Above The Game is a popular step-by-step guide for getting good with women. I am publishing it as a full-length book.
Last chance: $15 for Digital, $25 for Physical copies!
All stretch goals unlocked! You guys are amazing!
FUTURE VISITORS: Sign up at abovethegame.launchrock.com for further updates!
Hopefully you get in before the end of the Kickstarter! But if not, look for Above The Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome with Women coming to an Amazon.com near you!
About Myself & This Project...
My name is Ken Hoinsky. You might know me from my posts on reddit under the name TofuTofu. I am raising $2000 to properly publish Above The Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome with Women. This will be an extension of articles I've posted online over the past three years.
How Kickstarter Works
With Kickstarter, you get a chance to agree to fund a portion of my costs in return for a reward (listed on the right) and knowing you helped make this happen! If the funds aren't raised, you will not be charged a penny. If the funds ARE raised, I am legally bound to deliver everything I've promised. It's a 21st century way of funding creative endeavors.
The Story So Far...
My childhood was probably very similar to yours. I grew up in a small suburb. I sucked at sports and spent a lot of time playing video games and messing around on my computer. I was always good at making connections with others, but I was riding purely on instinct. Always the nice guy, my first three girlfriends cheated and dumped me for the other guy.
Ultimately I ended up getting pretty good with women, finding love, and living life. But I didn't start putting the pieces together until...
Summer 2010. I relocated across the globe for a new job. I was alone in a city of millions. I wondered to myself, "Is there a method to meeting new people? Can it be learned? Can it be taught?"
Like many of you, I sought out self-help material. I dug through mountains of books, DVDs, podcasts, blog posts and newsletters in search of the diamonds in the rough. More importantly, I forced myself to go out and test all the theories and tips. I began meticulously documenting my journey on seddit, the "seduction" forum on reddit. It is a support community for men learning to be better with women.
Now, on the surface a "seduction" forum screams sleazy pickup lines and douchebags in fuzzy hats. But I was pleased to find out that that's not the case. At its core, it's just an online support group for men looking to get better at life.
See, the fact is that some men became good with women naturally, at a young age. But most men lack confidence in this area. The good news, though, is that it's a learnable skill!
So I began posting articles regularly. As I cut through the fog and began posting my insights, it became apparent that I had a talent. Not only was I good at making connections, I was good at teaching others to become good with women. I had found my calling.
Fast forward to last summer. I had reached a level of clarity where I felt confident writing a guide that was an improvement above the status quo. I spent the past year organizing my notes, forming the framework of Above The Game.
I began posting snippets of Above The Game to reddit seven months ago. I was floored by the reception. My inbox was flooded with messages of gratitude, solicitations, and request after request asking me to publish a book.
Needless to say, I am honored. But I won't harp on it anymore. You can read part 1, "Primer On Who You Will Become" for yourself if you like. If it resonates with you, please consider backing this project. If not, that's fine! It's not for everyone!
Above The Game: What It Isn't
Above The Game is not a magic pill. It is not a list of "amazing pickup lines guaranteed to get any girl to sleep with you!!!"
It's also not full of fluff.
Above The Game: What It Is
Above The Game IS the most concise and organized guide I've ever seen (and believe me, I've looked!) It won't take 20 pages to blather on about a concept that can be explained in 2. I'm not trying to waste anyone's time.
Above The Game contains the best material I have posted to reddit in the past, edited, polished, and expanded upon. It also contains a considerable amount of material (~50% of the book) that I haven't published anywhere.
Above The Game does require you to put in some effort of your own. You will not get better with women if you don't go out and meet women!
Where You Come In...
I wish to organize all my writings (most of which are unpublished) into a full-length guide. I want to publish this as a physical book & a digital book, readable on all devices.
I've consulted with established authors in this space and have already selected a printing and distribution partner. Technically speaking, I am ready to create the book. Unfortunately, writing, editing, designing, proofing, getting an ISBN, and publishing, all cost time and money. That is why I am raising $2000 to cover the costs.
More specifically, your backing helps me with the following:
- developmental, line and copy editing
- purchase of fonts and other design assets as needed
- obtaining ISBN number
- paying registration fees, and additional costs associated with publishing
- envelopes, packing materials, postage
- extra copies in case items are damaged in the mail
- extra review copies
I will continually update every step of the process via backer-only update messages. Because it will allow me to experiment and iterate faster and more often, the more money is raised, the higher quality the final product will be.
I've devised a variety of reward levels which hopefully should satisfy all backers. You can see these on the right of your screen ----->
Some people have told me they want to donate $100 and more. I want to offer something commensurate with that level of support. So for the first and only time ever, exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign, I will be offering coaching sessions over email, phone, and Skype. For all those men who have always wanted my personal assistance, this is your chance. Check out the early bird special at the $100 level (reward #7) for the coaching! Get in early and save some money!
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein
The current state of the seduction industry is broken. Companies exist by rehashing a finite amount of knowledge over, and over, and over again. Their goal is to keep you in their marketing pipeline (via blog posts, YouTube videos, newsletters, podcasts) to eventually sell you very expensive bootcamps.
