This morning, a reader at AaronPogue.com asked what happens if the campaign isn't funded. It occurs to me that some of you might be wondering the same thing.
If it isn’t funded (and that doesn’t look likely at all, at this late hour), no money changes hands and no rewards are sent. That’s Kickstarter policy.
The book will still be published (of course), but it will not (yet) become public domain. We will still be able to post occasional updates here, sending notifications to the backers. So if we try this again with another book, or if we try something else ambitious with this book, those of you who have expressed interest in the project should hear about it.
I certainly have seen an interest in preordering the books and a willingness to pay a little extra for signed copies. Using Kickstarter just to fulfill that need is a little cumbersome, so we’re looking into ways to offer those things through the Consortium Books website and through our author blogs. As soon as that’s available, you can be sure I’ll advertise it shamelessly.
More importantly, I know a lot of you believe in our mission to secure books for the public domain. We've set up a page on our company site dedicated to our new Public Works fund. Check it out:
Thanks for all your support!