I am so excited to share that my Kickstarter for What Did You Do With Maile? is live!

This is where I humbly ask you to donate whatever you can to this campaign. But you do not come out empty handed! There are book rewards and rewards for those of you that might not be interested in a picture book. If you would please check it out: this is the link. There is a 15% off signed paperback or hardcover special that ends tonight, also!

Why run a Kickstarter?

I went back and forth. I funded the illustrations and the publishing fees myself already, but as I dove into the details I found that it would be financially prudent to keep a bulk amount of printed copies on hand to sell myself. I am so excited to be on Ingram so my book can be found on B&N, Target, and other places. The profit margins are not high with these, however, and therefore keeping books on hand raises my profits.

Here are a few more breakdowns:

5% of the raised funds will be going towards “retail fees,” which ultimately stands for sellers fees on Amazon and upkeep of the SparkPub.org site where I plan to sell hardcover copies of the book.

15% of the raised funds will be going toward “Kickstarter Supplies,” which means the supplies needed for the ornaments, bookmarks, stickers, and bracelets that anyone chooses as a reward.

80% of the raised funds will be going toward “Printing & Distribution.” This is the BIG ONE and ULTIMATE GOAL. The reason for the Kickstarter! 80% of the funds goes towards printing & distributing copies of “What Did You Do With Maile?” This means paying for all the beautiful copies and shipping those copies to myself and to all the other wonderful people who want to support this book!

The 15% off a signed paperback and/or hardcover early bird special is still good through the end of today! Don’t miss it! Any contribution is so helpful. Even if you don’t want the book but want to help, there are rewards for that! I would repeat myself and humbly ask for any contributions. They mean so, so much.