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Elle Gabrielle

Elle Gabrielle

Jamaica

Law student and author.

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Elle Gabrielle is a creative writer who enjoys travel, yoga, meditation and horseback riding. She describes herself as quirky, loves cooking, reading legal judgments and dancing in the supermarket.
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If The Amazing Adventures of Roger The Extraordinary Sheep hits 500 pre-orders by Wednesday 17 March 2021 1 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 39 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If The Amazing Adventures of Roger The Extraordinary Sheep hits 250 pre-orders by Wednesday 17 March 2021 1 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 22 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If The Amazing Adventures of Roger The Extraordinary Sheep hits 500 pre-orders by Wednesday 17 March 2021 1 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 76 publishers when the campaign ends.
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The Amazing Adventures of Roger The Extraordinary Sheep

Roger is an extraordinary and mischievous sheep who pranks the farm animals by imitating them. This makes everyone pretty angry. Eventually, he runs away to the forest, and becomes a hero by frightening a bear and a fox with his impersonations. It is a modern classic which teaches that one can be wonderfully extraordinary without tricks or mischief.

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Children Fiction #1 in Children Fiction
2,058 words
100% complete
3 publishers interested

Synopsis

I created Roger while pondering my tendency to deliver loud, uncontrollable laughter in slightly inappropriate settings. It is somewhat annoying for my family and friends, but they love me anyway. Initially, I envisioned a stubborn Roger being bullied by the other sheep for choosing to moo rather than bleat, but with time, he developed into a more playful, mischievous character.

I named him for one of my early childhood friends who loved playing pranks in class. Instead of labeling him weird or annoying, his quirky ability to mimic animals is deemed extraordinary. However, he gets a bit arrogant and uses his talent to trick the animals. Despite warnings that the farmer will sell him because of his mischief, he continues.

One morning the farmer decides to place Roger in the circus talent show to put his gift to good use and keep him out of trouble. Roger gets the wrong idea and runs away to the forest. After a scary encounter, he meets Bob, a very clever blackbird. Together, they use his talent to triumph over adversity and Roger comes to realize that he can be his extraordinary self without mischief.

Sales arguments

  • I am supported by an online communities of about 300 people who are members of book clubs and writing societies
  • I received commitments from 50 friends and relatives who are willing to purchase copies
  • Children's books remain the most popular genre, this storytelling is traditional, yet the plot is unique, fresh and endearing

Similar titles

  • The World Needs More Purple People written by Kristen Bell and published by Random House Books for Young Readers on 2 June 2020 is similar, sharing the importance of embracing one's unique self and all the quirkiness that comes with it.
  • The Grinny Granny Donkey authored by Craid Smith, published by Scholastic Inc on November 10, 2020. Although Roger's story is more adventurous, this book also humorously humanizes an animal character, telling its story in a unique and endearing manner.
  • Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, published by Random House Books for Young Readers on May 15 2018 also allows the main character to come full circle on his own. Although the other animals offer him guidance; like Grumpy Monkey, Roger comes to realise his shortcomings of his own accord.

Audience

5-11 year old kings and queens of drama with a great sense of humor, adventure and vivid imaginations

Advance praise

An amazing, fun read! With beautiful illustrations, it introduces children to a wonderful world of fantasy and animals led by Roger, the extraordinary sheep. Without giving away Rogers's secret, children will learn the language of all the farm animals and others as well. Farmer John and the other farm animals love Roger but, alas, Roger feels his special ability is unwanted.

Roger decides to explore the grounds beyond the farm and gets hopelessly lost. To find out how Roger gets home, you will have to read this book. Children will learn what animals live on a farm, their language, and how one sheep with special abilities can learn he is loved just as he is. Being different is not so bad after all.

Suitable for children ages 5 through 10.

Concetta Pipia, JD, MBA/HRM, is a retired lawyer who now specializes in creative and nonfiction writing. She is the creator and Administrator of an online writing group that focuses on creative and nonfiction writing.

