First, thank you to all the supporters out there who have helped us along the way. It's been a tough several months as we've been working on making this the best book we possibly can. Your encouragement keeps us going.
UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign is live! Click here to visit the page >
Kickstarter. We're going to need your help! Manufacturing is a tricky endeavor—it involves three things: 1) lot of trial and error, 2) organization, and 3) large orders. We're working hard on the first two, but the latter involves everyone. The manufacturers will only produce the books if we order a significant amount. In order to do this, we've decided the best way to get the message out there—and help us place the first large order—is Kickstarter.
We'll be launching the Kickstarter next Tuesday, September 3rd. Please share our site and, later, our Kickstarter to help us make this book a reality.
About Kickstarter. For those of you that aren't familiar with Kickstarter, here's the description taken directly from their site:
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.
Thousands of creative projects are funding on Kickstarter at any given moment. Each project is independently created and crafted by the person behind it. The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control and responsibility over their projects. They spend weeks building their project pages, shooting their videos, and brainstorming what rewards to offer backers. When they're ready, creators launch their project and share it with their community.
Every project creator sets their project's funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers' credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.
Backing a project is more than just giving someone money, it's supporting their dream to create something that they want to see exist in the world.