Let’s raise $2500 to launch the best horror book of the year (hopefully)

$2,506 of $2,500 goal
Given by 27 generous donors in 6 weeks

Let’s raise $2500 to launch the best horror book of the year (hopefully)

Whangarei, Northland

Hi, I’m Mike, Northland NZ creative writer

I'm excited to share my powerful new horror fiction collection, Bloodalcohol, with you. It's almost ready to publish. It's a true literary work of art with hundreds of hours of work behind it, ready to thrill and chill readers. I have a publisher (Next Chapter), who are covering half the cost of publishing but there are a few things that the budget won’t quite stretch to.

- Need help raising money for an outstanding cover

- Need help paying for books in advance so I don't have to import them from printery

- Need help with cost of printed review copies.

The cover artist I've chosen is the talented Siori Katijima (siorikitajima.com/about/). Her vision will powerfully bring attention to the book, and when readers open it, they'll see your name in the acknowledgements.

Your contribution will help pay for Siori's design as well as assist with marketing and printing costs to get this exceptional book in front of the right people.

Again, every contribution helps cover the cost of getting books in your hands, so I don’t go broke ordering books myself (the publisher won’t give me books without getting paid).

How you can be part of this story:

- Donate over $30 and get a PDF of the book

- $60 gets you a signed PRINTED copy of Bloodalcohol

- Donations over $100 get an AUTOGRAPHED, PRINTED copy.

Thanks so much - I can't wait to thank you personally in the book's acknowledgements.

- Mike Botur


Use of funds

Cover, promo, pre-publisher subediting, first 40 books.

Crowdfunding closes June 30; if you requested a PDF, you’ll receive that as soon as you donate; cover and formatting complete by July 31; printed books ready in September. Halloween launch.

Read more

Latest update

Update image

Join the Frightening Fireside Fiction reading, hear the stories read aloud, support the crowdfunding  19 June 2023

Can you get to Kamo, Whangarei, this Saturday night?

To support the crowdfunding campaign for 'Bloodalcohol' - the new horror story campaign - you're invited to sit by the fire and enjoy two spooky stories from the forthcoming book read by the author, Michael Botur.

Last time people were thrilled by two tales, so let's do it again. It's really important I sing for my supper, proudly perform these stories - and I'm eager to learn which ones thrill the audience the most.

> You're invited to choose your story for the night > Entry by donation to the crowdfunding campaign.

Pay in advance or at the door, on the night (pay via GiveALittle)

> BYO food and drinks

> R15

> RSVP essential... plus remember, try request your story in advance. Contribute to the GiveALittle for the new book, help pay for a kickass cover, launch, and an ADVANCE copy of the book - and your donation gets you entry to this Saturday's reading.

Here's the event for the Frightening Fireside Fiction Fundraiser on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/842231937418637

Share this update

Read 3 more updates

Read more

Latest donations

Private Donor
Private Donor on 25 Jun 2023
Andrea on 24 Jun 2023
Looking forward to reading this
Michael Botur

Andrea Rulz OK

Michael Botur
Jen on 23 Jun 2023
Michael Botur

Not all heroes wear capes. Thank you so much, Jen xox

Michael Botur
Miriam on 23 Jun 2023
Nearly there!
Michael Botur

Absolute legend, thank you Miri

Michael Botur
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 23 Jun 2023
Michael Botur

Thank you so much, Jade

Michael Botur

Who's involved?

Michael Botur's avatar
Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Michael Botur
Page Moderated
The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.

Any concerns?

Report this page
This page was created on 16 May 2023 and closed on 30 Jun 2023.