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£3,500
pledged of £ 15,000pledged of £ 15,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 27 2016 4:52 PM UTC +00:00

About

Secret Agent Oliver and the Football Foe Fighters is a 1st Chapter book aimed at 6-8 year olds.

According to the 2014 National Literacy Trust’s annual survey the number of children enjoying and partaking in reading for fun outside school has increased dramatically since the previous year. Also, since the 2012 Olympic games, the UK has seen an increase in children’s interest in sporting activity. I strongly believe that by merging football with literature, fiction and adventure I can engage with a wider spectrum of children. In doing so, I hope to entice young football fans into reading and introduce young readers to the game of football.

“Secret Agent Oliver and the Football Foe Fighters,” tells the story of Oliver Hayward, whose life changes after completing the final level of a new football game of his favorite team, Southdale United. Recruited by his favorite club, he is asked to protect them from some mysterious activity. After several adventures, including a visit to the moon, a conga around the stadium, and a troop of naughty monkeys running around the pitch causing mayhem, Oliver and his friends need to work out who the saboteur is and stop him for good before he prevents Southdale United from winning the league.

I have already written the story, set the page layout with my designer and developed the look and feel of the first illustrations with my chosen illustrator. The funding for this project is to pay for the full books worth of illustrations and the first print run.

Confident that this book will be a huge success, I intend to develop Secret Agent Oliver and the Football Foe Fighters into a series of books. I would also like to consider developing the series for other sports such as rugby, cricket, American Football and baseball.

Risks and challenges

I'm a novice to this publishing process. I may stumble a few times on my way to success but one thing I know for sure is that I will succeed. Each stumble opens new doors so please believe, I will never give up on turning this dream into a reality.

I have every confidence in my chosen illustrator so that is not a concern for me. I have also many contacts in printing through the role that I have as event co-ordinator for a top PL side.

As you can see I'm incredibly confident in my product and my ability to find the right people to help me turn this into a reality. I'm in no doubt that I may face difficulties but I'm certain that whatever the risk, I'll find a way to achieve my dream.

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    A personalised version of Secret Agent Oliver and the Football Foe Fighters - why not add your own children's names and the names of their friends and I'll sign it for you to make it that bit more special

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    I have an exciting new pledge amount to introduce offered by the fabulous illustrator, Bill Greenhead. If you pledge over £500 you will receive a page of the pencil artwork and a print of the coloured version both signed by the man himself. In addition to this, I will throw in a personalised or original (your choice) copy of the book, signed by me. I plan to be the next JK Rowling so why not be a part of my early days and have the chance to say, you helped me get there.

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    A personalised thank you message for you or your business (child friendly companies only) in the acknowledgements. I'll also throw in a signed copy of Secret Agent Oliver and the Football Foe Fighters

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