A Wilder Eden - Self-Publishing

Hi, my name is Emily Jansen and I'm the aspiring author of A Wilder Eden: How to keep dreaming in a world of disappointments.

For the past 6+ months, I have eagerly sought out literary agents to represent my book, with the hope of it being picked up by a publisher and contracted through a formal publishing process.  Unfortunately, today's publishing world demands a significant social media following, which I don't currently have. It could take me months, even years, to gain enough followers to satisfy these agents.

I am still exploring the traditional publishing route, but am now seriously exploring self-publishing which is $10-12K.  Many have said, When is your book going to be published? How can I help? How can I spread the word? 

My response to these questions is this Go Fund Me page. While I have no expectation for anyone to contribute to my self-publishing costs, if you feel so led and called to contribute to this publishing process - please feel free to give a donation here.  All proceeds will only be used directly for:

Final editing
Value of resources (Dreams Map, Dream Guidebook with Journal Prompts, and Sample Chapters) 
Scribe Media, a self-publishing company that supports writers choosing to self-publish

I am thankful for the tremendous support I have already received - through encouragement, editing, prayer, connections and more. Our conversations have inspired this book, and I truly feel and believe this book is a labor of love that God has called me to birth into the world!

My heart's desire has always been simply to help you dream deeper and with greater confidence. God cares so much about your dreams, because He put them in you - will you help me so that I can dream with you?
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    • $200 
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    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Mark Bauer 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
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    • $125 
    • 3 mos
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    • $50 
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Emily Jansen 
Austin, TX
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