Internal layout preview!

You have FIVE MORE DAYS to preorder the book! If you’ve been thinking of pledging, but haven’t gotten around to it, here’s your chance!

On another note – we have a preview of layout of the inside of the book to share. What do you think?

Let’s see how much we can raise in this last week! Every pledge counts!

140% funded and more stretch goals!

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The Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky Kickstarter is now 140% funded with 13 days left in the campaign (that’s $4,224!). That means it is time to add some NEW STRETCH GOALS.

Every little bit helps, even if it is just $1, $5, $10, we appreciate the support.

Here are the NEW STRETCH GOALS:

  • $4,000-4,400 – Bonuses for those working on the book (because they are working hard with very low pay) and more Kickstarter fees and expenses (because we raised more money, it will cost slightly more to run)
  • $4,400-$4,500 – Additional illustrations and a more elaborate translation guide at the back of the book.
  • $4,500-$5,000 – Send more free books to Haiti
An article was written about the book and there was a featured story from the book you still can read here. Even though the raffle is now finished and the winners have been selected, you can still share the project and support this book before the Kickstarter ends! Thank you for your interest and support!
Rosie and the Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky team

108% funded and stretch goals!

WE DID IT! We are now over 100% funded! Thank you everyone for your support!

Now we move on to our stretch goals! The more money we raise the more stuff we can add to the book and we can send free books to Haiti!

We already added extra illustrations and a book launch party (and bonus video) with the stretch goals reached so far.

Next up:
At $3,300 – We can add a translation guide at the back of the book. $3,300-$3,500 – Additional advertisements (shipping books to reviewers and bookstores and ad campaigns to reach a wider audience, extra Kickstarter expenses). $3,500-$4,000 – Print and ship free books to Haiti to partnering schools and orphanages, and sample copies to churches interested in selling/buying copies.

And remember, the raffle ends on Friday share now for a chance to win an autographed book or a Haitian painting! Great to have an extra book to give as a gift, or to keep for yourself!

We did it! This book is officially happening! So happy and blessed. Thank you for all of your support and for believing in this book. Share this project with your friends and family so we can reach all our stretch goals.

Thank you!

A raffle, a featured story, and over 25% funded!

We are officially over 25% funded – and we are not even done with our first week! We are so blessed! In order to stay on track we need to raise an average of 33% a week. So this is our first chance – let’s finish this first week strong and reach the 33% milestone! Click here to check out the Kickstarter and participate – every little bit helps!

On another note, we have a featured story from the book in an article by the New Internationalist magazine – which you can read here (http://newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2015/05/07/seeds-dark-sky-project/). Were you curious about what the stories would be like? Here is your chance to read one! This is just one of fifty stories that will be a part of this collection, but it is a great preview of what is to come.

And finally, there is currently a raffle going on through our Facebook page. All you have to do to be a part of it is like, comment, or share the Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky Facebook posts. There will be a random drawing on May 15th with six different winners. You can read the details about the raffle here and start sharing our Facebook posts!

Thank you for your support as we embark to share Haitian voices with the world!

Cover Launch!

The official cover is finally here!

After many days and weeks of back and forth, we can finally share the cover of Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky!

The original art is by a Haitian from Jérémie (where we collected the stories) and it was digitally designed by Ted McFarland.

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Extremely happy to be able to share this with you.

On another note, the Kickstarter for Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky begins in 11 days! We are getting everything ready and sending out more e-mails as the time draws near. We are also prepping some news articles that will launch periodically throughout the Kickstarter – including one that will feature a story from our collection!

As we draw near, share our Facebook page with friends, and spread the word about this marvelous project. We look forward to working with all of you over the next few months!

Website launch!

Welcome to Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky’s website launch and first promotional video!

Like our Facebook page to get updates in the coming weeks, especially with our Kickstarter campaign launch on May 1st!

We are so excited to get this project out on the web, we have been working hard and will continue to do so in the coming months as we prepare for the fundraising campaign and for publishing.

Thank you for your early support!