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.
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)
***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
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