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the Characters

the Story

"Zero and One" is a beautifully realized picture book on the universal themes of friendship and forgiveness. Zero's anguish and One's remorseful shame are brought to vibrant life with note-perfect watercolor by folk artist-illustrator, Kim Frey. The two numerals are multi-dimensional characters that we care about from page one. By keeping words and imagery spare in their straightforward account of break-up, heartbreak and reconciliation, Jeff and Kim make an old story fresh again! Universal and age appropriate for everyone.

the Goals

the Author & Illustrator

Libby & Jeff Byington, Kim & Chris Frey
Libby & Jeff Byington, Kim & Chris Frey

ILLUSTRATOR : Kim Frey

Illustrator, Kim Frey, has loved to draw, paint, and craft since she was a little girl, and she always knew art would be a part of her life. As a folk artist for over twenty years, Kim has been nationally recognized in the area of traditional American crafts. While raising a family and homeschooling her two girls, Kim developed an intense passion for children's books, and now that she's been promoted to "Nana," she has a little more time on her hands to draw and paint. Zero and One is Kim’s first book…but not her last.  She’s already planning for more stories in the Land of Numbers.

AUTHOR : Jeff Byington

Author, Jeff Byington, had this story in his mind for 30 years before finally putting it on paper. The idea began from a failed relationship, but over the years, it developed into this sweet story of friendship and forgiveness. Most of Jeff's professional career has been in IT Consulting; he now works as an inventor, publisher, artist, and principal founder of Ideallion, Inc. Along with his own projects, Jeff promotes other creative types, as he believes "there's enough success in this world to go around for everyone." Jeff has five children, and he and his wife, Libby, live in the Austin, Texas area.

the Rewards

[ Reward ] Zero and One Paperback book

Front Cover
Front Cover

The improved 2.0 version will still have the same great 30-page story and illustrations, and glossy cover page. The changes here will be the edit of  the Author/Illustrator page and the addition of our Backer's Page.

[ Reward ] Zero and One Hardback book

The improved 2.0 version will have the same great 30-page story and illustrations, and glossy hardcover format for the first time. The paperback format changes will be incorporated in the hardback format.

[ Reward ] Zero and One eBook

iPad Kindle version screen capture of a Zero and One page
iPad Kindle version screen capture of a Zero and One page

 The improved 2.0 version will still have the same great 30-page story and illustrations. The changes here will be the (1) arranging of left/right pages that logically and physically go together to form one complete illustration, (2) removal of image "frames" that appear in digital format, and (3) the edit of the Author/Illustrator page and the addition of our Backer's Page.

The eBook formats include and are not necessarily limited to those described at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats.

Also, ALL device formats will be formatted, created and available on Kindle eReaders at kindle.amazon.com. Devices supported include iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, and Kindle Fire HD.

[ Reward ] Zero and One Coloring Book

a Coloring Book page
a Coloring Book page

The improved 2.0 version will have the same great 30-page story and Black & White illustrations, and glossy cover paperback format for the first time. The paperback format changes will be incorporated in the coloring book format.

[ Reward ] Hi-Res Mural with Backer's Name

Example : $7 reward level
Example : $7 reward level

[ Reward ] Zero and One "BETTER TOGETHER"T-Shirts

[ Reward ] Hi-Quality 16" x 20" Prints / Posters

11 available Print Posters
11 available Print Posters

[ Reward ] "0 & 1 Better Together" Sticker

3" x 3" sticker
3" x 3" sticker

the Reviews  

 "A timeless story! A gentle reminder for young and old. Elegant illustrations that help tell the story perfectly and will engage any young reader." - R. Smith

 "Here's a perfect book of numbers, who become characters in this book, "Zero and One". The drawings really help to animate them into life. Bought this for a grandchild that is just learning numbers, and this appealed to her immediately. The characters are lovable and go through a series of adventures. Worth the money." - Marsol

 "The bright and cute cover caught my eye. It was very intriguing and what a delightful story. Very thoughtful and clever in teaching while being entertaining, not easy to pull off with young children. The pictures were very light at heart and informational. Thanks for making numbers fun!" - ProudtobeaNurse

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Our Team: There are many success stories of companies that have raised hundreds of thousands (and in some cases millions) of dollars, but there are also many failures. Crowdfunding is challenging and requires a diverse set of expertise, particularly as it pertains to marketing and social media. Our Team combines for nearly 100 years of professional experience. From electronics, information systems and application development, project management, front-end and back-end website development, marketing & social media, writing, filming, editing and producing. We also have an excellent executive advisory board of executives in consumer products, publishing, finance, and intellectual property.

