Hi, I'm Alan, and I am looking to raise money for a PR campaign to raise awareness for my book, Bloody Hell, Whats an Alpaca? (The digital version is called Seriously Mum, Whats an Alpaca? as we had a few issues with the name in the US) and also raise awareness of alpacas as a potential alternative solution for farmers across the world.
Alpacas originate from Peru, where they are bred for their fibre, which is amazing, and used to be known as the Fibre of the Gods by the Incan civilisation. Alpaca fleece has many qualities including being exceptionally warm and also hypoallergenic.
The money raised from this project will fund a PR campaign to bring alpacas (and my book) in to the public eye in the UK. Hopefully people will learn about these fabulous animals, and what their fleece can be used for. Alpacas can also be a source of diversification on farms where traditional methods of farming are no longer profitable.
£600 of the money will be used to go directly to the PR campaign and the £200 left over will go towards funding the rewards (as recommended by this site). If we exceed our target, then any excess money will be spent on added PR or advertising for the book.
About the project owner
Hi there, my name is Alan and I have been living in Andalucia with my partner Lorna for five years. We moved here to start a new life, in rural Andalucia, where we live in an old Olive Mill, with no mains services. Our electricity comes from solar panels, and our water from a spring. Life has become pretty simple here. Since we started to breed alpacas, we have met people in the business, but we have also found there are many people around the world who have never even heard of an alpaca.
A lot of people have said to us over time, "You should write a book about that." So last year I did. Then I looked in to self publishing, and managed to get the book out in to wide circulation where it can be bought in digital format or traditional paperback. I have had a little success promoting through social media, but since starting on this journey I have realised I would like to bring alpacas, and my book to a wider audience.
You can find out more about us and our life here in Spain, by going to the website www.whats-an-alpaca.com
You can visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/whatsanalpaca
You can find me on Twitter https://twitter.com/AlpacaBook