Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me out.
As you may know I wrote a book, entitled, Whether by Mine Own Voice…An Argument for Orthodoxy. Book 1 – The Prophets. I’ve tried to publish it traditionally but I am an unproven writer so it was rejected by each publisher* I submitted it to. However, I believe very passionately in this book. So I’m not accepting their verdict. I am taking matters into my own hands. I will be publishing it through my own publishing company, Monk Spot.
But I need your help.
I am going to be creating a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for editing and production costs. To help with this I need reviews (don’t worry, these can be short) from real people that aren’t my mother. That’s right, your review will be posted on the campaign for the whole world to see!
The book is 233 pages. It is a nonfiction book about the importance of prophets to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The primary audience for this book are members of the Church. The secondary audience is anyone else who is interested in religion, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Christian/LDS theology, philosophy, etc.
Although I discuss some very sensitive subjects in the manuscript, the point of this book is not to offend but to educate and enlighten those skeptical of the prophets and their role in the lives of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But if it does offend (or confuse, for that matter) that would be a helpful thing to know.
I am asking for your help.
I need you to read the manuscript by Thursday, June 1, 2017 and then fill out a survey (see link below). This will help me to improve the book. This will help me to see how readers really feel about the book. Of course, I love the book and I hope that you do too. But in order to make the book the best it can be I need honest feedback. The nice thing is that the survey is anonymous. And if after you read it you don’t feel comfortable leaving a review I totally understand and respect your decision. Although please do fill out the survey (link below).
If you should choose to accept this favor please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please write, “I accept.” You can also send me a PM on Facebook. I will then email you a PDF of the book. And please, do not share this PDF with anyone else. If they want to participate I will gladly email them a PDF myself.
I am not looking for copy editing. I am not looking for content editing. I am hiring a professional to do this work. Please ignore spelling and grammatical errors. I just want you to read as fast as you can, all the way through to the end. The survey has everything I am looking for in a response. I’ve tried to make it easy for you. Of course, you can click on the survey link before you start reading so you can get a feel for what I am looking for. But that is up to you.
Again, thank you so much for your help. I can’t express to you how grateful I am for your help. I hope you enjoy the book. Happy reading!
Link for survey: Survey Monkey
*Although the publishers I truly wanted to publish with all rejected the manuscript, I am still waiting on two publishers (with a possible third) to get back to me. Therefore, there is a small chance this book could still be published by a traditional publisher. If so, this research is still warranted. I will update this as I find out more information.
Monk Spot Publications