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AU$ 6,942 pledged of AU$ 8,000 goal
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By Aleesha
AU$ 6,942 pledged of AU$ 8,000 goal
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About

Hashtag Harry

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:

  • Editing
  • Book design
  • Printing
  • Marketing
  • Distribution

Rewards 

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!

Stretch Goals

For every additional $50 pledged after funding hits $8000, a copy of Hashtag Harry will be donated to a Story Dogs school, starting with NSW.

Details

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:

PROFESSIONAL PACKAGE
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

With thanks to contributors at openclipart and Pixabay for the images used in this campaign.

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.

Thank you so very much for your support!

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    Pledge AU$ 15 or more About $12

    #paperbark

    An original printed copy of Hashtag Harry.

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    #sausageintheshire

    An original printed copy delivered to your door by Harry himself!

    note: This is a special reward dedicated to Mums of the Shire. Harry will personally deliver this reward to houses in Sydney, Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $16

    #scribbles

    An original printed copy of Hashtag Harry signed by me!

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $20

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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $24

    #pawprints

    An original printed copy of Hashtag Harry signed by Harry himself!

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    Pledge AU$ 35 or more About $28

    #scribbles+

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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $32

    #harryinthehouse

    This special pack will include a video of Harry (and me!) reading the book with a personal message for your child! Videos will be delivered on a USB flash drive along with an original printed copy of Hashtag Harry.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $40

    #newtricks

    Teacher's Pack

    Companion teacher's booklet (includes lesson plans and resources around kids and social media, self esteem and cyber safety).
    Two original printed copies of Hashtag Harry... one for your classroom, one for the library!

    Author Visit
    option 1: Author Visit - Q&A and workshop (for Sydney-based schools only, limited to one per school).
    option 2: Author Skype Session - Q&A and book reading (for schools outside of Sydney, limited to one per school).

    note:
    Author Visits and Author Skype Sessions will be delivered within two years at a time convenient to both the school and myself.
    Author Visits consist of a single, 1 hour session of no more than 100 students.

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $80

    #nameinprint

    Your name (individual, family or business) included on a dedications page.
    Two original printed copies of Hashtag Harry... one to keep, one to gift.

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    Pledge AU$ 300 or more About $240

    #famous

    Your (or a friend or loved one's) likeness included in one of the crowd illustrations.
    Five original printed copies of Hashtag Harry.

    Please note you must be prepared to forward a photograph or portrait to myself if the project is a success.

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    • likeness
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Funding period

- (60 days)