LGBT Help Fund My Book "em·bar·goed"
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Ended Oct 8, 2014
em·bar·goed is the true story of my personal experiences growing up gay in a "right wing" household and conservative town. The book has been two years in the making and is ready to be published! More ...

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em·bar·goed is the true story of my personal experiences growing up gay in a right wing household and conservative town. The book has been two years in the making, and is a reflection of how I survived bullying at school, physical and emotional abuse at home, homelessness at age seventeen, time in a faith-based rehabilitation center and the religious indoctrination that I was subjected to from the moment I was born and which carried with me into adulthood.

While em·bar·goed is a story worth telling it is not an uncommon one. What we read in the news is undoubtedly important, but paints only a small picture of what LGBT youth endure everyday. While tolerance and acceptance are far more prevalent in 2014 than it was when I was in school, we have not arrived yet and the abuse of our youth in the name of Christianity continues relatively unabated.

Over the years I have shared my story with a diverse group of people and in 2011 many of them encouraged me to tell it. I began writing in 2012 and finished in March of this year.

I will say right up front that unlike other fundraising campaigns for books, I am not looking to fundraise over ten-thousand dollars. The costs associated with this campaign are to cover the startup costs of publishing em·bar·goed. Publishing an ebook can be an overwhelming task if you're someone like me who isn't at all interested in learning how to design book covers or pretend that they have some artistic talent. These are things better left to the professionals.

The book is finished less the editing and weighs in at 382 pages (pre-edit).

The fundraising for this campaign covers the following:

  • Book cover design
  • Book Editing which is the most costly aspect of putting out a quality published work. This can cost in upwards of 15.00-50.00 an hour.
  • Associated book publishing fees

The ship date for both the physical and electronic versions of em·bar·goed is November 20th, 2014. Shipping costs are included in the perk prices should you opt into one of those perks.

Should I reach my fundraising goal, the final editing of the book will commence immediately. Should that process finish before November 20th 2014, I will begin fulfilling perk orders.

Thank you for looking and thank you for your support! 

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Thank You
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A $1.00 donation gets you the heartfelt thanks from Calvin Taylor in helping to make his book a reality. Thank you!
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$10
Digital Ebook of "em·bar·goed"
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A $10.00 donation will get you a digital copy of "em·bar·goed" on the supported electronic platform of your choice. PDF, iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, Oyster, Gardners Books, Scribd, Baker & Taylor, Copia or Sentral.
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$15
Two Digital Copies of em·bar·goed, one to share
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A $15.00 donation will get you two digital copies of "em·bar·goed" on the supported electronic platform of your choice. PDF, iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, Oyster, Gardners Books, Scribd, Baker & Taylor, Copia or Sentral.
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$25
Digital + Physical Book of "em·bar·goed"
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A $25.00 donation will earn you a copy of the paperback version of the book as well as a digital copy of the book to share with a friend! The shipping is included in your donation amount!
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Special Thanks!
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A $40.00 commitment will earn you everything in the $25.00 tier as well as your name in the Special Thanks Section of "em·bar·goed."
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$50
Signed Hardcover Copy and More
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A $50.00 commitment will earn you a signed hardcover copy of em·bar·goed as well as two electronic copies and your name in the Special Thanks section.
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