COLOR: a high-quality board book for kids of all ages
As the lucky mom of the World's Cutest Child (official title), I have read my fair share of children's books as of late. When it comes to books about color, if you, too, are a parent/grandparent/have-ever-been-a-child, you're most likely familiar with the traditional color/object pairings: red apple, brown bear, purple grapes, orange orange...
While these classic couplings have their merit and have clearly stood the test of time, what I wanted to do with Color is to show those well-loved examples, but also throw a few new ones in the mix (red solo cup, orange caution cone, blue jorts--a surefire classic in the making).
In the end, my hope is that Color will be a fun, interesting and lighthearted way to explore the rainbow for both children and adults alike.
WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?
I plan to raise enough money to print, market and distribute approximately 2000 books by June 2017. I also plan to print high-quality art prints of the book’s illustrations and possibly a coloring book if funding allows.
My dream is that Color is simply the first in a series. My plan is for "Animals" to be next in line. Each book in the series will have a similar aesthetic, but just a different topic of focus.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Perks for helping fund the project range from pre-order packages of books to having your pet or child's portrait worked into an illustration in the next book (I mean, that would be pretty awesome, am I right?!).
Also, if you want to give a certain amount of funding but would prefer more books rather than art prints or custom illustrations, I am happy to work with you to suit your needs.
I NEED SPECIFICS:
- What: 20-22 page, high-quality board book
- Size: 7.25" x 7.25" x 2.5" (approx)
- Retail Value: $24.95
Art Print Specs:
- 10"x10" full color prints on high-quality paper
- Retail Value: $24 ea; $200 for a set of all 10 colors
Thank you in advance for being a part of this journey from the very beginning. I am incredibly grateful for your support.
Risks and challenges
As with anyone who undertakes a large scale project for the first time, there are bound to be risks and challenges. However, I have attempted to mitigate those risks by a) not reinventing the wheel and b) developing a network of resources.
I have spoken with several other self-publishers and experts in the book world and each has helped to guide and inform my strategy. I am also fortunate in that the world of self-publishing has grown exponentially in the past few years and with that comes a plethora of quality resources. For example, I have already priced out printing for the books with a US based company who also provides warehousing and distribution.
I am also fortunate to have an incredible network of children's shops, book stores, gift shops and bloggers who are ready and willing to help me sell and market the book--so, I know that it won't be me alone feeling my way around in the dark (I have friends with flashlights).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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