This project's funding goal was not reached on October 21, 2010.
About this project
Are you and your children tired of books that revolve around school settings, with miserable characters who hate their lives? Had enough of fiction that promotes sibling rivalry and distant parents?
Imagine a world full of books about children and their families excitedly learning from life out in the real world, without a boring classroom in sight! Seem too good to be true? Not with Do Life Right, Inc. books! With the 2.2 million (and growing) homeschooled children in the U.S.A. today, we NEED more children's books with realistic homeschooled characters of today!
Homeschooled children today do not have many options when they want to see characters like themselves in fiction. There are very few that even exist! When they ask their parents and librarians to help them find some, they are usually referred to books nearly 100 years old. These families have felt neglected by big name publishers today. I want to end this! I feel that all children have the right to see themselves in characters and to feel a connection with fictional kids. My homeschooled, unschooled, and roadschooled young friends agree!
My name is Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley and I am the owner of the small independent publishing company, Do Life Right, Inc., which specializes in children's and young adult (YA) fiction about realistic homeschoolers of today. We've been a business since October 2006, and have been in the publishing world since April 2009.
I created Do Life Right, Inc. (along with my husband and two homeschooled daughters) to spread the word about the wonderful world of homeschooling. What started as a simple blog has grown and changed in many ways over the past 4 years. Since 2009, Do Life Right, Inc. has been a small independent publishing company located in Sahuarita, AZ, USA.
Before starting a KickStarter campaign, I wanted to have proof that I not only have the company vision, but the ability to follow through competently in all areas of publishing. Now that I've successfully launched the first three books in the Wright on Time series (www.wrightontimebooks.com) and have the fourth in the works, I am growing the Do Life Right, Inc. publishing company (www.doliferightinc.com). We are working to publish even more books (by many more authors) about realistic homeschoolers of today. Big name publishers aren't interested in filling this need. That's fine, because we are. :)
I've signed on three new authors, ten new illustrators, and many new editors. All our current proceeds and this KickStarter campaign are going towards publishing and marketing more books. I am working without salary while Do Life Right, Inc. gets itself firmly established. We pay our authors a higher royalty rate than traditional publishers, and never require them to pay for anything--including editing, illustrations, and basic marketing. While we do require each to have a web presence, we help them at each step as much or as little as they need.
My goal is to build Do Life Right, Inc. to publishing at a rate of at least one book a month over the next year, ramping that to 2-3 books a month the following year, and escalating as the years progress. We have the editors, book designers, illustrators, distributors, and more on board--all we need is your contribution to get us kickstarted! This is truly a labor of love to reach the millions of children who have no role models for themselves in their fiction books.
If you, too, are tired of the lack of books about homeschoolers and homeschooling families, we welcome you to become a part of Do Life Right, Inc. today. Start by helping to back our endeavor, and continue by reading our books! We also welcome marketing experts, authors, illustrators, and business savvy individuals to join us.
Our first three titles (children's chapter books) can be found at www.wrightontimebooks.com, as well as your favorite book seller.
To find out more information about the company, see www.doliferightinc.com. I welcome questions of all types and I love to give interviews!
Please tell all your friends and family! Feel free to forward this campaign to everyone you know! We could use all the support we can get in order to build Do Life Right, Inc. to reach the millions of children who do not have fiction books they can personally identify with. We believe in this so much that we're putting our own time and money into this endeavor, and our readers and reviewers are loving it!
Thanks so much! We're very excited to bring these amazing books to families!
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