Kick Starter Rewards

This is a list of rewards being offered on my Kick Starter project to crowdfund my novel, The Grotto's Secret.

This is a list of rewards being offered on my Kick Starter project to crowdfund my novel, The Grotto's Secret.

THANK YOU
Everyone who makes a pledge will receive a specially designed ‘Thank You’ email.

GUESS THE GROTTO'S SECRET LOCATION
Guess the secret location of the Grotto. An emailed map will help to find the secret grotto - before you find out The Grotto’s Secret.

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Please note: this is only a fun example - the real map of how to find the secret grotto is very hush-hush and EXCLUSIVE ... and will only be sent to The Grotto's Secret pledgers.

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION BOOK COVER
Anyone who makes these pledges will receive their own book cover specially designed to include their own name.

Celebrate the special role you as a supporter can play by helping The Grotto's Secret come to life. Then join in with your own memento and send me a picture of you with your limited edition book cover and it will be posted on The Grotto's Secret Pinterest Board and it will be shared on Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus.

Exclusive Book CoverExclusive Book Cover

HALL OF FAME
Although everyone who pledges will receive a specially designed ‘Thank You’ email, everyone who pledges £25 or more will be entered into the The Grotto’s Secret Hall Of Fame. This is featured in both the book and on my website.

Here's an idea of how the Hall Of Fame will look
(NOTE: I Googled random names so they all look like spelling mistakes with the squiggly red lines!)

The Grotto's Secret - Hall of FameThe Grotto's Secret - Hall of Fame


BE IN THE BOOK

Fancy yourself as a character in a book? I am giving 10 people, plus one pet cat to take part in this fantastic opportunity to be a named character in The Grotto’s Secret.

This is where the FUN really begins!

See the Rewards below and to the right hand side to find how to get involved. If you choose this reward for your pledge, you can choose one of the following characters.

I will update this section showing the character names so you know which characters are left.

Be proud! Send me an image of you after you have pledged and chosen your character and I will add your name and picture to the list below so everyone can see you.

The names below are temporary names until you decide you want to masquerade as one of these characters! Feel free to give me your nickname or favourite saying or phrase and I will try to fit this in something in the character’s dialogue. No promises, mind!

Zelda: the mole. Zelda is a dizzy office assistant who has been recruited by the villain to be a mole in Kelby Wade’s office. She wears outrageous clothes and believes crimson lips are her personality signature. She uses her spy-cash to zoot up her body with nips and tucks. Be warned - if you choose Zelda as your character, you may take the brunt of the office jokes or have the after dinner cracks fired at you! But, hey, you're big and brave ... aren't you?

Office Pike: He is a British Police Constable who interrogates Kelby about some of the killings going on around her. This guy is so Columbo. As a youngster, he watched the old detective series and now he emulates Detective Columbo in all his actions. If you choose Office Pike - who will be renamed with your name - you must accept that you’ll be a bumbling detective who is actually pretty clever at finding the truth. Is this you?

Officer Gardenia: This is Officer Pike’s side kick. He hovers in the background and pipes up with great one-liners every now and then.

Nurse Fields: This walk on character is featured when Kelby’s car crashes and she is taken to A&E where Nurse Fields (aka, you) helps her recovery.

Janet and Brian: After Kelby's car crashes, she is helped by Janet and Brian, who take her to the hospital.

Nurse Potter: This nurse takes care of Annie, Kelby's sick niece. Kind, yet stern if anyone disturbs her little patient.

Mrs Busybody: Mrs Busybody has been parading as a nurse until you take her place. Do only pledge for this character if you don't mind being 'type-cast' as a busybody, fussing over nothing much and having a good ol' gossip when needed.

Fat Cat: Kelby's old tabby plays an important role in the story, but alas he comes to a sticky end. Only pledge for this pet role if you don't mind things going paw-shaped ...

Joyce: Doctor Royston's secretary Joyce plays a small role in connecting people when phones don't work.

* Please note that this will be on a first serve basis - the first person to pledge for this reward will be given first choice of the character they’d like to be. 

Here is an example of how 'your update' could look once you have pledged to be a character in The Grotto's Secret.

The Grotto's Secret - Pledge to be a CharacterThe Grotto's Secret - Pledge to be a Character

INCLUDE YOUR BUSINESS NAME

You have this exclusive opportunity to have your name AND your business name mentioned in The Grotto's Secret.

There are 4 different slots where characters and their business name will be mentioned. They are the business entrepreneurs that Kelby is mentoring - before her life tilts off its axis.

The first person to pledge who includes their nickname will also get their nickname included!

Include your business name in The Grotto's SecretInclude your business name in The Grotto's Secret


PIMP MY SITE

My second book, Pimp My Site, is an easy digital marketing guide. This is an online toolkit to learn how to optimise a website, promote your website's content, market and publicise a website or business. Find out more about Pimp My Site.

If you're considering one of the pledges where you get a copy of my book, Pimp My Site, find out more about Pimp My Site's chapters here. Or download a free chapter of Pimp My Site here.

Pimp My SitePimp My Site

CONSULTATIONS
I am offering two types of personalised consultations, which can help your own personal blog or website or a business website, both done via Skype:

A half hour private consultation on improving traffic to your website or blog or how to get free publicity for your business or event.

OR

An hour’s private consultation on improving traffic to your website or blog or how to get free publicity for your business or event. 

EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR VISIT IN SPAIN

I am offering two couples the opportunity to spend a weekend's stay with my husband and I in Spain at a mutually suitable time. This includes 2 nights B&B in our guest annexe, which has an en-suite and leads onto the patio with amazing views. Travel arrangements and transport is not included. Please note that we are not a B&B, you will visit with us in our guest annexe of our home.

