Hi wonderful people,
We got heart-poundingly close in the last hour, but the project did not manage to fund. First, I want to thank each and every person who pledged their hard-earned cash to my project. Your support means more to me than I can say. Second, though we put this particular project to bed, I expect it to rise again soon.
To all of you - would you be willing to pledge again if I ran another fundraiser for a smaller amount of money? The rewards would be less exciting because I'd have to stick with an ebook edition only, but if pledges were to exceed the smaller goal, I could start posting stretch goals and maybe even get my way to that small print run I wanted, even if it's just a couple hundred copies.
If you think you'd be interested, please let me know. If you want to be notified when the new project goes live, please send me your email and I'll include you in all updates. Otherwise, look to my blog at www.akuzenski.com.
Thanks again to everyone!
I'm very excited to announce that I'm verging on a third of the way to my goal! Thank you all so much for helping out. We've managed to hit my stretch goal of SIGN ALL THE THINGS, so at this point, everyone who has or will pledge will get a signed copy.
I've also posted a brief excerpt from the novel on my blog. You can find it here. Enjoy!
Please keep spreading the word!
You can find proof of the dancing here.
I'm so incredibly thrilled that I've hit this milestone, and I'm trying to come up with all sorts of new ways to motivate people to contribute to this project so that I can reach the goal.
I'm considering a couple stretch goals which, when reached, would unlock actual book content, either from the book itself, character studies, or very short stories. I think at least something is required, to prove to potential backers that I can write, and that I have interesting ideas.
If anyone has a thought on that, please let me know. I'd love to hear your feedback.
I also hear backers are passing the word to their friends. Thank you so much! Keep it up, and we'll be funded in plenty of time!
Hello to everyone!
I'm getting pretty excited about getting to the 25% of goal mark. I'm expecting to do a happy dance, which will probably then be posted both here on my blog. So you can see me dork out in person.
I've added a stretch goal to the project - when we reach $3000, I will sign all swag, and if you've ordered just the ebook, I'll send you a thank you card.
I've also added new categories per request - for $30, you will be pre-ordering the hard copy with my personalized signature, and for $2000, you will get all the swag from the $500 level, plus a print of the cover art, signed by both the artist and me.
Thanks so much to all who have pledged, and spread the word! I'll keep posting new stretch goals as we meet the current goal.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 22, 2012.
Jul 23, 2012 - Aug 22, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Pre-order of the e-bookEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $20 or more
Pre-order of the hard copyEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $30 or more
Signed hard copy of the book.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Pre-order of hard copy or ebook, plus I pledge to pay you back out of my royalties.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Pre-order of the book in hard copy or ebook, a free chapbook containing stories in the world of the novel, plus I pledge to pay you back out of my royalties.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above, plus you get to pick the centerpiece of one story in the chapbook.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus I sign and personalize everything you get (if possible, ebooks, don't take signatures well!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above, plus I will do a talk at the venue of your choice (please within reasonable distance of Minneapolis if possible!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,500 or more
All of the above, plus theatrical production rights for one year.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
A print of the cover art, signed by both the artist and author, plus all goodies from the $500 levelEstimated delivery: Jan 2013