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Help me publish THE COLOR PROJECT!

Organized by: Sierra Abrams

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THE STORY:

If you're here, looking at this page, you're one of two things:

1. A friend or family member who is wonderful enough to consider supporting me.

or

2. An instantly awesome stranger who clicked on this because you appreciate the arts.

Either way, thank you. Thank you for your support, whether it's in funds or prayers or both. I need all the support from my lovely friends and family and the kindness of strangers, you have no idea. They say it takes a village to raise a child....and I say that's just as true with writing and publishing a book. Whether you're doing it traditionally or independently, there are a lot of people involved.

If you want to read my story, about THE COLOR PROJECT, what early readers have said about it, and why I'm self publishing, click this link: http://www.sierraabrams.com/2016/09/coming-soon-to-bookstore-near-you.html

If you donate money for TCP to be published, you automatically reserve your copy.  (Paperback, unless you donate more than $100, and then you get a hardcover. You deserve it. XD)  You don't have to take me up on this when the book is released, but I want to make sure everyone who blesses me with the gift of money now, gets the gift of THE COLOR PROJECT later.

Now let me break down the costs of publishing for you -

  • Professional editing: $1,500
  • Professional cover design: $1,000
  • Press and distribution: $1,200
  • Advanced copies and advertisement: approx. $500

Expensive, right? Big publishing houses like Harper and Scholastic give authors an advance, and if the author's book sells enough books to pay back the advance, the author then starts receiving royalties. With an indie press, the author has to *pay* an advance up front, and then become their own publicist and marketing team and ambassador in the hopes they'll make back some of that money. All their sales from the beginning bring in royalties, but it's an average of $2-$3 a sale. Which means, to make the $4,000 it costs, I'd have to sell at least 1,400 copies a year. Which is a lot. And while the book could totally take off due to word of mouth and good advertisements, that's not likely to happen in a year, or even two or three.

So, that's that. But I'm not going to let it stop me. I'm asking for your help because I believe in this book. I want the world to read this story about a dorky everygirl with insecurities about becoming an adult, and her community full of amazing, different, strange, beautiful people. It's a direct sample from my life, from the people around me, about my experiences and sufferings and triumphs. It's already blessed the lives of the girls who've read it, and while that is more than enough, if I have an opportunity to share with even more girls and boys going through similar situations, I'm going to take it.

So, in closing, please consider helping make this dream of mine come true. Back in the year 2001, when I was only 7 years old and had my whole life ahead of me, I knew in my heart what I wanted and I've pursued it ever since then. 15 years later, I'm just getting started in this adventure and I can't wait to share my words with the world.

"There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait." - Hamilton: An American Musical

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To This Fundraiser

$1,755

 

39% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

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  • Zara Hoffman

    $10

  • Esther Lowery

    $100

  • Emily Garcia

    $25

  • Adrianna

    $25

  • Jessica

    $20

  • Whitney Lauren Han

    $50

  • Jackie Rovell

    $50

  • Larry and Chani

     

  • Danielle

    $15

  • Carlyn

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Happy birthday Sierra!

    $25

  • Brittnee

    $15

  • Courtney

     

  • Anonymous

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  • Miranda Delzeit

    $20

  • Brian

    $10

  • Kristana

    $10

  • Christa

    $20

  • Sharon M

    $25

  • Farrington Family

    $50

  • Laura Newcombe

    $25

  • The Yuill Family

    $500

  • TCPFanPage

    $150

  • Esther Lowery

    $150

  • Aly

    $10

  • Sierra's Surprise Part 1

    $50

  • Sam Scott

    $25

  • Rebecca June

    $50

  • Christian and Maddy

    $50

  • Destiny

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Donor Comments

Destiny

Destiny

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Christian and Maddy

Christian and Maddy

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Rebecca June

Rebecca June

DONATION: $50

My girl, I am so proud of all your hard work and the amount of your heart you've poured into this. You are such a shining light in my life. Praying things go exceptionally well! 4 months ago

Sam Scott

Sam Scott

DONATION: $25

Because we've met once and from that alone I know you are amazing and I've heard people ranting about how beautiful this book is and I want to read it badly. 5 months ago

Sierra's Surprise Part 1

Sierra's Surprise Part 1

DONATION: $50

Hey Sierra, so as you know Destiny (@fablesandfae) has something wicked up her sleeve and this is part one :) there may or may not be other donations coming in, in the next little while. We support you and wish you all the best! Can't wait to read TCP I've heard nothing but great things 5 months ago

Aly

Aly

DONATION: $10

I'm sorry I can't donate more right now, but omg I'm so excited for TCP! <3 5 months ago

Esther Lowery

Esther Lowery

DONATION: $150

5 months ago

TCPFanPage

TCPFanPage

DONATION: $150

Even though we've never met in person and live not only hours apart but also a country apart, I already consider you a super close friend and could think of no better way to support you. I haven't read The Color Project yet, but I've seen reviews, I've seen snippets and most importantly-I've seen your passion, I believe in this book and I believe in you so much. I can't wait to watch to watch you grow as a person and a writer. I have no doubt that you are going to be a Bestselling author one day. Lots of love and best wishes! 6 months ago

The Yuill Family

The Yuill Family

DONATION: $500

We Love U Sierra! 6 months ago

Laura Newcombe

Laura Newcombe

DONATION: $25

Happy New Year, bebby France! Here's to all the amazing adventures ahead of you! 7 months ago

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