The Railway Bogie

By Chris Weale

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The Railway Bogie

Project 2017-02-06 13:13:58 +1300

What is my project?

A children's picture book. The impetus to do something about The Railway Bogie happened when I sent it to a large pubisher (which shall remain nameless - and flightless) and had a reply saying how much the whole team had loved the book... However, due to the stomach churning nature of the story, and despite comparing it to Roald Dahl's Revolting Ryhmes (I think they were over egging the pudding there, as Dahl was a genius and I, alas, am not), they were scared to go ahead with it as they'd had their fingers burnt before with books that some adults didn't think were suitable reading material for young children. Although I knew that what they were saying was true in some respects (one of my friends was a little bit sick in her mouth when she read it for the first time), I also knew that every child I'd read the book to loved it. So I had to do something, and what I did was draw some pictures and put the book onto iBooks (and if you want to see what it looks like The Railway Bogie by Christopher Lllewelyn, my pen name, will be free to download for the duration of this Pledge Me Project). However, I quickly realised that an ebook is no substitute for an actual book, and that's what I want to do now, create an actual book.

 

 

What is the basic plan?

The basic plan is just that, basic. The book itself will be printed locally in Christchurch NZ - as keeping things local is also something I believe in - and will be A5 in size; following the idea that children's books should be children sized. I hope to get the finished article into a few local shops to start off with, and sell it for $14 (which is slightly more than I originally planned, but the best I can achieve printing on a small scale). This means it will be cheaper than the average $19+ for a picture book in NZ; and thus I will be doing my bit to bring down the cost of reading material. I have never done anything like this before, so timeframes may be wildy inaccurate, and unforseen problems have not been forseen - therefore, every bit of support offered will be received with a smile.

Am I going to change the world by creating this book? 

No, I very much doubt it, but maybe a child that reads more will.

Have I missed anything?

If you have any questions about the Reward Tiers - or about anything really - please get in touch through www.greenandpinkbooks.com, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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01/07/2017 at 11:39 AM

Another set of books have been posted out today, but I'm still missing 5 people's address (Sally, Carena, Haley, Jonathan, Sam). If you haven't sent through your postal details, please do... I'd love to get the book to you.

Cheers, Chris.

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The Railway Bogie; Update #1

01/05/2017 at 5:02 PM

Hello everyone, and first of all thank you so much for pledging. It means a lot to me, and hopefully it will be the start of something interesting. I'll keep in touch with everyone via the 'update' facility on my pledge page (which, according to Pledge Me, you should receive as an email).

 

So this is the first update (as this is the first time there has been something to report).

 

The new illustrations are all complete and were dropped off at the printers today to be scanned. Once this has been done (which should only take 2 or 3 days) the scanned images will be sent back to me electronically for me to (somehow) add the text... I will let you know when this happens, and how it happens. At the moment I am still a little bit in the dark as to when the book will be finished, but hopefully this will become clearer as each stage is completed.

 

Thank you again for your support, and here's something to keep your thirst for original literature at bay while you await the book...

 

A procrastinator from Clyde,

thought he had time on his side.

He put everything off,

then developed a cough,

and last Sunday morning he died.

 

Carpe Diem,

 

Chris.

    Pledgers 101

    Carena Parish
    2017-04-05 21:33:09 +1200

    "Carena parish 472 halswell rd"

    Shona Galbraith
    2017-04-05 20:49:42 +1200

    "Go Chris!"

    Gail Thomson
    2017-04-05 15:28:55 +1200
    Patricia Thwaites
    2017-04-03 19:50:30 +1200

    "Look forward to reading it now that I've had a taste...or is taste really the word I should be looking for?"

    SamandGendy Davis
    2017-04-03 09:45:54 +1200
    Neil Warburton
    2017-04-03 09:06:08 +1200

    "Nice to see children's books in the non-fiction section!"

    John Myers
    2017-04-03 01:35:51 +1200

    "Please rush me some books."

    Penny Fox
    2017-04-02 21:30:24 +1200

    "Best of luck reaching the target Chris."

    Josephine Lind
    2017-03-31 14:30:15 +1300

    "Really hope to see it in print, great work Chris!!"

    Vanessa Brown
    2017-03-31 13:25:41 +1300

    "all the best chris!"

