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$9,328
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"The Beginning" is a 3 dimensional, 5 page, 14 pop-up extravaganza which takes you on a journey through the garden of Eden like no other.

Unfold unforgettable action-packed art.

Peer over picturesque paper landscapes.

Or, just read it like a normal person with low to medium levels of excitement.

Here's the book:

Page 1
Page 1

 

Page 2
Page 2

  

Page 3
Page 3

 

Page 4
Page 4

 

Page 5
Page 5

      

    

When I was growing up I loved reading pop up books. To see a 3D environment spring to life out of nowhere was mesmerising to me. I had a collection of stories which I would read time and time again, but not one of them was a story from the bible.

Since growing up and becoming a Christian, I've come to believe that the bible is a collection of the the greatest stories ever told. The aim of this book is to help children fall in love with those stories as they lift flaps and turn pages and to see that they are not just 'stories' but real events that took place in three dimensional human history that have changed the world forever.

Up until now, there has never been a book like this published. 

And here's why...

Every pop-up book in the world is made by hand, which makes the cost to publish a book like this astronomical! Traditional publishers, (with traditional overheads) need to make a certain amount of profit from each book and so, to make a pop-up book like this viable, there are typically two options: (1) simplify the book so that it's not so expensive to make, or (2) hike the price to reach the required profit margin.

But Kickstarter provides a third option.

Rather than raise the price or lower the quality, the third option is to be content making no (or next to no) profit. This, of course, is not possible for a traditional publisher (they have bills to pay), but it is possible for a self-publisher (who is publishing for fun)!

The aim of this Kickstarter project is to raise the minimum amount of funds necessary to bring this book to life. 'The Beginning' will be produced by a manufacturing company in East Asia who will need to purchase material, create dies, train staff and hand assemble each and every book. The target is set at £7738 because that is how much it will cost to place an order that meets their minimum quantity requirements.

    

     

In exchange for your pledge, you will be able to choose from any of the rewards below. Each reward level comes with at least one physical copy of the book. For more information, check out the descriptions in the 'support this project' section. 

For bulk purchase enquiries, please email claycreativedotorg@gmail.com.

     

Below is a timeline of the life of this project. If it gets funded, the aim is to have the books manufactured and shipped by April 2018 at the latest.

      

      

If this is Volume 1, what are the other books in the series?

The production of any other books in the series depends entirely on the previous one being successfully funded. So, if this campaign hit its target, the aim is to create four more books in the series:

Volume 2: The Flood (Noah)

Volume 3: The Escape (Moses)

Volume 4: The King (David)

Volume 5: The Saviour (Jesus)

  

Won't children just destroy the pop-ups?!

Well, maybe... but hopefully not! Most pop-up books are aimed at children and so this problem is not unique to this particular book. That being said, for younger children, you might want to sit with them and read the book to them rather than just leave it in their hands - which would be a good opportunity for family devotions and discussion.

If you think your child is particularly likely to tear the book to shreds, perhaps you should order two!

  

Why isn't shipping free?

Unfortunately, we can't offer free shipping. Of course (as you know) shipping is never actually free, it's just that sometimes there is so much profit in a product that the seller can pay the shipping cost on their end and still make enough profit to be comfortable!

Unfortunately with our product there's no 'wiggle room' for that. So, rather than charge £20 for the book and give shipping for free, we thought we'd be transparent about where the costs lie. The book costs £15 and the shipping cost depends on where the book needs to be shipped to.

    

     

Risks and challenges

As with all projects, there are the possible risks of error and delay.

However, every effort has been made to minimize these risks. We have completed writing, designing and illustrating the book and have constructed several proof copies to ensure that it is a technically sound as we can make it.

We have also lined up a world class pop-up book manufacturer, sent the files for costing and arranged for fulfilment to be carried out by an experienced shipping company.

The greatest risk is that of delay, however we have set the timeline very conservatively and hope to be able to beat the April 2018 deadline.

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    PUNCTUAL BIRD

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    You may not be an ‘early bird’, but you can still catch yourself a copy of the book before the Kickstarter campaign ends!

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    COMPLETE CRAFTER PACK

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    For this pledge, you get a copy of the book, but that's not all...

    See the magic behind each mechanism with downloadable files and follow along tutorials. Now you can print and make your own copy of the book too!

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    SUPER SUPPORTER PACK

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    Thank you so much! Your super support makes a huge difference.

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    CHEERFUL GIVER PACK

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    Do you know 5 children? Maybe you’re a pastor. Maybe you’re a grandma. Maybe you’re Amish. Get the cheerful giver pack and you’ll have you’re name on the back cover and 5 copies delivered to your door for you to pass around.

    Also, to say an extra special thank you, we'll put your name on the cover...

    (the back cover).

    Includes:
    • FIVE hardcover copies of “The Beginning”

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    • Your name printed on the back cover of every book

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    CARTOON CHARACTER PACK

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    A custom copy of the book in which YOU (or a loved one) will replace Adam or Eve throughout.

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    LIMITED EDITION PACK

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    A beautiful, limited edition cloth-bound copy with slipcase and bonus pop-up.

    Includes:
    • One *cloth-bound* hardcover copy of “The Beginning” with an exclusive bonus pop-up.

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    • Printable pop-up files & tutorials for assembling your own copy
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    BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP PACK

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    For the rest of time, all over the world, whenever someone picks up a copy of this book they will see that your company is the kind that supports creativity in Christianity and helped this dream become a reality.

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    • TEN Hardcover Copies of “The Beginning”

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    As the saying goes: “The early bird catches the slightly discounted book.”

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