Najma, Printing a Kickstarter Fiction Book

Najma is the latest novel we’ve printed for a Kickstarter client. Written by Danny Sherrard, Najma is the story of an “Arabic dream-book that must be translated to resurrect a hero mummified on the moon and open a secret passageway through time and space.”

The Kickstarter

Danny ran a great Kickstarter Campaign in May of 2016 and raised $7,413 in just thirty days. Backers received signed and personalized copies of the print novel, but also updates by postcard, inclusion in the book’s acknowledgements, access to the online edition, and a few were even taken out to lunch by the author in Austin, Texas.

Printing Kickstarter Fiction at Bookmobile

The print files came into Bookmobile in late September; we sent proofs to Danny and got a quick ok to print. We shipped books at the beginning of October—for a paperback book with clean files and a quick ok to print, our turn is just over two weeks.

Najma is 4″ x 6″, 54 black-and-white pages  (odd trim sizes and small page counts aren’t a problem at Bookmobile), and is perfect bound with a color cover on 10-pt. C1S stock with matte lay-flat lamination.

Danny told us,

The books got here yesterday and they just look incredible! Thank you so much for working with me on this and thank you for your enthusiasm, patience, and know-how. Y’all make beautiful books. It is wonderful to be working with you!

Why Bookmobile for Kickstarter?

Bookmobile provides all the services a Kickstarter publishing project might need: graphic design and typesettingeBook conversionprintingdistribution, and fulfillment. Our short-run print quality is excellent, our pricing is affordable, and we offer many options, like square trim sizestranslucent vellum insertsfoil stamping on paperback covers, and more. Browse our Gallery to see the full breadth of what we offer! And with a minimum run quantity of just 25 copies, Kickstarter creators can print short runs and order reprints as needed—which means no worries about storing inventory or cash flow complications. Get a printing quote here!

We offer services together in one package, or à la carte. Interested in any of our services? Contact me!