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.

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    megan Ensor
    2017-03-22 12:53:00 +1300
    jo leitch
    2017-03-22 12:49:34 +1300
    Angela Chamberlain
    2017-03-21 21:33:13 +1300
    Donna Dimond
    2017-03-21 21:13:48 +1300
    Donna Dimond
    2017-03-21 21:13:05 +1300

    "Yay....can't wait! Keep pledging people!"

    James Falvey
    2017-03-21 19:09:02 +1300
    Anne Murphy
    2017-03-21 17:09:25 +1300

    "you are super talented Chris. Look forward to seeing the book, Anne & Dan"

    Ivor Weale
    2017-03-21 09:42:22 +1300
    Vanessa Campbell
    2017-03-20 23:32:19 +1300

    "yeehah we'll look forward to reading our next Chris Weale classic!! "

    Irene Cronan
    2017-03-20 20:49:27 +1300

    "Chris - you're a legend! A great book. Can't wait to have one of your drawings hanging on the wall!"

    Sally De Las Heras
    2017-03-20 20:29:21 +1300

    "Oh me, oh my! My kids love his first book "how does the giraffe get to work", NZ we must get his 3rd book published. Pledge, Pledge, Pledge"

    Emma Jenkins
    2017-03-20 20:10:27 +1300

    "Can't wait to see and read the book Chris! Good luck."

    Alice Warwick
    2017-03-20 10:31:35 +1300
    Kate mckay
    2017-03-20 10:27:42 +1300

    "Good on you Chris looks very cool "

    Lucy Frost
    2017-03-20 07:51:00 +1300

    "Sounds like a fab book Chris - love the Frosts x"

    Toni braithwaite
    2017-03-20 06:20:56 +1300
    Mel Crann
    2017-03-20 03:07:43 +1300

    "Good luck with your project. Xxx"

    Katherine Chambers
    2017-03-19 22:25:16 +1300
    sue
    2017-03-19 21:41:41 +1300

    "I have read some of his books and they are great fun! Come on friends and family get on board to help Chris write more books for our Kids! "

    Juliet Tippen
    2017-03-19 21:36:05 +1300
    Rosie Coster
    2017-03-19 21:29:18 +1300

    "Love all your book Chris and can't wait to read this one "

    Fiona Deehan
    2017-03-19 20:52:17 +1300

    "Sounds like disgusting fun 😊"

    Juliette O'Neill
    2017-03-19 20:43:44 +1300

    "Love this pre purchase idea."

    Dan Razesu
    2017-03-19 17:41:07 +1300
    Janet Whitehead
    2017-03-18 23:18:59 +1300

    "Good luck Chris. Love Janet and Ken"

    Carol Springham
    2017-03-18 21:02:37 +1300
    Helen Warwick
    2017-03-17 12:09:41 +1300

    "great for grandparents!"

    Jonathan Cooze
    2017-03-16 20:07:46 +1300
    Maureen
    2017-03-16 17:43:30 +1300

    "Great for the grandkids!"

    Mark Smith
    2017-03-15 22:12:56 +1300

    "One book and a double shot of snot free Karma please! God luck with it mate..."

    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.

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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.

      megan Ensor
      2017-03-22 12:53:00 +1300
      jo leitch
      2017-03-22 12:49:34 +1300
      Angela Chamberlain
      2017-03-21 21:33:13 +1300
      Donna Dimond
      2017-03-21 21:13:48 +1300
      Donna Dimond
      2017-03-21 21:13:05 +1300

      "Yay....can't wait! Keep pledging people!"

      James Falvey
      2017-03-21 19:09:02 +1300
      Anne Murphy
      2017-03-21 17:09:25 +1300

      "you are super talented Chris. Look forward to seeing the book, Anne & Dan"

      Ivor Weale
      2017-03-21 09:42:22 +1300
      Vanessa Campbell
      2017-03-20 23:32:19 +1300

      "yeehah we'll look forward to reading our next Chris Weale classic!! "

      Irene Cronan
      2017-03-20 20:49:27 +1300

      "Chris - you're a legend! A great book. Can't wait to have one of your drawings hanging on the wall!"

      Sally De Las Heras
      2017-03-20 20:29:21 +1300

      "Oh me, oh my! My kids love his first book "how does the giraffe get to work", NZ we must get his 3rd book published. Pledge, Pledge, Pledge"

      Emma Jenkins
      2017-03-20 20:10:27 +1300

      "Can't wait to see and read the book Chris! Good luck."

      Alice Warwick
      2017-03-20 10:31:35 +1300
      Kate mckay
      2017-03-20 10:27:42 +1300

      "Good on you Chris looks very cool "

      Lucy Frost
      2017-03-20 07:51:00 +1300

      "Sounds like a fab book Chris - love the Frosts x"

      Toni braithwaite
      2017-03-20 06:20:56 +1300
      Mel Crann
      2017-03-20 03:07:43 +1300

      "Good luck with your project. Xxx"

      Katherine Chambers
      2017-03-19 22:25:16 +1300
      sue
      2017-03-19 21:41:41 +1300

      "I have read some of his books and they are great fun! Come on friends and family get on board to help Chris write more books for our Kids! "

      Juliet Tippen
      2017-03-19 21:36:05 +1300
      Rosie Coster
      2017-03-19 21:29:18 +1300

      "Love all your book Chris and can't wait to read this one "

      Fiona Deehan
      2017-03-19 20:52:17 +1300

      "Sounds like disgusting fun 😊"

      Juliette O'Neill
      2017-03-19 20:43:44 +1300

      "Love this pre purchase idea."

      Dan Razesu
      2017-03-19 17:41:07 +1300
      Janet Whitehead
      2017-03-18 23:18:59 +1300

      "Good luck Chris. Love Janet and Ken"

      Carol Springham
      2017-03-18 21:02:37 +1300
      Helen Warwick
      2017-03-17 12:09:41 +1300

      "great for grandparents!"

      Jonathan Cooze
      2017-03-16 20:07:46 +1300
      Maureen
      2017-03-16 17:43:30 +1300

      "Great for the grandkids!"

      Mark Smith
      2017-03-15 22:12:56 +1300

      "One book and a double shot of snot free Karma please! God luck with it mate..."

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