ISBN Funding

Just in case you don't know what an ISBN is I've provided a definition:  ISBN is the acronym for International Standard Book Number. This 10 or 13-digit number identifies a specific book, an edition of a book, or a book-like product (such as an audiobook). Since 1970 each published book has a unique ISBN. In 2007, assigned ISBNs changed from 10 digits to 13.


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Hi Everyone,

I’m going to try to do my own little crowd funding sort of thing and see how it goes (hopefully well).  The reason for this is I only have a short time to accomplish my goal; I was only going to give this one, maybe two weeks at the most.  I have my coloring book ready to publish and my plan now is to put it on Createspace.  There are a few problems with this and that is why I am here asking for your help.  They will provide an ISBN but then they will be in control of my book just like a traditional publisher (except the traditional publishers will revert the control back over to the author when they are finished and from what I’ve read the same cannot be said about Createspace – but please correct me if I am wrong) and I’m not really OK with that.  My long term goal is to print it myself so I am in control of the quality and type of paper/card stock in order to provide the best product available to me and if I don’t own the ISBN I will be out of luck.  So anyway here goes … I am trying to gather enough funding to purchase my own ISBNs.  They cost somewhere around $200.00 for one ISBN and about $250.00 for 10 ISBNs (I know weird, right?).  So I am hoping to gather at least $250.00 so I can retain ownership of my artwork/coloring book; with the $250.00 I’ll be able to use those for the next group of books I do and I currently have two others in the works so it won’t be too long until I need more ISBNs.  Below is my own little crowd funding offering, please continue to read – Thank you.

I have one of my coloring books finished now, WHOO HOO!  The title:  “The Wonders of Nature”, Subtitle:  An Adventure into Mehndi Henna with a Bit of a Twist 

I don’t know the cost of the book yet because I didn’t want to start the Createspace process just in case I am required to select their ISBN or mine initially.  But the book should be around the average cost of an adult coloring book on Amazon.  Most of you who spend time on Facebook know what some of the images look like but some of the images I’ve never posted so they will be a surprise.  For those of you who do not spend time on Facebook you can visit FB or my site in the coloring book section to see a few of the exact images that will be in the book (the peacock for example).  I’m also going to add a few surprise pages with a bit of a quest, just for fun.  So the number of coloring pages will be 32 plus up to 8 more pages to color and a bit more.

The length of time to wait won’t be very long, a few weeks to one month to get the books flowing.  After I submit everything to Createspace I need to have them send me a copy to make for sure everything is in order before I approve it; once approved I think it only takes a day to go live.   

For anyone who is willing to contribute I have compensations ready for you so you won’t actually be out any money as in donating, pretty cool huh?  Below is the list of Contribution categories and what you get for that amount.  No set rules though if you don’t want any of the categories below, please feel free to give any amount if that is what you would like to do.

 

Information on Pledges

$1.00

Thank you email and $1.00 credit at OAC, acknowledgement in the book

$5.00

Thank you email, $5.00 credit at OAC, and $5.00 off of the book, acknowledgement in the book

$10.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $10.00 credit at OAC, and $10.00 off of the book (if the book costs less than the $10.00 then I’ll add the difference to your credit at OAC), acknowledgement in the book

$20.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $20.00 credit at OAC, a sign copy of the book with free shipping, acknowledgement in the book

$30.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $30.00 credit at OAC, 2 signed books with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, acknowledgement in the book

$40.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $40.00 credit at OAC, 3 signed books with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, a PDF of the book, acknowledgement in the book

$50.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $75.00 credit at OAC, 3 signed books with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, a PDF of the book, input on the next book “We Wonderful Women” with acknowledgement of your input in the book itself (to be discussed after this book gets published), acknowledgement in the book

$75.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $100.00 credit at OAC, 4 signed books with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, a PDF of the book, input on the next book “We Wonderful Women” with acknowledgement of your input in the book itself (to be discussed after this book gets published), a signed copy of the next book, “We Wonderful Women”, acknowledgement in the book

$100.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $125.00 credit at OAC, 4 signed books with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, a PDF of the book, input on the next book “We Wonderful Women” with acknowledgement of your input in the book itself (to be discussed after this book gets published), 2 signed copy of the next book, “We Wonderful Women”, acknowledgement in the book with your photo,

$125.00 Thank you email, an actual thank you card, 1 year membership to OAC, $75.00 credit at OAC, 2 signed books with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, a PDF of the book, input on the next book “We Wonderful Women” with acknowledgement of your input in the book itself (to be discussed after this book gets published), 1 signed copy of the next book, “We Wonderful Women”, acknowledgement in the book with your photo.

$150.00

Thank you email, an actual thank you card, $175.00 credit at OAC, 5 signed books with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, a PDF of the book, input on the next book “We Wonderful Women” with acknowledgement of your input in the book itself (to be discussed after this book gets published), 3 signed copies of the next book, “We Wonderful Women”, acknowledgement in the book with your photo, a t-shirt about you being the Queen!

$250.00 Thank you email, an actual thank you card, life time membership to OAC as long as it is active and if the membership stops in less than 3 years you will have $250.00 in credit at OAC, 1 signed book with free shipping, downloads of each set of images used to create the book – a value of about $32.00, a vote on what to use for the cover image, a PDF of the book, input on the next book “We Wonderful Women” with acknowledgement of your input in the book itself (to be discussed after this book gets published), 1 signed copy of the next book, “We Wonderful Women”, acknowledgement in the book with your photo.

Unknown amount

If you would just like to donate towards my goal that would be greatly appreciated as well.

Open to suggestions

Open to suggestions

 

 

 

Information on Funds Received

If I reach the goal = $250.00

I will use my own ISBN and be in control of the book and be very grateful to all of you who helped!

If I exceed the goal by enough to have the book professionally  printed

I will use the extra money to have the book professionally printed (bypass Createspace) where I will have more control over the creation of the book, such as; the paper quality, perforations or spiral binding, etc.

If it explodes with total insane coolness (enough to purchase a professional printer and supporting equipment, for example paper)

I will use the funds to purchase a professional printer and equipment so I can have total control over the quality of the book/s.  This would also mean that I could print my next books.  I would also probably be so shocked I’d fall flat on my face because all of the blood would rush to my head and cause me to faint!

Lastly, if I don’t make the goal

I will be a bit sad but I will forge ahead and print using Createspace with their ISBN.

 

I will keep you posted as everything moves along to let you know what’s going, I don’t want to leave you in the dark.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share this with your friends and/or anyone you think might be interested.  Your help with this will be greatly appreciated as I am very apprehensive about giving up the ISBN (all control of the artwork I’ve worked so hard on).  Thank you in advance for your consideration, much appreciated; also for taking the time to read through all of this!

If you have any questions and/or comments please don’t hesitate to let me know; you can reach me at olivia@oliviaandco.com

Oh I almost forgot, if this request is successful there is a little game included in the book but I can’t tell you about it until each of you has the book in hand – must be fair plus it will keep you guessing.  The first person who can figure out the answer/s will win a prize but I can’t tell you that either - yet.

Thanks so much and I hope to hear from you!

Olivia

p.s. this starts right about now and will go for about one week.  If it is going nowhere I’ll stop it and if it is going insanely well I’ll continue it for the two weeks, just thought you’d like to know.

olivia@oliviaandco.com

www.oliviaandco.com

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