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#RockIsNotDead: Heads Exploding!, Content Preview, Pre-Sale Continues, Shipping Cost Fixed!

We ‘re down to 20 days before the release of 11D’s Rock Is Not Dead project and our heads are exploding with excitement…

A look inside

We can’t keep it in so we’ve decided to send out this preview of the print content we’re all itching to share with you.  Here are the first pages of every contribution to the print portion of the Rock Is Not Dead Project:

The presale continues

The ‘Total Transparency Pre-Sale’ continues and 11D Press would like to thank everyone who has already ordered their copy of this innovative project.  Both the CD and the Vinyl package can still be purchased at the special promotional price that sends every penny of profit directly to the artists who contributed to this amazing project.  Find links here:

Shipping snafu corrected

To all those who put through orders for a Rock Is Not Dead package despite the crazy shipping rates our book eCommerce software was applying, 11D Press is sending out major kudos and infinite gratitude.  The problem has been fixed and refunds have been issued!

To anyone who took one look at the shipping rates being applied to orders of Rock Is Not Dead packages, no one blames you for taking a pass!  Please take another look, the problem has been fixed.

Crowd Funding ≠ Money for Nothing!

Hey all…We are more than halfway towards our first crowd funding milestone and 11th Dimension Press wants to take this opportunity to thank our supporters and remind everyone else that we are NOT looking for free money!  Think of it as an advance purchase…

To give everyone an idea of what you can purchase in advance of the ROCK IS NOT DEAD releases we’ve worked up a few mock images.  Keep in mind the real thing is likely to look different, but for the time being, here’s what you can get if you support our ongoing crowd funding campaign:


The print edition of The Rock Is Not Dead Anthology (softcover)

That’s not all…


The print edition of The Rock Is Not Dead Anthology (softcover) & The Rock Is Not Dead Soundtrack (CD)

Of course, there’s more…


The print edition of The Rock Is Not Dead Anthology (softcover) & The Rock Is Not Dead Soundtrack (CD) & The Rock Is Not Dead T-Shirt (the Derek Evernden design)

We can do even better than that!


The print edition of The Rock Is Not Dead Anthology (softcover) & The Rock Is Not Dead Soundtrack (CD) & The Rock Is Not Dead T-Shirt (the Derek Evernden design) & The Rock Is Not Dead Embroidered Toque & The Rock Is Not Dead Mouse Pad

We hope you agree, that’s a lot of cool stuff!
So check out the campaign and we hope you get excited about the ROCK IS NOT DEAD project as we are!

What is the ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) Project

Its been a long time since the original call for submissions went out explaining the vision of 11D Press’ ROCK IS NOT DEAD project.  Digging up that post requires some serious cyber archeology so, just so everyone knows what the heck we’re talking about here is a reintroduction to the project…

Introducing The ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) Project

The ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) project is a multi-dimensional multi-media project that engages artists of all kinds, authors, graphic artists, and musicians in one mega publishing project.  11th Dimension Press has recruited a team of talented people to create an anthology of written-word and graphic short stories inspired by rock songs and a soundtrack that includes all the songs that inspired the short stories recorded by independent recording artists.

The final products of the ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) project will be produced in multiple formats and a variety of packages including:

·  A beautifully bound softcover print edition,

·  Kindle and iBook editions,

·  A set including the softcover print edition and the soundtrack on CD,

·  An amazing limited edition box set including a special hardcover print edition paired with the soundtrack on CD!

11th Dimension Press is committed to making the ROCK IS NOT DEAD project a got-paid-to-play project and not another pay-to-play project.  For this reason we’re raising $5,000 to ensure that all the creative people involved in the project are compensated properly: approximately $500 (12%) of our target will go towards paying proper royalties to the original authors of the songs that inspired our contributors.  Every additional penny will be divided evenly amongst our contributors.

From its inception, The ROCK IS NOT DEAD project was conceived and setup as a profit share endeavor.  All the profits from retail sales of the project will be shared out with every contributor receiving an equal share.  With your help the ROCK IS NOT DEAD will be profitable faster and our hardworking and talented contributors will be compensated no matter how many copies are sold.

What a line-up!

The stories are written, the artwork is done, and (almost) all the music has been recorded.  11th Dimension Press is honoured to be hosting such a talented line-up of artists:

·  Bear Lion Knife Fight, band

·  Paul Bradford, artist

·  Dino Caruso, author

·  Amy Denio, musician

·  Terence James Eeles, author

·  Christopher Evans, author

·  Derek Evernden, artist

·  Jelena Đorđević-Maksimović, artist

·  Noel Franklin, artist

·  Sierra Skye Gemma, author

·  Grenouer, band

·  Stewart Gunn, musician

·  JJ Hernandez, author

·  Heather Hobma, author

·  Wm Brian MacLean, artist

·  Larry N. Mayer, author

·  Moe, band

·  D. J. Murphy, author

·  Braden Poirier, artist

·  Pant City, band

·  The Skeltones Four, band

·  Matthew Walsh, author

·  Kathleen Yearwood, musician

A bit about us…

Based in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, 11th Dimension Press is inspired by the Polish mathematician Theodor Kaluza (who originally conceived of a universe of more than 4 dimensions) to champion new and exciting artists who may not be able to access traditional publishing channels.

To date, we have released 9 titles including two installments of D.J. Murphy’s YA Sci-Fi series Samantha McTaggart and the Fellowship of Travellers, Rita Smith’s wholesome romance Two Tears, and Chilly Tales: Comics From the Canadian Undertundra, a comic anthology curated by PlierPants.


Are you ready?

ROCK IS NOT DEAD is slated to be online and in stores summer 2016.