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Cristian Mihai's raising money to buy a new computer. And publish his next books. Simple as that! Or maybe not!
Cristian Mihai
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Hi! My name is Cristian Mihai. I'm a Romanian self-publisher and blogger from Constanta, Romania. I write about art and stuff here.
Last year was a fantastic one. I wrote and published 2 novels, 2 short stories, and a compilation of essays about art and writing. And I wrote over 150 blog posts. I also founded irevuo, an online magazine dedicated to promoting indie artists.

I'm pretty much a one man operation, meaning that I do most of the stuff that needs to be done in order to publish a book, from cover art to interior formatting. Basically anything, except for editing.

I'm a very prolific writer. And I can write pretty much everywhere, as long as it's my living room.

But I have a bit of a problem. My computer just died. Without this much needed piece of technology, I can write, I can blog, and I most certainly can't make my book covers.

Right now I'm using borrowed gear, which is just enough to check my dozen or so e-mail accounts. And Facebook, let's not forget about Facebook.

Before this happened, I had an editorial plan made up for 2013, which involved lots of blogging and three major releases:

  • La Tiers Du Cylindre (novel, aprox. release date 15th of April 2013) - this is the first novel I self-published in January 2011. Of course, I was way too young to actually know how a book is supposed to look like, or how I was supposed to market and promote it. And I didn't blog. Or have a Twitter account or Facebook page. So I unpublished it and gave up on writing for a few months. But now I'm ready to release a new, better version. You can read the prologue here.
  • Dream City (novel, aprox. release date 15th of July 2013) - This is book I've been working on for about a year or so. I'm more than half-way through. It's about a painter, Paul, who's dying of cancer. He wants to leave something behind, something people will remember him by.
  • Strangers (short story compilation, aprox. release date 20th of September 2013) - Love and other stuff. Lots of love. Unrequited love. That's something I'm apparently good at.

What I Need & What You Get

If you're reading this, probably you know how important technology is. So I need a new computer, one I can use to work on my novels, do the cover art, the interior design, and stuff. So the bulk of the money will go towards that.

UPDATE: We raised enough money for me to buy a second hand laptop, which ended up costing about $900.

Then there are publishing related costs, to say so:

  • editing(which is going to cost at least $500-600 for the first novel alone)
  • marketing (buying review/giveaway copies and shipping them, buying ad space on relevant sites, such as Goodreads and other reading communities)
  • the cost of the perks themselves - paperbacks, prints, all of those cost money to buy and ship to contributors.

What you get?

Besides the satisfation of helping a fellow writer/blogger out? Well, you get e-books, paperbacks, high quality prints of the cover art. My signature? Does that count?

Furthermore during the duration of this campaign I'll post a new chapter of my next release, La Tiers Du Cylindre, every week.

Also, during the duration of this campaign, my debut novel, Jazz, is available for FREE on Smashwords. Simply use coupon code DQ22T.

The Impact

Impact, huh? Tremendous! You'd be helping me out more than you could imagine.

I never said anything about personal issues and stuff. My problems are not your problems, and as long as I was able to write, I was happy. It's a simple as that. Writers write because it makes them happy. But since I can't do even that, then there's nothing else for me to do.

Maybe get a real job.

Other Ways You Can Help

I understand that there's a recession going on in the world. And I understand that people sometimes can't afford to be charitable.

But if you don't have any money to contribute you can help out with a tweet or like. It's really simple. You just have to click on a button. And, trust me, that's enough, and it will really help me towards meeting my goal.

Thank you,

Cristian Mihai

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raised by 82 people in 1 month
113% funded
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$2,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 25, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Twitter and FB Shout-out

    An expression of gratitude for your contribution on my FB and Twitter profiles - one when you contribute, and another one after the campaign ends.

    11 claimed
  • $10USD

    The above, AND an e-copy of any one of the 2013 releases.

    12 claimed
  • $20USD
    Blog Shout-out

    All of the above, and a blog shout-out. These will be made every five donors, and will include links to blog/website, and other social media links.

    9 claimed
  • $25USD
    Phone call/Skype

    Get to talk to Cristian. You can ask him questions about his novels, or about anything you'd like. You can choose between a phone call (he'll call you, 10 minutes) or a conversation through Skype, in which case he'll talk to you until you get bored and fall asleep.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $30USD
    Print Book

    All the perks from the $25 perk, AND a signed copy of any of the three 2013 releases. * International Shipping included.

    4 claimed
  • $45USD
    Limited Edition Hardcover

    A copy of LTDC, limited edition hardcover (only 30 will ever be printed), featuring a different cover design. Signed and hand-numbered by the author. Shipping included. These hardcovers will only be available to buy during this campaign.

    6 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $50USD
    Super E-book Bundle

    FB+Twitter+blog shout-out, and a zip file containing all my 2012 and 2013 releases in e-book format

    2 claimed
  • $50USD

    Your name (and a link to your website) will be listed on my website for the rest of 2012. Your name will also appear in the Acknowledgements page of my first 2013 release, "La Tiers du cylindre"

    3 out of 5 claimed
  • $150USD
    Die-Hard fan

    You will receive all three 2013 releases in paperback format, AND high quality prints of the cover art. All signed and dated by the author.

    1 out of 10 claimed
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