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A collection of short stories from Richard Davis. You will laugh, you might cry... but you will treasure this work.
A collection of short stories from Richard Davis. You will laugh, you might cry... but you will treasure this work.
136 backers pledged AU$ 6,446 to help bring this project to life.

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Schippertainment: The life of a Schipperke owner

AU$ 6,446

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As the end of 2017 approached, it was obvious the world needed a little humour. So, Richard Davis began writing short stories about his life with his Schipperke dogs, and putting this stories on the Facebook group "Schipperke Country" (a group with over 3000 members).

Richard in Service in 1978
Richard in Service in 1978

The response was magic, his writing touched the audience immediately, and they wanted more!

The stories in this book are about life and death and all the strange and wonderful stuff that goes on in-between. Some are memoirs, some are about the day to day occurrences of life with dogs, and some are just plain 'out there!'. They all have one thing in common: You won't forget them.

The engaging stories will be accompanied by illustrations of Schipperkes by Illustrator Amy Curran.

A must for every human that loves their four legged friends.

 

Risks and challenges

Amy Curran, of Pink Coffee Publishing (PCP), heard of Richards stories through Helen Rixon, a mutual friend of both.

PCP is an Independent Publishing House in Australia, which supports Individuals with a story to tell. PCP is the 'hand holder' throughout the process, so the Author can concentrate on their story, and PCP handles the rest to bring their dream to life.

Richard Davis is a War Veteran, who is now retired with his two four legged family members.

Our challenge - funds! We need to raise the funds to print this book, as all who have read Richards work, knows how touching it is. Let's get it in print!

Here is an approximate (bare minimum) look at our costs:
- Printing (Paperback, full colour inside, Gloss Cover, 6 x 9" finished size, around 112 pages) $1500
- Postage $1250
- Setup and Book Registration requirements (ISBN, eBook ISBN and conversion) $250
- Book Formatting, Design, Cover and internal Illustrations $750
- Professional Editing $350
- Kickstarter fees $500
Estimated 'bare minimum' funds needed $4600

This is not a 'throw your money away' exercise, its a chance to get your hands on a piece of history. Every donation receives something, from a personal thank you, through to a copy of the finished book, and your name in it!

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    Collectors Pack

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    • 8 x 10" Print of a Schipperke Illustration, SIGNED
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    • SIGNED copy of the book "Schippertainment"
    • 8 x 10" Print of a Schipperke Illustration, SIGNED
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    • Custom Print of your own Dog by Amy Curran
    • Option to meet Richard and his Schipperkes
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