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Jessamyn PrinceBy Jessamyn Prince
First created
Jessamyn PrinceBy Jessamyn Prince
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$440
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14
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 6 2015 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

This Book: 

 
Shivering Snivels
Shivering Snivels
"Shivering Snivels & His Shadow" by Jessamyn Prince
Meet the amazing Stormyweathers: world-renowned adventurers and daredevils! 

Unfortunately, this book is not about them. That would be a quite exciting book. 

This is a fairly frightful book. This is a book about their six-year-old son, Snivels. 

Snivels Stormyweather may be a miserable name, but he is very miserable boy. At the beach or at school, Snivels always seems to spot fearsome monsters, ready to gobble him up. When Snivels’ own shadow comes after him, he must follow his parents’ credo, to “Be Brave!” and find some way to overcome his fears. 

This book is perfect for any child, even beyond the 3-6 year old age group, who struggles with fears, phobias, or compulsions. This first book deals with the very common fear of the dark, or of shadows. As the series continues, Snivels will take on The Kraken, The Dreadful Thunderstorm, and even The Dentist! 

Kara Jaskolka aka LaluCoo
Kara Jaskolka aka LaluCoo

This Campaign:

I have spent the last year writing and rewriting, researching and studying. I learned everything I could about the world of children’s books. While maybe even just five years ago, self-publishing was seen as a fallback, it is now a much better prospect for any writer.

 

And this is why I need you. Usually, the publisher would take the book, and 92%, from here. With your help, I can fund the project independently. 

The first step will to be to find the right Illustrator. I have many connections to artists of an excellent caliber, all of whom I respect far too much to take their work without paying. 

Next will be all the little things required to get a book ready for publication. This includes fees for editors, layout designers, producers, and distributors. 

From there, it’s a mad dash through formatting, printing and shipping. 

A large part of the budget is to cover Rewards, packaging, and base shipping. This way, I only have to pass along a small shipping fee to each backer in order to fully insure the delivery of your rewards. 

Below is a more detailed breakdown of expenses:

  • Editor Fee 
  • Illustrator Commissions 
  • Book layout & Design 
  • Active artist/book Website 
  • Supplies & Equipment 
  • Publishing fees 
  • Layout & Development costs 
  • Legal & Administrative fees (ISBN, Barcode, Registration) 
  • E-publishing Fees 
  • Production & Book Printing 
  • Warehouse & Fulfillment costs 
  • Kickstarter fees & Rewards/Shipping

This Holiday:

The timing of this campaign and its rewards are very exciting. Most, if not all, rewards will be delivered just in time for Christmas, 2015! 

Remember, when you back this project at a certain reward level, you will also receive all lower-tier rewards.

For example, if you pledge $100 you will receive: 

  • Thank you email, with a copy of "Shivering Snivels & His Shadow" Audiobook, as well as exclusive digital concept art by the author. 
  • The Shadow Party Play Kit - A Shivering Snivels Mini Zoomable LED flashlight for your own shadow play at home. Includes instructional booklet by author and illustrator.
  • A signed copy of a first edition of "Shivering Snivels & His Shadow" in paperback. A Shivering Snivels Bookmark. 

And, of course, you will receive a collection of premium prints comprising concept art for the book from various artists, and the signed hardcover copy of the book (2nd book in package), listed as the reward for the $100 “Fond Family” pledge.

This Good Cause:

This book was developed with the help of professional workshops run by Imaginese Productions 501(c)3. Artists and philanthropists, they strive each day to improve and inspire their community.

 $3,000 of the post-sale profits from Shivering Snivels & His Shadow will be contributed to the continuation of their Imaginese Youth Workshops.

Imaginese is a non-profit arts organization and community center; we provide arts education to at-risk youth in Central & South LA, and organize for social justice through the arts. We are arts advocates, dedicated to highlighting creative solutions to our most pressing problems. 

Imagine Us Free Youth Workshop
Imagine Us Free Youth Workshop

Stay connected to us through our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ImagineseProductions and through our website at www.imagineusfree.com

Risks and challenges

While I have done extensive research on self-publishing, I’m sure it will still be a huge learning experience. But, with the help of teachers and mentors, I know that the only thing that could keep me from reaching my goal is if I give up after a failure. So, while there may be bumps in the road, I promise that I will NEVER give up on this project, but only acknowledge its flaws and work to improve them.

That said, bumps often cause delays. Thankfully, your funding should provide the support I need to overcome any hurdle.

I can foresee two potential causes of delay for completing the goals:

Once the artist/s are commissioned for work, they will be given the deadline for the project. I will be dependent on them meeting those deadlines - for me to meet mine.

I will begin my final term at Art Center College of Design on September 5th, 2015. I will graduate and receive my BA on December 12th, 2015. So, there is a possibility that the goals and rewards could be delayed - at the very latest - until March of 2016.

But, I wouldn’t have gotten this far if I couldn’t multitask, so the likelihood of this happening is slim.

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