Seeds and Trees is a story about the power of words. But, also, it's a story to bring awareness to parents, peers, and counselors of how words truly affect young children. In Seeds and Trees the primary character, the prince (who looks awfully similar to how Brandon looked at a young age) gives and receives words (seeds) and faithfully plants and waters them. As they grow they become powerful trees that bring peace or pain, healing or hurt. It's not until late in his life that a trusted friend comes along and helps him tend to the garden of his heart.
The funds raised in this project will cover the balance of the cost of the first printing. We've invested thousands of dollars so far and intend to in the near future for future marketing purposes beyond this Kickstarter.
Practical: We've set the Kickstarter goal at a practical amount ($5,000) that will serve to cover the majority of the hard costs of production. The illustrations will be completed by the end of February, early March and then we hit "PRINT". We will be showing progress here on the Kickstarter page as well as on our social accounts of the illustrations. We've partnered with some of our dear friends, and the best Children's Book illustrators we know, Kevin and Kristen Howdeshell of The Brave Union. They've illustrated other tremendously successful books and their work has been featured on a national scale. We're honored to have them be a part.
Set up to succeed: We're setting up speaking engagements at schools, conferences, etc., a book tour of sorts. The book will be marketed heavily by a "grassroots" army as well as we've had various influencers sign on to post about the project as well to their social media followers.
Future: The Treasured Tree has other projects in the process as well for future release. We're waiting to create more video content, Brandon is finishing his second book that is geared more towards parents and peers and is a "companion book to Seeds and Trees. We're also creating through other mediums to assist parents, teachers and counselors heal children that are hurting. If we are able to exceed our goal we will update you if a stretch goal is possible.
Commitment: We're doing everything we can to ensure the success of the project!
Gratitude: We couldn't be more grateful for every pledge of support. Every amount counts. You're not just supporting our Children's Book campaign... you're assisting us in creating a movement.
Risks and challenges
We're self-publishing this book. So, yes, there's a lot riding on this. The support received through this Kickstarter will, not only, serve as a test market...but it will also aid us practically in covering some of the final costs.
We've already paid out of pocket for the illustrations, website design, social media marketing and other supporting product creation. Who knew launching a Children's Book at this level was so expensive?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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