Dear amazing backers,
This is a huge day for me—and for all of you who supported Don’t Go Back to School. Your ebook download code should be in your inbox today. I am so thrilled to be getting this into your devices at last. You all know better than anyone how hard I’ve worked for the past year and a half, and I’m giddy about sending you a book I am extremely proud of. Independent learning is a not just a strategy, it’s a social movement, and by backing this book, you’ve made important contribution to that movement.
In addition to the ebook, if you are a $25 backer or above, your beautiful signed special editions will be coming in the mail later in the month.
After the ebook gets to you, it will be available to the general public on my site www.kiostark.com. Next week, a print-on-demand version will be available on Amazon. Once you’ve had a chance to read some of the book, I’d be so grateful if you’d help spread the word. You are the team that helped put this book into the world. And you are the people who can make sure everyone knows they can learn without school and how to do it. The best thing you can do to help is easy--talk with people about reading the book. If you have conversations online, consider using the hashtag #dontgobacktoschool. I'm very curious to find out which stories in the book resonate with you most, and the hashtag will help me track that. In addition to helping people find out how to learn independently, spreading the word is also financial support for me to keep writing books like this.
Overall, this book represents a tectonic shift in education. Most people talk about fixing schools, but this is more radical. The voices in this book point the way to a better future where we learn independently and with each other, exploring our passions and enjoying the independent learning process. I hope you’ll enjoy and learn from the book, feel proud of what you’ve helped to make, and spread the word about it.
In gratitude, Kio
PS: If you didn’t fill out your survey, you won’t be getting a download code today because I don’t have your email. To check your situation, sign into Kickstarter and look in the top right corner for a banner saying a project needs information from you. If it’s not there, you’re all set. I'd appreciate it if you'd check that rather than ask me to check, since there are 1588 of you. :) If you fill it out now, it will take a while to get your ebook for technical reasons, so bear with me.
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Nov 9, 2011 - Dec 15, 2011
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Learn-o-gram! A postcard featuring a self-education secret, plus your name in the acknowledgments.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Personal consultation! I'll talk to you on the phone (or over coffee if you're in NYC) and help you decide if you should go back to school or not. You'll also get your own paperback copy of Don't Go Back to School, plus a PDF and your name in the acknowledgments.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Publisher credit! If you want to support this project in a big way, I'll credit you as a publisher and send copies to ten people or institutions of your choosing.Estimated delivery: May 2012