Why Kickstarter? We seem to be connected and relatively successful writers in the film and television industry, why are we turning to crowdfunding? The truth is we have already had offers from publishers to take on this book.
We may well, at some point, end up with a traditional publisher distributing the book.
But we turned to Kickstarter for two simple reasons: One, as creators, we love the Kickstarter platform. You have an idea, you create it, sell it and launch it direct to the consumers. No middlemen. No red tape.
Secondly, but most importantly, is time. Time is the most precious commodity any human being has. The value of time hits us even harder as parents, watching our children grow up much, much, much too fast.
Corporations are slow. The publishing industry is no exception. We recently spent a year and half navigating a book deal on another project that in the end never materialized. Our children are dealing with loss - right now. As parents, we are coping with them growing up and perhaps reaching the end of childhood belief in magic - right now.
We didn’t want to wait to publish this book one or two years from now the traditional way. We wanted it for our kids, and yours, by the end of this year. While they still believe.
We are so incredibly grateful for everyone's support. With your help we can have this book in everyone's hands by the holidays!