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Dean Hamilton
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Looking for something cool to throw your money at?  Why not fund a space probe?
A spacecraft from 1978 resurfaced, today -- and then it took our lunch money. This is not a story about time travel, though. It's a story about the internet, money, space, and, of course, lunch. And it's all true.
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Hunting the Wolves of Wall Street - read this incisive and eye-opening account of Wall Street high-frequency trading and how it twisted the stock market...it's a #longread but a very, very good one.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/magazine/flash-boys-michael-lewis.html?action=click&contentCollection=Europe&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article
How a band of outsiders discovered that the stock market was rigged — and set out to change it.
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Hi everyone,
 
I am currently prepping my planned Kickstarter (tentatively set to launch in mid-April). The project is aimed at raising funding to publish my completed novel The Jesuit Letter.
 
If anyone would like to take a look through the project preview and provide any comments, suggestions or feedback, I would appreciate any info you would like to share.
In particular I am intersted in how well the incentive rewards work vis-a-vis the level of contributions requested etc.  Any thoughts on what else might incite participation and support?
 
Please note, I have not yet completed and added the critical Kickstarter video yet, so this element will be added, hopefully in another week or so.
 
Thanks!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1678683250/397284808?token=7adc8cda
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Hi everyone,
 
I am currently prepping my planned Kickstarter (tentatively set to launch in mid-April). The project is aimed at raising funding to publish my completed novel The Jesuit Letter.
 
If anyone would like to take a look through the project preview and provide any comments, suggestions or feedback, I would appreciate any info you would like to share.
In particular I am intersted in how well the incentive rewards work vis-a-vis the level of contributions requested etc.  Any thoughts on what else might incite participation and support?
 
Please note, I have not yet completed and added the critical Kickstarter video yet, so this element will be added, hopefully in another week or so.
 
Thanks!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1678683250/397284808?token=7adc8cda
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Hi +Dean Hamilton . Go over to the Author U group on LinkedIn and post this question there. +Judith Briles moderates the group and she an expert on crowdfunding. She has done many successful campaigns with her author clients (she is a book shepherd). I'll bet she'd be glad to pass along some tips.   
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Hi everyone,
 
I am currently prepping my planned Kickstarter (tentatively set to launch in mid-April). The project is aimed at raising funding to publish my completed novel The Jesuit Letter.
 
If anyone would like to take a look through the project preview and provide any comments, suggestions or feedback, I would appreciate any info you would like to share.

In particular I am intersted in how well the incentive rewards work vis-a-vis the level of contributions requested etc.  Any thoughts on what else might incite participation and support?
 
Please note, I have not yet completed and added the critical Kickstarter video yet, so this element will be added, hopefully in another week or so.
 
Thanks!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1678683250/397284808?token=7adc8cda
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This is a terrifically difficult project to fund these days. Too many people before you have trampled the path and left it muddy with their tears. 

Those who succeed look at the rewards from the "what's in it for me" perspective. Find that happy place and you're ahead of 90% of the rest. 

Good luck with it and I hope you succeed. :)
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If you can believe it, these superlative B&W images are from a video game...Grand Theft Auto IV.  The images are part of the Liberty City Walkabout Series.  

You can find more brilliant "screenshot photography" at http://deadendthrills.com/.
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Beneath the hurtling moons of Barsoom...
No beauteous Dejah Thoris, and no tharks or thoats anywhere in sight, but the Curiosity rover is taking some breathtaking and superlative shots nonetheless. Welcome to Mars.
No beauteous Dejah Thoris, and no tharks or thoats anywhere in sight, but the Curiosity rover is taking some breathtaking and superlative shots nonetheless. Welcome to Mars.
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Hi everyone,
 
I am currently prepping my planned Kickstarter (tentatively set to launch in mid-April). The project is aimed at raising funding to publish my completed novel The Jesuit Letter.
 
If anyone would like to take a look through the project preview and provide any comments, suggestions or feedback, I would appreciate any info you would like to share.
In particular I am intersted in how well the incentive rewards work vis-a-vis the level of contributions requested etc.  Any thoughts on what else might incite participation and support?
 
Please note, I have not yet completed and added the critical Kickstarter video yet, so this element will be added, hopefully in another week or so.
 
Thanks!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1678683250/397284808?token=7adc8cda
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Hi everyone,
 
I am currently prepping my planned Kickstarter (tentatively set to launch in mid-April). The project is aimed at raising funding to publish my completed novel The Jesuit Letter.
 
If anyone would like to take a look through the project preview and provide any comments, suggestions or feedback, I would appreciate any info you would like to share.

In particular I am intersted in how well the incentive rewards work vis-a-vis the level of contributions requested etc.  Any thoughts on what else might incite participation and support?
 
Please note, I have not yet completed and added the critical Kickstarter video yet, so this element will be added, hopefully in another week or so.
 
Thanks!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1678683250/397284808?token=7adc8cda
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No worries! :)
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Hi everyone,
 
I am currently prepping my planned Kickstarter (tentatively set to launch in mid-April). The project is aimed at raising funding to publish my completed novel The Jesuit Letter.
 
If anyone would like to take a look through the project preview and provide any comments, suggestions or feedback, I would appreciate any info you would like to share.
 
Please note, I have not yet completed and added the critical Kickstarter video yet, so this element will be added, hopefully in another week or so.
 
Thanks!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1678683250/397284808?token=7adc8cda
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Multi-faceted -  Husband, father, writer, reader, marketer, dog-walker, and resident cat-wrangler.

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Recently completed my first novel! The Jesuit Letter is a completed 111,600 word historical fiction manuscript, set in 1575 in Elizabethan England. It is intended to be the first in a series set in the years of clandestine war between England and Spain and the Catholic League.
Education
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Politics, History, 1988
  • University of Toronto
    Master of Arts, International Relations, 1989
  • Schulich School of Business, York University
    MBA, 2000
    Marketing, strategy
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After six months of speculation, we finally know what's building these mysterious silk structures in the Amazon: A spider. But its precise i

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A social scientist compares the writing income of self-published and traditionally published authors using the 2013 Digital Book World and W

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This video shows the last thing you'll see if you tangle with a grizzly. Warning: It's gross. A GoPro camera captured the inside of a bear's

Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers
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Books have changed forever, and that's good. Writers will find readers and make more money going it alone, like me

Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel takes us back to the Ice Age
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Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Red Mars, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312, has always vacillated between writing about the future and w

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A Hugo Award-Winning and World Fantasy Award-Nominated Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine.

Explore historic sites with the World Wonders Project
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I've always been fascinated by famous historic and cultural sites from around the world. When I was a child, flipping through encycloped

How I Got a Six-Figure Twitter Following
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I built a six-figure Twitter following by being an early adopter, by being consistent and focused in what I share, and by being a better blo

A job for life
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A look at papal terms since 32ADTHE post of Bishop of Rome is considered to be a life-long commitment. And with only a handful of exceptions

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.
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The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter

How the Battle of Asakai Became One of the Largest Space Battles in Vide...
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It was pilot error that sent the Titan-class ship into enemy territory. But it was a cascade of alliances and grudges that turned the incide

A Moonrise Unlike Any You've Ever Seen
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This is not a time lapse. This moonrise, recorded just two days ago and presented here in real time, was shot two days ago in Wellington, Ne

Explore the Grand Canyon With Google Street View | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
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The Google Maps team went to the Grand Canyon and snapped more than 9,500 images to create a Street View map of the national park. After fou

How to Research a Novel and Characters | WritersDigest.com
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Thomas W. Young, author of several thrillers, explains how to research your novel so you can create great characters and prose.