At the Printer!
Dear CO Backers,
Our books Culinary Odyssey and A Theory of Flight are at the printer. It looks like they will be here in time for the launch party!
And there are no contributions/fees for CO Backers for this event!
Those who are coming to the party at Villa Montalvo on Saturday (11am-4am), please stay tune for travel/parking details (will be sent a week before the event). There will be lots of people as this is also Montalvo's centennial celebration. Please check out their page http://montalvoarts.org/events/artssplash2012/
For those who can't make it to the party but want to check in and say "Hi", we will be doing some sort of Skype or web cast of the event.
At this moment, I'm trying to upload the ebooks to Amazon. There are some formatting issues as Amazon Kindle prefer MS Doc and the printer require Adobe PDF. I might be re-formatting the book manually, so thank you for bearing with me. I'll be writing all this up in the project report so that you can avoid my pitfalls if you chose to self publish. We're almost done :)
I'm very hopeful that I can wrap up the project and mail out all rewards and books/ebooks by the end of April.
Thanks again for all your support. The finish line is in sight!
Those of you who still have Skype sessions with me, please feel free to email a good time for us to chat via Skype.
Hope to see all of you at the party (in person or via Skype).
ps. please don't forget to "friend" me on Facebook
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*A heartfelt "Thank You" card in a PDF file that includes recipes for the menu of the meal Uncle Tu shared with me at his farm hut (in "Catfish and Mandala", chapter 33): claypot catfish, steamed string beans, pickled aubergines with shrimp paste sauce, steamed rice, and a bonus recipe of cabbage-egg stir fry. The file has the pertinent excerpt from the book and color photo of the meal. A simple meal, easily prepared in less than an hour.Estimated delivery:
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*A heartfelt "Thank You" PDF card w/recipes. *And a digital version of "A Culinary Odyssey", which will be available to the public in digital form through Amazon, iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble.Estimated delivery:
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*A heartfelt "Thank You" PDF card w/recipes. *2 A Culinary Odyssey [CO] postcards. *A signed copy of "A Culinary Odyssey" in softcover with a handwritten note of thanks, priority mail postage included. International shipping, please add $10.Estimated delivery:
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*A heartfelt "Thank You" PDF e-card w/recipes. *A signed copy of "A Culinary Odyssey" in softcover with a handwritten note of thanks, priority mail postage included. *4 CO postcards. *A trade paperback copy of my best work to date, "A Theory of Flight" *AND a detailed PDF report of my experience writing and publishing this cookbook as well as everything else pertinent to this whole experience, to be emailed to you at the completion of this Kickstarter project, March 2012. *Invite to launch party in March/April 2012 International shipping, please add $10.Estimated delivery:
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Same as $50 level *And a special photo coffee mug *And a signed copy of Eaves of Heaven [a total of 3 books for this reward level] *Add as a "friend" on my Facebook page and creditted on my FB page and my website as a supporter of this project. *Credit on my website and in the book as Supporter. *Invite to launch party in March/April 2012 International shipping, please add $10.Estimated delivery:
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Same as $100 level. AND ... *1 keychain handmade by me *A special limited edition of A Culinary Odyssey rice bowl by Guerro Ceramics. *20 minute video chat on Skype with me to ask me questions or advice on anything, or just to say "Hi!" *Credit on my website and in the book as Sponsor. If you have a business, I'd be happy to include your web address in the book and a web link on my website. *Invite to launch party in March/April 2012. International shipping, please add $10.Estimated delivery:
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A RECIPE named after YOU! *AND, I'll be your guest for dinner/coffee. *AND, Credit in the book as Publisher *AND THE SUPER BONUS: I will recognize your significant contribution by including your name (or company/organization) on the acknowledgement page of ALL my published books from now onward. *Invite to launch party in March/April 2012 *And, of course, a super-sized bundle of the $200 level rewards (see project description for details) International shipping, please add $50.Estimated delivery:
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