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.