Very cool news...
Hi friends (that's not a stretch, even for those of you I haven't met yet — you're backing the project, so you're my friends now!),
I'm writing with two bits of excellent news and a humble request.
• First bit of news: We're 85% funded after six days! Incredible. Thank you. This is, literally and directly, because of you. I'm honored, thrilled and grateful.
• Second bit of news: I've just heard from Paul Loeb, who wrote one a bestseller, Soul of a Citizen, which is not only a favorite book of mine, but also a major and formative influence. I sent him everything we have on the book, and Mr. Loeb has this to say about White Flour:
A great Suessian retelling of a wonderfully imaginative anti-Klan protest that few of us have heard of. It may be aimed at older kids, and they'll love it, but I can attest that adults will love it equally. Here's hoping it inspires equal engaged comic imagination on some other fronts as well.
— Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen
How cool is that?! Please continue to spread the word in any way that you can, so that we can get over the goal line and make this book a reality. Facebook has been a wonderful tool in getting the news out, and you posting the project on your own wall is a tremendous help!
Just post this link and whatever you want to say about it (you might note that it's a good way to simply pre-order the book):
I've been in conversation with a major literary publicity firm in the last couple of days, and they would cost an additional $4700 to work with for six weeks, in an effort to generate some national publicity. I think that would be a good investment, but obviously it would also be a big investment, so if we can charge on past the goal and keep going, that would be great!
Thanks so much for your continued support! You're making this happen, and I'm so very grateful.
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Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 1, 2012 (31 days)
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SMILE! I will look up from my computer and grin and be thankful for your kind support. Then I will celebrate that there are people in the world who are happy to trade a dollar for a smile, and to help with an effort to tell an inspiring story with no tangible reward to themselves. You rock.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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LAUGH! Loads of gratitude, plus a digitally (i.e. magically) transported scan of some book art to use as wallpaper on your computer screen.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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CLAP! We'll send gratitude, digital wallpaper and an e-book version of White Flour.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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STAND UP! We'll send the physical book and pay the postage (please add $5 if overseas) and we'll send you the wallpaper image.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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JUMP! A personalized autograph to you in the physical book, the eBook (Kindle or iMac format) and the wallpaper image.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SHOUT! The autographed book, the eBook, the wallpaper, plus an autographed copy of David's children's CD, the SS Bathtub.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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JUST BOOKS! This is simply for five copies of the White Flour book. If you don't see the quantity you want, just claim the $25 reward, but add $20 per book and order as many as you like. We'll check with you to confirm that we've got it right before sending them.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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JUST BOOKS! This is simply for ten copies of the White Flour book. If you don't see the quantity you want, just claim the $25 reward, but add $20 per book and order as many as you like. We'll check with you to confirm that we've got it right before sending them.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SIT IN! Everything above, plus two VIP tickets to launch party of your choice (you just need to get yourself to Asheville, NC, Raleigh, NC or one of the other locations to be determined...), and a personal phone call from David to thank you for your support.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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MARCH! The autographed book, the eBook, the wallpaper, TWO autographed copies of David's children's CD, the SS Bathtub, the phone call, FOUR VIP tickets, plus your name printed in the first edition of the book as a supporter of the project.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SING! Five autographed books, the eBook, the wallpaper, two autographed copies of David's children's CD, the SS Bathtub, the phone call, four VIP release party tickets, my thanks to you printed in the first edition of the book, PLUS a 16" x 20" giclée canvas print of any panel from the book you choose (with or without text).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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DANCE! Five autographed books, the eBook, the wallpaper, two autographed copies of the SS Bathtub CD, the phone call, four VIP release party tickets, our gratitude to you printed in the first edition of the book, plus the *original painting* of any one page from the book that you choose, signed by Jenn Hales (note: only ONE of these available through kickstarter!).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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FLY! Five autographed books, the eBook, the wallpaper, two autographed copies of David's children's CD, the phone call, four VIP release party tickets, our gratitude to you printed in the first edition of the book, plus a David LaMotte concert and a reading of the book in your home or the venue of your choice, living room or auditorium (anywhere in the world, on a mutually agreed date, you cover travel expenses). ...and by the way, you could get a few friends chip in on this one ...I'm just sayin'.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012