Publish "Wendy the Whitebark Pine"
I NEED YOUR HELP!
I have my third book ready for print but need 4 thousand dollars to print it. Total cost of a finished book usually runs $10-11 per book and that includes everything such as illustrations, typesetting, design, photos, and editing etc. I get nothing for my time but I don't really care because I just want to get the books out to the world. I sell the books for 13 dollars and at special events I will sell them for 10 dollars which means l pay people 2-3 dollars per book to buy my books. SO, obviously I need to cut my costs and have looked at getting them printed in Vancouver but the cost is approx $4000.00 for 2500 books. 1000 copies will go to the Whitebark Pine Association and 50-100 copies go to the illustrator and other people who have supported me along the way. I will end up with 1200 copies for myself so I can sell and have 100 % of the sales go toward the next book in the series titled, "Harry the Hemlock".
I have tried numerous attempts for sponsors but because I am not non-profit I do not qualify. I can't express enough how non-profit I am. I do not make any money from these books. I am doing it because I am passionate about my dream of becoming a successful writer and want kids to have a better connection to their natural environment.
I really want to have these books printed before Christmas so I am really eager to get things going NOW! Basically I suggest making a donation of $20 dollars or more which will include the shipping and envelopes, and when the book is finished, I will mail it to you before Christmas, signed, and sealed with a kiss. I would need about 200 people to help...but even if I only had 100 people sign up it would bring half way to my goal and to you a personalized gift under your Christmas tree.
If you wish to support me, please leave your name, who you want it made out to, and complete address.
Thank you everyone!!
I am confirming the list of the supporters of Wendy the Whitebark Pine. If you have made a donation, please send me a message with the spelling of who I am going to print on the "Friends of the Whitebark Pine" So far I have the following on my list ready for print. If your name is not on the list or I have spelled it incorrectly, please contact me asap to ensure your name will be in my newest book, set to launch first week in September. Long time coming!!!
Alicia Wickham, Grady and Avery Mcauley, Calla and Cameron Del Frari, Mindy Gerrard, Sean Plecus, Mia and Dawson Griffiths, Rachel Walker, Darlyne Pasin, Erica Samis, Taza Schaming, Splitrock Environmental, Sandra Ballantyne, Kenya and Oliver Profili, Jodie Krakowski, Jami Weserhold, Kelly Lypchuck, Iraleigh Anderson, Shari Leahy, Zoe Rushton, Julee Shamhart, Barbara O'Hearn, Ashley Parsons, Heather Hamer, Grayce Sutherland, Felicia Bergstrom, Calli and Melissa Martin, Jeff Ferguson, Marley Chewter, Erin Lundine, Divana Whitly, Tracy Mccallum, Mike Martin, Oliva and Eli Kruisselbrink
Thank you once again everyone! I have decided to go with a printing house called Friesens Press to ensure the most excellent quality book possible. I am excited for the outcome! It's going to be incredible. I appreciate your continued patience but it will be set to launch in September 2017.
I am happy to post that we made $380.00 from our bottle drive. That means we are halfway to our goal of publishing Wendy! Exciting news! Our farmers market is going to start up again this summer and I plan on having a table set up to raise more money. I will keep you posted!