How Not to Make Friends

A novel where social justice, technology and fashion collide!

Jessica Yinka
Modern Media
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Project Description

My name is Jessica Yinka Thomas, and like many superheroes, I live a double life...

By day, I'm a mild-mannered professor.

By night, I'm a social justice novelist.

 

I need your help to publish my second novel, How Not to Make Friends, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed, How Not to Save the World!

I've spent the last 10 years traveling all over the world and writing How Not to Make Friends. Now, I'm finally ready to share it (almost)!

Each reward level is named after a language representing one of the locations in Remi's latest adventure, from advance copies to naming a character.

A great gift for your favorite reader, advance review copies will be available in time for the holidays!

 

Readers Love How Not to Save the World

 

Authors Love of How Not to Save the World

“Remi is one of the most exciting & cosmopolitan action figures in contemporary American fiction.” – John L. Jackson Jr., author of Racial Paranoia

“I laughed out loud at the main character’s delivery. The plot is clever and unusual.” – Nancy Peacock, author of A Broom of One's Own

“How far would you go to advance your career? To save a country? These are the questions posed in this ... smart, sexy, first novel.” – John Manuel, author of The Canoeist

 

You are going to love the sequel, How Not to Make Friends!

How Not To Make Friends is a fast-paced social justice novel set in a world of high culture, high fashion and high-tech gadgetry.

Three friends, Remi, Izi and Alex crisscross the globe, from Rio to Nairobi to Paris, building an international network of supporters, dedicated to ending human trafficking.

In the process, they work to bring down a greedy corporation and elude a shadowy network bent on world domination.

I'm still putting the final touches on How Not to Make Friends but you can get a sneak peak at their adventures from How Not to Save the World.

 

What will your contribution support?

Funding raised will be used to cover the publishing costs including professional editing, cover design (same amazing cover designer), video design, initial print run (on lulu.com, a certified B Corporation) and crowdfunding fees (gotta keep ifundwomen in business).

 

 

 

Thank you my friends!

Check out the fun rewards,

from personalized autographed copies

to a chance to name one of the characters!

I can't wait for you to join my publishing adventure!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will my reward be delivered? - Before December 15th, in time for the holidays.
  • What is an advanced review copy (ARC)? - An ARC is a near complete version of the novel including for review and comment. In this case, your ARC will include the final cover design and you will have an opportunity to provide feedback before the final version of the novel is published in early 2019.

 

 

Raquel Salvatella
09/20/2018
Rafiki (friend in Swahili) - Autographed copy of How Not to Make Friends
$25
Chandra T. Taylor
09/20/2018
Friend - eBook of How Not to Make Friends
$10
Anonymous
09/20/2018
Rafiki (friend in Swahili) - Autographed copy of How Not to Make Friends
$25
Anonymous
09/20/2018
Rafiki (friend in Swahili) - Autographed copy of How Not to Make Friends
$25
Tyra Dixon
09/20/2018
Friend - eBook of How Not to Make Friends
$10
09/20/2018
Monetary Contribution
$144
09/20/2018
Rafiki (friend in Swahili) - Autographed copy of How Not to Make Friends
$25
09/20/2018
Ami (friend in French) - Book club bundle
$250
09/19/2018
Amigo (friend in Portuguese) - Autographed copies of How Not to Save the World and How Not to Make Friends
$50
09/19/2018
Friend - eBook of How Not to Make Friends
$10
$10
Friend - eBook of How Not to Make Friends

Advanced review copy (ARC) in EPUB format of How Not to Make Friends for viewing on Kindle, Nook or similar eBook device.

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$25
Rafiki (friend in Swahili) - Autographed copy of How Not to Make Friends

Personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get details for the autograph. Makes a great gift for the holidays!

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$50
Amigo (friend in Portuguese) - Autographed copies of How Not to Save the World and How Not to Make Friends

Personalized autographed 2nd edition paperback of How Not to Save the World and personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get autograph details. Makes a great gift for your favorite reader!

25 Supporters
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$100
Gwadenya (friend in Amharic) - Shout out in acknowledgement

Shout out in the acknowledgement of How Not to Make Friends, personalized autographed 2nd edition paperback of How Not to Save the World and personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get autograph details.

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$250
Ami (friend in French) - Book club bundle

Book club bundle with 8 personalized autographed advanced review copies (ARCs) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends and an appearance at an upcoming book club meeting, in person within 25 miles of Durham or over the web. I'll follow up to get autograph details.

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$500
Ore (friend in Yoruba): Name a character

Name a character in How Not to Make Friends after you or a person you would like to recognize. No names that Bart Simpson might use to call up Moe's. Comes with a personalized autographed 2nd edition paperback of How Not to Save the World and personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get name and autograph details.

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Rewards

$10
Friend - eBook of How Not to Make Friends

Advanced review copy (ARC) in EPUB format of How Not to Make Friends for viewing on Kindle, Nook or similar eBook device.

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$25
Rafiki (friend in Swahili) - Autographed copy of How Not to Make Friends

Personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get details for the autograph. Makes a great gift for the holidays!

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$50
Amigo (friend in Portuguese) - Autographed copies of How Not to Save the World and How Not to Make Friends

Personalized autographed 2nd edition paperback of How Not to Save the World and personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get autograph details. Makes a great gift for your favorite reader!

25 Supporters
None available
$100
Gwadenya (friend in Amharic) - Shout out in acknowledgement

Shout out in the acknowledgement of How Not to Make Friends, personalized autographed 2nd edition paperback of How Not to Save the World and personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get autograph details.

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21 Supporters
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$250
Ami (friend in French) - Book club bundle

Book club bundle with 8 personalized autographed advanced review copies (ARCs) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends and an appearance at an upcoming book club meeting, in person within 25 miles of Durham or over the web. I'll follow up to get autograph details.

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$500
Ore (friend in Yoruba): Name a character

Name a character in How Not to Make Friends after you or a person you would like to recognize. No names that Bart Simpson might use to call up Moe's. Comes with a personalized autographed 2nd edition paperback of How Not to Save the World and personalized autographed advanced review copy (ARC) in paperback of How Not to Make Friends. I'll follow up to get name and autograph details.

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