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historical fantasy

Gary backdrop Gary Whitta
Inspired by my love of medieval history, mythological fantasy, and good old-fashioned monster stories.
155%
2,206 copies sold
funded
Picture Liam Dynes
A young girl searches for a long-lost family secret in a world that has lost its capacity for wonder.
ebook goal: 1,000 copies
5%
65 / 1,250 copies pre-ordered
68
days left
Charlie Charlie Guo
Inspired by Paul Graham's "Do Things That Don't Scale" essay, Unscalable presents interviews from Zenefits, Tilt, Teespring, and many more.
78%
788 / 1,000 copies pre-ordered
13
days left
Jrl stepandrepeat Justin Ross Lee
"Confessions of a first-class ass." A full-frontal guide to hacking your way to platinum status.  In everything.  With stories that will make you laugh until you soil yourself.
39%
398 / 1,000 copies pre-ordered
32
days left
Mfmjx9o8 Jack Myers
Don Draper can't hack it in a "Lean In" world. Rather than declare it the "end" of men, let's ask what the "future" is.
55%
749 / 1,350 copies pre-ordered
65
days left
Picture David Michael Slater-author & Andy Catling-illustrator
Inspired by the fact that though millions of families worldwide celebrate the hybrid holiday, there is no classic "Chrismukkah" story...yet.
28%
424 / 1,500 copies pre-ordered
8
days left
Jonathan ferrara headshot Jonathan Ferrara
A book of art and essays on guns and gun violence in America.  An illustrated conversation through the lens of art, art as means for new dialogue and, possibly, change.
70%
1,176 / 1,666 copies pre-ordered
28
days left
Julieb2013lr Julie Strauss Bettinger
From Hurricane Katrina rescue to exceptional Therapy Dog
91%
1,419 / 1,545 copies pre-ordered
36
days left

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Pre-order Goal Author Royalties Gross Revenue Author's Take
Trade Paperback
275 pages, black and white
1,000 50% $18.00 $9.00
Ebook
275 pages, ~70k words
750 70% $9.99 $6.99
Graphic Hardcover
32 pages, full color
1,000 50% $30.00 $15.00

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