That said -- eep. We're halfway through the 30 days now, and need another $7000 to go. I know that typically the big rush of donations comes in at the end, and I am actually quite sure, given how many people have bought my books in the past, that there's enough support out there to make this happen. BUT the big difficulty, always, with this sort of thing is publicity. I don't have a publicist on staff -- there's just me, and I just don't know if I can get the word out to enough people in time.
So I'm asking your help -- if you have (open-minded) friends who might be interested, could you tell them about it? If you're on Facebook, and don't mind letting people know that you read smut, could you post a blurb and link? Twitter too, please, and Google+! If you have a blog, and you'd like me to post a guest entry, I'd love to do that for you. Just let me know! (If you can post today, that would be IDEAL, since apparently Monday is the best day for doing publicity. Start of the news cycle?)
Here's a little added incentive -- let me know (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) that you helped spread the word this week, and I'll collect the names -- at the end of the week, I'll randomly draw a name to get a prize -- their choice of one of my books, signed and personalized to you or the person of your choice, mailed directly to your doorstep. Mainstream, erotica, SF, cookbook, kids' book -- you get to pick your genre and title out of the eleven books I've published so far. The full list is here: http://www.mamohanraj.com/bibliography.html
To make publicity easier, here are a few things to cut and paste:
The link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1989320757/demi-monde-an-erotic-science-fiction-novel-in-stor
Tiny version: http://t.co/HylNxnTO
A little blurb: "Demimonde is an erotic science fiction novel-in-stories by Mary Anne Mohanraj, funded through Kickstarter. Pledge your support today!"
Thanks so much for any help you can give! I appreciate it hugely!