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Valley of the Bees Kirkus Listing

$65 of $875 goal

Raised by 4 people in 2 months
Mandy Webster  MC LEAN, IL
After three years of writing, revising, and editing, my novel, "Valley of the Bees," is scheduled to release on March 1, 2017! I am raising this money to pay for a review and listing with Kirkus Reviews ( https://www.kirkusreviews.com/), which is a HUGE first step in marketing the book. I can get $100 off if I am able to purchase my review by 12/31/16. Otherwise, I would like to raise these funds by 1/31/17 in order for the review to come out around the same time that the book is released.

The following is the description of the novel:

In a world where honeybees are all but extinct, Valley has spent her entire life in the tranquil river bottoms where her family camps out every summer and grows more food than most folks can dream of. But, that’s all about to change on her sixteenth birthday when her Uncle Jacob informs her that she will be marrying the son of the powerful mayor of a nearby town. ​

When Valley agrees to meet the boy and give him a chance, she is plunged into the intrigues of an unforgiving village where women are treated like property. In the midst of a plague outbreak, Valley must fight for her father’s life and for the right to make her own decisions, all while learning that her family life is not as idyllic as she always thought it was.

This print edition of Valley of the Bees includes all three eBooks in one beautiful text! Learn more about this novel project on my website at  http://www.valleyofthebees.com/!

Thank you so much for your support! Every $25+ donation will receive a signed copy of the book upon its release, as long as the donor includes their name and provides me with a valid mailing address (U.S. addresses only) to ship the book to. Thank you for helping me make my writing dreams come true!
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Posted by Amanda Webster
1 month ago
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My book is all set to publish March 1st! The files have been proofed and uploaded. Pre-orders are set up for the eBook versions (visit my website for details on how to order: http://www.valleyofthebees.com/votb-print.html). All that's left now is to hit the "publish" button on CreateSpace come March 1!

In the meantime, I am still $361 dollars away from purchasing my Kirkus Indie Review. Please share my campaign with friends and family, and be sure to remind them that they'll get a free signed copy of Valley of the Bees in thanks!
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Posted by Amanda Webster
2 months ago
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We have raised about 7.5% of our total goal. Please feel free to share this fundraiser with your friends on all of your social media accounts and remind them that they can get a signed copy of the novel when it released in March!
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Posted by Amanda Webster
2 months ago
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I got my first set of proofs in the mail just in time for the New Year and am checking them over for errors! I want my novel to be perfect for my readers!

Thank you to all who have donated so far! Don't forget, you can get a signed copy of Valley of the Bees with your $25+ donation. Please read the fundraiser description for the details. Thanks again for your support!
First set of book proofs are in!
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$65 of $875 goal

Raised by 4 people in 2 months
Created December 29, 2016
MS
$25
Mandy Storm
2 months ago

Looking forward to reading this! CONGRATULATIONS!!

TP
$25
Tyler Phelps
2 months ago
CT
$5
Christa Tibbs
2 months ago
$10
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2 months ago
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