WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT AND WHAT IS THE MESSAGE YOU ARE GIVING?
This book was written to challenge the mind set of today’s culture, targeting teenagers ensuring them that anything in this world is possible. Through working in a school system for the last 4 -5 years I have seen some amazing stories develop, witnessing young minds mature and go on to do great things. My dream is to have this book in all school libraries in the UK, in hope that I can encourage and motivate a youthful soul to become someone amazing.
Understanding your gift is the key to unravelling something special, it is important to understand that the youth of today can nurture, inspire and bring life to an idea or invention, even a cure for diseases in the near future or even have the answer for world peace who knows?.
That special someone is out there, but they need to realise their potential and push themselves to the limit and become limitless. All I am doing is trying to plant seeds and watch a better world blossom, knowing that I could possibly contribute to that happening excites me. I just hope that you the people can help me fulfill such a great accomplishment, so we can see schools produce amazing minds who can change the world. I love working with teenagers and young minds, but I want to reach out across London and the rest of the UK and fill their hearts with my passion and dreams through spoken word.
In school we see things such as bullying, self-doubt, those who are self-harming, broken homes, depression, no father figure and many more issues that may affect a student's learning creating self-defeating barriers.
So in this book I look at these factors and express my own stories to encourage others to keep fighting no matter what they are going through. Fredrick Douglas stated that “Without Struggle There is No Progress” so embracing your struggles and using them as fuel to keep you going will without doubt lead you in good stead for the future.
Love is light and we need more of it in this world.
Everyone who has backed Ordinary to Extraordinary through my Kickstarter page, will not only receive a copy of my book, but also have their name featured in the acknowledgement page. I feel that your contribution deserves to be recognised and appreciated, as you guys will be the missing piece of the puzzle in regards to fulfilling my dream. This is so important to me, if I can pull this off I can see myself welling up with joy.
I have been told that self-publishing will be difficult and that I should possibly choose another route, as there is a lot of hard work involved. But I am so passionate about getting this book out there and Kickstarter is a wonderful platform in that regard. So for beneficial reasons, I would like to be independent on this project through self- publishing, which could be costly. Hence why I have started a kickstarter page to fund Ordinary to Extraordinary’s print run, so the funds will go towards reprographics and printing.
For 500 copies I will need around £800 - £1000 and a school have already agreed to shelve my books if I can get them printed with an ISBN number.
What you will be funding towards plus additional fees
- Personalised T-Shirts £10 each = £50
- Personalised Bookmarkers £37.50
- Printing/ISBN Number = £847 + ISBN EXTRA £25 + DELIVERY £902.16
- Extra costs including 2 additional poems and backer acknowledgements estimated £100
Total = £1,089.66 excluding kickstarter fees which is 5-10% off
Risks and challenges
During this campaign I could be faced with a few challenges which may involve a delay regarding graphics and illustration. The amazing graphic designer I am currently working with is from Sweden so there could possibly be delays, especially with the acknowledgement pages and limited edition copies which may affect delivery dates.
This is a huge passion of mine to produce a book and regardless of the risks involved, I will try my hardest to achieve this goal with your help, I can't do this without you guys.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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