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About

The book is already translated in English and it is available as a free e-book as of right now (PDF, iPad 2+, Kindle Fire). You can download it from our website. The goal of this campaign is to fund a minimum print run in English for those who wish to own a hard copy. The e-book (PDF) is also available in Russian, Italian and Latvian.   

Note: This is not a pop-up book. The trailer is an artistic representation of some of the locations and the characters in the trailer. You can look inside the actual book here.

This story begins years ago, all the way back in the ‘80s and the ‘90s, when I was growing up. If you were like me in those days, chances are you had a few Choose Your Own Adventure, Fighting Fantasy or Lone Wolf books. Gamebooks weren’t just a craze; for a generation of people they were a cultural phenomenon, part of a shared zeitgeist. Yet, somehow all of them were written for pre-teens and teens. And none for children between the ages of 3 to 9. 

I remember thinking to myself “This is crazy! Who are those who like to play the most? The little ones!” And this is how it all began…

Not only did I want to write a gamebook for an entirely new audience but I also wanted to make an entirely different type of book. It’s true that gamebooks were sometimes poorly written, and few could be said to tackle moral or philosophical questions. They were usually paperbacks with black-and-white illustrations. I wanted to improve on all that. And I did.  

So let me introduce you to Gremmy, a little gremlin that I met on New Year's Eve five years ago. 

He has little adventurous pawsies that don't get tired easily, a trembly-trembly tail, a nosy nosie and little earsies (which are actually quite big) that like to listen to songbirds' singsongs. His tummy is always hungry, but most important of all, he has a big heart! And the best part? You get to choose the adventures of Gremmy!

So what are you waiting for? Go and play GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin! It's FREE!

People ask me all the time why I decided this, and they’re right to. It's rather unusual for an author to release his books absolutely free, isn't it? 

I believe it would be cruel if children weren't able to enjoy my books because their parents could not afford them, and children's authors should not be cruel. They should be gentle, caring and loving. The values we write about should not be just words on paper.

I DO believe that people are inherently good. If you have poured your heart into something, if you have tried your best, people will feel that and give you their unconditional support. 

 And that's how those books grew up to be TOO BIG for the small country and decided to go on a BIG adventure! So how does the story end? Well, this is a magical story and the ending is up to you

You can add-on any of the following items to any of the rewards selected. Free shipping worldwide included! Just add the appropriate amount to the pledge you are making: 

  • Additional Book - €12 / $15 / £10.50  
  • Dust Jacket and Personalized Autograph - €4 / $5 / £3.50   
  • Children Card Game - €8 / $10 / £7   
  • Gremlin Pajama - €12 / $15 / £10.50 (All Children Sizes - age 3 to 9)

"The most unique book you will ever hold"
e-lect.net   

"Magical, imaginative, with a childlike sense of wonder"
Grigor Gatchev, writer and translator  

"A landmark in the genre"
Big Box Gamers

Or just read all the amazing stuff people say on Goodreads (raing: 4.79/5)!

Find out more at GameTale.eu

Shortly after the release of the first book, many teachers, educators and psychologists started to notice my GameTale for its potential to engage the children and develop their personal and social skills. Those books have been recognized for their innovative interactive approach towards children and are considered an excellent tool for:   

  • Developing a sense of freedom and personal responsibility
    (through understanding the importance of our choices in the story)  
  • Sparking children's imagination
    (through developing a story in a non-linear fashion)  
  • Nurturing love for the world, empathy and understanding
    (through developing entirely positive books)  
  • Developing positive adult-child interactions
    (with greater value when an adult reads to (plays with) the child)
  • Working with children with special needs
    (through fear management, teamwork and social engagement developed in the game)  
  • Nurturing a love of reading and promoting child literacy
    (gamebooks are excellent tool for "difficult" readers)

NEXT goal - €10,500 - All rewards are automatically upgraded to case laminate hardcover! 

