Author’s book dream rests on fundraising from fans

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A FIRST-time author who came agonisingly close to a book deal is hoping a quirky fundraising source will realise his publishing ambitions.

Davide Arbisi, 26, of Bulkington Avenue, Worthing, has penned sci-fi novel 7-19, but the difficulties of getting a publishing deal has led him to alternative sources.

He is hoping to raise £2,000 from online crowdsourcing site Kickstarter, in which people donate money in exchange for incentives.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, October 31.