A based-on-true-life "Go the F*** to Sleep" style picture book about a recent graduate job-hunting bunny rabbit. NEW preview pics!! :)
"You Can Do It, Bunny" as seen recently in the Huffington Post!
This is so amazingly awesome! I can't believe how many procrastinating friends I have :-) Thank you for all the last-minute support. As a reminder, EVERYONE who pledges gets their names into the book itself, on a special "thank you" page.
New stretch goal - $4000!
What shall I do with the "stretch" goal $? Great question! -- Print more books! In printing, there are different types of printers one can use, and better quality / more efficient printers.
You Can Do It, Bunny! is a fresh, fun, and encouraging tale about finding one's career path after graduation, even in a shaky economy. The story takes the tones of an "Urban Outfitters-y" "Barenstein Bears" meets "Go the F to Sleep." Even though it's a book about job-hunting, ANYBODY can enjoy it -- not just job-hunters. Check out the video for a preview.
I created this book while I was job-hunting, following graduation from my Master's program. To relieve myself of the stress of filling out job applications, I started experimenting with writing and illustration, and the result was this "based on true life" story about a job-hunting cartoon bunny rabbit.
Excerpts from the book:
Now bunny had to find a job.
She interviewed for a number of positions
But somehow there always seemed to be better-qualified animals for the positions.
luckily she has the best friends and family in the world
even as things go from bad to worse
she stays persistent & determined
and eventually ...
Advance Praise for "You Can Do It, Bunny!"
"You Can Do It, Bunny! bolstered my confidence that I will finally get hired in this economy. The pages also did a great job of absorbing my tears as I read rejection letter after rejection letter."
Caragh Poh - Student, Job-Hunter, and Contributing Writer at Hello Giggles
“Sometimes you have to step back and simplify your greatest challenges to turn them into your greatest opportunities, and that’s exactly what I found with You Can Do It, Bunny”
Ryan Kahn – Career Coach, MTV’s Hired! and Author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad
"Story of our generation"
Elinor H - 2011 MBA Graduate
The raising of money:
The book is totally finished - drawings, text, layout. I'm self-publishing it because I just want people to be able to enjoy my book in the most uncomplicated way possible. But printing is expensive. Hence, the kickstarter.
For as little as $1, you can have an electronic version or .pdf. If you're currently job-hunting, please take advantage of this low-priced special on electronic books.
For $20, a physical book (hardcover if I raise more than 2000, softcover if I raise less). For $30, an autographed book. Did I mention that this book would make an amazing gift for a job-hunting friend?
For higher amounts - Books if you want them, but more importantly, you will have the satisfaction of helping me spread a positive message and achieve a profound personal goal (If I can raise more $ and print in bulk, I can be a "true" publisher, so to speak).
Special Thanks to:
Family: Mom, Dad, Ann
My boyfriend & his family: Ben & The Bradfords
My best friend since childhood: Rashi
Blog Contributors: Gabby, Sarina, Bello, Renee, Elisa, Erik
Friends who have put up with the ultra-excitement from my publishing my first book: basically everybody
My Favorite Professor: Prof Malaviya
Graphic Design: James Austria
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,000 goal
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May 10, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012
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(Level 1) Full electronic copy of "You Can Do It, Bunny!" & recognition on the websiteEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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(Level 2) A poster-sized reproduction of the "Bunny stayed home and carrots all day" drawing & recognition on the website. Please also throw in a few bucks for s&h from Boston, MA.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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(Level 3) One copy of a hardcover or paperback edition of "You Can Do It, Bunny!" & recognition on the website. Please also throw in a few bucks for s&h from Boston, MA.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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(Level 4) Autographed book: At $30, you will receive one autographed copy of the book & get recognition on the website. Please also throw in a few bucks for s&h from Boston, MA.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Two Books: 2x (Reward Level 5)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Two Autographed Books: 2x (Reward Level 5)... or just recognition on the website and an awesome thank you ... whichever you prefer.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Three Autographed Books: 3x (Reward Level 5) ... or just recognition on the website and an awesome thank you ... whichever you prefer.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Any combination of the below prize levels +an AMAZING thank you card + SPECIAL recognition on the website.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
Any combination of the below prizes + an original one-panel animal cartoon, just for YOU!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Any combination of the below prizes, plus my implicit & unspoken undying gratitude.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012