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Synopsis: The story of a boy who was born from a willow tree. He meets a ghost girl named Moonlight who is bound to an abandoned one room schoolhouse. He sets off on an adventure to help his new friend.

Why?:

While I was in the USA, I was influenced by the beautiful willow trees while taking bike rides on a secluded trail. That scenery stayed with me. When I decided to write this story, I wanted to use that.

 I really wanted to create my book from scratch,write the story, draw illustrations, bind the books, and finally bring them to a book convention in the future.

Genre:

Horror Fantasy. Approximately 150 pages + 20 or more illustrations.

The story is completely written. I only have a few more illustrations to finish.  

Goals For Success:

  • Materials - pens, paper, book binding for hardcover and softcover books,and printing company
  • Purchase ISBN number and Library Of Congress numbers
  • To contribute copies to US libraries

If I stretch my goal, I want to bring it to a book convention (I still have to research about this).

Current Situation:

  • Finished fourth draft of story. Revising final draft.
  • I successfully made a few test softcover and hardcover bound books with xerox paper. (You see in the video. The actual book will look much nicer)
  • I have finished 12 illustrations. More coming (I won't upload them all because I don't want to give away the story).
  • I ordered samples from the printing company and chose the paper and paper weight I want to use for the book cover, end sheet, and pages.

 Left: Hardcover   Right: Softcover. The test sample has an image pasted on the front. This of course be printed on high quality paper.  This also won't be the actual cover design. I will use this image, but I want to add more drawings or a design. I used these samples to check the book weight to have an idea for the shipping costs.

  •  What's a digital donation certificate? -- A downloadable document that you can print out. There will be no name written on it. So if you'd like to donate for someone, you can write his/her name. 
  • 5x7" print? -- I have a great idea for the drawing. But I want to keep it a surprise!
  • What next?--I would like to continue to make more story books in the future if I can.  I have many great ideas I would like to bring to life. 
 

Risks and challenges

As you see the estimated delivery date is in August. That means that I want to finish binding all of the books and have them delivered to you (ideally 1000) by that time. A challenge would be If somehow I get over 1000 orders, it may possibly be delayed as I am binding the books by myself.

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