Our Time: It is not enough to run a crowdfunding campaign in our spare time to casually test the waters; preparation is key. We've been working to provide the best product and customer service that every customer deserves.

Our Name: The success of our crowdfunding campaign will rely on public promotion and media exposure. The more buzz surrounding our product, the more success we'll have. Our success means successful delivery of value to You, our Customer/our Backer. We hope that you will share this opportunity with everyone you can.

Product Quality: Publishing is exciting, active and competitive. As a result, we have chosen our funding targets and set your rewards with much planning toward delivering incredible value and delight.

Lead time: We have partnered with service providers who have inventory and proximity to meet deadlines. We have measures put in place to maximize our Customer's satisfaction. This includes our printing, binding, quality assurance, packaging, shipping and delivery experience and excellence.

Delivery: With crowdfunding, we've committed to shipping the product that we've advertised in our campaign and will follow through. We have staggered our KickStarter Rewards over time, that helps our Partners planning and resource scheduling, and alleviates stress on our Partner Providers, helping them to succeed.

Spirit: We hope that our Backers' experience is a warm and fulfilling experience, ultimately shared at every age, in every language, and around the world.

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    Copy of "Zero and One" in PDF format. Wow!

    To all the "0's" and "1's" of the world, who make all the other numbers SO ENJOYABLE ... Hello! Salut! Hallo! Ciao! Ahoj! YAH sahs! Bog! Udvozlom! Hej! Czesv! Hola! Ni hao! Kon'nichiwa! Annyeonghaseyo! Shalom! Sah-wahd-dee khrup/kah! Merhaba! ZDRAHVDH-vuee-tyeh! Marhaba! Hujambo! Ola! ...

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    "0 & 1 - Better Together" sticker.

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    Power of TENs ... For all the "0's" that boost and power others ... Your name will be added to our hi-res color mural image with ALL the other top-notch TEN's, downloadable on our website. You also receive an improved paperback copy or an improved eBook copy of Zero and One in your choice of format, plus a Zero and One "0 & 1 - Better Together" sticker.

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    Jumbo Coloring & Activity Book, + Sticker.

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    You receive an improved paperback copy of Zero and One or an improved eBook copy in your choice of format, a Zero and One "Better Together" T-Shirt, plus a Zero and One "0 & 1 - Better Together" sticker.

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    You receive a copy of the improved Zero and One book in hardback format, a Zero and One "Better Together" T-Shirt, plus a Zero and One "0 & 1 - Better Together" sticker.

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    You receive copies of the improved Zero and One book in paperback and hardback formats, an improved copy of the Zero and One book in eBook format, a copy of the Zero and One coloring book, a Zero and One "Better Together" T-Shirt, plus a Zero and One "0 & 1 - Better Together" sticker.

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    You receive copies of the improved Zero and One book in paperback and hardback formats, an improved copy of the Zero and One book in eBook format, a copy of the Zero and One coloring book, a Zero and One "Better Together" T-Shirt, a Zero and One "0 & 1 - Better Together" sticker, plus two of your favorite 16" x 20" numbers print/poster from the Land of Numbers.

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    Paperback + Hardback + eBook + Coloring Book + T-Shirt + Sticker + All Posters.

    You receive copies of the improved Zero and One book in paperback and hardback formats, an improved copy of the book in eBook format, a copy of the Zero and One coloring book, a Zero and One "Better Together" T-Shirt, plus a Zero and One "0 & 1 - Better Together" sticker, plus a 16" x 20" poster size print of every number from the Land of Numbers (numbers 0 - 9, and 10).

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    You highlighted in all of the improved and upgraded versions.

    We want to honor you as one of our Zero and One "Better Together" friends. We'll list your name on our "Better Together" page, in the next printing of Zero and One. You receive a copy of the Zero and One book in paperback and hardback format, a copy of the book in eBook format, a copy of the Zero and One coloring book, a Zero and One "Better Together" T-Shirt, plus a Zero and One "Perfect 10" sticker, plus a 20" x 16" poster size print of every number from the Land of Numbers (numbers 0 - 9, and 10).

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    Author School Visit + 10 Hardback copies!

    The Numbers come to YOU in March 2015 !!!

    A school visit of public, private or home school for up to 2 custom presentations guaranteed to delight the audience with education and entertainment. Plus expenses.

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    Author School Visit + 10 Hardback copies!

    The Numbers come to YOU in April 2015 !!!

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    Translate "Zero and One" into any language!

    Help us translate Zero and One into the language of your choice. 10 paperback copies of "Zero and One" in your language included!

    Érase una vez , en la Tierra de los números ...

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