We’re offering Kindle editions of Cirsova #2 free from now until the end of our Kickstarter. While Cirsova #2 has been free on our website for some time, we understand that it may be more convenient to have it as an eBook.
You can download it here: http://a.co/9wHX39I (note, this link will change in 5 days)
Now, for the Kickstarter…
We’ve met our goal for 2017, but we really need to raise more money to stay on track for next year.
Stretch Goal $4000 – 2 issues (Closed Submissions)
Four thousand dollars is about what we need to safely say we can put out two issues next year. We likely will not be able to have open submissions for 2018; the reason I say that is I want to make our existing contributors our priority when we can. However, I want to be able to read new stories and encourage new authors to write them. Only way I can do that, though, is we can expand our readership more than we have. There’s nothing I hate more than having to turn away great stories because of a lack of resources on our end.
Stretch Goal $5000 – 2 issues (Open Submissions)
This will give us enough cushion room that we can do open submissions. We can make accommodations for good stories that come across our desk that we otherwise might have had to turn away. We’ll be able to expand to new authors and new audiences.
Stretch Goal $8000 – 2 to 3 issues (Open Submissions)
At this point, we may be looking at a healthier long-term outlook. This will also put us in a position where we could reasonably do bulk orders and mail them out from our HQ instead of putting in dropshipments by hand, which would save us some time and money.
So, how can you help? It’s hard to say, because I know that a lot of you have spent nearly as much effort trying to get the word out about Cirsova as we have.
One of the simplest things that could help a lot in the long run are Amazon reviews; even one or two sentences can help raise our profile and get our back issues seen.
Ad Space is the biggest thing that can help us have money to buy stories, since virtually all of that goes straight into the acquisitions budget. But for ad space to be valuable, we need to grow our readership and readers need to support advertisers.
At .50 cents per issue, we’re practically giving 2017 away because we want to get it into people’s hands so they can see just how good this is.