Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Corgi Tales will be a series of Children's books about the adventures of our Corgi Harley!  Help publish the first 3!
Corgi Tales will be a series of Children's books about the adventures of our Corgi Harley! Help publish the first 3!
218 backers pledged $9,476 to help bring this project to life.

About

Corgi Tales Books: The Beginning project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$9,476

218

Welcome to our project and thanks for looking!  Corgi Tales is the title of our future series based on the adventures of Harley the Corgi and her friends!  This project has "the beginning" attached because this is our first of hopefully many Kickstarters AND this will fund the FIRST 3 BOOKS!  You read it right...we're starting with not 1, but 3 books!

THE STORY:  The inspiration for this series came from our Corgi Harley, her silly antics, and the awesome Corgi community!  Laura has been drawing Harley for years and I introduced her to digital art instead of colored pencils.  We put a few drawings up on Facebook and the idea took off from there!  We have tons of concept ideas to expand this series and make it as fun for you all as it is for us, BUT, we have to start small.  :)

THE BOOKS: We are releasing 3 self published books in this Kickstarter!  My ABC's, Meet Harley the Corgi, and Harley's Gotcha Day!  We wanted to do Hardcover but it just wasn't practical price wise for our customers unless we printed them in a tiny size; just 1 book would have been $30 plus reward values and only 6x9 in size  :/   So..each book will be Softcover with thick weight paper at an awesome 8x10 size.  They all range from about 20-30 pages long.

- The first book will be My ABC's with Corgis.  This will be an ABC book with 1-3 small words and illustrations per letter.  All illustrations feature Corgis interacting with the word!

- Meet Harley the Corgi is the second book.  This will be an easy reader with 1-2 short sentences per page using easy to read words great for beginners.  This will be the first official start to the Corgi Tales series introducing everyone to our Corgi, Harley who the following and future adventures will be about and to Corgis as a breed in general.

- The final book, and really just the start of our adventure, is Harley's Gotcha Day.  This book is still an easy reader but more towards intermediate with longer sentences, more detail, and more difficult words.  This is the story of the day we got Harley, with a little fiction added in to make a good children's story.

THE GOAL:  Our goal is to illustrate, self publish, print, and ship the first batch of the first 3 books in the Corgi Tales series and we need around $1100 to make that happen.

THE REWARDS:  Rewards range from getting your name on the Thank You page in each book to a Community Package that gives you 5 copies of each book to share with friends or donate to your local library or school!  Reward explanations below!

- Corgi Logo Stickers  3.55 x 6in (diecut stickers)

- 5x7 Art Print

Prints from the books chosen at random and included in shipment.

- 8 x 10 Custom Corgi Drawing

There are only 100 of these reward levels so get it while you can!  Laura will draw your Corgi(s) or other animals in a cute setting of your choice (within reason)!  They will be drawn in the cartoon style you'll see in the book sneak peeks and photos here.

**ADD ON PRODUCTS**

~NEW REWARDS!  Mugs (add $6) & Kids Puzzle (add $7)!

The mugs are regular size and have a front and back design, Encourage Reading with Corgi Tales!  The puzzle is made of cardboard size 8x10 and has 30 pieces.

2 sided mug
2 sided mug
Corgi puzzle
Corgi puzzle
Ocean puzzle
Ocean puzzle

--------------------------------------------------------------------

You can purchase additional copies of books for $15 each.

You can add the 8x10 custom drawing to orders for $15 each.

We are also producing an ABC with Corgis Poster 18x24 for $15 extra and a 2015 illustrated Corgi calendar for $12 extra.

