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About

5 BOOKS TO PRINT-ON-DEMAND

JET BLACK PUBLISHING 

We are a publishing house dedicated to delivering inspirational and inventive stories to children and young adults. We are driven to create stories that will give children a sense of purpose, a moral lesson and overall enjoyment. We wish to inspire a thirst for adventure and to help unlock children's potential through their imaginations. 'Family' and 'community' are integral to our creative processes and underpin the products we deliver. We strongly believe that children are shaped by their communities. Together we can help guide children down paths less taken and on journeys of discovery to a greater future.

For more information
- Visit us at www.jetblackpublishing.com
- Like us on www.facebook.com/jetblackpublishing
- Follow us on www.twitter.com/jetblackpublish
- Watch us on youtube

PROJECT OBJECTIVE 

The Jet Black bookstore is currently online and only sells eBooks. We wish to expand our brand globally by reaching out to potential audiences around the world through well-known distributors. We aim to achieve this by following 4 simple steps:

Step 1
Set up 5 of our books for purchase on a print-on-demand service called IngramSpark.

Step 2
Utilise IngramSpark’s distribution channels including Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Booktopia.

Step 3
Print 100 copies of each of the 5 books.

Step 4
50% of the printed books will go to the awesome people pledging $50 or more. The other 50% of the printed books will go to schools, libraries, childcare facilities, galleries and other related media outlets. Some will also go to the authors and illustrators for all their hard work.

This will enable Jet Black to build stronger communities locally and broader communities around the world.

ABOUT THE BOOKS

AUNTY ARTY AND THE DISQUIETING MUSES
Aunty Arty takes Frieda and her sister Mona into Georgio de Chirico's painting, 'The Disquieting Muses'. Will they be able to save their new friend Fibula from Cupid’s lead arrow, sentencing her to a lifetime without love? The statue of Venus is suffering from lovesickness, she’s lost her common sense and her keys, but will she be able to help them?
(A5 paperback)

THE DAY JAKE LOGAN ROBERTSON RAN OUT OF HUGS
It was the most terrible day of all … the day everything went wrong and even Jake Logan Robertson ran out of hugs. But it was also the day he discovered that the magic he truly possesses is the gift of the loving support he has given to others.
(A5 paperback)

TILLY & THE TOOTH FAIRY
Tilly is given an early birthday treat by the grocer, a toffee apple. When she bites into it one of her teeth falls out. She shows it to her mother, who tells her that if she puts the tooth under her pillow, at bed-time, the Tooth Fairy may pay a visit and leave a silver coin for it. Tilly is very excited at the thought of meeting the Tooth Fairy. Will he visit her or not?
(216mm x 216mm paperback)

WHY WON'T ANYONE PLAY WITH ME?
When Gavin arrives at his new school, he is so eager to make friends that he doesn’t think about the way he is behaving toward the other children. By the time the break comes no one will play with him. Follow Gavin as he finds out how to be a good friend.
(216mm x 216mm paperback)

WINELL ROAD
Winell Road is the most boring street on Earth and 12-year-old Jack Mills is sick to his molars of living there. But when a UFO nearly abducts him outside his home, his life takes a terrifying and mysterious turn. With the help of his new friend and neighbour, frighteningly tall Roxy Fox, Jack discovers there's a lot more to Winell Road and his life than he'd ever imagined.
(Winell Road has already been set up on IngramSpark for print-on-demand. A5 paperback)

COSTS INVOLVED (UPDATED)

Production

  • $1000 = $250 set-up cost for IngramSpark x4 books (Winell Road is already set up) 
  • $2500 = $500 for 100 copies of each book x5 books
  • $200 = Copyright licence for Aunty Arty x1
  • $2000 = $50 per hour for part-time book designer (including editing and checking) at 8 hours a day ($400 a day) for 5 days in the month (2.5 for each book needing to be set up). (updated)

Marketing

  • $800 = printed collateral for schools and libraries (updated)
  • $1000 = $200 for social media advertising x5 books (updated)
  • $500 = Kickstarter fees

TOTAL = $9,000

Any amount we raise over the total will be used to print more paperback copies to send out to the authors, illustrators, local schools and libraries.

