Special thank you to all the supporters of Daddy's Mini Me. We could't have done this without you! Video animated by Ted M. Sandiford.
We did it! Thank you so much! Daddy's Mini-Me will be published before Father's Day, thanks to your generous contributions! We have already pre-sold over 200 hardcover copies. 1000 copies will be ordered for our first print run. Before the Kickstarter campaign ends, our goal is to push pre-order sales until every copy is gone! By doing so, we hope to unlock the following stretch goals.
Giving Back To My Community: I'm committed to make a difference in this world. Therefore, when this book is published, I will be donating a percentage of book sales to non-profit organizations that focuses on children in foster care and youth development.
The Inspiration: For the first time ever, I found myself in a Father-Son bonding moment. On that same day, I made a promised that history will never repeat itself and I will always be there for my son. When my son was born, I decided to take a year off work so that I can capture every moment of my son's life. Daddy's Mini-Me was recreated based on these proud and special moments that I was able to witness of my son's early developmental stages.
A Teaser from the Story:
-"Daddy, Daddy, look at me, I can smile when you smile at me."
-"I am looking, I can see. You can smile just like me!"
-"go, Go GO, my Mini-me!"
...and so the story continues
About The Book
Daddy's Mini-Me is intended to be a 32-page, fully illustrated, hardcover children's picture book written for ages: newborn to 4 years old. The illustration was drawn by the talented, St. Lucian born, Ted M. Sandiford who is a father of 6 children. This children's book is for all proud fathers to read to their toddlers. Of course, mummy can read it out loud to their babies too.
On February 21, 2018, I received a response from a children's book agent. The letter stated, "...in today's market, stories on African American "fathers" is such a tough sell." I beg to differ.
I am determined to end this stereotype!
Everything we make through this Kickstarter will help, specifically in these areas:
- First print run of 1000 copies by PrintNinja.com
- Shipping and packaging by Canada Post
- Book cover and interior design to be hired
- Illustrations by Ted M. Sandiford
- 12-Piece Puzzle by createjigsawpuzzles.com
- Daddy's Mini-Me T-shirts by All Things Pretty
- Coloring pages and bookmarks by Creative Factor
- Sample Book by Print Ninja
- Editing by Tracy Blaine
- Layout & Design to be hired
- Kickstarter fees (5-10% of funds)
- Other unforeseen fees to be determined
If you know a parent who is looking for books like these, let them know about this campaign! If you have a contact in the media - we'd love to hear from them! If you have words of encouragement or believe in our mission - we'd love to hear from you! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Even when the campaign ends, you can still keep updated on Daddy's Mini-Me.
Daddy's Mini-Me T-Shirts printed by
Promotional material, Coloring Pages and Bookmarks printed by
Daddy's Mini-me book will be printed by
Risks and challenges
The cost to expedite 1000 books in time for father's day is quite costly. Hopefully, we get all the backers their rewards in a timely manner. We have found a great printer that we plan to work with after comparing costs, experience and quality. The only thing left to do now is turn Daddy's Mini-Me into a reality for millions of fathers and their children!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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