Hashtag Harry (Canceled)
Hashtag Harry (Canceled)
Are fame and filters everything? This is the story of an everyday dachshund that becomes a social media sensation...
Are fame and filters everything? This is the story of an everyday dachshund that becomes a social media sensation... Read more
Hashtag Harry is the story of an everyday dachshund that becomes an overnight, social media sensation. As everyone rushes to hashtag the biggest (shortest) pup in town, Harry starts to sense that something is not quite right.
This is a light-hearted, cautionary tale against the lures of fame and filters. Hashtag Harry is written for today's children (and their parents)!
The rhythm, rhyme and subject will engage younger readers, while the structure and themes will apply to older children entering the world of social media.
For self-aware scrollers and filtering fanatics, Hashtag Harry will help you put down and power down!
Kickstarter funding will cover:
- Book design
I wanted to ensure that all backers would receive a printed copy of Hashtag Harry. Entry level donations start at $15 and will be rewarded with an original printed copy of the book!
The words are ready. With your help I can take this to the next level.
Self publishing is hard. It takes guts, research, dedication and money. I will be working with partnership publisher, Little Steps Publishing. They have a beautiful back catalogue of books and are dedicated to creating great books for children.
When publishing with a partnership publisher, the author/creator takes on a proportion of the publishing costs.
The pricing package I am raising funds for is based on a basic print run of 1000 books:
1000 copies, 32 pages + cover, size up to 210mm x 210mm, paperback
Full colour, 130gsm paper, gloss or matte laminate cover
Professional editing, proofreading and design
Choice of two cover designs
10 review copies sent out
Feature in Little Steps online catalogue
Feature in Little Steps printed catalogue
Published under Little Steps imprint
Distributed by our distributor to bookstores Australia-wide
$7,880 + GST
PS Unlike Harry, my social media game is not strong. If you have any friends or family who might be interested in Hashtag Harry, please forward them a link to this page. I'd really appreciate it!
Risks and challenges
As with any book project, risks include delays at various stages of the publishing process. I have worked to minimise these and ensured that I will have sufficient funds to deliver all rewards.
Throughout the publishing process I will keep Kickstarter Backers updated and informed, particularly regarding unexpected changes and delays.
With creative work there is always the risk that it will not be well-received by the intended audience. I have been involved in primary literacy education, as a teacher, project manager and writer, for nearly ten years. I believe that I have an inherent understanding of the books that children are drawn to and that I have created a story that will delight long after the first reading.
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