This is a book about China for kids that uses the alphabet for 26, A to Z, informational categories with a rhyme, pictures, and facts.
Please know that this is not the final cover. It is just a very very rough sketch to have an image to see. Please read about my project below.
I am ready to publish my book and would love your help. It is an informative book about China geared towards kids. It uses the alphabet as a framework to teach about China's culture, geography, and history. Each of the 26 topics has a four-line rhyme, a full-page photo, brief facts, a second photo, and the Chinese character.
I have two prior publications that have laid the groundwork for this, my next book. I am aware of the scope, costs, and feasibility of it. A lot of the book is done and ready, meaning I have the topics chosen, the rhymes written, the facts researched, the format/skeleton ready, and the pictures chosen. All that remains is to spend the time formatting, proofreading, and manufacturing. I am already signed up with a national distributor with a nationwide sales force that makes the book available anywhere and everywhere.
The cost for printing and shipping to me 1000 books is $4000. Shipping the books to the distributor in Chicago is $500. I will pay for a professional illustrator to do the front cover for $250 (I already have a great guy lined up through elance). I will pay for a one-month subscription to shutterstock for $250 (I already have the photos chosen and in my "shopping cart" waiting for me to subscribe). I already have the ISBN number bought and ready to go as well as the barcode. The rest is just time and effort on my part.
I am a teacher and I aim to finish this as soon as summer starts. I will keep you updated on the steps along the way as my timeline progresses.
Basically, I have all the pieces in place for this. However, it will be so much easier to convince my wife to let me do it (again) if it is pre-funded, instead of we-funded.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 8, 2011.
Jul 8, 2011 - Aug 8, 2011
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A bookmark made out of real Chinese money laminated and mailed to you
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A copy of the book to be mailed to the school or library of your choosing. You'll need to provide the school or library name and address.
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A signed and personalized copy of the book (retail $12.95). This includes shipping to you to any U.S. address. (yup, the bookmark too)
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3 signed and personalized copies of the book. This includes shipping to one U.S. address. (yup, 3 bookmarks too)
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Your name or a name(s) of your choosing to be printed in the book on a sponsor page. And you get one copy of the book signed, personalized, and shipped to a U.S. address. (and a bookmark)
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48 books signed and personalized and shipped to any U.S. address. (48 bookmarks) (48 seems arbitrary, but it is the exact number of books that fits in my premade shipping boxes I use to ship to the distributor)
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Classroom visit by the author to a classroom of your choosing in the San Francisco Bay Area (2011/12 school year). This includes 40 books signed and personalized to be given to the students, teacher, and school library.
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2000 paperback books with the back cover designed by you. This would not have an ISBN number and would not be sold anywhere. This is you getting a promotional item for your business (restaurant, realtor, etc.) and my book getting greater exposure.