A Novel in Bits - Generation Space

by Hazel Hardie in 

A Novel in Bits - Generation Space
We did it
On 28th March 2016 we successfully raised £100 with 1 supporters in 56 days

Help Publish Generation Space, Feel Good About Yourself, and Save the Human Race! (All In One Pledge!)

by Hazel Hardie in


* An apology! It seems that the pledge amounts on this project were all mixed up, so you may not have been able to access the reward you wanted. To thank you for coming back and showing your support, I'm offering a free copy of my top selling e-book, 50 Happiness Hacks from Toddlers, to everyone who pledges at least £1 in February. Thanks, and sorry again for any confusion caused! *


So what is this crowd funding thing all about? Basically, you’re being asked to click one of the pledge buttons to the right of the screen, to show your support for this project, or any project you choose. Preferably this one!


In exchange for pledging a small amount of cash, you’ll get the reward shown under that amount. For example, if you pledge a pound, which is great, you’ll be added to my list of supporters, and you’ll get my eternal gratitude as well as the occasional message of positivity in your inbox.


If you would like a copy of Generation Space, the book I’m currently writing, simply choose either £5, £10 or £25, depending on whether you would like a digital version, a hard copy or a special edition containing extra bits that will add more background to some of the characters’ stories.


Or, if you want to get more involved and you're feeling really generous, you can pledge either £50, £100 or even £250 to get special rewards such as a dedication in the book, and even the chance to name one of the key charasters in the book! You won't get that opportunity very often!


When the project has reached the target amount of £650, I’ll be able to pay a professional editor to polish up the book and make it less rambly than it is now, and an illustrator to make the cover look awesome. Then I’ll send your copy directly to you as soon as it’s ready. Hopefully that’ll be by the end of September at the latest.


By the way, I don’t currently have an editor or an illustrator, but those costs are based on some quotes I’ve been given for previous books. If you know anyone who would like their illustrations to be featured in the Mothership Chronicles series, please let me know.


The great thing about crowd funding is it’s built on reward based donations, so you get exactly what you pay for – no added fees, just great value for money – and the pledges will be used in a transparent and meaningful way. Plus, you get to help one of your friends fulfil a lifelong dream of having a book professionally published, which will make you feel great about yourself!


Oh, and if the project doesn’t reach the target of £650, no worries. I’ll just use the money to buy a load of alcohol, have a party and pretend I’m a successful writer anyway. You’re all officially invited to the launch party of Generation Space, whether it’s a professionally edited masterpiece or an unpolished pile of trash is up to you!


Seriously, I’d like to thank you for any amount of support, and I’d love it if you share this with your friends and family too. Tell them they can come to the launch party, there might even be cake too!


If you have any questions or comments about the project, please feel free to send me a message on facebook or twitter any time. Thanks!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

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£1 Reward

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. Simply sign up for news and offers, and be the first to hear about the publication date of Generation Space. Plus, you get to read my exciting ramblings about the writer's life on a not too regular basis. Priceless.

£5 or more

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£5 Reward

DIGITAL COPY PRE-ORDER. Be among the first to get your hands (or your Kindle) on the First Edition of Generation Space, and all future books in The Mothership Chronicles.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

HARD COPY AND STANDARD DIGITAL VERSION PRE ORDER. As well as supporting literacy in the UK, you’ll be one of the first people to own a hard copy of the First Edition of Generation Space, which will be shipped directly to you as soon as it’s printed. And you’ll also get a digital copy, so you can read it on your phone or digital device.

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

SPECIAL EDITION “Writer’s Cut” DIGITAL COPY AND STANDARD PRINT COPY - this will give you access to additional chapters and background information the general public won’t ever get to see.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

SIGNED HARD COPY AND SPECIAL EDITION “Writer’s Cut” DIGITAL VERSION. Send me your details and I’ll write a personalised message in your unique First Edition copy of Generation Space.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

DEDICATION to you or a loved one at the front of the book, signed hard copy and Special Edition “Writer’s Cut” digital version. What else do you get? ENTERTAINMENT. It'll be an awesome book to read. KUDOS: You can tell your friends you were there right at the start of the Generation Space phenomenon. You can sit in the cinema watching the blockbuster Generation Space movie with your friends and family, knocking back the popcorn and feeling rightfully smug. You recognised a great idea when you saw it, and you supported it. You’re one of the elite few, and your name is right there on the dedication page to prove it.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

NAME A CHARACTER after you or a loved one. The joy of getting involved in a creative project like this in the early days is you get to be really, truly involved. If you have ever dreamed of being immortalised in classic fiction, this is your chance. Generation Space has several characters, male and female, whose story-lines are significant, but who do not yet have a final name. If you take this opportunity quickly, you’ll get the chance to choose the name of one of these characters, either with your own appellation or that of a loved one. This would make an amazing gift which normally money couldn't buy – but today it can! You’ll also get a special dedication at the front of the book, plus all the cool stuff the £50 pledgers get too. (3 available)

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