You were with us when this all started. Five months ago, when you backed our first campaign. Now we’re proud and happy to tell you that your books are shipping and that all the hard work we did leads to the moment when everyone of you will receive the book, when you will actually read it with your children. We would love to be part of that! Send us a picture, a video! Let us know what you think, what your kids think [tag @matamua_books on Instagram or post on our Facebook page). We will read and reply to all your messages: this is just the beginning and your feedback will be crucial to determine what we will do next!
We want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who believed in the project (from the parents and friends to the teachers, psychologists, editors, translators, graphic designers and creative directors who have been by our side during the creation of the story, advising and encouraging us).
There are many reasons why “Once Upon a Now” is and will always be special to us. Like the messages of soon-to-be moms and dads who told us that this is the first book they bought for their children. Like the moms’ comments on this blog and Facebook, ecstatic to have a different kind of book to share with their sons, a book that can help them talk about how they came into the world. Like the stories you shared with us in private. Like the friend of a friend who said that this tale gave her the confidence to stop keeping a huge secret. Like the hundred of people who pledged on Kickstarter for the first time to support this project. Like the unshaken trust you all have put in us.
This amount of trust is not something women and men get to experience very often. It is a special feeling that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
[If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, don’t worry: “Once Upon A Now” will be available in a week on our website http://matamuabooks.com/]