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Journey of Soul Boxsets

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kyle Jantjies is 26yr old author based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently completing his MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the University of the Western Cape. He also teaches Mathematics and Geography at a High School and holds a blackbelt in Ninjutsu.

He began writing in 2013 and wrote his first novel which was rejected over 30 times by publishers and literary agents. In the years following that, he wrote two more novels which each received their fair share of rejections. Finally, in 2020, his book, The Tuloc Triangle, got accepted by Malherbe Uitgewers, a publishing company based in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

He currently has 13 published novels under his belt, both traditionally and self-published. His book, the G.L.O.A.T. – The Search for Mokole-Mbembe, was one of the top five finalists in the Author Elite Awards for Best General Fiction novel. He has been featured on various TV platforms, had radio interviews, news outlets, and has spoken at a variety of events, most notably, as a guest speaker at the Adam Small Literary Festival in Pniel, Franshoek.

In 2021, he wrote and published 9 books in a single year. He has also recently released his newest fantasy series, Journey of Soul, a seven-novel series encased in a beautiful boxset.

THE JOURNEY OF SOUL FANTASY SERIES

Journey of Soul is an epic fantasy series that follows the journey of Phillip Jones, a young soldier with a lofty dream. In his world, everyone has a gift. Some have the gift to control fire, others can speak to animals and some can heal. And there are some, although very few, who have no gift at all.

Phillip Jones' one goal is to become the world's greatest soldier but, in a world, full of gifts it’s tough being one of the few without any at all. His friends can speak to bears, heal injuries, control fire and manipulate water while he himself, has no gift of his own. However, when he finds out about an ancient tree that can grant him his very own gift, he goes off in Search for Power.

The series consists of seven books in total, encased in a beautiful boxset. The seven books are as follows:

  • The Search for Power
  • Inheritance
  • Royal Ties
  • The Light and The Dark
  • The Green Kingdom
  • Soul Taker
  • Resurrection

The books have received great reviews from those who have read them in a variety of countries and interest has been sparked to see these books in the stores.

THE CHALLENGE

The series has officially been accepted by an amazing distributor who has a 100% success rate at getting books into major bookstores. This means, that in the next month or two, Book One of Journey of Soul will hit the South African bookshelves and the rest of the books will hit the shelves immediately after. Following that, they will spread to international bookstores. Here’s the problem:

Each book costs money to print, and that printing cost comes from the author himself.

At an average of R60 per book, it will cost R420 to print all seven books. The distributor requires that there be enough books ready to deploy for when the bookstores order more (AND THEY WILL).

Aiming at printing 200 copies of each book the costs will work out to R420 x 200 = R84 000.

In addition, each set requires a box as well. The boxes cost roughly R50 for a set of 200, therefore the costs of that comes out to R10 000. In total, R95 000 will be required for the entire boxset. That’s a lot of money to pay upfront.

THE PLAN

I’ll be hosting a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise the funds for this endeavor. My goal is to raise R100 000 so that my books can hit the shelves as they should. The additional R5 000 will be used to print and courier your rewards to you!

After seven years of writing and struggling, I finally managed to publish my first book, and now, 9 years later, my books have the chance to hit the stores BIG! But I need some help to get it there! And that’s where YOU come in. If you love my books, would love to see them on the shelves, love my story or simply want to help this South African boy reach his goals, then I’m asking you to pledge to my cause.

Any amount is welcome. However, as you will see below, there are certain rewards for pledging above a certain value. If I do manage to reach my goal by the end of the event period, I will receive the money and can work to make my dream a reality. If I come up short of the R100 000, you will receive your money back.

I hope that I will have your support in this endeavor!

YOUR REWARDS

The rewards for each pledge are listed below. You will receive signed copies of my printed works couriered directly to you!

  • Pledge R400 (25USD) = Reward #1: Signed copy of The G.L.O.A.T. – The Search for Mokole-Mbembe

    • The G.L.O.A.T. - The Search for Mokole-Mbembe is a fast-paced adventure-comedy novel that was one of the top five finalists in the Author Elite Awards in 2021 for Best General Fiction Book. Here's the summary:
    • "He's rash, risky, selfish, greedy, and a major gloater... and he's looking for a dinosaur.
    • After Bradley Ress realizes that he has never been involved in a real adventure, he joins an expedition team to the Congo to find a hidden dinosaur, however, he gets into much more trouble than he bargained for. From cannibals to crocodiles, to dancing with the pygmies to the tunes of J. Cole and Nick Jonas, while fighting jungle fires with his trusty sword and ninja shuriken, Bradley goes on a crazy adventure to prove that he is NOT the Greatest Loser Of All Time."
  • Pledge R670 (40USD) = Reward #2: Signed copy of Book One: The Search for Power

 

