Under The Big Top now LIVE on Kickstarter. Support it today.

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform that means folks will have the chance to PRE-ORDER the book before it’s available on Amazon. Early supporters will also have access to exclusive special pricing and other perks that won’t be available after the campaign window closes. Cool things like posters, ebooks, bookmarks, activity booklets and more.

Ben’s next adventure is a tribute to the educators who love and teach our kids every day. Ben enjoys his class so much and it’s always so much fun - he dreams it’s like a circus! Read more at my Blog Post here.

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The Behind-the-Scenes of the Book Development

All or Nothing! I did decided to run a Kickstarter campaign to help fund book design and printing of the book. As an indie author, these costs must come out of pocket to be able to create a children’s book. The kickstarter campaign allows me a way to collect pre-orders, identify a demand for the book and ultimately decide how many I should print. Kickstarter is an ‘all or nothing’ campaign … meaning if the fundraising goal is NOT met, then the orders to do not go through. If it IS met, then backers’ credit cards are charged and I get to use the $$ for printing.

Campaign Video - My budget for the video was pretty low ($0 in fact) so I had to tackle it myself. I did get a couple of quotes from professionals and the lowest was $800 so I realized I had no other option but to DIY. My studio was the alcove in my bedroom right in front of the window to give me decent light, but I had to wait for an overcast day so the light wasn't too bright or harsh (didn't take long as it's been pretty gloomy here lately); my teleprompter was a printed script taped to a book. And my camera was my iPhone. The kids did make an appearance which perked it up a bit. :) I edited it together with some graphics and music and voila, I finished it up last night. Check it out here.