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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.

EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!

11th Dimension Press is extremely grateful to the first contributors to the ROCK IS NOT DEAD crowd funding campaign.  Only two days in and already we’re well on the way to achieving our goal.

ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) crowd funding campaign kicked off Saturday, March 5th raising funds to offset the cost of the mechanical licensing required for the #RIND soundtrack and, more importantly, to raise funds for all our amazing contributors.

The final products of the ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) project will include:

  • 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!

All these items are included as thank you perks for our supporters.  Wanna’ hear more?  Checkout our campaign site…

NOW IN PAPERBACK: TWO TEARS by Rita Smith

In anticipation of the release of its sequeal, 11th Dimension Press is proud to announce the release of the paperback edition of Rita Smith’s debut novel, TWO TEARS…

 

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Fiona’s head was spinning. The sudden illness, bombshell confession, and subsequent death of her beloved husband Bob left Fiona struggling to carry on. She couldn’t stand to be in the company of anyone. She couldn’t stand to be alone. Fiona longed to get away and, deep in her heart of hearts, she longed for a second chance at life. In the days following Bob’s funeral, Fiona found the opportunity she was looking for: tickets for the cruise she and Bob had booked in the weeks before he took ill. Her family disapproved, but Fiona was steadfast. She would travel alone on the cruise she planned to take with her husband. The cruise would prove to be a fateful journey. On the cruise Fiona met June, another solo traveler who, like Fiona, grew up in the U.K. and, much to Fiona’s delight, shared many of the life experiences that Fiona herself cherished. Over their evening meals, midnight coffees, and explorations into the world’s most exotic ports of call the pair became fast friends. All the while a nagging suspicion blossoms into a full-blown mystery as the uncanny parallels between June’s life and Fiona’s own life continue to emerge. The realization that at which Fiona eventually arrives is one that will resolve conflicts in her past, change forever her perspective on the love and life she shared with her husband, and bring Fiona the consolation she so desperately craves, the consolation she needs to carry her into her next chapter of life. Two Tears is a fictitious story of love and friendship wrapped up in the personal history of its author. It’s a journey through history and, at the same time, it’s a journey through a diverse landscape of emotions and foreign lands.