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"Icarus the Flying Pig" is the story of a pig who follows his dream although everyone else believes he will fail.
"Icarus the Flying Pig" is the story of a pig who follows his dream although everyone else believes he will fail.
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Icarus the Flying Pig is the story of a pig who has a dream.  His dream is to fly.  His family and most of those he meets along the way tell him that it's impossible for pigs to fly, but Icarus is determined!  

I've written a few books and have been published before.  This is my first children's book, and I am super excited about it!  I had this idea some years back and looked for an illustrator to work with.  Unfortunately I could not find an illustrator to work with me.  I was convinced by my fans to try my hand at doing the illustrations myself, taking my love of art as a hobby and turning it towards a more career focused endeavor.  The results were better than I had expected.  

At this moment, the illustrations are nearly complete!  The manuscript has been ready for months.  I really want to see this book available by the Holiday Season, and it looks like it will be ready well before then.  

The Goal for this campaign is to make the book available not just as a "print on demand" book, but to actually get a full run of books printed so that those who want it can get it on the first run.  I'm also hopeful that there will be some extra copies to donate to some local daycares, public libraries and elementary schools.

The book will be paperback, 8.5"x8.5", full color laminate glossy cover with full color pages on 60# white paper.

If this project is funded, I will be a busy man!  But I do have a plan!

About a week after the project has ended the hope is that all will be well and the funds will be transferred to me.  Once that is done, the order to the printer will be made.  The company I will use for the paperback printing is usually really quick on the turn around and should have the books to me in less than two weeks.  During this time, I will work on making the bookmarks and certificates and other items for rewards.  By the first week of November, so long as everything goes well, I will be sending out the books and rewards!

$600 Stretch Goal!

If we can manage to make it to the next mark, I will add to every reward a hand painted 5x7 (ish) painting of Icarus from the end pages of the book.  Each one will be original and ready for framing!  

There is a stretch goal in mind:  If I can get $5000 in funding, the book will be hardbound!  This would be great, and it may add a little time to the printing, but it would be worth it.

Risks and challenges

The companies I am looking at for printing have solid reputations for getting the work done in a timely manner and with top notch quality. Hopefully they will continue this trend as I get involved with printing the book, but there is always the rare chance that there could be a delay.

Once the books are printed and delivered to me, the next step is getting the work to you, the supporter! I've done mail order fulfillment many times before, so the process is not new to me. Hopefully the volume will be a challenge, but it is one I look forward to. I will endeavor to get these books and all the rewards out and delivered before the end of November. I would love to actually get so much support that I need the first week in December to get everything out! This project will be top priority on my list, so barring any unforeseen disasters, there should be little risk and hopefully a worthwhile challenge!

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    A personal thank you certificate, hand painted in the theme of the book, emailed to you. Just print it and display it proudly!

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    You will receive an emailed thank you certificate and a PDF copy of the book.

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    Get the Book! You will receive not only an emailed certificate, but you'll get your very own signed copy of Icarus the Flying Pig!

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    Not only will you receive a signed copy of the book and the email certificate, you'll also get a unique hand made bookmark! Each bookmark will be hand painted and laminated.

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    Get two books! Both signed! One for you and one to gift to someone. Or just keep them both.
    Also includes Emailed Certificate of thanks as well!

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    Receive one copy of Icarus the Flying Pig, the emailed certificate and your choice of another book by S.J. Moyer! Choose either:
    Pod Soldier
    Twitch and the Cat
    The Window Girl
    Better than Eating Out (the offensive cookbook)

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    Two signed Copies of Icarus books and two bookmarks! Of course you will also get the emailed certificate.

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    You not only get Icarus the Flying Pig, but you get a copy of the limited printing of Deus Ex Machina. Both books are signed.

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    Own A Piece of the Art!

    Get the book and all the goodies listed in #4, but you will get one of the original pieces of art used in the book! (Pieces of art are chosen at random, but each will have the main character in the painting!)

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    Receive two signed books, two bookmarks and an original painting in watercolor made just for you of the main character traveling along his journey!

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    Book Bundle! Get a set of signed books by S.J. Moyer! This bundle includes Icarus the Flying Pig as we as Pod Soldier, The Window Girl, Twitch and the Cat, and Better than Eating Out (cookbook)! You also get two book marks, and a certificate of thanks made just for you!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Wow! First you will get huge love from me! Then you will get two books, four book marks, a painting and I will make by hand, an Icarus Plush Doll just for you! (doll will be about 10-12 inches tall)

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Get two copies of the book, four book marks, a set of all my 4 other books, the plush doll, an original watercolor painting just for you, and a hand painted tote bag with Icarus from the final pages of the book!

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