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Vikki WaltonBy Vikki Walton
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Vikki WaltonBy Vikki Walton
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$3,469
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
53
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 2 2019 3:57 AM UTC +00:00.

About


Years ago, I (the author, Vikki Walton) wrote "I think I'll Run Away" which later went on to become "Will God Still Find Me?" It was written for my grand-kids and included the name of my grandson, Brett, who was a young boy at the time. Years passed and the story was set aside. 

Then God provided me and my husband with a late-in-life surprise blessing. Today, that child is the illustrator for this book. It's so fun to see God's perfect timing happen!

Some Illustrations From the Book
Some Illustrations From the Book

As a young child, I would daydream of all the things I wanted to be when I grew up or the places I wanted to go. Children today are no different. In this crazy world, sometimes we (yes, even us adults) just want to run away. To go somewhere else. Do something different. 

We need to give our children wings and a safe place to land!

That is why it's so important to share the message that resonates with children and adults alike--that  no matter what profession you pursue or where you go, God is always by your side. God loves you!

While that is the primary message of the book, the book also provides the opportunity for many important teaching moments. These include the importance of manners, of family and of faith. Even that being bored is okay.

The reason I set out to raise funds through Kickstarter is that printing costs can be reduced exponentially when done in bulk. The book is a full-color 8.5 x 11 hardcover book with heavy paper. The amount to print on a per book basis is extremely high and cost prohibitive.  

Your support will allow us to cut almost $8 off the retail price! Maybe even more!

Just think, your investment will ensure that even more children can enjoy this fun rhyming adventure while learning a valuable eternal message.   

 Kickstarter is a crowdfunding fund-raising platform that is a All or Nothing campaign. Statistics show that people are more apt to give or participate when a set time is provided. 

Now that you know how Kickstarter works, let's talk about the fun stuff--REWARDS!

Different than a donation, a pledge provides you with something in return for your financial gift.  You can grab some fun rewards that include the digital version of the story in e-book format, signed hard copies, the pdf bundle which includes lots of goodies for home and school, stickers, and even dinner with the author! 

Want a specific reward or want to add more books? No problem! You can add-on a specific reward or books by typing in that price amount at check-out! Once the campaign's successful, you will specify which reward or how many books you added through your note on the "We did it!" survey! 

Want a specific reward but want to donate more to help us reach our goal? Terrific! Just add the amount you want to the reward tier you desire.

Don't forget--You will not be charged unless the campaign is successful! 

Check out these Rewards! 

In return for your support of our project you'll receive some great rewards. Remember your card won't be charged until after the campaign is funded--so another 30 days! So check out and grab one or more of these great REWARDS! 



The Early Bird Reward

  • ONE E-book Link
  • TWO 8.5 x 11 Autographed Hardcover Books
  • TWO 6 x 9 Paperback Books 
  • PDF Bundle*
Grab This Early Bird Reward Before It Flies Away!
Grab This Early Bird Reward Before It Flies Away!

A Super-Duper Good Feeling!

  • ONE E-book Link
  • PDF Bundle*
Support the Author and Illustrator. Get a Free E-book.
Support the Author and Illustrator. Get a Free E-book.

Individual Reward

  • ONE E-book Link
  • ONE 8.5 x 11 Full-cover Hardcover Book.
  • PDF Bundle*
Individual Reward
Individual Reward

Parent Reward

  • ONE E-book Link
  • TWO 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Books
  • PDF Bundle*
One Book For Your Child Now and One to Keep For Later.
One Book For Your Child Now and One to Keep For Later.

 Grandparent Pack 

  • ONE E-book Link
  • FOUR 8.5 x 11 Autographed Hardcover Books
  • FOUR BOOK PLATES
  • PDF Bundle*
Your One-Stop Shop For Your Grandkids!
Your One-Stop Shop For Your Grandkids!

Family (Small)/Homeschool Pack

  • ONE E-book Link
  • SIX 8.5 x 11 Autographed Hardcover Books
  • ART PRINT POSTERS (6 prints from the book)
  • PDF Bundle*
Perfect For The Homeschooling Family.
Perfect For The Homeschooling Family.

Aspiring Writers Webinar

Do you want to write a book? Have you ever wondered where to even begin? 

This combination webinar and "ask me anything" will set you up for success on your first book. 

+1 hour webinar with up to another hour for questions and answers.

+Differences between traditional publishing and self-publishing. How to determine the best one for you. 

+1 PDF downloadable document:

>>Writing checklist (step-by-step list of how to be productive and effective in your writing).

+ Bonuses:

>> Publishing checklist (an outline of the steps to self-publishing your first book.)

>>Best conferences, groups, consultants and software programs that Vikki has attended/uses herself.

Vikki Walton has won awards for her writing, has taught creative writing and work quilting to many individuals, has helped launched successful authors and loves helping writers. 


 Want to Invest and Leave a Legacy? Exclusive sponsorship's of this project are also available. Contact the author to learn more! 

*PDF Bundle

  • Downloadable Lesson Plan
  • Downloadable Keepsake Page
  • Downloadable Coloring Page
  • Downloadable Poster 

 This book will be a cherished gift for your child or grandchildren! 

It's also a great present for graduating seniors, youth heading off to college or the military, or anyone moving away from home. These are all important milestones that are a good time to be reminded that God is beside you every step of the way! 

Imagine having one book that you have your child write what they want to be when they're young. You tuck it away and at their graduation, you show them that they achieved their goal or as a reminder to pursue what they've loved all along. 

Delivery, Sales and Distribution Plan
Delivery, Sales and Distribution Plan

Delivery: Once the campaign is complete, the files will be sent to the printer for production. From there, the books will be shipped to a warehouse for distribution. Your rewards will then be delivered to your home. 

