Cover art by Rachel Lawston: www.lawstondesign.com
“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” Or so said Lauren Bacall. I think she was right – free of earthly restraints, our imagination can take us beyond the edge of the universe. To infinity, and beyond, to quote Mr Lightyear! We can imagine events that have not yet happened, and by so doing, inspire ourselves and others to “make it so”. We can imagine a whole novel, or a film, or a play, or a series of dramas for television… or we can, if we are an Indie Author just starting out, imagine a book trailer…. you knew where this was going, didn’t you?
Unfortunately, imagination alone cannot pay people for their time and expertise… So I’m going to imagine that you, just as I did with ‘The Minister of Chance‘, ‘Kaleidoscope Man‘ and ‘Kosmos‘, might just be interested enough in seeing the fruits of my imagination (and a lot of other people’s time and expertise!) to help us make the trailer! You can do this via my crowdfunding link on www.ejjackson.org and at the same time, earn yourself some unique rewards!
How Can I Help?
Firstly, by telling anyone you know who might be interested! Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, PinIt, anywhere and anywhere – please spread the word! Secondly, by pledging a very small amount to help me pay all those wonderful people who are going to make the trailer a reality – actors, voice artists, illustrators.
What Will I Receive in Return For My Help?
That’s a very good question, and one I’m very happy to answer!
The unique, limited edition rewards you can choose from are: Your name on the credits as a supporter; an MP3 copy of the theme music; a signed copy of the trailer script; a DVD copy of the trailer; a signed copy of ‘The Methuselah Paradox’ when it is published (date TBC but provisionally spring 2016); a signed promotional poster, and a t-shirt. I may add a few extra goodies along the way, like key rings, badges, mouse-mats, photo-mugs… anything that says ‘thank you’ and helps to spread the word!
And although ‘The Methuselah Paradox’ is not a charity project, I will also be donating a percentage of the profits from book sales towards Progeria research. Go here for more information about Progeria, and here for how it relates to ‘The Methuselah Paradox’.
Thank you for reading this – I do hope that you will join us!
x EJ Jackson