About this project
What is this project about?
"My Name Is Fall" is the first in a series of children's books that explore the life of a young boy named Fall. Fall lives in a post-apocalyptic world that he can only understand and his Papa can only describe through the language of fantasy.
Though the two live alone on a hill with their German Shepherd, Fall experiences no shortage of adventures. His days are spent playing with his dog, listening to stories from his Papa, and exploring the world around him for the things that they need to survive.
Children will be immersed in the imagination and loving antics of the young boy Fall. Adults will notice careful undertones of survival and sacrifice. For both the innocent and the experienced, the book is about companionship and love.
The final product will be a loving book, vivid in illustration and deep in meaning, that will be a cherished adventure for your young one and a nod to you for the sacrifice and creativity that goes into being a parent.
Where Does The Money Go?
This campaign seeks to fund the first print run of "My Name Is Fall."
Funds go to cover the cost of production, shipping, ISBN fees, stretch goals, packing supplies and additional expenses associated with publication. The funding target of this campaign represents the break even point at which the cost to produce is met and we get to send it to the printers!
What Are The Book Specs?
The funding target will cover the costs to produce the book with the following specifications:
- Hardcover with Case Laminate (no dust jacket)
- 8.5 Inches by 8.5 Inches
- Standard Color on 50lb white paper
- Matte Finish
- Approximately 36 pages (depending on final content)
What's In The Book?
You'll have to back the project for the final product! However, you'll find samples of the illustration throughout this Kickstarter page. Samples of the text are included in the teaser video. During this campaign I will also provide samples of the layout design in subsequent updates.
What Are the Pledge Levels?
At this level, you'll receive a signed first-edition hardcover copy of the book.
At this level, you'll receive a signed first-edition hardcover copy of the book along with a "My Name Is Fall" bookmark and a 4"x4" "My Name Is Fall" sticker. In addition, I'll add a hand-written inscription to the inside cover of the book.
At this level, your name will appear in the book on a page titled "Fall Would Like To Thank The Following Trolls." You'll also receive the book, bookmark, 4"x4" sticker, and the inscription.
At this level, you'll receive a 16"x20" "My Name Is Fall" signed poster. You'll also receive the book, bookmark, sticker, and inscription. In addition, your name will be included in the book!
Are There Stretch Goals?
Fall is a finder, and he would live to find a few extra treasures should we "over-fund."
But that's not all! Should we exceed the goals above, we have other ideas. Depending on how the campaign shapes up, more details to come!
By utilizing Kickstarter, we retain full creative authority over the content, look, and layout of the book. We're able to take risks with the design of the project. Should this project be successful, we plan to come back to Kickstarter for other books in the series.
Risks and challenges
The two key risks are financial feasibility and time to completion.
Let's start with financial feasibility. The funding target of this project represents a break-even point. I've spent countless hours researching the costs associated with this project. The budget includes room for unforeseen expenses and quite possibly, stretch rewards.
In regard to the delivery date of rewards, the reward date for this project of July 2016 is very much padded. The biggest risk is in athe likely possibility that additional edits will be needed both prior to printing and once I've received a sample copy. Even with unforeseen time delays, there is very little risk that the rewards would be delayed after July.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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