Introducing...

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Help bring the sweetest picture book off the chocolate factory production line by choosing a reward in exchange for your contribution.
 
"Chocolates" is the perfect gift for your favorite children, friends or treat yourself! Every book contributor will receive a
FREE Kickstarter exclusive sticker because...

" You are just as sweet OUTSIDE as you are within! "  

- erika baty

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THE WHY

HUEMANS

Now is an important time to 

 

"Chocolates" is the perfect gift for your favorite children, friends and you can even treat yourself! Every book contributor will receive a

FREE Kickstarter exclusive sticker and extra sweet gift because...

the Cocoa bean team 

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Erika Baty

She is the creator and author of CHOCOLATES. She plans to bring you more sweet somethings soon.

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Damon Renthrope

He's an award-winning artist and 

illustrator known for his signature- style caricature pop art. 

- Together, they are Dark Milk chocolate  -

The IDEA

CHOCOLATES simply started as a thought:

WE all come in different hues of brown.

It's a picture book full of little reminders that we

are ALL THAT and a book of chocolates. 

We are an assortment of wonderful bite size pieces that make up this beautifully delicious complex, nutty, and sometimes bittersweet world we live in.

Let's find more reasons to love, appreciate, and admire one another.

the details

We couldn't create CHOCOLATES without adding a bunch of rich details.
Its deliciously crafted in SWEET packaging!

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FOIL STAMPING

"wrapper" because it's CHOCOLATES, duh!

SPOT UV GLOSS

on the inside pages make the words and characters POP! 

12 FLAVORFUL

AFFIRMATIONS

to help affirm you and your loved ones' chocolate-ness! 

ECO-FRIENDLY

paper and soy-based ink.

HARDCOVER

die cut to look like

a chocolate bar.

so SWEET!

The Golden Ticket

Once you've received your copy peel back the book's "wrapper" to see if you've won!

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the goal

Going out on our own to create a book and brand costs a CHOCO-lot!

But, with a book called Chocolates, we didn't want to take a bite out of creating a rich and filling book. No one wants lack luster chocolate!  Chocolate should be decadent, enticing and luscious; something you want to pick up and bite or, in our case, purchase and read. 

 

We set this crowdfunding goal pretty low as it will cost $6,000 just to get the book printed and shipped. We purchased ISBNs, filed for copyrights, and now need your support for specialty printing, debossing, foil stamping, and other accoutrements to make the sweetest book possible for you. 

 

As author and illustrator, we are completely invested in this book and its mission and know there is a lot more work to be done after this campaign ends. Therefore, we did not pay ourselves in the making of this book nor will we with the Kickstarter funds we raise . The funds from this campaign will be used to fund our first print run and shipment of books along with the fees needed to pay Kickstarter for hosting our campaign. 

Check out the chocolate pie chart below!

$5K Goal

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60%

printing 

15%

shipping

10%

Kickstarter

Fees

15%

Order fulfillment

the timeline

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 from bean                      to bar                         to book

June 

Kickstarter Campagin

July 

30 days Kickstarter ends

14 days later Kickstarter releases funds and book is sent to print

August 1st

Ship books and packages to YOU!

- risks & challenges -

Risks are low. With backgrounds in publishing, marketing and illustrating, we came into this already very resourceful with a fully equipped in-house team. We started creating this book over a year ago and the written affirmations and illustrations are complete. We also purchased a sample copy of the book from the printing company that we work with, reviewed, edited, and approved the final version.  
The book is now just waiting to be crowdfunded and printed.    

add-ons

We're offering some optional add-on rewards backers can choose to add to pledges. 
SWEET ENAMEL PINS
 
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STRETCH GOALS

We're feeling a CHOCO-lot of LOVE so these ooey gooey stretch goals
are ones you can go NUTS about!
SWEET SWEET STRETCH GOALS
 

$6,000

TOPPINGS

All books will be topped with a foiled reward sticker on the dustcover.
- For every book purchased, we will donate a book to an org that focuses on inclusivity -

REWARD STICKER

$12,000

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This book melts more in your hands so we didn't want to start with a digital version available.
- This goal is twice as sweet with a free digital copy of CHOCOLATES for every book backer -
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DOUBLE-DIPPED

E-BOOKS

$15,000

ICING ON THE CHOCOLATE CAKE

We can print CHOCOLATES: Bite-size Edition; a 12 flavored board book set!
- Every tier contributor will also receive a $10 voucher to use on your next purchase -

BITE-SIZE BOARD BOOK

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