Our Vision for Thirty Balloons: An Adoption Tale
Our vision for Thirty Balloons: An Adoption Tale, is to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families, celebrate our adoption story, and encourage reading aloud to children of all ages. This is a true story of a little boy in search of a home with a mommy and daddy to love him forever. Written by the adoptive mom, and illustrated by her oldest daughter, this story is aimed to encourage, inspire, and provide hope for readers of every age.
The success of this campaign will ensure the printing of 100 hardback copies for sale and distribution. The book is already finished and formatted. We simply need the funds to cover all costs of printing and the publication process. A publishing company is chosen, along with a plan for shipment that will be fulfilled by the author's family.
Hundreds of people have watched this tale unfold in real life and supported us through the process, now we ask that you help us share our story with people all across the United States. So many children need homes, and all children can develop the love of story and books with encouragement and time spent reading with loved ones. Help us make this dream a reality. We are honored to partner with you!
Risks and challenges
While this is our first Kickstarter project, we are not new to book production. We know many of the tension points that come with self-publishing, but we have an experienced team (combined years in design and publishing exceeds two decades) that can navigate through any issues that may arise. Thirty Balloons: An Adoption Tale, is already complete. The final piece we are waiting on to get this book into your hands is the ability to fund its publication. We are publishing through BookBaby, which has grown to become the nation’s leading self-publishing company.
Fulfillment of our orders is the one area that we know will be a huge task and challenge. We have a system that we have developed that will allow us to fulfill our orders on time for the first 500 books sold. If there is a greater response from this campaign, we will be sure to communicate with our backers our plan to fulfill our orders in a timely manner. Our goal is to get these books and resources into your hands as soon as we reach our goal!
Expected timeline of project once funded:
• Downloads available immediately
• 1-2 months for publishing book and other products
• Shipping approximately April 2018
- (30 days)