3 publishers interested Express interest

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Brandylane Publishers, Inc.

Looking for titles that teach, promote, and encourage understanding, tolerance, peace, environmental preservation, health, and wellness.

Brandylane is a small, independent press, founded in 1985, that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and children’s books. We publish under a traditional arrangement and also offer a cooperative track for emerging authors. We believe that books make a difference, that lives and the world are changed by the power of words and images, and that large publishing houses neglect a wealth of good writing. We are not looking for mainstream read-it-before self-help.

Under our cooperative arrangement, we invest a portion of the publishing costs and offer a stepped royalty structure from 30% to 60%--higher than the industry average. One distinguishing feature of our program is that our marketing effort includes a one-year launch, followed by two additional years of promotion through our social media, website, our seasonal genre, and subject matter email campaigns, and continuous support from our PR team.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBT Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Children Non-Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Mindfulness & Happiness, Nature & Environment, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Technology & the Future, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

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1106 Design, LLC

500 copies • Completed manuscript.
1106 Design provides book design, production, and publishing services for independent authors who seek all the quality of traditional publishing without forfeiting their rights and royalties in return. 1106 Design provides traditional publisher quality with one-stop, end-to-end services from copyediting to worldwide distribution. We operate just like a publisher with one difference: YOU maintain complete control of your book, your schedule, and most importantly, your payments.

In our model, distribution accounts are set up in your name. When a book is sold, the retailer takes a cut, the printing cost is deducted, and the balance is deposited directly into your bank account, never ours first. The difference can amount to several more dollars per book in net revenue to you. Our most popular package for non-fiction books, 50,000 words and under, including copyediting, cover design, interior layout, proofreading, eBook formatting, and distribution set up in your name is just $7,353. Fiction titles are slightly lower, $6,488.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Essay, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mythology & Folk Tales, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

eBooks2go

100 copies • Completed manuscript.
eBooks2go, Inc. was founded in 2011 to provide the missing link for all your publishing needs. Our end-to-end solutions provide the guidance and support that enable publishers and independent authors to pursue their passions. To date, we have helped more than 750 authors and 100 publishers worldwide. We offer an array of simple and affordable solutions to assist self-publishing authors at every stage of the book publishing process. Our comprehensive service offering includes editing, print and eBook production, book marketing, cover designs, ISBN registration, and even website designs. We are a single source for all of your publishing needs.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Roger is a bit different from the other sheep on Happy Days Farm.

He has a very special ability to sound like every animal he hears.

He can moo like a cow, bray like a donkey, purr like a kitten, cluck like a hen, quack like a duck and neigh like a horse.

Farmer John and the farm animals think he is extraordinary and they offer him the best treats and goodies.

But before long, Roger gets bored with making the same sounds over and over.

He begins playing pranks on the animals and the farmer to amuse himself.

First he fooled Allie the sheepdog.

As Allie took a nap, Roger tiptoed up to him and howled into his ear.

Thinking it was a wolf he barked madly, which made the sheep run all over the meadow.

“Roger!” “Don’t play pranks!” Allie growled angrily at Roger who was laughing merrily.


  • Update #2 - The Journey Feb. 24, 2021

    Hi Everyone, 

    I am at another leg of this journey, nine days in, with ten sales and three interested publishers. 

    While the sales have ...


  • Update #1 - The Beginning Feb. 15, 2021

    Pleasant Good Morning, 


    I am pleased to share that so far we have 3 interested publishers and 7 sales. 

    This is an uphill climb and ...


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  • Brandon Pyle
    on Feb. 18, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

    I am very proud of you for publishing your first book. I look forward to reading it to my daughters.

  • Darren Raveneau
    on Feb. 21, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

    I can't wait for my four children to read this book.

    • Elle Gabrielle
      on Feb. 22, 2021, 12:02 a.m.

      Thank you so much Darren. I am sure those will not be a dull moments!