Risks and challenges

I have written 3 GameTales, published in a total of 14 editions so far. I have always done all the prepress myself and I have successfully worked with 4 printing houses so far. The prepress for the English edition is virtually completed and you can read the full book as a free download. The "Gremlin Games" cards, the pajamas, the books and everything else have been manufactured many times in my country and my numerous fans can attest to the quality of the products. Production risks are little to none. Please pay attention that some of the images might be unintentionally misleading as we have produced only hardcovers in my home country. The initial goal is to produce softcover and switch to hardcover when the first stretch goal is reached.

International shipping from Bulgaria, however, is slow and expensive. I have already sent items to other countries and I am familiar with the procedure, so I have looked into these issues. Your shipment should be ready at the end of July and it might travel more than a month, so ETA is in September, as noted on the pledges. Expenses with the Bulgarian Post service might account for 45% of the price, that’s why it’s already included in your pledges and offered as free shipping.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.18

    Hello (gremlin) world!

    €1, ~$1.20, ~£0.90

    E-book "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin" (PDF, iPad2+, Kindle Fire)

    Exclusive e-book "The Making of a Gremlin" (PDF)

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    Little Gremlin

    €20, ~$24, ~£17.50

    Hard Copy of "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin"

    E-book "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin" (PDF, iPad2+, Kindle Fire)

    Exclusive e-book "The Making of a Gremlin" (PDF)

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    Not-So-Little Gremlin

    €24, ~$29, ~£21

    Hard Copy of "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin"

    E-book "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin" (PDF, iPad2+, Kindle Fire)

    Exclusive e-book "The Making of a Gremlin" (PDF)

    Alternative Cover Dust Jacket

    Signed and dedicated!

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    Pledge €32 or more About $38

    Kind-of-BIGGER Gremlin

    €32, ~$39, ~£28

    Hard Copy of "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin"

    E-book "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin" (PDF, iPad2+, Kindle Fire)

    Exclusive e-book "The Making of a Gremlin" (PDF)

    Alternative Cover Dust Jacket

    Signed and dedicated!

    Children Card Game
    4 GAMES in 1 BOX!

    FREE shipping worldwide!

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    Pledge €42 or more About $49

    Finally-BIG Gremlin

    €42, ~$51, ~£37

    Hard Copy of "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin"

    E-book "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin" (PDF, iPad2+, Kindle Fire)

    Exclusive e-book "The Making of a Gremlin" (PDF)

    Alternative Cover Dust Jacket

    Signed and dedicated!

    Children Card Game
    4 GAMES in 1 BOX!

    Gremlin Pajamas - 100% cotton
    (All children sizes available)

    Get Acknowledged in the Book

    FREE shipping worldwide!

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    Pledge €84 or more About $99

    Two BIG Gremlins

    €84, ~$103, ~£74

    2 x Hard Copies of "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin"

    E-books "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin" (PDF, iPad2+, Kindle Fire)

    Exclusive e-books "The Making of a Gremlin" (PDF)

    2 x Alternative Cover Dust Jackets

    2 x Signed and dedicated!

    2 x Children Card Games
    (4 GAMES in 1 BOX!)

    2 x Gremlin Pajamas - 100% cotton
    (All children sizes available)

    2 x Gift Bags

    2 x Greeting Cards

    Web Access to Exclusive Content!

    Call the Author!

    Get Acknowledged in the Book

    FREE PRIORITY shipping worldwide!

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    Pledge €400 or more About $470

    MEGA Gremlin

    The Ultimate Collector’s Edition
    Only 10 copies available!

    Handmade Personal Copy
    (Completely customizable)
    Use your children’s name as the main hero!
    Get an illustration with your kid!

    Handmade Gremlin
    (Completely customizable)
    Unique Felted Artwork!

    Get a Special Acknowledgment in the Book

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    Gremlin School

    €950, ~$1,160, ~£831

    Unlimited copies of the e-book "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin" (PDF, iPad2+, Kindle Fire)

    50 x Hard Copies of "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin"

    50 x Alternative Cover Dust Jackets

    25 x Children Card Games

    5 x Teacher Guides

    Skype meeting with the author

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