for all of you are on order. If you qualified for any additional rewards, those will be shipped out by the end of this month, as will the books.

All of you will receive your copies of the anthology anywhere from 1-3 weeks before release date.

After reading the book, we would really appreciate it if you could leave a review on Amazon for us. Amazon reviews are one of the single most important actions you could take to help spread awareness of the review, in addition to word-of-mouth.

Thanks again to all of you who helped make this dream a reality. We couldn't have done it without you.

Jason Peters and the team at Aberrant Literature
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Hi Everyone,

I know it's been a few months of radio silence, but the good news is that the anthology is almost ready for printing and publication.

Thank you so much to all of you that supported us through the Crowdfunding campaign. Because of your generosity, this anthology will be going to market this summer 2018, with a tentative release date of July 10th.

If you qualified for a personal dedication in the book, expect to be contacted shortly with further details. For all other backers, expect your rewards during the month of June 2018 before the book goes to market.

Thanks again to everyone for helping make our dream a reality!

- Jason Peters
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Hey Everyone,

Well, we're officially one week into our campaign to bring artistry and creativity back to literature and we are thrilled with the support we have received thus far.

With the money we have raised so far, we can put down a deposit and submit the books for editing, ensuring that everyone receives a polished manuscript free of errors and presented in the best possible fashion.

Our next step after we receive the edited manuscripts back will be to submit the finished manuscripts for cover design and professional distribution, including the Library of Congress and the Ingram Publishing catalog, which will allow us to begin to sell our books to wholesalers and retailers across the nation.

We still have plenty of work to be done, so please continue to show your support by donating to our cause and sharing the crowdfunding links with everyone and anyone you know.

Thank you again for all of your contributions! We couldn't do any of this without you.

Stay Aberrant,

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$2,909 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 19 months
New-School Tier
Receive a .pdf copy of our 12-story anthology Aberrant Tales before it hits the market, plus a personalized thank you e-mail from Aberrant Literature!
Old-School Tier
Receive a paperback copy of the retail release of Aberrant Tales before it hits the market, plus Aberrant Lit bookmark and personalized thank you note!
Signature Tier
Receive a SIGNED paperback copy of the retail release of Aberrant Tales before it hits the market, plus Aberrant Lit bookmark and personalized thank you note!
Gold Tier
Have your name included in the back of Aberrant Tales as a Gold Level Supporter, plus all rewards in Signature Tier, including SIGNED copy!
Platinum Tier
Have your name included in the front of Aberrant Tales as a Platinum Level Supporter WITH YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED DEDICATION*, plus all rewards in Signature Tier!
Swag Tier
Get an official Aberrant Literature t-shirt, plus all Platinum Tier rewards including PERSONALIZED DEDICATION* and SIGNED paperback!
Authors Tier
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For authors, Aberrant Literature will provide a professional line edit for any short story, essay, or novel segment up to 10K words, plus all Platinum rewards!
Character Tier
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Name a supporting character** (neutral - male or female) in the short story Future Solutions by Ashton Macaulay featured in Aberrant Tales, plus Swag Tier!
Character Tier
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Name the primary antagonist** (villain - male) in the short story Of Loss & Solace Among Midnight's Eternal Embrace by Jason Peters, plus all Swag Tier rewards!
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