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Help Design My Book Cover!

$135 of $200 goal

Raised by 7 people in 9 months
Elizabeth Campbell  WATERTOWN, CT
Hi there! I'm Liz. I write contemporary New Adult romance and suspense under my maiden name, Elizabeth Barone. I absolutely love writing bad-ass belles for my wonderful readers, and I've been extremely fortunate to be able to continue writing and publishing. Unfortunately, this past year's been a bit rough.

THE SITUATION

At the end of April, my publisher announced they would be closing their doors as of June 1st. In just 30 days, my books and I lost our home. It was a very stressful time; I had to re-publish four books and get my derailed career back on track. I knew I could never give up, but rebuilding ended up being more difficult than I thought it'd be.

Because I have a debilitating chronic pain illness that prevents me from being able to work outside the home, it's often difficult for me to scrape together the funds to get my books onto shelves. (In a nutshell, I have autoimmune arthritis, which means my body mistakenly attacks my joints.)

The third book in my rockstar romance series is edited and ready to go—it just needs a cover, the final piece of the puzzle.

Between struggling to pay the bills and the unexpected expenses of having to re-publish my books, I'm financially unable to purchase this last piece. I have a fantastic cover designer, and the book would be published immediately after the cover is finished. This would allow me to continue writing (and, you know, feeding myself and my husband).

ABOUT THE BOOK: WHAT HAPPENS ON TOUR (SOUTH OF FOREVER, BOOK 3)

Poppy Hampton may be rock band South of Forever's new manager, and she may have successfully launched her brother's music career, but she sort of lied about her credentials. She also may have aged herself up a bit in her resume. It's no big deal.

All she has to do is make sure they don't find out.

Until the band's sexy drummer—and the guy of her dreams—Griff tells her that it's finally happened: South of Forever has been invited to go on tour with the fast rising rock band, King Riley. She'd be thrilled if such an exciting opportunity didn't mean choosing between her career and her education—or if dating Griff didn't mean lying to him about the ten-year age difference between them. Can Poppy launch her career without destroying it before it's even started? And if she risks everything to follow her heart and be with Griff, can she keep her secret safe?

What Happens On Tour is the third book in the South of Forever series, a steamy contemporary New Adult romance that follows a fledgling rock band on its way to the top.

THE OTHER BOOKS

My designer created these kick-ass covers for the two books in the series. What Happens On Tour would have an equally spectacular design.



HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your donation—no matter the size—will help me cover my designer's fees. All money raised will go directly to getting this cover made. Any money raised over our goal will cover other marketing expenses to make this book the best it can possibly be, such as: teasers, advertising, and maybe even paperbacks.

I was originally hoping to release What Happens On Tour on August 19th. I'd still like to aim for this date.

Your help in getting this cover designed would mean so much to me, and it would mean the world to my readers. Not only is writing my heart and soul, but it's something I love that my illness can't take away from me. My stories are my voice.

I would be so grateful for any help you can offer.
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Update 7
Posted by Elizabeth Campbell
8 months ago
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That's a wrap—we've officially raised enough money for the cover, and the cover is complete! If you donated, you received a sneak peek of each draft as the cover was designed. If you've been rooting for me on the sidelines, you'll see the cover very soon!

Everyone who donated will receive an ebook copy of WHAT HAPPENS ON TOUR. I'll be in touch shortly to send yours to you (or you can just email me at elizabethbaronebooks@gmail.com with your preferred format).

If you received a swag pack with your donation, there's nothing you need to do! I'll pop it in the mail and let you know when it's on its way.

For those of you who received a signed paperback with your $25 donation, I'll be in touch shortly so that you can choose your prize.

If you're on Instagram and want to see the super fun cover reveal I have planned, follow me at http://instagram.com/elizabethbarone

Thank you again for your help.

XOXO,
Liz
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Update 6
Posted by Elizabeth Campbell
8 months ago
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Hello, hello! Yesterday I picked my favorite stock photo and let me designer know. (See attached photo.) She's the perfect Poppy! I love how mischievous and fashion-forward she looks.

And, within hours of me emailing Starla, she sent me her first draft of the cover! I'd like to keep it under wraps, so won't post it just yet, but if you've supported this campaign, I'll be emailing it to you privately very shortly.

Let's just say that I'm very pleased with how it's coming. :)
We have a model!
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Update 5
Posted by Elizabeth Campbell
8 months ago
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Good afternoon! I have some fantastic news.

For one, we made it to over $100 raised, so I've posted the first chapter of WHAT HAPPENS ON TOUR for you to read. Click here: http://wp.me/p6Njx0-8k

I've also picked the model for the cover design. Check out the stock photo here: http://depositphotos.com/folder/Elizabeth%20Barone-5482744.html?qview=19298715

I've sent over the deposit to my designer, so she can now begin designing the cover. I'm also formatting the book today, so everyone who donated will receive a complementary copy!

I can't thank you all enough. Every time I release a new book, you're always there to cheer me on, and I can't begin to tell you how much that means to me. This gig can easily be lonely—since I don't work in a big office full of other team members—but with friends, family, and readers like you, I don't need an office.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.
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Update 4
Posted by Elizabeth Campbell
8 months ago
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Hey everyone! The production of the book cover is under way. My incredibly talented designer sent me some stock photos that she chose to represent Poppy on the cover. Check them out: http://depositphotos.com/folder/Elizabeth%20Barone-5482744.html I'll be choosing my favorite later tonight or first thing tomorrow. Which one do you like best?
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$135 of $200 goal

Raised by 7 people in 9 months
Created July 27, 2016
Elizabeth Campbell  
HC
$5
Heather Cheney
8 months ago
SB
$25
Sharon Barone
8 months ago
FT
$25
Faith Torsani
8 months ago

Just keep on moving forward, Liz!

KB
$20
Kristen Barone
9 months ago
$25
Anonymous
9 months ago
$10
Sandy Kostenko
9 months ago
WB
$25
Wendy Bianca
9 months ago

Looking forward to this book!

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