HALINE

Pre-order the first-of-its-kind, fast-paced novel about a "post climate change" future.
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sundeep ahuja
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San Francisco, California
United States
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You can now order the ebook on Amazon; click here to go there now.

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Praise for Haline

Haline is a mesmerizing story of a fallen world in which the characters struggle to cope with life after an environmental cataclysm. Not only is Sundeep's story told with a brisk pace and enveloping detail, it's also a call to act - to shape the future, before it shapes us. – Kabir Sehgal, Author

Incredibly engaging and a total page turner. I found myself still reading at 1am, and didn't stop. I haven't been that engaged by a book since Harry Potter or Twilight! – Lauren Weinstein (pictured)

I finished Haline in less than 24 hours - it was one of the most original and enjoyable books I've read this year. And when I say that, keep in mind that I'm only an occasional sci-fi fan, so I was initially skeptical about whether I'd enjoy it. If you like the sci-fi genre even a little bit, get this book. Tyler Willis, Entrepreneur

For fans of "The Wind-Up Girl" and "The Handmaid's Tale" a cautionary story of a not too distant dystopian future, it serves as a hard slap across the face to wake from our collective apathy. – @thesubjective

Haline is a fantastic cautionary tale which embodies a simple but powerful idea: the sum of our individual choices can greatly affect our collective reality. I dare you to read it and not feel the urge to make a change– Satyender Mahajan, Entrepreneur


Hi

My name is Sundeep Ahuja. I’m an entrepreneur (and former actor) who 19 months ago started the long journey of writing a novel. I’m incredibly excited to pre-launch the book on indiegogo...thanks for stopping by!

What's Haline?

Haline is a dystopian novel about a “post climate-change” future. The plot is suspenseful and fast paced (it takes place over just 4 days), and early readers tell me they weren’t able to put the book down. It’s just over 50k words, or about 210 pages at a 5x8 trim.

Like any great book (a-hem :), Haline is really about its main characters and their personal journeys: Natasha, who has something to prove; Aaren, who has something to hide; and Joaquin, who discovers something about himself that changes the course of his life – and all their lives.

The story revolves around an upcoming election in the city-state of Haline, where the charismatic President Gaven Jemmer is seeking an unprecedented third term in a resource-starved world licking its wounds after decades of war and famine following the shutdown of earth's thermohaline flow.

Why I wrote Haline

I care about our planet. And its people. But I’ve been worried that we people haven’t been taking good enough care of our planet (or each other, for that matter). Two years ago I started writing a non-fiction “update” to An Inconvenient Truth in hopes of raising awareness around climate change and corporate greed (news flash: they are related). Then one day it hit me: I should write a fiction novel about climate change and corporate greed...it’d be much more fun to read!

PRE-ORDER TODAY!

I'm pre-selling 500 special edition, numbered & autographed copies to fund:

  • ~$1000 to hire a professional editor. 

  • ~$500 to launch a basic website.

  • ~$250 to hire a cover artist. After all, most people judge books by their covers (the image above is my amateur attempt...don't judge! :).
  • ~$250 to format the book for publication.

  • ...and of course, money to fulfill the perks and market the book.

The novel is among the first of its kind in raising awareness around a possible “post climate-change future.” Pre-order the book to enjoy a good read and do a good deed :). 


FAQ

What does "free download (select days)" mean?
I intend to publish via Amazon's Kindle Select program, which allows me to give the ebook away via Amazon (no Kindle required) for "free" for a couple days. I'll email you several days in advance of the free days, and then again on the days themselves.

When can I expect to receive my perks?
My intention is to order paperbacks of the final draft by 11/30, and then ship USPS out of San Francisco by 12/13. 

How do I win a free perk by sharing on Facebook or Twitter?
I'll be watching Facebook & Twitter for people sharing this campaign with #haline; when it ends, I'll give away 10 'paperback,' 1 'stocking stuffer' and 1 'blissmo' perk.

What is the book "rated"?
Much like Hunger Games, the book is somewhere between PG and PG13 – making it the perfect holiday gift for almost everyone.

What's blissmo?
blissmo is a company I started a few years ago to introduce shoppers to healthier & safer products. Our award-winning service allows members to discover exceptional organic, non-toxic and eco-products; buy the blissmo perk, or join today and save $10 with code haline (or save $5 on gifts with hgift).


Share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter (use links up top) with #haline for a chance to win free perks.

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$5,207USD
raised by 136 people in 16 days
174% funded
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$3,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 6, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    the ebook

    Thank you for chipping in! For $5, get notified when the ebook is available for free download (select days).

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $15USD
    the paperback - earlybird!

    For only *$15* ($18 STARTING 11/23), you'll get one of 500 special edition (SE), numbered copies, AUTOGRAPHED and shipped (add $5 for international shipping). Also get notified when the ebook is available for free download (select days).

    59 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $49USD
    stocking stuffer - earlybird!

    Knock out some of your holiday shopping. For only *$49* ($59 STARTING 11/23), you'll get 1 autographed paperback and *3* regular paperbacks, shipped (add $10 for international shipping) + free ebook notification + get mentioned in the acknowledgements on the book website (you can opt out).

    8 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $49USD
    the blissmo - earlybird!

    Yum! For only *$49* ($59 STARTING 11/23), you'll get a DELUXE BLISSMO BITES box packed with over $40 of delicious, healthy snacks from blissmo (US only, or add $10 for shipping if in Canada). Also get 1 autographed SE paperback + free ebook notification + get mentioned in the acknowledgements on the book website (you can opt out) + 2 bookmarks.

    12 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $95USD
    the hang

    Let's hang out. We'll chat by phone or Skype for 20-30 minutes, and can talk about your book, your startup (I've advised over a dozen), the process of writing Haline...whatever is relevant and helpful to *you*. Also get 1 specially autographed HARDback + free ebook notification + get mentioned in the acknowledgements on the book website (you can opt out) + bookmark.

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $195USD
    the climate hero

    Be the one. I'll donate 1% of book profits to a climate change organization YOU SPECIFY (eg The Environmental Defense Fund or 350.org; we have to mutually agree on the org) for every "climate hero" perk claimed. Get a special thank you note from me and acknowledgement on the website for being a "climate hero" supporter. Also get 1 specially autographed HARDback and 1 autographed SE paperback, shipped.

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $295USD
    the editor

    Contribute to the published novel. GET ACCESS TO A PDF OF THE BOOK *TODAY* (under NDA) to read and provide feedback *before* publication - and get mentioned in the acknowledgements IN THE BOOK. Also get 1 specially autographed HARDback and 1 autographed SE paperback, shipped.

    3 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $395USD
    the sponsor

    Go big and get recognized as the sponsor of the soon-to-launch book website for the first 2 months. Also get 1 specially autographed HARDback and 1 autographed SE paperback, shipped.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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