Poster is printed on heavy-weight poster paper and is perfect for a teacher's classroom or child's bedroom! The calendar is an 8.5x11 spiral wall calendar printed on heavy stock paper.  It will have a different Corgi illustration for each month that corresponds. (Ex. Corgi in a pumpkin for October,  Fireworks for July) 

ABC Poster
ABC Poster

***You can add these options by picking the reward level tier you would like and then adding the additional amount for what extra you would like, or to add later click "manage my pledge".  (EX: Choose the $20 tier for 1 book plus rewards and to add a poster, make your pledge total $15 more..$35 total.)  For more detailed instructions, CLICK HERE ***

PROJECTED TIMELINE:  Our timeline, tentatively, looks like this!  This campaign will end after 30 days and, pending we meet the goal, we will publish the books a day or two later.  We should receive the funds to make this happen in about a week, hopefully, and we can order the books and start on your other rewards!  We plan to have all that ready to start shipping at the beginning of December.  The books, stickers and prints should definitely be to you before Christmas but the custom 8x10 drawings may take longer.  We will update you all on any and all delays or if we get items sooner than expected!

Thank you all for checking us out and making this possible!  Make sure to follow us on Facebook!  Any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask! :)

Risks and challenges

One challenge we thought of would be to get all of the custom drawing rewards done. Those, depending on the number, may be shipped after the books in December.

As with any publishing venture, you set a tentative timeline but something may go wrong. We plan to self publish and order copies of the books at the conclusion of this Kickstarter and plan to get the books and simple rewards to you by Christmas. Obviously we cannot control the shipping speed around the holidays or how fast the published books make it to us but we will try our hardest and provide updates along the way with every new step!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About $1.00

    A big thank you for supporting us any way you can! You'll get all of our email updates after the project is funded!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 3 or more About $3

    Your name will be added to the Thank You page in all 3 books! You're awesome!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    2 Corgi Tales logo stickers and your name on the Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    2 5x7 art prints from the ABC book (random from choices listed in info) and your name on the Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    2 5x7 art prints from the ABC book, 2 Corgi Tales stickers, and your name on the Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    Full color 2015 Corgi illustrated calendar! 8.5x11 spiral wall calendar printed on heavy stock paper. Designs are themed for each month.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    ABC with Corgis poster size 18x24. Printed on heavy poster paper.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    1 book of your choice, no rewards and not signed.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Your choice of 1 of the 3 signed Corgi books, 2 5x7 prints, 2 Corgi Tales stickers, and your name on our Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    All 3 books, no rewards and not signed.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    All 3 signed Corgi books!! And the 2 5x7 prints, 2 Corgi Tales stickers, and your name on our Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    35 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    All 3 signed Corgi books, 2 5x7 prints, 2 Corgi Tales stickers, and your name on our Thank You page **PLUS a custom 8x10 digital scene featuring your Corgi(s) or other dogs doing whatever you'd like,within reason, and the chance to have your pet featured in one of Harley's next stories** (we may use your same drawing in the next books)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 68 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Gift Package: 2 signed copies of each book (6 total), 3 Corgi Tales stickers, 2 5x7 prints, and your name on our Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Share Package: 3 signed copies of each book (9 total), 4 Corgi Tales stickers, 3 5x7 prints, and your name on our Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $210 or more About $210

    Community Package: 5 signed copies of each book (15 total), 6 Corgi Tales stickers, 5 5x7 prints, and your name on our Thank You page

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    **BE A PART: KID PACK!**
    This is only available to 1 lucky person! Harley's Gotcha Day has an extra child character and your child could be the one! They would be featured as a young child (likeness featured in drawing, no name used but we can put initials hidden on the character if you'd like) and we would need a picture from you, but all of those details will be collected later.

    You will also receive 5 signed copies of each book (15 total) with one set specifically and personally addressed to you and your child, children, or family! 6 Corgi Tales Stickers, 5 5x7 prints, and your name on our Thank You page. Also you'll receive a special autographed photo of Harley the Corgi! :D Be a part of Harley's Gotcha Day!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    **BE A PART: PET PACK!**
    This is only available to 1 lucky person! Harley's Gotcha Day is set in a pet store and we can turn your dog into a featured character! Your dog will be featured in likeness and it's name will be on a collar tag...we would need a picture from you, but all of those details will be collected later.

    You will also receive 5 signed copies of each book (15 total) with one set specifically and personally addressed to you and your child, children, or family! 6 Corgi Tales Stickers, 5 5x7 prints, and your name on our Thank You page. Also you'll receive a special autographed photo of Harley the Corgi! :D Be a part of Harley's Gotcha Day!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)