Sean Michael Hayes, internationally renowned action sports coach, turns to alternative funding sources to launch his career as a writer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: San Diego, CA Dec 21, 2013 – Travel writer, Poet and Philosopher, Sean Hayes has turned to the Internet to raise funds for his latest creative project. A former professional Skateboarder, he now coaches other top pro’s. Besides being a mentor to the younger athletes he inspires, he has been creating amazing written works as he travels around the world. What began as poems in his early twenties has developed into drafts of three different genres of books he plans to complete by June 9, 2014.
Many artists struggle financially in the early stages of their career. Having people that support their artistic ability, especially in the infantile stages of their career, has long been a part of many author’s success. Luckily in today’s technology driven world, writers have more ways to be innovative in their fundraising tactics than ever before. With big publishing deals becoming harder to find, the indie writing and publishing community have embraced crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter.com. Another benefit for artists is Amazon.com is Kickstarter’
After following Kickstarter.com guidelines, creators have a set number of days to raise the full amount of their goal, or the project receives nothing. Hayes’
When asked why he chose Kickstarter, Hayes said, "It’s not just about the money for me, it’s really about using Kickstarter as a platform to bring attention to my books. With Kickstarter they make it so easy to spread the word quickly to a lot of people online. I can keep them updated on the status of the project while it’s live, and afterwards they will be able to follow my adventures on my website canadianhayes.com over the next few months as I finish writing and then self-publishing my books”.
He says he see’s the Internet as an amazing platform to bring awareness to an unknown writer like himself. Even before the pubic has seen a single sentence from his anticipated upcoming releases his audience is beginning to grow. "Seeing the success of other projects on Kickstarter gave me the confidence to put my own creative project in the pubic eye. I am very proud of the books I have written, now I just want to let more people know about what they can look forward to.” he stated.
About Sean Michael Hayes:
Sean was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. In his younger years he was a professional skateboarder and he traveled all over the world. Now living (part time) in Encinitas, Ca he can be found coaching Professional athletes when he isn’t planning his next adventure or working on his writing. Contact: seanmichaelhayes@
Five Weeks in the Amazon is a story of self-discovery he hopes will inspire others to be courageous enough to follow their heart. Leaving his entire life behind, he went into the Amazon of Peru and lived with a Shaman for 5 weeks. Searching for answers in his life, what he discovered were answers about himself that any reader can relate to.
Beyond Ataraxia is a philosophical discussion on life, happiness, love, suffering, the soul, and many other topics that are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. Deeply analyzing his own perceptions and understandings he compares many of our current struggle with what has already been by.
Zenega is acollection of Hayes’ favorite poems. Each one was written in a different location around the world during in his twenties. Some are cheerful and optimistic, others are as cold and dark as the places they originated.
Sean Michael Hayes
Sean Michael Hayes