If you're a writer or an artist, the peace and tranquility of Vista Prado will inspire you and give you a luggage load of creative ideas to take home with you.

See some images of Vista Prado on my recent posts.

http://paulawynne.com/spanish-adventure/new-home-inspires-setting-for-thriller-novel
http://paulawynne.com/writing-life/view-from-my-writing-room
http://paulawynne.com/writing-life/inspiring-a-historical-conspiracy-novel

List Of Rewards

Just like ‘The Grotto’s Secret’ these rewards are all very hush-hush. Shhhhh ...

£1 = Confidential

*A mighty thank you with a specially designed card.

Confidential RewardConfidential Reward

£5 = Hidden
* A special thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location

Hidden RewardHidden Reward

£10 = Private
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A copy of the eBook - which will be .mobi, epub and pdf formats

Private RewardPrivate Reward

£25 = Closed Book
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* Your name in the Hall of Fame

Closed Book RewardClosed Book Reward

£35 = Mysterious
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A copy of the eBook
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
*
Your name in the Hall of Fame

Mysterious RewardMysterious Reward

£45 = Covert
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* Your name in the Hall of Fame
* Exclusive Special Edition Book Cover including your name

Covert RewardCovert Reward

£55 = Cloak and Dagger
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A copy of the eBook
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* A copy of Pimp My Site
* Your name in the Hall of Fame 

Cloak and Dagger RewardCloak and Dagger Reward


£75 = Stealthy
Gift Basket:Send a friend this reward basket and keep one for yourself
* Two mighty thank you's
* Guess the grotto's secret location x 2
* Two copies of the eBook
* Two paperbacks of The Grotto's Secret
* THEIR NAME in the Hall of Fame AND yours

Stealthy RewardStealthy Reward


£95 = Secluded

Gift Basket:Send a friend this reward basket and keep one for yourself
* Two mighty thank you's
* Guess the grotto's secret location x 2
* Two copies of the eBook
* Two paperbacks of The Grotto's Secret
* Two copies of Pimp My Site
* Exclusive Special Edition Book Cover for both you and your friend - you each get your own special edition cover!
* THEIR NAME in the Hall of Fame AND yours

Secluded RewardSecluded Reward

£115 = Undercover
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* A copy of Pimp My Site
* A half hour private PR or SEO consultation
* Your name in the Hall of Fame

Undercover RewardUndercover Reward

£135 = Underground
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* A copy of Pimp My Site
* An hour’s private PR or SEO consultation
* Your name in the Hall of Fame

Underground RewardUnderground Reward

£155 = Enigma
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* Exclusive Special Edition Book Cover including your name!
* Exclusive - you become a character in the book!
* Your name in the Hall of Fame

Enigma RewardEnigma Reward

£195 = Hush-Hush
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* Exclusive Special Edition Book Cover including your name!
* Exclusive - you and your business are named as a character and their business in the book!
* Your name in the Hall of Fame

Hush-Hush RewardHush-Hush Reward

£250 = Clandestine
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* Your name in the Hall of Fame
* Exclusive opportunity to have your own product or service advertised in the book with a full page advert (Note - you will provide full artwork in the size and format required)

Clandestine RewardClandestine Reward

£450 = Exclusive
* A mighty thank you
* Guess the grotto's secret location
* A copy of the eBook
* A paperback of The Grotto's Secret
* Your name in the Hall of Fame
* A weekend stay (2 nights B&B) with the author in Spain

Where the Money Will Go

The money you pledge will pay for the following:

An editor, an eBook and paperback book cover graphic designer, book formatting specialist, printing the book, shipping the book (including international and European postage) and other rewards shipping costs, Kickstarter and Amazon payments fees, ISBN number, and any relevant taxes.

In addition, there might be a few possible additional printing costs and unexpected costs, so it would be totally fab-u-liss if The Grotto's Secret grossed its target!

That can only happen with YOUR help!!

Delivery

As you’re reading this, there is lots of work going on in the background. The original manuscript has seen it’s final edit under my fingers.

Once the project gets under way, The Grotto’s Secret will be shipped off to a development editor. This sharp-shooter will spend some time working with me on developing characters, ensuring the plot doesn’t fall apart at the seams, and most importantly, that the pace races along keeping you, my readers, hooked from cover to cover.

When that important stage is complete, off the book goes to another editor, who will get out their red pen and make sure all the T's are crossed and the I’s dotted and the typos burnt at the stake with a final copy edit.

This process could take up to three months. With the cover almost complete, it would only take a little tweak here and there and The Grotto’s Secret is ready to be delivered to you.

If you’ve pledged one of the gift packs, your books and your friend’s pack should be in your Christmas stocking long before Santa squeezes down the chimney.

Please keep in mind The Grotto’s Secret will ship from the UK, so International orders may see delays for all the usual reasons. It's beyond our control, so please plan accordingly.

Goals

Goal #1 We're covered
The Grotto's Secret has a cover!

Goal #2 We're into editing
The Grotto's Secret goes undercover for editing.

Goal #3 We're official
The Grotto's Secret will have its own ISBN.

Goal #4 Formatting the book
The Grotto's Secret Gets Published!

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal #1 NetGalley
By adding the book to NetGalley, I can reach journalists, fiction reviewers, professional book bloggers and librarians. NetGalley is expensive, but well worth it if we reach our target and go beyond.

Stretch Goal #2 Audio-book
Giving The Grotto's Secret to an audience of readers who have difficulty reading, but want to still race along with heroines like Kelby and Ana-María will be a wonderful achievement. Success to produce The Grotto's Secret as an audio-book depends on you and your friends pledging for the rewards listed above.

Stretch Goal #3 Book Trailer
The Grotto's Secret will get its own book trailer. As a supporter and pledger you will get first viewing and will be asked to be involved with your comments, ideas and suggestions.