    SHARYN FORD
    2017-03-30 21:40:05 +1300
    Viki F
    2017-03-30 15:54:08 +1300
    Nicole Wright
    2017-03-30 09:09:51 +1300
    Haley Hughes
    2017-03-29 10:09:59 +1300

    "All the best with your book! Referred by Donna Dimond. We really enjoyed Tyranno-sort-of Rex :-)"

    Fiona Platje
    2017-03-29 08:07:33 +1300

    "All the best for the project - love to support people determined to turn their dreams into reality"

    Lorna Courts
    2017-03-29 06:31:01 +1300

    "Good luck Chris! Hope it's successful :D"

    Shelli Andrews
    2017-03-29 03:36:28 +1300

    "Looks like fantastic work! Best of luck :)"

    simon thwaites
    2017-03-28 16:29:02 +1300

    "Knocke em dead Mr Llew"

    Irene Cronan
    2017-03-28 11:45:19 +1300

    "For Library @ Linwood Avenue School"

    Emma Bailey
    2017-03-27 10:34:13 +1300

    "Chris loved your first 2 books. Can't wait to read this one with Xander. Hope you smash your target.Emma & Xander."

    Karen Goodenough
    2017-03-27 08:00:43 +1300

    "Good luck Chris.looking forward to reading it ."

    Sharon Springham
    2017-03-27 00:52:11 +1300
    Aine Hoban
    2017-03-26 20:15:13 +1300
    Nicky Price
    2017-03-25 11:04:52 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-25 08:15:28 +1300
    Mike Gibbs
    2017-03-23 21:30:36 +1300

    "I want one of the original bogeys too!"

    Lindsey cockcroft
    2017-03-23 20:25:33 +1300

    "I can't wait to get this book!! "

    Alice Dummer
    2017-03-22 17:22:42 +1300
    Joanne Kleiner
    2017-03-22 16:18:56 +1300

    "Awesome author, can't wait for third book. Makes repetitive reading easy 😄"

    Loretta Acton
    2017-03-22 13:00:15 +1300

    "Great Book for a fun family read"

    Followers

    Followers of The Railway Bogie

    The Railway Bogie

    Project 2017-02-06 13:13:58 +1300

    What is my project?

    A children's picture book. The impetus to do something about The Railway Bogie happened when I sent it to a large pubisher (which shall remain nameless - and flightless) and had a reply saying how much the whole team had loved the book... However, due to the stomach churning nature of the story, and despite comparing it to Roald Dahl's Revolting Ryhmes (I think they were over egging the pudding there, as Dahl was a genius and I, alas, am not), they were scared to go ahead with it as they'd had their fingers burnt before with books that some adults didn't think were suitable reading material for young children. Although I knew that what they were saying was true in some respects (one of my friends was a little bit sick in her mouth when she read it for the first time), I also knew that every child I'd read the book to loved it. So I had to do something, and what I did was draw some pictures and put the book onto iBooks (and if you want to see what it looks like The Railway Bogie by Christopher Lllewelyn, my pen name, will be free to download for the duration of this Pledge Me Project). However, I quickly realised that an ebook is no substitute for an actual book, and that's what I want to do now, create an actual book.

     

     

    What is the basic plan?

    The basic plan is just that, basic. The book itself will be printed locally in Christchurch NZ - as keeping things local is also something I believe in - and will be A5 in size; following the idea that children's books should be children sized. I hope to get the finished article into a few local shops to start off with, and sell it for $14 (which is slightly more than I originally planned, but the best I can achieve printing on a small scale). This means it will be cheaper than the average $19+ for a picture book in NZ; and thus I will be doing my bit to bring down the cost of reading material. I have never done anything like this before, so timeframes may be wildy inaccurate, and unforseen problems have not been forseen - therefore, every bit of support offered will be received with a smile.

    Am I going to change the world by creating this book? 

    No, I very much doubt it, but maybe a child that reads more will.

    Have I missed anything?

    If you have any questions about the Reward Tiers - or about anything really - please get in touch through www.greenandpinkbooks.com, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Last few addresses needed.

    01/07/2017 at 11:39 AM

    Another set of books have been posted out today, but I'm still missing 5 people's address (Sally, Carena, Haley, Jonathan, Sam). If you haven't sent through your postal details, please do... I'd love to get the book to you.

