A Design Poll and a Transparent Budget
Hi Beto supporters!
This Friday at midday marks the end of our adventures with Kickstarter, and if you happen to follow me on other outlets (Twitter, Facebook, or on my newsletter), I apologize for sending you multiple messages about the final push. But I did want to share a couple things with you.
First, help me decide which burrito recipe card design I will produce and send to anyone who pledges $10 or more. Vote here: http://polldaddy.com/poll/5071577/
Next, I wanted to be transparent about the money we've raised so far. We've nearly tripled our original pledge goal (wow!), which means we can work with a local printer to support a community business and an environmentally-friendly and custom process. Here's a rough budget based on estimates I've received:
~150 – ISBN & barcode application
~300-400 – other pledge rewards, packaging, shipping
~410-510 – Kickstarter/Amazon fees of 8-10%
Total raised so far: $5097
Total costs: 4860 - 5060
As you can see, we've done very well, but every little bit still counts! Extra copies of the book will be sold later to offset any additional costs, and remember 50% of post-Kickstarter sales will be going toward research into drug and alcohol treatment at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Immense thank you's to all who have pledged and shared our project. This is the most important project I've done all year and I truly appreciate it. Please consider sharing Beto's Burrito one final time before Friday.
Thank you all again for your support,
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Apr 27, 2011 - May 27, 2011 (30 days)
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A big thank you from Dad & me for supporting our project!
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All of the above + an ebook version of Beto's Burrito (for ipad, nook, etc.)
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All of the above + a kid-friendly burrito recipe postcard (a fun design of a recipe that you can make with a child)
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All of the above + a copy of the book
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All of the above + a personalized inscription in your book to your kid of choice (or anyone)
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13 backers Limited (37 of 50 left)
All of the above + a signed, limited edition 11x17 print of your choice
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All of the above + 1 adult-sized and 1 kid-sized Beto-themed aprons
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0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
All of the above + a handmade plush toy popsicle with wings (disclaimer: it only flies if you throw it!)
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0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
Beto Dream package: all of the above + an in-person or Skype reading of Beto's Burrito to a classroom, birthday party, your family at your kitchen table, the little ones at bedtime – whoever & whenever! + recipe cards for the audience