The halfway mark already???
When I launched this Kickstarter project I thought it would be reasonable — and perhaps a bit lofty — to expect that we would raise $1,000 a week and then have to push hard for the last week to reach our $5,000 goal.
Well, considering we just blew past the halfway mark and it hasn't even been a week, I'd say my predictions were a bit modest! All of my contributors have deeply moved me with their generosity, and not just with money — like I said before it's not really about that. I have had countless friends simply share the link to this Kickstarter campaign, taking the time to write profound and heartfelt messages of support.
It's been truly an honor to be part of this ground-swelling of support and I thank every one of you for deciding to be part of this dream.
Unfortunately, I have to inform you that donations have come to a near-stand-still in the last 24-hours. Perhaps this is a fluke, but it's definitely got me worried and I'm asking for your help to keep the momentum going. Even though we've had amazing support, this is hardly a foregone conclusion. If you know of anyone with kids in their lives, please let them know about this book. Even though I'm aiming the book at babies because of the black-and-white, feedback from older children has been very positive, too. I've also heard from a couple people in the visually impaired community that this is a perfect book for their kids.
And hey, you like it, right? So your friends probably will, too!
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My sincere thanks and updates from this project! (But, c'mon, don't you want to just buy the book? Yeah, that's right, you know you do.)Estimated delivery:
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Hi mom! Er, I mean, hello! Patrons at this level will get a call from the author, Shasta Kearns Moore, to say thanks and chat about her ongoing projects. Or if you don't want to talk to me, I can read the book to your voice mail in a wacky voice (options include opera, hillbilly and a New Zealand accent). Plus all of the $50 rewards!Estimated delivery:
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Wow. OK, you can have the ORIGINAL storyboard that I created when I first thought of this book. It's not fancy, but imagine how much Margaret Wise Brown's notes for Goodnight Moon would be worth today? Plus all the above swag.Estimated delivery:
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Not impressed with the storyboard? OK, name your reward. Want me to write, design and print a simple board book about your family? Done. Want me to show you start to finish how I created my masterpiece? Sure. Want me to teach my kids that your name is actually the word for a common household item? Why not. Want me to be your slave for a day? Well... umm... probably not. But let's talk!Estimated delivery:
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