If they handed you a book that contained everything you needed to know in one concise format, they wouldn't be able to stay in business. It's in their best interest to overwhelm you with fluffy blog posts and long-winded YouTube diatribes. Then they can sell you a bootcamp to help "make it all make sense."
I want the best information to be out there for free or near-free. Save your money for going on dates or hitting the town!
Funding my book this way allows me to retain my integrity. I know I'm making the best knowledge available to the masses. I just want you to have a better chance at success. I did my 10,000 hours so the next guy only has to do 5,000.
Stretch Goals - What if I raise more than my goal?
I am aware that I may raise more than my goal. I'm a big fan of giving value back to others, so, in return for your generosity, I am including a number of stretch goals.
ACHIEVED!! $3500 - Bonus chapter on ONLINE DATING.
ACHIEVED!! $5000 - NYC Free Seminar: If $5000 is raised, I will do a seminar/Q&A event in New York City. It will be free for anyone who backed the campaign. I know I have a lot of supporters in the NYC area who I'd love to meet!
ACHIEVED!! $6500 - Bonus chapter on TEXT MESSAGING.
ACHIEVED!! $8000 - SF Free Seminar. If $8000 is raised, I will do a seminar/Q&A event in San Francisco. It will be free for anyone who backed the campaign. Shout-out to all my Bay Area friends! :)
ACHIEVED!! $9000 - Bonus chapter on JUGGLING MULTIPLE RELATIONSHIPS.
ACHIEVED!! $10,000 - Seddit Gets Free PDF. If $10,000 is raised, I will give a link to a PDF version of Above The Game to all Sedditors.
ACHIEVED!! $12,000 - Bonus chapter on RULES OF THE WINGMAN
ACHIEVED!! $14,000 - Bonus chapter on SOCIAL MOMENTUM
ACHIEVED!! $15,000 - FANFIC TORTURE. If $15,000 is raised, I will film a dramatic reading of my WWF/Sailor Moon fanfic and upload it to Youtube for all to see. (Please don't make me do this EDIT: Goddamn it, guys. See you on Youtube.)
In summary, I believe I have a real chance to improve your life and the lives of others. Please consider supporting my project. Thank you. -Ken(TofuTofu)
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
There is always a risk of production delays but I am confident all books will be shipped in July.
For the consulting I will send you a survey to help identify where you are running into the most trouble. I will then prepare a custom action plan for you to follow and get past that issue! Most men are only a few key changes away from success with women. Luckily, I am very experienced in dealing with men from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels.
Yes, it is awesome.
No problem! It can be whatever you want (or nothing at all)! I will send out a survey after the funding period ends getting that info from everyone. So no worries!
pledged of $2,000 goal
seconds to go
May 29, 2013 - Jun 19, 2013 (21 days)
Pledge $1 or more
"I'D FUND THAT FOR A BUCK!" You can tell people you helped publish a book, and back it up with proof! Plus you'll have my eternal gratitude! Also receive backer-only updates.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $10 or more
IMMORTALITY AT LAST: Your name or username will be permanently listed in the book as a token of gratitude for your support.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $15 or more
DIGITAL BOOK: Receive a digital copy of the book in your format of choice (Kindle, iOS, EPUB, PDF) and your name or username listed in the book.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $25 or more
PHYSICAL BOOK: Receive a hard copy of the PHYSICAL BOOK + digital version + your name or username listed in the book.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $35 or more
(CANADA SPECIAL) One physical book, one digital book, and your name in the book. ($20 international shipping for all other countries). Please only choose this if you need shipping to Canada!Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $50 or more
BUY ONE FOR A FRIEND, GET CUSTOM NOTES & AUTOGRAPHS: Receive two physical copies of the book. I will personally sign and inscribe them for you with any messages you want! Also receive a digital copy + your name or username listed in the book.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $100 or more
10 backers All gone!
EARLY BIRD PHONE/SKYPE CONSULT: In addition to everything in the PHYSICAL BOOK level, I will confidentially consult with you over skype or the phone. You will be sent a brief survey to assess your sticking points ahead of time. One 30-minute session.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
PHONE/SKYPE CONSULT: The same as the $100 level but you missed the early bird special. I will craft you a custom attack plan for whatever you're struggling with.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
PHONE/SKYPE CONSULT (3 Sessions): In addition to everything in the PHYSICAL BOOK level, I will confidentially consult with you over skype or the phone. You will be sent a brief survey to assess your sticking points ahead of time. Three 30-minute sessions. This level will allow for follow-up and more specific advice. Recommended for those really looking to jumpstart their progress.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
PHONE/SKYPE CONSULT (5 Sessions): In addition to everything in the PHYSICAL BOOK level, I will confidentially consult with you over skype or the phone. You will be sent a brief survey to assess your sticking points ahead of time. Five 30-minute sessions. This is the highest level of coaching I will offer.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
THE HANGOVER PART IV LEVEL: Come party with me and my crew for a weekend in Las Vegas. Date flexible with your schedule. Also I will include 5 signed copies of the book, a digital copy, and your name/username in the book.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013