    Cheers, Chris.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    The Railway Bogie; Update #1

    01/05/2017 at 5:02 PM

    Hello everyone, and first of all thank you so much for pledging. It means a lot to me, and hopefully it will be the start of something interesting. I'll keep in touch with everyone via the 'update' facility on my pledge page (which, according to Pledge Me, you should receive as an email).

     

    So this is the first update (as this is the first time there has been something to report).

     

    The new illustrations are all complete and were dropped off at the printers today to be scanned. Once this has been done (which should only take 2 or 3 days) the scanned images will be sent back to me electronically for me to (somehow) add the text... I will let you know when this happens, and how it happens. At the moment I am still a little bit in the dark as to when the book will be finished, but hopefully this will become clearer as each stage is completed.

     

    Thank you again for your support, and here's something to keep your thirst for original literature at bay while you await the book...

     

    A procrastinator from Clyde,

    thought he had time on his side.

    He put everything off,

    then developed a cough,

    and last Sunday morning he died.

     

    Carpe Diem,

     

    Chris.

      Carena Parish
      2017-04-05 21:33:09 +1200

      "Carena parish 472 halswell rd"

      Shona Galbraith
      2017-04-05 20:49:42 +1200

      "Go Chris!"

      Gail Thomson
      2017-04-05 15:28:55 +1200
      Patricia Thwaites
      2017-04-03 19:50:30 +1200

      "Look forward to reading it now that I've had a taste...or is taste really the word I should be looking for?"

      SamandGendy Davis
      2017-04-03 09:45:54 +1200
      Neil Warburton
      2017-04-03 09:06:08 +1200

      "Nice to see children's books in the non-fiction section!"

      John Myers
      2017-04-03 01:35:51 +1200

      "Please rush me some books."

      Penny Fox
      2017-04-02 21:30:24 +1200

      "Best of luck reaching the target Chris."

      Josephine Lind
      2017-03-31 14:30:15 +1300

      "Really hope to see it in print, great work Chris!!"

      Vanessa Brown
      2017-03-31 13:25:41 +1300

      "all the best chris!"

      SHARYN FORD
      2017-03-30 21:40:05 +1300
      Viki F
      2017-03-30 15:54:08 +1300
      Nicole Wright
      2017-03-30 09:09:51 +1300
      Haley Hughes
      2017-03-29 10:09:59 +1300

      "All the best with your book! Referred by Donna Dimond. We really enjoyed Tyranno-sort-of Rex :-)"

      Fiona Platje
      2017-03-29 08:07:33 +1300

      "All the best for the project - love to support people determined to turn their dreams into reality"

      Lorna Courts
      2017-03-29 06:31:01 +1300

      "Good luck Chris! Hope it's successful :D"

      Shelli Andrews
      2017-03-29 03:36:28 +1300

      "Looks like fantastic work! Best of luck :)"

      simon thwaites
      2017-03-28 16:29:02 +1300

      "Knocke em dead Mr Llew"

      Irene Cronan
      2017-03-28 11:45:19 +1300

      "For Library @ Linwood Avenue School"

      Emma Bailey
      2017-03-27 10:34:13 +1300

      "Chris loved your first 2 books. Can't wait to read this one with Xander. Hope you smash your target.Emma & Xander."

      Karen Goodenough
      2017-03-27 08:00:43 +1300

      "Good luck Chris.looking forward to reading it ."

      Sharon Springham
      2017-03-27 00:52:11 +1300
      Aine Hoban
      2017-03-26 20:15:13 +1300
      Nicky Price
      2017-03-25 11:04:52 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-25 08:15:28 +1300
      Mike Gibbs
      2017-03-23 21:30:36 +1300

      "I want one of the original bogeys too!"

      Lindsey cockcroft
      2017-03-23 20:25:33 +1300

      "I can't wait to get this book!! "

      Alice Dummer
      2017-03-22 17:22:42 +1300
      Joanne Kleiner
      2017-03-22 16:18:56 +1300

      "Awesome author, can't wait for third book. Makes repetitive reading easy 😄"

      Loretta Acton
      2017-03-22 13:00:15 +1300

      "Great Book for a fun family read"

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