My goal is to get into illustration for children's books and other means that appreciate my love for dinosaurs. Step one: self-publish.
My ultimate goal is to break into children's illustration and any other venue that appreciates my love of dinosaurs, crocodiles, and all things ridiculous and MS-Paint-y. In order to start down that path, I'm planning to publish a short book, "Crocodile Life is Hard...and other observations" based on illustrations from my crocodile series which you can see on my website, www.bridgetgongol.com
The book is edited and ready to go and includes a lot of brand new material unseen on my website. It's 27 pages of crocodiles and dinosaurs, and of course it includes a happy ending. "Crocodile Life is Hard...and other observations" is a whimsical, silly, and ultimately sweet look at how life would be difficult for a crocodile. As a bonus, it's perfectly suitable for children as well as adults.
Curious as to how that adds up to $450? Here's the breakdown:
Self-publishing through create space, printing a run of 30 books will cost $250, which includes the expense of purchasing my own ISBN. Packaging and shipping via USPS to 30 addresses across the US equals the remaining $200.
Please help me take step one towards making my dream come true and fund my self-publishing project! Any funds in excess of my goal will be put towards additional publishing and marketing efforts.
Thanks for your time!
Absolutely! As long as you have the requisite amazon account, I am totally willing to send backer rewards to my favorite people overseas. I can't necessarily promise the same speedy delivery that I intend to give to those stateside, but if you are kind & generous enough to support me from afar, the least I can do is give you your due reward. :)
The postage estimate is based on standard US media mail rates and includes packaging. I also forgot to mention that my goal amount also includes a 5% processing fee to amazon and a 5% processing fee to kickstarter. I really am doing this at cost, I promise! Please continue to ask me if you have any questions!
pledged of $450 goal
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Jul 30, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012 (30 days)
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Get a signed copy of the book, "Crocodile Life is Hard" and my undying appreciation.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Get a signed copy of the book "Crocodile Life is Hard" along with a signed print featuring the main characters from the book, AND my undying appreciation.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012