Project Status Updates

Public Speaking Super Powers is not a typical book and therefore is following a multiple phase process. Each phase requires a certain amount of funding, which you can contribute to here. Below is an outline of the phases and the progress made so far. As each phase is completed, this page will be updated.

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Phase # & Description Completion Date Cost Estimate
1. Interview speakers
I interviewed a total of 83 speakers, one dropped out, so 82 will appear in the book
November 2010 PAID
– No cost but time
2. Edit interview recordings
I found someone on Fiverr who has been doing a great job!
69% complete $410
($125 left to go)
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3. Transcribe interview recordings
I found someone on Fiverr who has been doing a great job!
55% complete $595
($495 left to go)
4. Write book
This is not a transcript book. I’ll be using the interviews for inspiration, quoting from them now and again. Therefore, it will take some time to pull everything together.
  Nothing but time (although a stipend would be nice)

5. Proofread book
I still need to find someone for this task.

  $840
6. Copyedit book
I still need to find someone for this task.
  $3,465
7. Cover Art
The artist agree to do this for free, but I would like to pay her for her work.
September 2010 $500
8. Interior Art
There are a number of artists on Fiverr who, I believe, might be able to give me what I need. Once I know which "superheros" I will be using, I’ll start recruiting the artist(s).
  $1,600
9. Publish book
Publishing is actually free, but a copy of the book to proof before it goes live is not. I’m allowing for up to three copies here.
  $30
10. Launch book
The cost estimate includes perks for people who contribute, a launch party and some additional marketing.
  $4,500

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