Welcome, hello and fit like? (That’s for all my Scottish friends out there.)
I trust that you enjoyed our little video and that we have piqued your interest in our project!
Firstly, I want to reiterate that this project is for you. The Lost Candle is a children’s book that is meant to be delightful and fun. This book is designed to be a well-crafted bed time story: something fun to read with children that they can learn to read for themselves. As a dad, I want to create books that my own children enjoy reading that are simple and timeless. The story of The Lost Candle follows a candle, who, after experiencing the best day of his life, becomes lost and alone. I don’t want to say too much more because you need to read the book for yourself!
This book has a strong focus on design. I aim to keep the pages simple and clean while adding dynamic flair to the typography. I want each page to pop, be easy to read and be strikingly colorful. We think we have achieved that and we hope you agree!
Kendall: She is best described as the glue. Without her, all of these ideas, thoughts and parts would just be a heap of stuff on the floor. She spends her days juggling motherhood, being a wife and a fantastic photographer (check out her work here).
Isla: What can be said about Isla that truly sums her up? Think of the most cuddly, sweet, loud monster you can imagine and then add wild, totally unmanageable hair to it. That’s our daughter, Isla.
Scott: So here I am…bearded, funny accented, and sometimes trapped in fantasy worlds more than reality. But I am also the artist, author, and designer of this whole operation. Just a small part, really.
Sully: He’s a dog. This is what he thinks about: Food……..Love…….Ahh! Was that a squirrel?!
The project is about 95% complete. There is just some fine tuning needed before we are able to print the book. The next stage is what the bulk of the funding is going towards. This is the PRINTING, MARKETING, and DISTRIBUTION of the book. Below you can find a fancy pie chart with a breakdown of our funding.
That’s a good question! After all, why shouldn’t we go through the traditional publishing channels? Why shouldn’t be reach out to YOU for support in our project?
At the end of the day, we want control over our own book and our own story. This book is for your family and mine. We want you to be a part of this project so that a piece of this story belongs to you as well.
Having a realistic set of stretch goals is always important. It has allowed us to look ahead at what our project could be. Which is always fun. We made a handy table below to help out line those.
Below you will find a break down of which rewards you will get for how much you will give. Because you WILL give. :)
Kickstarter provides such an easy, simple platform to fund the project. It allows us to reach the audience we need to.
It was a simple choice really.
So finally, I just want to say thank you! Thank you for reading all of this. Thank you for spreading the word. And thank you for funding us!
Here is a virtual high five! > <
Risks and challenges
It is always hard trying to think what could go wrong for a project. I think one of the biggest risks is supply and demand. The project goal take in to account a certain amount of prints for the book. If the demand for the book is higher than expected, which would be wonderful, printing the correct amount could be trouble some. However this if solved with help from you, our backers! The more that is funded the more we can print.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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