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A kids' picture book inspired by identity, with a message about acceptance and promoting strength through diversity.
To get your hands on a copy, please get in touch on Facebook!
A kids' picture book inspired by identity, with a message about acceptance and promoting strength through diversity. To get your hands on a copy, please get in touch on Facebook!
95 backers pledged £3,094 to help bring this project to life.
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Olive The Dog Who Was Really A Frog

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The Story Behind The Story...

This new picture book has a story all about about identity and acceptance. "Olive The Dog Who Was Really A Frog" encourages individual differences to be universally accepted, to nurture friendships and promote strength through diversity.

Puppy Olive! (And her big sister Juno...see if you can spot her in the book too)
Puppy Olive! (And her big sister Juno...see if you can spot her in the book too)

The book is inspired by a real life Miniature Schnauzer, Olive, and her not-so-dog-like behaviour. Ever since she was a puppy, she has jumped more than walked, and licked more than barked. Along with the influence of friends and family in the LGBTQ community, the idea for the book was born! 

Frog legs!
Frog legs!

While the idea originates in gender and identity, the book attempts to promote the unified inclusion, celebration and encouragement of all of our differences.

I have truly loved creating this book, and I really hope you enjoy it too...have a look at the story time video above if you haven't already!

Frog stance!
Frog stance!

The Pledges...

Here's a look at what each of the reward levels will include
Here's a look at what each of the reward levels will include

The Paperback

The book in the flesh!
The book in the flesh!

The Poster

The A1 poster you'll get if you pledge for the "Poster Pack" or anything above. If anyone just happened to decide to colour in the background, we won't tell!
The A1 poster you'll get if you pledge for the "Poster Pack" or anything above. If anyone just happened to decide to colour in the background, we won't tell!

The Prints

A3 original prints - pledge for the "Original Print Collection" to get yours
A3 original prints - pledge for the "Original Print Collection" to get yours

 Original Artwork

You could get your hands on one of the character drawings if you pledge for an "Original Artwork Collection"
You could get your hands on one of the character drawings if you pledge for an "Original Artwork Collection"

The Road Ahead...

After many months of devotion to the project, the work on the book itself is all finished! Various samples have already been gone through to tweak the artwork for print, and the design for the book poster is done. Printing has been tested, with finalised samples of all products having already been produced.

Print Ready - Samples of the book have already been produced!
Print Ready - Samples of the book have already been produced!

Promotion through social media has already begun, with a number of organisations requesting sample copies for reviews and events. There is also a long list of sites and groups that are lined up for engagement along side the Kickstarter, to maximise exposure and spread the word about the story.

Don't worry, there's a happy ending!
Don't worry, there's a happy ending!

The funds for this project will very simply go towards bulk printing the material, as well as framing, packaging and shipping, to fulfill backer pledges. This is a self-published project, so funds will also be used to register an ISBN for the book. Hopefully it will also be possible to create future sales avenues, to make the book available past this campaign.

Quotes for printing and pledge fulfillment for the book, posters and framing have already been obtained, and these costs have been built into the funding target. This is to ensure that quick and efficient fulfillment is achievable as soon as possible if the campaign is successful!

A sneaky peak inside...
A sneaky peak inside...

 An ugly mug shot of the creator...

 

Posted towards the bottom to reduce the risk of you having to see it...
Posted towards the bottom to reduce the risk of you having to see it...

Thank you so much for checking out the page, I'm so excited to share it with you. If you want to help make the book real, please pledge if you can!

For more on the past and present of the project, you can find @OlivetheFrog on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to like, follow and share!

 

Risks and challenges

This is my first book! I'm pretty certain I have done my research in terms of the requirements to self-publish (ISBN registration, copyright information, British Library filing etc.), but I haven't entered the market with a book before. It will be an interesting challenge to hit the right chord in terms of marketing and promotions. Having said this, I have researched campaigns that have proven successful in the past, and have a good idea of avenues to target, so hopefully this engagement will prove useful!

I have quoted with various printers and fulfillment services, but there is always the chance prices will change or a supplier will let me down... you never know! I have spent the last two years co-running an eCommerce business, so have experience with online sales, procurement and distribution. I am confident I have budgeted adequately to allow some wiggle room for coordinating fulfillment services if things don't quite go to plan!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    eBook

    Get yourself a digital copy of the book for use on your chosen device! On top of this, you will receive the warmth of self-satisfaction, along with eternal thanks from myself and Olive.

    All copies of the eBook on all pledge levels will be provided to backers DRM free, because sharing is caring!

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    Pledge £12 or more About $16

    The Early Frog Gets The Worm

    Get in early to get the paperback AND the eBook for FREE! Only available to first 50 backers, so get yours quickly!

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    Limited 47 backers
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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    Paperback

    You will receive the full colour paperback in all its glory, along with a FREE copy of the eBook!

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    Poster Pack

    You will get the plush paperback, along with a copy of the lovely poster of Olive featured in the description... and what the heck, we'll even throw in the eBook too!

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    • Paperback
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    Pledge £90 or more About $117

    Book Bundle

    A special bundle for schools, reading groups, or anyone who wants to go crazy! You'll get 3 copies of the book, 3 posters to go along with them, and, of course, the eBook at no extra charge.

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    Pledge £110 or more About $142

    Original Print Collection

    With this pledge level you will receive all the items in the poster pack, along with a framed and signed limited edition original print from the book. There is a limit on this pledge level, so get in quick!

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    • Paperback
    • Book Poster
    • Original Limited Edition Print
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    Pledge £130 or more About $168

    Original Artwork Collection - Dog Gang

    This collection will reward you with all the items in the poster pack, along with a framed and signed original drawing of the Other Dogs from the story. Please note there is a limit on this pledge level!

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    • Book Poster
    • Other Dogs Original Artwork
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    Pledge £150 or more About $194

    Original Artwork Collection - Olive

    At this tip top pledge level, you will receive all the items in the poster pack, along with a framed and signed original drawing of Olive herself! There is a limit on this pledge level, so don't miss out!

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    • Paperback
    • Book Poster
    • Olive Original Artwork
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