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A children's book about the imaginative creatures called the Invisibles and how we've lost sight of them due to the growing use of tech
A children's book about the imaginative creatures called the Invisibles and how we've lost sight of them due to the growing use of tech
53 backers pledged CA$ 2,360 to help bring this project to life.

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I've been weaving stories for a while, but this the first I'm feeling brave enough to share - especially with the support and artistic talents of my husband. (Who is also amazing at making amigurumi - stuffed crocheted animals/characters). 

Technology is great and has so many benefits, but there's a downside when it steals our time and true social interaction. I've seen this in my own family and among my kids' friends.

Since this is our first attempt at a kickstarter and self publishing, we need to raise enough funds to cover the cost of the printing (we're using Blurb), as well as delivery of the materials.

The target audience for this story is young children, and with my husband being a teacher, we've sought input from various librarian friends who gave us positive reviews - even sampling the story with the children they work with. The insight of these kids was incredibly helpful. We've geared our kickstarter campaign to include options where purchased books can be donated to local schools.

We're looking to just cover the costs of materials when it comes to printing, shipping and handling, so as to share this story. We hope you join us on this journey, and look forward to hearing stories and reactions from the children around you, and your own inner child.

Here's an example of one of the pages:

Invisibles - sample page - draft
Invisibles - sample page - draft

 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges with this project will be meeting our set minimum goal, so that we can effectively reduce the printing costs to a point where we feel comfortable with the set price of the book. We aren't comfortable with setting a high price for books, and how it limits access to materials.

Another challenge will be to get my husband to craft those adorable amigurumi Invisibles in time for the delivery date... he's a busy guy, but loves to tinker and craft things... but will have to work around a timeline to get these done, in the colour of choice for the sponsors.

Management of delivery shouldn't be an issue, but it's my first time in doing this from a personal perspective, so it'll be a learning curve, as we prepare packaging for delivery.

Overall, we need to see the demand for this in order to proceed to make up a supply that we can then distribute accordingly.

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    Thank you! Digital high five!

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    soft cover book

    You'll receive a 8" x 8" soft cover copy of the book

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    early bird

    You'll receive a 8" x 8" soft cover copy of the book plus a 3" vinyl sticker of an Invisible that can be placed on a laptop cover, a mug, or just about anywhere... these vinyl stickers are water resistant and are dishwasher safe

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    get 1, give 1 to a local school

    You'll receive a 8" x 8" soft cover copy of the book signed by the author and illustrator, addressed to a specified person you want to give it to, and you'll be providing a copy for local school library (Greater Toronto Area) of your choice.

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    give 1, get 1, get recognized

    You'll receive a 8" x 8" soft cover copy of the book signed by the author and illustrator, addressed to a specified person you want to give it to, and you'll get another copy for yourself.

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    soft cover book + amigurumi plushie

    You'll receive a 8" x 8" soft cover copy of the book signed by the author and illustrator, addressed to a specified person you want to give it to,

    We will also list your name or the name of your choice (i.e. who you're gifting the book to, etc...) on a special "Thank You" section of our website (of course only valid names will be presented)

    Plus you'll receive a one of a kind, hand crafted, amigurumi Invisible in the colour of your choice (blue, orange, green, red, purple), uniquely made by the illustrator/artist of this book

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