Sales: As an independent publisher (membership with the International Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the Independent Publishing Author's Collective (IPAC), we will be able to ship directly to bookstores, and educators at discount bulk rates. Contact the Publisher for more information or to place a bulk order. 

Distribution: Orders will be placed with the Publisher directly for distribution. Distribution will proceed upon the receipt of purchase order and funds.

Marketing/Promotion: The author/publisher is working in conjunction with a team of P.R. personnel for the marketing of the book for myriad outreach. This includes, but not limited to social media outreach, media interviews and articles, advertisements, author visits, and bookstore signings. 

Risks and challenges

Certainly, there are inherent challenges and risks with doing a Kickstarter. However, as a self-published author, I'm very familiar with all the work entailed to bring this book to fruition.

Running a Kickstarter campaign is both exciting and daunting. You see, we only receive your pledge if we reach the goal amount. So if we have $8499 pledged on the last day, we receive zip-zero-zilch. So it is imperative that you pledge as much as you can and share our project with others.

I am very cognizant of the various challenges and risks. I am confident that I have reviewed the challenges and risks and have a strong strategic plan in place to achieve this campaign. The goal for this project is within a reasonable range and the timeline is if I can order books in May.
The highest risk is that we do not have enough people to support us to reach the goal set. Unfortunately, in that case, there won't be any rewards delivered and the retail price will go up at least 30-40%.
I believe wholeheartedly in this project. I've written other books but I think this could be one that leaves a legacy long after I'm gone. Your support can make a difference in a child's life. That can be part of your legacy! How many times do you get to support something that impacts a child's life with a message of never being alone and God's ever-present love? You can make a difference! I have to trust that this campaign will be seen and shared by enough people that are willing to pledge to support this endeavor.
Thank you for helping. It is gratefully appreciated.

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    Choose this level if you just want to support the author and illustrator in getting this book project completed. For your pledge or $9 OR MORE, your primary desired reward is knowing you helped launch a book to encourage children of God's ever-present love!
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    +1 8.5 x 11 Full-Color Hardcover Book
    +PDF Bundle
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    +PDF Bundle.
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    Aspiring Writers Webinar

    Do you want to write a book? Have you ever wondered where to even begin?
    This combination webinar and "ask me anything" will set you up for success on your first book.
    +1 hour webinar with up to another hour for questions and answers.
    +Differences and myths between traditional and self-publishing.
    +1 PDF downloadable document:
    >>Writing checklist (step-by-step list of how to be productive and effective in your writing).
    + Bonuses:
    >> Publishing checklist (an outline of the steps to self-publishing your first book.)
    >>Best conferences, groups, consultants and software programs that Vikki has attended/uses herself.
    Vikki Walton has won awards for her writing, has taught creative writing and work quilting to many individuals, has helped launched successful authors, and has garnered best-selling tags.

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    For your pledge of $49 OR MORE you'll get:
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    +2 Autographed Hardcover books
    +2 Paperbacks
    +PDF bundle: downloadable coloring page, keepsake page, lesson pages
    A super big dose of gratitude for helping kick off in high gear. The first three days are crucial--so thanks!

    PLUS THE EARLY BIRD REWARD IS FREE SHIPPING!

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    Grandparent Pack

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    For your pledge of $60 OR MORE, you'll receive
    +1 E-book Link
    +4 Autographed Hardcover Books (Buy three, get one free!)
    +4 bookplates to personalize the books.
    +PDF Bundle (coloring page, lesson plan, keepsake page)
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    For your reward of $99 OR MORE, you'll receive
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    +6 Full-Cover (8.5x11) Hardcover Books
    +1 Art Print poster of one picture from the book.* (*your choice of picture from the book) **
    +PDF bundle (downloadable poster, lesson plan, coloring page, keepsake page)
    +1 Sticker Sheet (six stickers)

    ++Need more books?
    ++Add $19 for each additional book desired.

    ++Want more Sticker sheets?
    ++Add $6 per sheet.

    **Prints are not framed.

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    Exclusive Illustrated Print

    For your pledge of $499 OR MORE, you'll receive
    +1 exclusive caricature-style scene created, printed and signed by the illustrator for two children with their desired dream (scientist, engineer, firefighter, construction worker, artist, dancer, singer, teacher, doctor, etc.). (2 prints--one print for each child)**
    +4 book poster prints**
    +10 autographed hardcover books
    +10 bookplates
    +1 E-book Link
    +10 stickers (great for computer tablets, etc.)
    +PDF bundle (downloadable lesson plan, coloring page, keepsake page, and poster).
    <<GREAT GIFT FOR KIDS OR GRANDKIDS! ONE OF A KIND GIFT!>>

    *Any additional artwork per poster is an additional $95 each. (For the additional fee, you'll get one child's picture in poster/1 print, 2 additional autographed hardcover books, 2 additional bookplates, additional sticker, 1 ebook.
    **Prints are not framed.

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    DINNER WITH AUTHOR (Colorado)

    <<FIRST DAY ONLY! >>
    Supporters who love this project and want to invest in this project will receive the following for their pledge of $199 OR MORE:
    +DINNER FOR YOU AND A GUEST with the author (Colorado Springs, CO, USA).*
    +4 Special Edition Limited 8.5x11 Hardcover Books'
    +4 BOOKPLATES
    +4 paperbacks (6x9)
    +1 SIGNED POSTER of child, family and cross.
    +1 SIGNED POSTER of child with heart with NAME or SCRIPTURE or OTHER TEXT inside the heart.
    +4 STICKER PACK
    +PDF Bundle

    *Open to anyone from any state or country. Travel to and from the restaurant is not included. Accommodations are not included in reward.

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