Children’s book author, Sean Leahy, teamed up with Hungarian illustrator Mihály Orodán and crowdfunding publisher, Unbound, to bring a cafe run by monsters to life for children.
The Monster Café is a humourous tale that deals with pre-conceptions, pre-school excitement and pre-tty big monsters.
Unbound is a UK-based publisher that utilizes crowdfunding to drive pre-orders for their book. You can see Sean’s Unbound campaign page here.
Curious about how Unbound worked from the creator’s perspective, I asked Sean some questions and he was kind enough to describe his experience crowdfunding with Unbound.
Questions About The Monster Café
- Make a list of everyone you think will be interested, and drop them a line about it and a reminder.
- Don’t check on your progress every 10 minutes. It can get demoralising.
- You’d be surprised just who will pledge. Don’t write anyone off!
Sean Leahy is the flesh-and-bone edition of wonky tweetsmith, @thepunningman.
He writes very short and occasionally hilarious jokes to wild acclaim, featuring in Playboy’s 50 Funniest People on Twitter, and appearing on Buzzfeed, Comedy Central, The Poke, Huffington Post, Funny or Die and TimeOut among others. Sean lives outside the gates of Hampton Court Palace with his wife and two children.