Help Jahmil and Jahmar Publish Their Debut Novel!!

Help Jahmil and Jahmar Effend Publish Their Debut Novel!



 My brother, Jahmar, and I have dreamt of becoming authors for as long as we can remember. As children, we would tell intricate stories with our action figures and imagine being writers for our favorite shows and video games (like so many of us do). NOW it is REAL! For the last couple of months we’ve worked tirelessly on developing our manuscript, so we can publish our debut novel this coming WINTER!

With nearly 70,000 words typed, we have completed draft one of our medieval fantasy series called The High Council, but we have hit a roadblock. The cost of publishing a book is high (like impossibly high) and we plan to publish ours independently, so we can keep the rights to our story. This will ensure that our book is treated with the love and care that it deserves (we don’t want to be taken advantage of by companies and their contracts). We can’t move forward into professional editing, formatting or printing unless we can get help.

How You Can Help

Unfortunately, I have been partially furloughed from my job due to COVID-19 and we weren’t blessed to come from well-off backgrounds, but like many people we still want to pursue our DREAMS and PASSIONS. Money has always been a challenge, however we have tried our best to save as much as we could to start the publishing process ourselves and the climb on our own has been steep.

It was at that point, when we realized that we needed HELP from the people who have always supported us. We have never been the type of people to give up on our dreams in life, and we will NOT QUIT on this one either. We want to show people that your dreams can become reality if you work for them and pray for them. We believe in what we have written and WE KNOW that this book will be published!

Outlining the Cost

Please remember that even the smallest donation, $5, $10, $15, goes so far in the scheme of things. Even a share of the link to your Facebook Timeline, Instagram story, or Twitter Feed will be greatly appreciated!! Below are the costs of each process to bring this book to life!

Book Website- $25

Book Website Security SSL- $80

Purchasing ISBN #’s (For Hard Cover, Paperback, E-Book and Audiobook) - $295

Registered Copyrights- $55

IngramSpark Publishing- $127

Professional Copy Editor- $1,200

Proofreaders- $550

Professional Interior Illustrations- $100

Professional Cover, Back Spine and Flap Design (More Books Design) - $488

Proof Copies- $50

Formatting- $500

Professional Audiobook Narrator- $400

Making the total goal- $3,870

Thank You!

We didn’t set out to write this book for money. We want to tell the greatest story we can, to LIVE OUR DREAMS and to become PUBLISHED AUTHORS!!! We are just two young African American men hoping to break into the world of writing. Any contribution is very appreciated and no donation is too small to make a big impact!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to read this campaign, and thank you in advance to anyone who shares or supports financially!!

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Jahmil Effend
Bristol, CT

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