My name is Mark Noyce and I am an independent writer from the UK.
Author of one book, and soon to be author of a second one. That's what the project is all about. I'm currently working on a book that is set to be released within the next few months, about a month or so after the completion of this project. The goal is set at $2000 dollars and the money will be used to pay for a promotional campaign. This includes the creation of a website, press releases, and a four week campaign including appearances in the newspaper, on the radio, and potentially on TV.
The book is one of two parts really. The first part is dedicated to trials and tribulations that I have been through throughout my life. It's everything that has helped make me who I am, the good and the bad. There might be some bad but underlying all of that is the ever present hope because I'm still here. I'm currently undertaking the largest project of my life and trying to really do something with my life here. Once people are fully acquinted with who I am and why I'm the way I am, I move on to how those experiences helped shape my views of the world.
A lot of the content of the book came from the blog I run, and have been running, for the past two years almost, but there's plenty of new material in there and this isn't just a simple collection of blog posts. I've woven them together to read well and of course, I've added plenty of new stuff.
The rewards, whilst perhaps a little simple, are also worth it. At the lowest level you'll get a copy of the book before it's release. Moving on from that you'll get a copy of my first book, which was quite well received. After that you'll get acknowledgements, moving on to personal hand written thank yous and signed copies of the fabulous cover art. The best rewards though are something special. You'll get the chance to name a character in a book and even become a prominent character yourself in a pirate adventure novel I'm writing that is scheduled for release some time next year. You can either use yourself as a template, or create a character for yourself. There are five of those available making for a total, main, crew of six.
And now, for your reading pleasure, I present to you an excerpt from the book itself.
I realise that it's difficult to read about and become invested in someone you don't even know. This book is mostly a collection of my personal experiences and my personal thoughts and feelings about different things. As such it borders on very difficult for you to really get in to it. It's no good to ask you to read the thoughts of someone you neither know nor care about. At the very least you'll probably find it hard to connect with them and not really allow yourself to see why I am the way I am. So we're going to begin at the very, very beginning. We're going to begin by getting to know all about me. This isn't every personal experience in the book by far, but I think it's going to be enough for you to really know and understand who I am and what makes me tick. This is essentially the first part of the tag line, as this is where you will come to “know the man” and then we can move on to everything else when we're suitably acquainted.
This is something I think you’ll really enjoy and something that will really help you connect with just who I am, and probably even make you feel for me actually. This is a section devoted to me. What makes me who I am; my role models and regrets, my goals, and a few other things for fun. I have a few questions to get us going that I’m hopefully going to be able to answer in a good amount of detail. Consider this some kind of personal interview if you will, where I ask and answer the questions by myself. The questions were actually asked to me on my blog.
Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
Not this day particularly, but I have felt like that before. Being stuck in a rut is a harsh reality and not one I particularly enjoyed. To feel like you're stuck on a loop. To feel that every day and every little thing is the same and always will be is a very cycle to break. Writing is one of the things that helped me escape that cycle and while you could argue that it put me in to a different cycle, I think it’s also true that the cycle of writing is a much better one to be in. I began to feel hope and wonder again. I’ve had my low points, sure, but I tried to retain that tiny sliver of hope.
I'm just gonna go curl up and die now.
A small edit to take in to account DWei's comment: To be honest I'm not entirely sure on the individual split. In the original estimate the guy quoted that the press release and the website were 400 and 500 respectively, but I'm not sure if this changes when you buy a full package.