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The Good Friend is a Personalized Story of friendship, what makes a good friend and how to build strong character in our young children
The Good Friend is a Personalized Story of friendship, what makes a good friend and how to build strong character in our young children
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WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO...

The Good Friend will be the debut children’s storybook unique to MyFairyTaleBooks current array of personalized children’s products. The story at it’s core is one of friendship, what makes a good friend and how to build strong character in our young children.

The main character of the story is your child, as each of our books will be personalized per customer. For example, Stacey, The Good Friend or Kevin, The Good Friend. In a time where bullying is on the forefront of many families minds, we aim to bring to market an age appropriate story with positive life lessons.

Aimed at preschoolers through early elementary, The Good Friend will feature personalized areas throughout the book. Mothers who previewed the book had this to say.

Our ultimate goal is to create an heirloom product that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

The Good Friend will require writing, illustration and production, which we aim to complete and make available early 2013.

The Artwork: Full Color Illustrations

Page Count: 30

Print Format: Washable Hardcover 

Personalization: A dedication page where purchaser can customize a special note to the recipient. 

Other personalization includes: Child’s name, friends names, school name, favorite foods, and school teacher. 

HOW IT ALL WORKS... 

While reaching our goal will pay for manuscript, illustration and initial production fees, exceeding our goal will prove beyond a doubt that that a market exists for The Good Friend. We'll then be in the perfect position to expand the concept into an entire line of character building books where your child is the main character. 

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP... 

Publishing our own unique book has been a dream of ours for 4 years but we weren’t ready to bring it to market until we had a strong, relevant concept that we felt passionate about. As small business owners, and most of all, as parents, we feel strongly that The Good Friend is a book that needs to come to market to spark healthy discussion points between parents and children.

Our Challenge...

Personalizing books creates a unique production challenge for printers. In traditional printing, machines are set-up one time and the full run of books are printed in one time-frame. Because of our personalization process, we need to contract with digital printers who will in effect, print for us on-demand as we receive orders, which ultimately drives up our costs. While we are taking every step necessary to ensure a cost-effective, efficient process we also believe strongly that our story is enhanced by the personalization that we provide- making our book unique and cherished by our readers.

Thank you!

We hope you enjoy the book, and we want to thank you for helping us bring it to press. We hope the The Good Friend will become a favorite in your home.

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    We would love to thank you on our website. If you have a URL that you would like for us to use, we would be willing to also hyperlink it for you.

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    In addition to thanking you on our website you will receive a “Caught Being A Good Friend” certificate that you can personalize and share with children in your life when they exhibit a fantastic friendship act.

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    We will provide you with a "I’m a Good Friend" bracelet. The bracelet is a symbol that signifies the positive benefits of friendship.

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    Literacy is very important to MyFairyTaleBooks. At a pledge of $50 or more we will send you a BookMark Buddy! It is an adorable plush bookmark that stretches up to 15" to fit different sized books. They are so easy to use, the colorful elastic band body stretches inside the book, while the animal's head and feet stick out of the book on each end. They make reading fun!

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    At $75 or more, we will send you your very own copy of The Good Friend, personalized and delivered electronically (via PDF)

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    We are thrilled to offer you an autographed copy of The Good Friend by our talented author, Rachel Marie Brown! Of course, you will also be able to personalize the book!

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    You're a rock STAR!! Bringing this book to press is near and dear to your heart. For that we would like to offer you everything mentioned above as well as TWO autographed copies of The Good Friend by our talented author, Rachel Marie Brown!

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    With a pledge of $500 or more, we will immortalize you with a cameo appearance in our second book, (Expected publication Fall 2013.) Your name and/or likeness will appear as a supporting character in the story.

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    At this very second, thousands of people are checking out projects on Kickstarter. They're rallying around their friends' ideas, backing projects from people they've long admired, and discovering things that make them laugh and smile. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. You believe in our cause and we won't let you down. Of course you also get each of the rewards listed above too!!

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