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Author: Worldsmyths

Darkness & Moonlight ARC search!

Worldsmyths is looking for ARC readers for our upcoming short story anthology Darkness & Moonlight: A Worldsmyths Anthology, releasing on June 18th. Here is the blurb:

Trickster fairies and deceptive lovers. Foul betrayal and brutal murders. Stolen moons and monstrous beasts. The stories within these pages take place during darkest midnight and under the ethereal light of the moon.

Darkness & Moonlight is a Speculative Fiction anthology featuring the works of the members of the Worldsmyths writing community. This international group of authors has come together to explore what dangers lurk under the cover of darkness.

Discover your new favourite author today! Featuring the works of Freya Bell, Ally Kelly, Odessa Silver, Michael A. Epanchin, Kiran Lamoureux and more!

What Is An ARC Reader?

An ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) is an advanced copy of an eBook or physical copy that a volunteer receives for free. They then leave a review on websites such as Amazon and Goodreads before the launch date of the book.

Deadline: June 17th, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST
Format: eBook or physical copy
Reviewing: We’re looking for anyone willing to leave reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and any social media websites (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc)

Expect to receive the book by May 15th.

If you have any questions, DM us on our social media or e-mail us at publishing@worldsmyths.com

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2022 Indiegogo Campaign

We’ve officially launched our 2022 Indeigogo campaign! This year we are excited to offer a wide selection of perks!

Green Tea Bundle

What goes better with books than TEA?! We have three different kinds of tea bundles this year, all of which include acknowledgment and thanks in the next anthology, as well as a Worldsmyths branded mug! Alternatively, you can order just the tea or just the mug! We have three different tea bundles – green tea, fruit tea, and black tea.

Additionally, we will also be offering Worldsmyths branded t-shirts and hoodies!

And of course, there’s the anthology itself – we are offering eBoooks, paperback copies of Darkness & Moonlight, limited hardback copies of Darkness & Moonlight, and a bundle package for both Myths, Legends & Dreams AND Darkness & Moonlight.

This campaign will allow us to cover the costs of publishing, in addition to stretch goals, such as offering author copies and higher editor and author pay.

If you are interested in contributing and helping us reach our goal, you can do so here. If you are unable to contribute but want to help in other ways, feel free to share the link on social media!

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eBook Preorder Available!

Exciting news!

Last night we submitted the anthology to Smashwords, and it is officially up for preorder! The eBookk will be released on October 9th, 2021! You can preorder it through Smashwords here.

We also submitted the anthology to Ingramsparks for print, which means we should be able to order the proof copies some time over the next few days!

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Preorder Shop is Live!

The preorder shop for ordering physical copies of the anthology is now open! The shop will only be open until September 30th, and then after that you’ll only be able to order eBooks. To preorder a physical copy, you can go here https://myths-legends-and-dreams-an-anthology.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

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Myths, Legends & Dreams Trailer!

Surprise! Thanks to author and composer R.L. Davennor, we have our very first book trailer for the anthology!

What else is new at Worldsmyths?

  • We’re changing the formatting of the monthly writing challenges
  • We commissioned a cover artist in April for the anthology
  • Author and composer R.L. Davennor made our amazing book trailer!
  • One of the members of Worldsmyths, Sapphia, volunteered to do line and proofread editing for the anthology
  • Editing for the anthology is almost complete!
  • We will be formatting the anthology and getting it ready for print in mid-August
  • We’re looking for ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) readers!

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Good News!

Good news! Even though our official Indiegogo campaign ended, it turns out we qualify for their InDemand program, which means we can keep using Indiegogo to fund raise even though the main campaign ended! If you missed the campaign but still want to support us, you can go to the campaign page here.

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Cover Reveal!

Our beautiful cover was designed by a freelance graphic designer named Kaitlin Klockow of Nite Owl Creative. Her prices were super reasonable, she answered all of our questions, and she did an amazing job! We highly recommend her.

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Indiegogo Update – Goal Reached!

We hit our goal of $750 dollars today! Of course, shipping has to come out of that first, so we don’t take $750 home, but we are getting there! All the support is greatly appreciated, with this money we will be able to pay for professional cover art, interior illustrations, and an advertising campaign for the eBook.

To celebrate we are launching some stretch goals! No one likes getting paid in exposure, so our first goal is to raise an additional $250CAD, which will allow us to pay each author $10CAD. It’s still a token payment, but better than nothing!

We also are introducing a stretch goal of $1750, which would allow us to hire a (cheaper) professional editor. A professional editor starts around $750, so we have to make this goal quite high to make sure we can cover the cost.

Again, thank you so much for the support! If you are unable to financially support this campaign, feel free to share on social media, or tell your friends! Anything helps

Go to this link to help support our campaign!

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