Dear dear Backers,
What a joy to report we have made our campaign goal of $10,000!! Seventy backers total and 70 hours to spare. All on the summer solstice—a good omen, I'm sure!
I also want to acknowledge several supporters who made contributions to our campaign outside of the Kickstarter system—Ray Lifchez, Zelma Lewis, D. Jacqueline Edwards, Louise Dunlap, Bernard Marszelek, and Michael Terrin.
We're excited to get the digitization rolling and have started pow-wowing on next steps as we drink a toast to our success. More happy news came in this week that our distributor has a found a less expensive digital conversion service, which means our campaign dollars will go further than we imagined.
And should the campaign continue to grow in the next two days, we'll be able to convert even our tricky color books to digital e-pubs.
With true appreciation of your generosity and goodwill,
Lynne and the New Village Crew (including mascot Lulu hearing the news we made our goal!)
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May 25, 2011 - Jun 24, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A digital copy of our first e-book—"By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives."
Pledge $25 or more
Vegetarian Edible Artmaker, Amrta, is touring ecovillages around the world with My EcoVillage TV and will send you, monthly for six months, one free recipe with a picture for digital download from the book he’s creating, "Recipes from the Road: Dishes from the Mobile EcoVillage."
Pledge $50 or more
A digital copy of our second e-book, "Arts for Change," plus a beautiful print copy of the four-color book, "Building Commons and Community," by Karl Linn.
Pledge $100 or more
Digital copies of our first two e-books—"By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives" and "Arts for Change" (as soon as they are ready), plus a custom-sewn (surprise) bookmark made by our editorial director, Stefania DePetris. As a bonus, we're adding a print copy of the book "Performing Communities"—you have to have something to put the bookmark in!
Pledge $250 or more
Print copies of three lovely, hardcover, four-color books: "Awakening Creativity" by Lily Yeh, "Building Commons and Community" by Karl Linn, and "Works of Heart: Building Village Through the Arts."
Pledge $500 or more
Five New Village Press printed books of your choice, plus digital copies of our first two e-books—"By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives" and "Arts for Change" (as soon as they are ready).
Pledge $1,000 or more
Twenty-four copies of the printed four-color book, "Building Commons and Community" by Karl Linn, will be donated in your name to the library system of your choice. AND copies of our first four digital books will be sent to you as soon as they are ready. PLUS YOU'LL GET OUR FIRST BOOK APP (this bonus is contingent on us reaching 200% of our campaign goal)!
Pledge $1,500 or more
Lunch (we'll cook one or more of the new recipes from the Mobile EcoVillage!) with New Village director, Lynne Elizabeth, and two New Village Press authors at the Press offices in Oakland, California, plus a copy of each new print title from New Village Press for the next 12 months and copies of our first four digital books.
Pledge $2,000 or more
Sixteen copies of the color book "Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation" AND fourteen copies of the color book "Awakening Creativity" will be donated in your name to a school district of your choice. PLUS we'll sing at your wedding! . . . Oh, right, we're a publisher. Okay, skip the singing—we'll send you a copy of everything new we publish in 2011. Mazel Tov!