For What It's Worth

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I Loved You First Kickstarter Campaign

My Twitter pal and author Reena Jacobs asked me to let you know about a campaign she started to raise funds for her new writing project - "I Loved You First".

A little more about the story:

My best friend was more than just a best friend to me. Three words summed it up: I heart him. I’d never tell him though. I wasn’t stupid. Besides, what he’d told no one, but me, was a little something I wished I could forget… or ignore. He was gay. I guess gay wouldn’t be bad if I wasn’t so in love with him. Now it was just cruel.
Stereotypes run amok in this college love story: Parties, alcohol, hookups, and breakups. Alexandria Carmichael may find it a bit much as she deals with the unreturned love from the boy who completes her. When all is revealed, not only does she risk losing her best friend forever, but also herself. Without her childhood companion for support, Alexandria takes a journey of self-discovery but fears     what she’ll find at the end.  

A kickstarter campaign helps defer some of the costs of getting a book published. If you choose to help Reena meet her goal of $800 you will essentially become a backer of the project. Depending on your pledge level (anywhere from $10 +) you may be eligible to receive anything from an E-ARC to a critique of your work as a thank you for helping Reena on this journey.

You of course are not obligated to donate anything. If you are just interested as a reader or a fellow writer in following the progress of this campaign, you can click HERE for the official Kickstarter webpage with information about the novella, book trailer and more or HERE on Reena's blog to follow the highs (& low's).

The publishing world is rapidly changing and now we have so many avenues for publication. It will be interesting to see which ones work and how interactive a process it might become with readers.

About the author: Reena Jacobs is just your typical writer who loves to see her words in print. As an avid reader, she’s known to hoard books and begs her husband regularly for “just one more purchase.” Her home life is filled with days chasing her preschooler and nights harassing her husband. Between it all, she squeezes in time for writing and growling at the dog. You can find Reena on Ramblings of an Amateur Writer, Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords. and Twitter @ReenaJacobs


  1. Hi - saw your comment on another blog about keeping track of your books.

    I need to keep track of mine or I wouldn't have any idea when they arrived. :)

    I only have 29 to be read. Pretty manageable.

    Just stopping by to say hello and to take a look around.

    ONLY 24 hours left to enter.

    I am having a Father's Day giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by.

    Hope you can visit.


  2. Karen, thank you very much for sharing my project with your readership.

    Are you on Goodreads, Elizabeth? I love the ability to put my reading list into groups. Hope you check out the Kickstarter project. Lots of wonderful rewards for backers. And of course, I encourage you to share, share, share! :)