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J.L. TroutBy J.L. Trout
First created
J.L. TroutBy J.L. Trout
First created
$131
pledged of $16,050pledged of $16,050 goal
5
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 10 2019 2:54 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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It's hard to find anyone these days who hasn't had an experience with cancer one way or another (either as a friend or unwilling participant.)

This is the story of Meta Trout who, during her first rounds of chemotherapy, found a pigeon on the verge of death near her house. Being the kindhearted woman she is she brought it home, but had no hope that the poor bird would survive. As she nurtured it back to health, the pigeon became a metaphor and literal friend as they both overcame and faced their life-changing trials.

The story is currently showcased on webtoons here for anyone who wants to know what their getting themselves into before investing in the physical copies: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/finding-hope-story-for-kickstarter/list?title_no=254641

If you're just releasing the story for free online, why bother with the kickstarter?

Nothing is quite as special as having a physical copy of the story. It's a perfect short story to read to your kids, a perfect gift to someone who needs a pick-me-up, or even just a nice reminder if doing nothing more than sit on a self or table. Funding the kickstarter also ensures we have the ability to donate the books to a few hospitals and helps invest to having more books on the market.What stuff are you offering?

Below is a showcase of what we offer for each tier (Further details in the actual tiers). We hope to end the kickstarter campaign by the end of January/February and start delivering before the end of April (which, if nothing goes wrong, is easily do-able).

While we have prototypes some of the products below (the books specifically), please note that everything here is subject to change or is simply conceptual in nature. 

Cool, Whats the breakdown of the cost?

After doing some extensive research, I've decided to use the following model below to determine the cost of each product with a quick explanation:

Risks and challenges

Although this is my first kickstarter and still learning the ropes, I've spent time researching on other kickstarters to figure out a budget and even invested in some books as a dry run.
For the book products, I'm using Bookbaby (Softcover digest) and Mixbook (hardcover squarebooks), both of which have delivered on their prototypes.
Digital goodies will be delivered via email.
As for shipping, I've partnered with Mom's Mums and More Art who's had plenty of experience in in packaging and shipping art goods.

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    Support (Digital Goodies)

    More or less just helping production along, but it's not without benifit:
    All supporters get a PDF of the story, a digital "Thank You" card and a wallpaper for their computers and phones (will require an email address for delivery).

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    Softcover Digest (B&W Interior pages)

    Finding Hope in a Black and White 5.5"x8.5" Softcover Digest Book. Also includes digital package and filler goodies.

    Includes:
    • Digital Bundle (PDF,Thanks,Wallpaper for desktop/phone)
    • 5.5"x8.5" Softcover Digest Book (BLACK AND WHITE)
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    Softcover Digest (Color Interior Pages)

    Black and White not good enough? Then consider this colorful 5.5"x8.5" Softcover Digest Book! Also includes digital package and filler goodies.

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    • 5.5"x8.5" Softcover Digest Book (Color)
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    8.5"x8.5" Hardcover

    An 8.5" by 8.5" hardcover book in full color (inside and out) that works as the perfect gift for any library shelf to reminiscence or end-tables tables for guest to enjoy. Also includes digital package and filler goodies.
    NOTE: if you want TWO hardcovers Editions to share, look into "Friendship Pigeon" as an option.

    Includes:
    • Digital Bundle (PDF,Thanks,Wallpaper for desktop/phone)
    • 8.5" by 8.5" Hardcover Book (full color)
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    Friendship Pigeon Package

    Sharing is caring, so give a care with this special tier where you get a second Library worthy 8.5" by 8.5" Hardcover Book for half cost!
    And of course you get digital PDF and twice the Filler goodies.

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    Grand Supporter Pigieon Package

    This special package is for the generous donors and get some special items in addition with the standard items:

    A signed copy (from both poet and illustrator) of the 8.5" by 8.5" Hardcover Book
    5.5"x8.5" Softcover Digest Book (Color) to share.
    A handmade card by Linda Heki

    Includes:
    • Digital Bundle (PDF,Thanks,Wallpaper for desktop/phone)
    • 8.5" by 8.5" Hardcover Book (Color/signed by Creators)
    • 5.5"x8.5" Softcover Digest Book (Color)
    • "Hope" Homemade Cards by Linda Heki
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