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:
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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