REWARDS

HELPING HAND

HIGH-FIVE!
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DOUBLE HIGH-FIVE!
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SHOUT-OUT!
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- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter
- Digital double high-five by email
- Your name included in our 'double high-five contributors' section on the website

COMMUNITY CO-PUBLISHER 
Pledge $30 (Limit of 100)
- Digital double high-five by email
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter
- Your name on our Community Publishers page 

PAPERBACKS

AUNTY ARTY PAPERBACK 
Pledge $50 (Limit of 30) 
- A copy of Aunty Arty and the Disquieting Muses paperback
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

JAKE LOGAN ROBERTSON PAPERBACK
Pledge $50 (Limit of 30)
- A copy of The Day Jake Logan Robertson Ran Out of Hugs paperback  
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

TILLY & THE TOOTH FAIRY PAPERBACK
Pledge $50 (Limit of 30) 
- A copy of Tilly & The Tooth Fairy paperback
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

WHY WON'T ANYONE PLAY WITH ME PAPERBACK
Pledge $50 (Limit of 30)
- A copy of Why Won't Anyone Play With Me paperback
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

WINELL ROAD PAPERBACK
Pledge $50 (Limit of 45)
- A copy of Winell Road paperback
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

PRODUCERS

AUNTY ARTY PRODUCER
Pledge $75 (Limit of 10) 
- A copy of Aunty Arty and the Disquieting Muses paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

JAKE LOGAN ROBERTSON PRODUCER
Pledge $75 (Limit of 10) 
- A copy of The Day Jake Logan Robertson Ran Out of Hugs paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

TILLY & THE TOOTH FAIRY PRODUCER
Pledge $75 (Limit of 10) 
- A copy of Tilly & The Tooth Fairy paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

WHY WON'T ANYONE PLAY WITH ME PRODUCER
Pledge $75 (Limit of 10)
- A copy of Why Won't Anyone Play With Me paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

AUNTY ARTY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Pledge $150 (Limit of 5) 
- A copy of Aunty Arty and the Disquieting Muses paperback
- Your name included as an Executive Producer in Aunty Arty and the Disquieting Muses paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

JAKE LOGAN ROBERTSON EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Pledge $150 (Limit of 5) 
- A copy of The Day Jake Logan Robertson Ran Out of Hugs paperback
- Your name included as an Executive Producer in The Day Jake Logan Robertson Ran Out of Hugs paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

TILLY & THE TOOTH FAIRY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Pledge $150 (Limit of 5)
- A copy of Tilly & The Tooth Fairy paperback
- Your name included as an Executive Producer in Tilly & The Tooth Fairy paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

WHY WON'T ANYONE PLAY WITH ME EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Pledge $150 (Limit of 5) 
- A copy of Why Won't Anyone Play With Me paperback
- Your name included as an Executive Producer in Why Won't Anyone Play With Me paperback
- Your name on our Producers page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

PROUD SPONSORS

PROUD SPONSOR
Pledge $250 (Limit of 5) 
- A copy of all 5 paperbacks
- Your name included as a sponsor in Aunty Arty and the Disquieting Muses paperback
- Your name included as a sponsor in The Day Jake Logan Robertson Ran Out of Hugs paperback
- Your name included as a sponsor in Tilly & The Tooth Fairy paperback
- Your name included as a sponsor in Why Won't Anyone Play With Me paperback
- Your name on our Sponsors page
- A shout-out on Facebook and Twitter

Risks and challenges

1. BOOK PRODUCTION
Converting eBooks into printed books (paperbacks) will take some time. It will be a matter of getting the file just right so that IngramSpark can then distribute the files to their printers all over the world, keeping a consistent look and finish. There is a process of approval on both ends and through stringent checks, the back-and-forth process should be minimised.

2. DISTRIBUTION
It usually takes up to a week for the print-on-demand books to be uploaded and featured by IngramSpark’s distributors. We will keep everyone updated.

3. POSTAGE
Since the books will be sent out in December, there may be unexpected delays because of the Christmas and holiday period. We will be mailing out the books with ‘signature on delivery’.

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Funding period

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