    • Journey of Soul: The Search for Power is the first novel of the Journey of Soul fantasy series. Here's the summary:
    • "Some have the gift to control fire, others can speak to animals, and some can heal. And there are some, although very few, who have no gift at all.
    • Phillip Jones' one dream is to become the world's greatest soldier but in a world full of gifts, it's tough being one of the few without any gift at all. His friends can speak to bears, heal injuries, control fire and manipulate water while he himself has no gift of his own. However, when he finds out about an ancient tree that can grant him his very own gift, he goes off in Search for Power."
  • Pledge R840 (52USD) = Reward #3: Signed copies of The G.L.O.A.T. & The Search for Power

 

  • Pledge R1 260 (77USD) = Reward #4: Signed copy of The Tuloc Triangle

    • The Tuloc Triangle is the first published novel of Kyle Jantjies Author. It is a romantic fantasy novel that encompasses a wide variety of genres. Here's the summary:
    • "After qualifying for The Tuloc Tournament, Matthew and Brody aims to complete 9 challenges, in 9 different provinces within 9 months. But with the added danger of murderous duos, assassins, and a nationally recognized syndicate that's chasing after the one woman that threatens to tear the team apart in a gruesome love triangle can they manage to survive till the end? And if they survive, will they be able to be crowned as The Tuloc Tournament Champions."
  • Pledge R1 750 (107USD) = Reward #5: Signed copies of The G.L.O.A.T. + The Search for Power + The Tuloc Triangle

    • If you pledge R1750 (107USD) you will receive signed copies of The GLOAT + The Search for Power + The Tuloc Triangle couriered to you!
  • Pledge R2 560 (152USD) = Reward #6: Signed copy of each book of the boxset of Journey of Soul in its box!

    • The Journey of Soul fantasy series is an epic fantasy series that was released in April 2022. It is a set of seven books neatly encased in a beautiful boxset. Additionally, if more than R150 000 is raised, then a printed version of the Journey of Soul prequel short story will be included in your boxset!
    • "Phillip Jones has a lofty dream. He wishes to become the world's greatest soldier but in a world where everyone has a gift, it's tough becoming the greatest without one of your own. Journey of Soul follows Phillip's quest to find his own gift and master it!"
  • Pledge R3 680 (225USD) = Reward #7: Signed copy of all my printed works! This means, The G.L.O.A.T. + The Tuloc Triangle + The Journey of Soul Boxset!

    • Any pledge of R3 680, allows you to receive ALL of my printed works!
    • In addition, if over R200 000 is raised, I will be able to make printed versions of my other e-books and anyone who has pledged R4 000 or more, will receive these books included in their rewards. That means, along with your reward, you will also receive: Blood Poetry, Escapism, and Why my past won't leave me alone!

In addition, if I’m able to meet my goal and more, there will be extra prizes!

If I am able to reach R150 000, I will be able to make Journey of Soul: The Beginning (The prequel short story available on Amazon) into a printed copy and add it as a reward to those who will receive the Journey of Soul boxset.

Furthermore! If I’m able to reach R200 000, I will be able to make the remaining three of my e-book novels in paperback copies and attach it as a reward to those who have pledged R4 000. This means along with your rewards, you will also receive signed copies of Blood Poetry, Escapism and Why my past won’t leave me alone!

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Project FAQ

Who am I?

  • Kyle Jantjies is 26yr old author based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently completing his MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the University of the Western Cape. He also teaches Mathematics and Geography at a High School and holds a blackbelt in Ninjutsu.
  • He began writing in 2013 and wrote his first novel which was rejected over 30 times by publishers and literary agents. In the years following that, he wrote two more novels which each received their fair share of rejections. Finally, in 2020, his book, The Tuloc Triangle, got accepted by Malherbe Uitgewers, a publishing company based in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • He currently has 13 published novels under his belt, both traditionally and self-published. His book, the G.L.O.A.T. – The Search for Mokole-Mbembe, was one of the top five finalists in the Author Elite Awards for Best General Fiction novel. He has been featured on various TV platforms, had radio interviews, news outlets, and has spoken at a variety of events, most notably, as a guest speaker at the Adam Small Literary Festival in Pniel, Franshoek.
  • In 2021, he wrote and published 9 books in a single year. He has also recently released his newest fantasy series, Journey of Soul, a seven-novel series encased in a beautiful boxset.

Where can you find out more about me?

  • You can find out more about me and my works on my website: www.kylejantjiesauthor.com
  • If you'd like to purchase any of my books, feel free to check them out on my Amazon Author Account: http://amazon.com/author/kylejantjies
  • You can also get a free copy of my short story, Journey of Soul: The Beginning - https://mailchi.mp/78cd03d986c7/get-free-book
  • You are also welcome to follow me on my social media accounts for regular updates regarding my work:
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kbjantjies/?ref
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbjantjies?
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/JantjiesKyle?

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